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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16, 2011
9:00 AM – NO ORAL ARG. SCHEDULES
JONES V. COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY (2009-SC-221-MR)
"Murder – guilty, but mentally ill—25 year sentence—'No duty to retreat' instruction given pursuant to KRS 503.055(3)."
Carlisle Circuit Court, Judge Timothy A. Langford
For Movant: Erin Hoffman Yang
For Respondent: Jason Bradley Moore
ST. LUKE HOSPITAL, INC., ET AL. V. STRAUB (2009-SC-027-DG)
"Violation of State Due Process Rights. Statute of Limitations. Issue preclusion. Torts. Issues include: 1. whether KRS 446.070 creates a cause of action for a violation of state constitutional rights; 2. whether federal litigation in a §1983 action precludes state litigation; 3. whether the statute of limitations was observed; 4. whether KRS 413.270 applies; 5. whether the trial court erred by failing to answer jury questions during deliberations; 6. whether the trial court incorrectly admitted evidence of the plaintiffs prior drug and profanity use, and 7. whether the plaintiff is entitled to punitive damages."
Discretionary Review granted 8/18/2010 Campbell Circuit Court, Judge Fred A. Stine, V
For Movant: Scott M. Powers
For Respondent: Michael Jay O'Hara and Mary Suzanne Cassidy
THURSDAY, MARCH 17, 2011
9:00 AM – NO ORAL ARGUMENT SCHEDULED
THE DREAMERS, LLC., ET AL. V. DON'S LUMBER & HARDWARE, INC. (2010-SC-227-DG) "Materialman's Lien. Appellate Procedure. The issue is whether an appeal is properly dismissed when the defendant pays in full the amount owed under the final judgment instead of getting a supersedeas bond."
Discretionary Review granted 10/13/2010 Hardin Circuit Court, Judge Charles C. Simms
For Movant: Robert C. Bishop
For Respondent: Jerry M. Coleman and Ryan Foster Quick
—CANCELLED—LAPOINTE, ETC., ET AL. V. HAWES (2010-SC-033-DG) "Immunity. Criminal Law. Civil Law. The issues include: 1. is a criminal trial court's finding a defendant is entitled to immunity under KRS 503.085 binding on the civil trial judge, and 2. if the appellate court decides the criminal judge was wrong, can the court reverse in the appeal of the civil case wherein the civil judge adopted the criminal judge's findings and reasonings?"
Discretionary Review granted 9/15/2010 Spencer Circuit Court, Judge Thomas McDonald
For Movant: Thomas B. Givhan, John E. Spainhour, Jr., and Michael Egan Krauser
For Respondent: Robert Kenyon Meyer and Stephen Daniel Thompson
FRIDAY, MARCH 18, 2011 NO ORAL ARGUMENTS