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Supreme Court of Kentucky to hear oral arguments Aug. 8-10 in Frankfort

FRANKFORT, Ky., July 31, 2018 – The Supreme Court of Kentucky will convene Aug. 8-10 in Frankfort to hear oral arguments. 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. in Frankfort.

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 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. 8, 2018
10 AM ET

2017-SC-0614-TG
COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY, CABINET FOR HEALTH AND FAMILY SERVICES, EX REL. ADAM MEIER, IN HIS OFFICIAL CAPACITY AS SECRETARY OF THE CABINET FOR HEALTH AND FAMILY SERVICES V. EZRA CLAYCOMB, A MINOR, BY AND THROUGH HIS NEXT FRIEND, NATURAL GUARDIAN AND PARENT, ET AL.

2017-SC-0615-TG
COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY, CABINET FOR HEALTH AND FAMILY SERVICES, EX REL. ADAM MEIER, IN HIS OFFICIAL CAPACITY AS SECRETARY OF THE CABINET FOR HEALTH AND FAMILY SERVICES V. EZRA CLAYCOMB, A MINOR, BY AND THROUGH HIS NEXT FRIEND, NATURAL GUARDIAN AND PARENT, ET AL.

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“Constitutionality of Senate Bill 4 – Kentucky’s Medical Review Panel Statute.”

Franklin Circuit Court, Judge Phillip J. Shepherd

Attorneys for Appellant: Mark Stephen Pitt, Johann Frederick Herklotz, Catherine Elaine York, Stephen Chad Meredith, Matthew Kleinert and Matthew Kuhn
Attorneys for Appellees: J. Guthrie True, Paul A. Casi, II, and Jeffrey Wayne Adamson

THURSDAY, AUG. 9, 2018
9 AM ET

2017-SC-0041-DG
THE TRAVELERS INDEMNITY COMPANY V. CHARLES ARMSTRONG, ADMINISTRATOR OF THE ESTATE OF CRAIG ARMSTRONG

2017-SC-0042-DG
MARTIN CADILLAC, INC., D/B/A MARTIN DODGE JEEP CHRYSLER V. CHARLES ARMSTRONG, ADMINISTRATOR OF THE ESTATE OF CRAIG ARMSTRONG

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“KRS 186.010(7)(c) and KRS 186A.220. Requirements to Transfer an Automobile. Whether a car dealer complied with the statutory transfer requirement of obtaining proof of insurance prior to actual transfer of the vehicle, so as not to be deemed the owner of the vehicle at the time of a subsequent accident. Additional issues include: (1) whether there is a bona fide sale where the dealer has not received a valid title to transfer the vehicle; (2) whether the dealer complied with the statute requiring transfer paperwork be promptly completed, so as to be protected from liability for a subsequent accident, and (3) whether compliance by a subsequent dealer with the statutory requirement regarding proof of insurance absolves from liability prior dealer who failed to promptly comply with the statute.”

Discretionary Review granted 09/21/2017
Warren Circuit Court, Judge John Grise

Attorneys for Travelers Indemnity Company: Michael Shea Maloney and Stephen Connor Keller
Attorneys for Martin Cadillac, Inc., D/B/A Martin Dodge Jeep Chrysler: Guy Edward Hughes and Robert Sean Quigley
Attorney for Charles Armstrong, Administrator of the Estate of Craig Armstrong: Matthew James Baker

Note: Justices Hughes and VanMeter, not sitting. Special Justices Justin D. Clark and David Royse, sitting.

10 AM ET

2017-SC-0028-DG
NICOLE PETERSON, ADMINISTRATRIX OF THE ESTATE OF PEGGY MCWHORTER (DECEASED), ET AL. V. BETHANY FOLEY, ET AL.

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“Torts. Qualified Official Immunity. Issues involve allegations of negligent performance of ministerial duties of intake and supervision by deputies at a county jail, in which a prisoner died in her detox cell after a hydrocodone overdose.”

Discretionary Review granted 6/8/2017
Russell Circuit Court, Judge Vernon Miniard, Jr.

Attorneys for Appellants: Corey Ann Finn and Stuart Wade Hampton Yeoman
Attorneys for Appellees: Stacey Blankenship and Kristen Nicole Worak

Note: Justice VanMeter, not sitting.

11 AM ET

2016-SC-0560-DG
SAMEENA AZMAT, AS MOTHER AND NEXT FRIEND OF NAUSHER AZMAT V. GEORGE W. BAUER, M.D., III, ET AL.

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“Infants. Personal Injury. Pro Se Practice. Issues include whether an injured child’s non-attorney parent may appear pro se on the child’s behalf.”

Discretionary Review granted 9/20/2017
Hardin Circuit Court, Judge Ken Howard

Attorney for Appellant: Dina L. Abby
Attorneys for Appellees: Daniel Garland Brown, David Bryan Gazak, James Eric Smith and Scott Randall Redding

FRIDAY, AUG. 10, 2018
9 AM ET

2018-SC-000351-TG
KENTUCKY STATE BOARD OF ELECTIONS, ET AL. V. KAREN E. FAULKNER, ET AL.

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“Certification of the nominations of candidates for the office of district court judge when a candidate has died following the primary election.”

Franklin Circuit Court, Judge Phillip J. Shepherd

Attorney for State Board of Elections: Daniel Luke Morgan
Attorneys for Alison Lundergan Grimes, in her official capacity as Secretary of State: Katherine Lacy Crosby, Jonathan Todd Salomon and Kristin Ellen McCall
Attorneys for Karen E. Faulkner: David Seth Kaplan and Michael P. Abate
Attorneys for Tanisha Ann Hickerson: Donald Lee Miller, II and Paul Jay Painter
Attorney for Andre L. Bergeron: Andre Leon Bergeron
Attorneys for Jefferson County Board of Elections: Eric J. Graninger and Annale Elizabeth Renneker

10 AM ET

2018-SC-000097-TG
FRED ZUCKERMAN, AS REPRESENTATIVE OF THE GENERAL DRIVERS, WAREHOUSEMEN AND HELPERS LOCAL UNION NO. 89, ET AL. V. MATTHEW G. BEVIN, IN HIS OFFICIAL CAPACITY AS GOVERNOR OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY, ET AL.

2018-SC-000098-TG
FRED ZUCKERMAN, AS REPRESENTATIVE OF THE GENERAL DRIVERS, WAREHOUSEMEN AND HELPERS LOCAL UNION NO. 89, ET AL. V. MATTHEW G. BEVIN, IN HIS OFFICIAL CAPACITY AS GOVERNOR OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY, ET AL.

View Case Briefs

“Constitutionality of House Bill 1 – Kentucky Right to Work Act.”

Franklin Circuit Court, Judge Thomas D. Wingate

Attorneys for Appellant: Irwin H. Cutler, Jr., William E. Johnson, Robert Matthew Colone, David O’Brien Suetholz, Matthew P. Lynch, Benjamin S. Basil and Devon Nora Ros Oser
Attorneys for Matthew G. Bevin, in his official capacity as Governor of the Commonwealth of Kentucky: Mark Stephen Pitt, Stephen Chad Meredith and Matthew Kuhn
Attorney for Derrick K. Ramsey, in his official capacity as Secretary of the Kentucky Labor Cabinet: Michael Gary Swansburg, Jr.
Attorney for Barry Bright, Jacob Purvis and William Purvis: Richard Lynn Masters

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