SCOKY ARGUMENTS: September 2008 Supreme Court Arguments to be held at U of L Law School for Sept. 10 and 11; No “Live Webcasting” [updated: there will be live web casting, but from a different URL – mms://livestream.louisville.edu/remotelive.]

Appellate briefs are posted at the Northern Kentucky University, Salmon P. Chase College of Law.  Click here.

For Kentucky Supreme Court LIVE arguments, click here on date and time of argument.
*********** no live arguments available on the internet for September 2008  ******************

UPDATE:  LIVE WEB CASTING – NOTE FROM LBA FOLLOWS:

The LBA and the University of Louisville have partnered to offer live-streaming video of the Kentucky Supreme Court’s September oral arguments online.  To view the arguments from your computer, go to mms://livestream.louisville.edu/remotelive.

LBA: LBA to Host Supreme Court Reception at Bar Center on September 10; RSVP by Sept. 8!!!

SUPREME COURT OF KENTUCKY ORAL ARGUMENT CALENDAR

LOUIS D. BRANDEIS SCHOOL OF LAW COURTROOM, UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE
LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2008

9:00 a.m. WINES V. COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY (2007-SC-81-MR)
"Murder, Assault second degree, Tampering with Physical Evidence, PFO second degree – 45 years. Failure to sever counts of the indictments; immunity from prosecution for those acting in self-defense – no duty to retreat; extreme emotional disturbance."
Jefferson Circuit Court, Judge William Douglas Kemper
For Appellant: Elizabeth McMahon
For Appellee: Samuel J. Floyd, Jr.

Appellant’s Brief
Appellee’s Brief
Appellant’s Reply Brief

10:00 a.m. RODGERS V. COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY (2007-SC-40-MR)
"Manslaughter first degree and PFO second degree. Use of redacted statements to police; self-protection – no duty to retreat; formation of the petit jury; jury instructions."
Jefferson Circuit Court, Judge William Douglas Kemper
For Appellant: Bruce P. Hackett
For Appellee: Perry Thomas Ryan

Appellant’s Brief
Appellee’s Brief
Appellant’s Reply Brief
Appellant’s Supplemental Brief
Appellee’s Supplemental Brief

11:00 a.m. BREWSTER V. COLGATE-PALMOLIVE COMPANY AND JEWISH HOSPITAL HEALTHCARE SERVICES (2006-SC-584-DG) AND (CROSS MOTION) JEWISH HOSPITAL HEALTHCARE SERVICES, INC. V. BREWSTER (2007-SC-366-DG)
"Asbestos Exposure. Premises Liability. Summary Judgment. Issues include whether genuine issues of material fact exist; and whether premises owner may be found to have breached a duty of care owed to construction contractor’s employee who alleged exposure to asbestos on premises."
Discretionary Review granted 05/16/2007 and 08/15/2007
Jefferson Circuit Court, Judge Lisabeth Hughes Abramson
For Movant/Cross Respondent: Rickie A. Johnson, Kenneth L. Sales, Joseph Donald Satterley and Paul Jason Kelley
For Respondents/Cross Movants: Rebecca F. Schupbach, Lisa Catherine Dejaco, James M. Gary and Russell Harper Saunders
(Note: Justice Abramson is recused)

Appellant’s Brief
Appellee’s Brief
Appellee’s Brief
Appellant’s Reply Brief
Appellee’s Reply Brief
Amicus Curiae Brief of Pacific Legal Foundation

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2008

9:00 a.m. DEVASIER, ADMINISTRATRIX V. JAMES (2007-SC-130-DG) AND (CROSS MOTION) JAMES V. DEVASIER, ADMINISTRATRIX (2007-SC-365-DG)
"Medical Negligence. Mental Health Professionals. Duty to Warn. Issues include the propriety of the jury instructions regarding a psychiatrist’s duty to warn regarding a patient’s threat of violence and whether KRS 202A.400 addresses such a duty even if the threat is not directly communicated to the psychiatrist."
Discretionary Review granted 05/16/2007 and 08/15/2007
Jefferson Circuit Court, Judge Thomas McDonald
For Movant/Cross-Respondent: Paul Joseph Hershberg and Christopher A. Bates
For Respondent/Cross Movant: Walter Gregory King and Amy Olive Wheeler

Appellant’s Brief
Appellee’s Brief
Appellant’s Reply Brief
Appellee’s Reply Brief

10:00 a.m. TENNILL V. TALAI (2007-SC-46-DG) AND (CROSS MOTION) TALAI V. TENNILL (2007-SC-673-DG)
"Civil Procedure. Interrogatories. Damages. Defendant defaulted as to liability, yet then participated in damages hearing. At issue is whether plaintiff, who failed to respond to interrogatories regarding the amount of damages, is prohibited from introducing evidence of unliquidated damages by Fratzke v. Murphy, 12 S.W.3d 269, 271 (Ky. 1999)."
Discretionary Review granted 09/12/2007 and 10/24/2007
Jefferson Circuit Court, Judge Stephen K. Mershon
For Movant/Cross Respondent: Leroy E. Sitlinger, Jr.
For Respondent/Cross Movant: David Alfred Shearer, Jr., David Wells Zahniser and James M. Cawood

Appellant’s Brief
Appellee’s Brief
Appellant’s Reply Brief
Appellee’s Reply Brief

11:00 a.m. COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY V. CARNEAL (2006-SC-653-DG) AND (CROSS MOTION) CARNEAL V. COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY (2007-SC-203-DG)
"Criminal Law. RCr 11.42. Competency Hearings. Insanity. Issues include: (1) whether RCr 11.42 limitations period is tolled for juveniles, and (2) whether retrospective competency hearing, based on new mental evaluation, should be granted even though such a hearing had been held prior to guilty plea."
Discretionary Review granted 03/14/2007 and 05/16/2007
McCracken Circuit Court, Judge R. Jeffrey Hines
For Movant/Cross-Respondent: David A. Smith
For Respondent/Cross Movant: David Hare Harshaw III and Timothy G. Arnold
(Note: Chief Justice Minton is recused)

Appellant’s Brief
Appellee’s Brief
Appellant’s Reply Brief
Appellee’s Reply Brief

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