On Aug. 17, 2006 at 10:00 a.m., the Kentucky Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the case involving the suspensions of the three Kentucky "Fen Phen" lawyers - Shirley Cunningham, William Gallion, and Melbourne Mills, Jr.
10:00 a.m. INQUIRY COMMISSION V. MILLS (2006-SC-232-KB)
to be heard with:
INQUIRY COMMISSION V. GALLION (2006-SC-240-KB)
to be heard with:
INQUIRY COMMISSION V. CUNNINGHAM (2006-SC-249-KB)
"Temporary Suspension from the practice of law, pursuant to SCR 3.165(1)(a)."
For Movants: Stephen L. Barker, Linda Gosnell, and Reed N. Moore, Jr.
For Respondents: William E. Johnson
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Other issues on appeal which may be of interest include:
- SCOKY (Supreme Court of Kentucky)
- "Torts. Undertaker's Doctrine. Restatement (2d) of Torts § 324A. Issues include whether a duty was owed to a 10-year old pedestrian fatally injured in an attempt to cross five lanes of Preston Highway in the dark over 100 yards from an inoperative streetlight."
- "Criminal Law. Search and Seizure. Consent. At issue is whether a defendant's consent to the warrantless search of his residence is voluntary when police officers obtain admittance and consent to search based on fabrications and misrepresentations."
- "Bills and Notes. Clerical Error. The issue is whether there was sufficient evidence of a bank's clerical error in releasing a debtor from a note to preclude summary judgment in the debtor's favor."
- COA (Court of Appeals, Ky)
- WRONGFUL DEATH ACTION; WHETHER TRIAL COURT ABUSED ITS DISCRETION IN DENYING MOTION TO AMEND;CAPACITY OF OUT-OF-STATE PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE TO BRING SUIT
- MERIT SYSTEM EMPLOYEE CONTESTS HER TERMINATION, REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION
- CIVIL; APPEAL FROM TRIAL OF ACTION FILED UNDER FEDERAL EMPLOYER’S LIABILITY ACT TO RECOVER DAMAGES FOR INJURIES ALLEGEDLY SUSTAINED DUE TO EXPOSURE TO TOXIC CHEMICALS; APPELLANT ARGUES TRIAL COURT ERRED BY EXCLUDING TESTIMONY OF SIMILARLY INJURED WORKERS.
- CIVIL; SUMMARY JUDGMENT ON PRODUCTS LIABILITY CASE WHERE ASBESTOS-CONTAINING PRODUCTS ALLEGEDLY CAUSED CANCER DEATH.
- COMMERCIAL CASE INVOLVING DISPUTE OVER PRIORITY OF THE INTERESTS OF TWO CREDITORS IN THE PROCEEDS OF ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE.
- TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS.
- MERIT SYSTEM EMPLOYEE CONTESTS HER TERMINATION, REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION.
- CIVIL; BREACH OF CONTRACT; SUMMARY JUDGMENT; ADT HAD INSTALLED SECURITY SYSTEM IN HOME OFINSURED; CONTRACT HAD $250 LIABILITY LIMIT FOR FAILURE OF SYSTEM; SYSTEM FAILED IN FIRE CAUSING $800,000 DAMAGES; ISSUE - IS $250 LIMIT ENFORCEABLE?