Ky. Supreme Court Coverage

KET offers live and archived coverage of cases before the Kentucky Supreme Court. This service began Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018.

SUPREME COURT COVERAGE

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University of Kentucky, aka UK Healthcare, et al. v. Sarah R. Moore, et al., and Commonwealth of Kentucky Dept. of Revenue et al. v. Sarah R. Moore

At issue is the collection of accounts owed to the University of Kentucky hospital. (Referral to the Kentucky Department of Revenue under KRS 45.237 et seq. and KRS 45.241.) Arguments heard on June 6, 2019.

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Richard A. Getty, et al. v. Brenda Sue Bridges Getty, et al.

At issue is whether there was sufficient evidence of lack of testamentary capacity and undue influence to overcome a motion for directed verdict. Also, whether the surviving spouse may be liable for misappropriation of marital property before and/or after the death of her husband. Finally, was there a basis for holding the surviving spouse and her counsel in contempt of court for proceeding with cremation of the body of the deceased? Arguments heard on June 6, 2019.

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Donald G. Adams v. Commonwealth of Kentucky

At issue is whether a defendant’s Class D felony convictions qualify for expungement as a “single incident” under KRS 431.073 when: (1) the defendant was convicted on four counts of theft by unlawful taking; (2) all four theft counts were charged in a single indictment; (3) the thefts occurred over a six-month period; and (4) all four thefts involved the same victim and the same type of property. Arguments heard on June 6, 2019.

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Commonwealth of Kentucky, Cabinet for Health and Family Services v. H. C., et al.

The issues include the propriety of funding expert witnesses as sought by indigent parents in dependency, neglect, or abuse proceedings involving their children. Arguments heard on June 5, 2019.

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Commonwealth of Kentucky, Cabinet for Health and Family Services, et al. v. K. S., Mother

The issues involve the sufficiency of the evidence of risk of harm as a basis for neglect or abuse supporting termination of parental rights. Arguments heard on June 5, 2019.

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Donna Krieger, et al v. Tamara D. Garvin, et al.

At issue is the propriety of awarding “de facto” custodian status to an unmarried couple. Arguments heard on June 5, 2019.

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Commonwealth of Kentucky Ex Rel. Andy Beshear, Attorney General v. Matthew G. Bevin, Governor

At issue are Executive Orders 2017-334 and 2017-364. KRS 12.028 regarding the reorganization of Kentucky Education Boards. Arguments heard on April 12, 2019.

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Debra Marshall v. Montaplast of North America, Inc.

At issue is the propriety of terminating a factory worker’s employment for telling three co-workers that a supervisor is a registered sex offender. Arguments heard on April 12, 2019.

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Commonwealth of Kentucky v. Alger Ferguson and Alger Ferguson v. Commonwealth of Kentucky

At issue is 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. Also 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 on April, 12, 2019.

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

At issue is 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.