SCOKY COURT ORDERS GRANTING MOTION FOR DISCRETIONARY REVIEW – June 21, 2009

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DISCRETIONARY REVIEW GRANTED 6/17/09

Davis et al . v. Scott et al . , 2009-SC-159-DG
Assignment of proceeds from legal malpractice claim . Summary Judgment.
The issues are: 1 . whether Kentucky should allow parties to assign a
portion of the proceeds from a legal malpractice claim ; 2. whether the trial
court properly grants summary judgment where the parties present
conflicting evidence as to whether the assignment was an assignment of a
legal malpractice claim or an assignment of a portion of the proceeds and
who controls the litigation, and 3 . even if a party cannot assign a portion of
the proceeds from the claim, can the party proceed with the malpractice
litigation?

Commonwealth of Kentuckv v . Wanda Combs, 2009-SC-143-DG
Criminal Law. Complicity. Variance. Can the jury convict a defendant as a
principal where the indictment only charges the defendant with complicity?

Baston v. County of Kenton, Kentucky, ex rel . Kenton County Airport
Board, 2008-SC-319-DG
Eminent Domain . Compensation . Evidence. Issues include whether trial
court properly admitted condemnee's evidence regarding change in fair
market value of condemned property pursuant to KRS 416 .660(2), and
whether condemnee presented sufficient evidence to permit jury to award
compensation based upon potential industrial use of property.

Blackstone Mininq Co. v . The Travelers Ins . Co., 2009-SC-15-DG
Workers Compensation . Rejection Notices . Summary Judgment. Burden
of Proof. In controversy between employer and workers' compensation
insurer concerning payment of premiums, issues include whether
employee's filed notice of rejection is presumed to be voluntary, placing on
the insurer the burden to present evidence that it is not, or whether the
employer must prove that the notice is voluntary even in the absence of
contrary evidence.

DISCRETIONARY REVIEW GRANTED WITHOUT ORAL ARGUMENT
6/17/09

Commonwealth v. Pride, 2008-SC-730-DG
Criminal Law. Search and Seizure. Issues include the consideration of
allegedly comparable electrical usage records as part of the totality of the
circumstances in a decision that

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