Kentucky Court of Justice
Court of Appeals to hear two Jefferson County civil cases March 29 at Brandeis School of Law in Louisville
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- The Kentucky Court of Appeals will convene Thursday, March 29, in Louisville to hear arguments in two Jefferson County civil cases on appeal. Proceedings are open to the public and will begin at 11 a.m. EDT in the Allen Courtroom at the University of Louisville Louis D. Brandeis School of Law at 2301 S. Third St.
A three-judge panel comprised of Court of Appeals Judges Donna L. Dixon and Laurance B. VanMeter and Senior Judge Joseph E. Lambert will hear oral arguments in the appeals.
Nearly all cases heard by the Kentucky Court of Appeals come to it on appeal from a lower court. If a case is tried in Circuit Court or District Court and the losing parties involved are not satisfied with the outcome, they may ask for a higher court to review the correctness of the trial court’s decision. Some cases, such as criminal case acquittals and divorces, may not be appealed. In a divorce case, however, child custody and property rights decisions may be appealed. Cases are not retried in the Court of Appeals. Only the record of the original court trial is reviewed, with attorneys presenting the legal issues to the court for a decision.
Fourteen judges, two elected from seven appellate court districts, serve on the Court of Appeals. The judges are divided into panels of three to review and decide cases, with the majority determining the decision. The panels do not sit permanently in one location, but travel throughout the state to hear cases.
THURSDAY, MARCH 29, 2012
11 AM 2011-CA-000333
B. L. M. v CABINET FOR HEALTH AND FAMILY SERVICES
Summary: Civil. This is an appeal of a denied CR 60.02 motion to set aside an order. The order required the adoptive parents to allow visitation between the adopted child and siblings in the adoption case.
Jefferson County judge who presided in the case – Judge Hugh Smith Haynie Jr.
Appellant attorney: Ellen Friedman
Attorneys representing the Cabinet for Health and Family Services: Fredrick Keith and Erika Saylor
11:45 AM 2011-CA-000470
FIRST FEDERAL SAVING BANK v CITY OF MIDDLETOWN ET AL.
Summary: Civil. This appeal is from an administrative proceeding in a planning and zoning case. At issue is whether the appellant was denied due procedural due process in denial of a rezoning request and whether there was substantial evidence to support that decision. The other appellee in the case is the City of Middletown City Commission (listed as et al., which means and others, in the case name).
Jefferson County judge who presided in the case – Judge Barry Willett
Appellant’s attorneys: William B. Bardenwerper and Nicholas Pregliaso
Appellees’ attorney: John Singler
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