At issue is whether a horse-drawn buggy was a “trailer of any type” under policy language and whether the policy provided uninsured motorist coverage for a collision between the insured’s vehicle and a horse-drawn buggy. Oral arguments heard on April 22, 2021.
Keeneland Association, Inc. v. Roy J. Prather, et al.; Sallee Horse Vans, Inc. v. Roy J. Prather, et al.
Issues involve whether the Court of Appeals erred in finding that the immunity afforded by the Farm Animals Activity Act did not apply when the injuries claimed occurred during a “horse racing activity.” A second issue is whether the exclusion of immunity applies to claims against both Keeneland and Sallee Horse Vans. Oral arguments heard on April 22, 2021.
Issues involve whether a prisoner, all charges against whom ultimately were dismissed unconditionally, bears responsibility for a county jailer’s bill of over $4,000 for fees associated with his confinement for nearly 14 months. Oral arguments heard on April 21, 2021.
Issues include application of “law of the case” and the propriety of the Court of Appeals’ review only for manifest injustice because of appellant’s counsel’s filing of a brief in that court failing to comply with CR 76.12 and prior court orders. Oral arguments heard on April 21, 2021.
University Medical Center, Inc., D/B/A James Graham Brown Cancer Center, et al. v. Reagan Brooke Shwab, et al.
Issues involve the validity of an informed consent signed by a participant in a Phase I clinical trial. Oral arguments heard on March 19, 2021.
Issues in this case, arising out of the death of a five-year-old by drowning in a hotel indoor swimming pool, involve the propriety and amount of punitive damages against the hotel found 35 percent responsible for the death as well as the propriety of the partial retrial of compensatory damages as the result of no award for loss of earning capacity, parental consortium, and pain and suffering. Oral arguments heard on March 19, 2021.
Chris Meinhart, Administrator of the Estate of Demetra Boyd, et al. v. Louisville Metro Government, et al.
At issue is whether a Louisville police officer is entitled to qualified official immunity when the victims injured in a high-speed chase allege that the officer’s decision to give chase violated the police department’s pursuit procedures, which prohibit pursuit of non-felons, and require officers to consider a list of factors prior to commencing a pursuit. Oral arguments heard on March 18, 2021.
Louisville/Jefferson County Metro Government Waste Management District, et al. v. Jefferson County League of Cities, Inc., et al.
At issue is issue is whether an amendment to KRS Chapter 109, which applies only to consolidated local governments constituted impermissible “special legislation” which was violative of the Kentucky Constitution. The amendment would allow any city in Jefferson County to control its own method of solid waste management. Oral arguments heard on March 18, 2021.
At issue is whether denial of a defendant’s up-the-ladder immunity defense under the Worker’s Compensation Act is appealable on an interlocutory basis. Oral arguments heard on March 17, 2021.