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Supreme Court of Kentucky to hear arguments Aug. 15-17 in Frankfort

Tuesday, 08 14, 2012

Jamie Neal
Public Information Specialist
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jamieneal@kycourts.net
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Supreme Court Justices
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.
Photo credit: Kentucky Office of Creative Services

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- The Supreme Court of Kentucky will convene Aug. 15-17 in Frankfort to hear oral arguments in cases that originated in Christian, Fayette, Jefferson, Livingston and Shelby 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, AUG. 15, 2012

9 AM
2011-SC-518-DG
DICK’S SPORTING GOODS, INC. V. WEBB

Summary: “Torts. Open and Obvious Doctrine. At issue is whether summary judgment for the defendant was granted properly under Kentucky River Medical Center V. McIntosh, 319 S.W.3d 385 (Ky. 2010).”

Discretionary Review granted 12-14-2011
Fayette Circuit Court, Judge Kimberly N. Bunnell

Attorneys for Movant: Phillip A. Sammons and Jason Michael Nemes
Attorneys for Respondent: Kelly P. Spencer and Bradly F. Slutskin

10 AM                       
2011-SC-554-DG
SHELTON V. KENTUCKY EASTER SEALS SOCIETY, INC.

Summary: “Torts. Open and Obvious Doctrine. At issue is whether summary judgment for the defendant was granted properly under Kentucky River Medical Center V. McIntosh, 319 S.W.3d 385 (Ky. 2010).”

Discretionary Review granted 12-14-2011
Fayette Circuit Court, Judge Thomas L. Clark

Attorneys for Movant: Joseph T. Pepper and George Stephen Schuhmann
Attorneys for Respondent: Gregory Kerr Jenkins, Melissa Ann Wilson and Allison Marie Helsinger

11 AM                       
2010-SC-533-DG
BALLARD V. 1400 WILLOW COUNCIL OF CO-OWNERS, INC.

(CROSS-MOTION) 2011-SC-584-DG
1400 WILLOW COUNCIL OF CO-OWNERS, INC. V. BALLARD

Summary: “Torts. Slander of Title and Negligence. Issues involve the timeliness of the slander of title claim and the extent of duty owed by a condominium council with regard to an owner’s alleged responsibility to replace a multi-story bay window structure.”

Discretionary Review granted 9-14-2011 and 11-16-2011
Jefferson Circuit Court, Judge Kathleen Voor Montano

Attorneys for Movant/Cross-Respondent: Sheryl G. Snyder, Susan Lynn Williams, Griffin Terry Sumner and John Kendrick Wells IV
Attorneys for Respondent/Cross-Movant: Jon L. Fleischaker, Bradley A. Case and James Lee Adams

Note: Justice Abramson is recused.

 

THURSDAY, AUG. 16, 2012

9 AM
2011-SC-277-DG
TAX EASE LIEN INVESTMENTS 1, LLC V. COMMONWEALTH BANK & TRUST CO., ET AL.

Summary: “Standing of a mortgage lien holder to object to an agreed judgment between the property owner and the purchaser of the property owner’s delinquent property tax liens. Attorneys fees.”

Discretionary Review granted 12-15-2011
Shelby Circuit Court, Judge Charles R. Hickman

Attorneys for Movant: William Edward Skees, P. Blaine Grant and Richard Eric Craig
Attorneys for Respondents: Donald Thomas Prather and M. Thurman Senn

10 AM                       
2010-SC-226-MR
DUNLAP V. COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY

Summary: “Death Sentence. Murder, attempted murder. Kidnapping, rape, arson, burglary and tampering with physical evidence.”

Livingston Circuit Court, Judge Clarance A. Woodall III

Attorneys For Movant: Kathleen Kallaher Schmidt, Shannon Renee Dupree and Roy Alyette Durham II
Attorney For Respondent: David Bryan Abner

Note: Justice Cunningham is recused.

 

FRIDAY, AUG. 17, 2012

9 AM
2012-SC-004-DGE
WALKER V. BLAIR

Summary: “Grandparent Visitation. Issues involve evidentiary sufficiency and application of cases including Troxel V. Granville, 530 U.S. 57 (2000) and Vibbert V. Vibbert, 144 S.W.3d 292 (Ky. App. 2004).”

Discretionary Review granted 3-14-2012
Jefferson Circuit Court, Judge Dolly Jean W. Berry

Attorneys for Movant: Mitchell A. Charney, Stephanie Lynn Morgan-White and Allison Spencer Russell
Attorney for Respondent: Denise Malone Helline

10 AM                       
2011-SC-115-DG
HALE V. COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY

Summary: “Criminal Law. Sex Offenses. Unlawful Transaction with a Minor. The issues include whether a defendant who commits a sex offense with a minor can be convicted of unlawful transaction with a minor rather than the substantive sexual offense. The Court is invited to revisit its ruling in Young V. Commonwealth, 968 S.W.2d 670 (Ky. 1998).”

Discretionary Review granted 11-16-2011
Christian Circuit Court, Judge John L. Atkins

Attorneys For Movant: William G. Deatherage Jr. and Mark Alexander Gilbert
Attorneys For Respondent: John Paul Varo and Michael John Marsch

Note: Justice Cunningham is recused.

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