SC: August 24, 2017 Decisions of the Supreme Court of Kentucky (Minutes)

Insurance bad faith and experts not needed for emotional distress; widows claim survives final settlement; attorney entitled to quantum meruit so long as not terminated for cause; EUO obligation by passenger for claim for UM and PIP

Here are some of August 2017 published cases:

  • Insurance. Bad Faith. Damages. Emotional Distress. Expert testimony was not necessary to substantiate damages for emotional distress in a bad faith case.
    Indiana Ins. Co. v. Demetre
  • Workers Compensation.  Affirmed widow’s right to benefits under KRS 342.750, following a full and final settlement by the injured worker prior to his death.
    Family Dollar v. Mamie Baytos
  • Auto Accidents. Insurance. MVRA. Examination Under Oath. Injured passenger is obligated to comply with a driver’s insurance policy provision requiring an examination under oath as a prerequisite to receipt of uninsured motorist or basic reparations benefits.
    State Farm v. Adams
  • Attorney Fees. Discharged lawyer is entitled to receive, on a quantum meruit basis, a portion of a contingency fee on a former client’s recovery-so long as the termination was not “for cause.”
    Hughes and Coleman v. Chambers

Attorney Disciplinary Cases:


Here is a link to the indexed minutes for the Supreme Court of Kentucky at their official web site.

Here is link to the Kentucky Court Report’s archived minutes for the Supreme Court.

This month’s minutes of the published and not to be published decisions, disciplinary matters, discretionary reviews granted and denied, petitions for hearing requested and denied, and more are as follows.  Use the scroll arrows at the bottom left of the PDF document to scroll through the pages.