Ky. Supreme Court Coverage

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Commonwealth of Ky. Ex Rel. Andy Beshear, Atty. General v. Matthew G. Bevin, Governor

Commonwealth of Ky. Ex Rel. Andy Beshear, Atty. General v. Matthew G. Bevin, Governor "Executive Order 2017-334 and 2017-364. KRS 12.028. Reorganization of Kentucky Education Boards." Arguments heard April 12, 2019.

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Debra Marshall v. Montaplast of North America, Inc.

Debra Marshall V. Montaplast of North America, Inc. "Wrongful Termination. Public Policy. Issues involve the propriety of terminating a factory worker’s employment for telling three co-workers that a supervisor is a registered sex offender." Arguments heard April 12, 2019.

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Commonwealth of Ky. v Alger Ferguson & Alger Ferguson v Commonwealth of Ky.

Commonwealth of Ky. v Alger Ferguson (2017-SC000651-DG) & Alger Ferguson v Commonwealth of Ky. (2018-SC-000151-DG) "Whether the Defendant was entitled to a new trial when he and his trial counsel disagreed as to how to present his defense (suicide of the victim) to the charge of murder, resulting in the Movant seeking to represent himself at the close of the Commonwealth’s case-in-chief. Whether the failure of trial counsel to conduct a reasonable investigation of the suicide defense and to retain an expert to support it denied the Movant his right to effective assistance of counsel." Arguments heard April, 12, 2019.

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Angela Maggard, M.D. V. Bruce Kinney, M.D.

Torts. Immunity. Judicial Statements Privilege. Medical Licensure. Issues include whether the judicial statements privilege immunizes a complainant for allegedly defamatory statements made to the Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure in a written grievance or during grievance related proceedings. Arguments heard on April 11, 2019.

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Luis J. Gonzalez, II, Admin. Luis J. Gonzalez Estate V. Jeremy Johnson (Scott County Dep. Sheriff) et al

Torts. Fatal Police Chase Liability. Issues involve reconsideration of the viability of “per se no proximate cause” precedent dating back to Chambers v. Ideal Pure Milk Co., 245 S.W.2d 589 (Ky. 1952) Arguments heard on April 11, 2019.

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Lara Paige Conley V. Commonwealth of Kentucky

At issue: The discretion of a trial court in requiring a defendant to obtain a mental health expert from KCPC; the confidentiality of a mental health defense expert report, specifically if provided by KCPC for defense; and the admissibility of any statements made by defendant in creating that report. Arguments heard on April 11, 2019.

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William M. Landrum, III, as Sec. of Finance and Admininistration v. Commonwealth of Kentucky, ex rel. Andy Beshear, Attorney General, et al.

At issue is the Kentucky Attorney General's power to enter into contingency fee contracts with outside counsel. Arguments heard on March 7, 2019.

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Carol Greissman v. Rawlings and Associates, PLLC

At issue is whether a lawyer who is terminated for refusing to violate the Supreme Court Rules of Professional Conduct has a viable claim for wrongful termination under the public policy exception to at-will employment. Arguments heard on March 7, 2019.

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KERS, et al. v. Seven Counties Services, Inc.

At issue is whether the participation of Seven Counties Services as a department in and its contributions to the Kentucky Employees Retirement System are based on a contractual or statutory obligation. Arguments heard on March 6, 2019.

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Dixie Meinders, et al. v. Daryl K. Middleton

At issue is whether the alleged de facto custodian had satisfied the requirements of the statute prior to the filing of a custody petition by the biological father. Arguments heard on March 6, 2019.