COA: December 22, 2017 Court of Appeals Decisions (Minutes)

Nos. 1051-1071 -- 18 Decisions Posted with 2 decisions designated for publication


1054.  Declaratory Judgment.  Participation in County Employees Retirement System (CERS)
County Employees Retirement System v. Frontier Housing
Affirmed dismissal of motion to dismiss on sovereign immunity.

1066.  Torts.  duty of care.
Mitchell v. Commonwealth of Kentucky 
Affirmed dismissal of claim against state for escaped convict who was evading police and struck Mitchell.  The trial court concluded CTS did not have a special relationship with Brenda triggering a duty of care, and it was not foreseeable Mace would walk away from CTS, travel from Jefferson County to Floyd County, steal a car, and, while attempting to evade police in a high-speed car chase cause a collision with Brenda which would result in her death.

Selected cases that were not designated for publication in tort, insurance and civil law. None.

1063.  Appeal.  Dismissed untimely notice of appeal.
Henderson v. Oliver

1065.  Torts.  Negligent supervision of children. Lays out elements etc. in case where child hit plaintiff in back of head with water balloon.
Thomas v. Bottoms

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