March 2013 SCOKY Monthly Case Summary of Published Decisions

Click here for the March 2013 summaries of published decisions from the Supreme Court of Kentucky (SCOKY).

Click here for list of all monthly summaries for SCOKY by year and month at AOC.

Civil, torts, insurance decisions from this month include:

  • Garnett Gibson  v. Fuel Transport, Inc.
    2010-SC-000072-DG March 21, 2013
    2010-SC-000682-DG March 21, 2013
    Opinion of the Court by Justice Cunningham. Minton, C.J.; Abramson, Cunningham, Noble, Scott and Venters, JJ., sitting. All concur. Evidence was insufficient to sustain award of punitive damages where plaintiffs failed to establish causation between truck’s mechanical failure and subsequent collision with oncoming motorist. Though compensatory damages award was sustainable under theory of ordinary negligence, there was no evidence of requisite gross negligence to support jury’s punitive damages award.

 

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