Kentucky Court of Justice
Supreme Court of Kentucky to hear arguments June 13-14 in Frankfort
|The seven justices of the Supreme Court of Kentucky are (back row, from left) Justice Will T. Scott, Justice Wil Schroder, Deputy Chief Justice Mary C. Noble, Justice Bill Cunningham, (front row, from left) Justice Lisabeth Hughes Abramson, Chief Justice John D. Minton Jr. and Justice Daniel J. Venters.|
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FRANKFORT, Ky. -- The Supreme Court of Kentucky will convene Wednesday and Thursday, June 13 and 14, in Frankfort to hear oral arguments in cases that originated in Boone, Franklin, Jefferson, Lincoln and Rockcastle counties. Proceedings are open to the public and will take place in the Supreme Court Courtroom on the second floor of the state Capitol at 700 Capitol Ave.
The public may also observe oral arguments via the Supreme Court live stream on the Kentucky Court of Justice website. Oral arguments are available online as they occur in real time and are not available as archives.
The Supreme Court is the state court of last resort and the final interpreter of Kentucky law. Seven justices (bios) sit on the Supreme Court and all seven justices rule on appeals that come before the court. The justices are elected from seven appellate districts and serve eight-year terms. A chief justice, chosen for a four-year term by fellow justices, is the administrative head of the state’s court system and is responsible for its operation. The Supreme Court may order a ruling or opinion to be published, which means that the ruling becomes the case law governing all similar cases in the future in Kentucky.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13, 2012
STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY V. HODGKISS-WARRICK
Summary: “Underinsured Motorist Coverage. Conflict of Law. Summary Judgment.”
Discretionary Review granted 12-15-2012
Rockcastle Circuit Court, Judge Jeffrey Thomas Burdette
Attorneys for Movant: Douglas Loy Hoots, Tyler Griffin Smith and Timothy Edward Davis
Attorney for Respondent: Charles Clay Adams Jr.
MILLER V. COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY
Summary: “Criminal Law. Probation Revocation. Sex Offender Treatment Program. Impossibility. The issue is the appropriate remedy where the trial court ordered the defendant to two years probation and Probation and Parole ordered the defendant to complete the Sex Offender Treatment Program; however, due to the length of the program, the defendant cannot complete the program prior to the expiration of his probation.”
Discretionary Review granted 8-17-2012
Lincoln Circuit Court, Judge Jeffrey Thomas Burdette
Attorney for Movant: John Richard Clay
Attorney for Respondent: Julie Scott Jernigan
ABBOTT, ET AL. V. CHESLEY, ET AL.
Summary: “Torts. Fen-Phen Litigation. Issues include whether plaintiffs were entitled to summary judgment regarding alleged breaches of attorneys’ fiduciary duty.”
Discretionary Review granted 12-14-2011
Boone Circuit Court, Judge William J. Wehr
Attorney for Movants: Angela Margaret Ford
Attorneys for Respondents: Frank V. Benton IV, James M. Gary, Sheryl G. Snyder, Griffin Terry Sumner, John Kendrick Wells IV, Andre Fereole Regard, Calvin Ray Fulkerson, James A. Shuffett and John Christian Lewis
Note: Justice Schroder is recused.
THURSDAY, JUNE 14, 2012
DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE, FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION CABINET, ET AL. V. WADE, ET AL.
Summary: “Employment Law. Termination. The issue is whether a state employee who requested a pre-termination hearing after receiving notice of termination waives said hearing by repeatedly engaging in conduct that delays the hearing.”
Discretionary Review granted 12-14-2011
Franklin Circuit Court, Judge Thomas D. Wingate
Attorney for Movants: Travis Alan Powell
Attorneys for Respondents: Paul F. Fauri, Mark A. Sipek and Boyce Andrew Crocker
COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY V. WILSON
Summary: “Certification of the Law. Ex parte motion by a defendant to set aside his arrest warrant.”
Jefferson Circuit Court, Judge Sheila A. Collins
Attorneys For Petitioner: Michael J. O’Connell and David A. Sexton
Attorney For Respondent: Paul S. Gold