Friday, March 07, 2008

SCOKY ARGS: Supreme Court of Kentucky will hear oral arguments in Northern Kentucky April 16-17

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- The Supreme Court of Kentucky today announced that oral arguments will be heard in Northern Kentucky on April 16-17, 2008.  The Supreme Court sessions will be held Wednesday, April 16 and 17, in the Courtroom at the Northern Kentucky University, Salmon P. Chase College of Law, 4th Floor, located at Nunn Drive, Highland Heights.

The Justices will travel to Northern Kentucky for oral arguments in a continuing effort to increase public awareness and understanding of the Court's function and of the legal matters which come before it. All Supreme Court sessions are open to the public.

The Wednesday, April 16th, 2008, docket is as follows:

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Sunday, February 17, 2008

COURTS: Michael Newby Case Settles

From WAVE3:

The family of a 19-year-old man fatally shot by a Louisville police officer in 2004 has settled a federal lawsuit against the officer.

Sunday, February 03, 2008

CIVIL: "Teen tells of terror on SixFlags ride" CJ

Kaitlyn Lasitter said the Superman Tower of Power ride had climbed only 20 feet last summer when it jolted and cables fell on her and two of her friends, wrapping around their necks, according to court documents. Kaitlyn, 14, provides the first account of what she says happened on June 21, 2007.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

COURTS: "Judge pushes up date, urges settlements in Ky. plane crash case"

The liability case against Comair for an August 2006 deadly plane crash in Kentucky will head to trial much earlier than expected. . . . U.S. District Judge Karl Forester announced he is setting a new trial date of Aug. 4 - four months earlier than lawyers on both sides were expecting.

COURTS: Judge rules Ragland civilly liable in 1994 death of UK football player

Fayette judge ruled Monday that Shane Ragland is liable in the death of Trent DiGiuro, the University of Kentucky football player who was gunned down in 1994. 

The question of how much Ragland owes the DiGiuros has not been determined. That will be determined in a jury trial, lawyers for both sides said. A jury will also decide whether the DiGiuros are entitled to punitive damages to punish Ragland, Judge Thomas Clark ruled.

The DiGiuro family's lawyer, Thomas Conway of Louisville, said he will ask for a trial to be scheduled for this summer.. . . .

COURTS: "Settlement tops $79 million in diocese suit"

About 240 people have now been awarded more than $79 million in a class-action settlement between victims of sexual abuse at the hands of church officials and the Roman Catholic Diocese of Covington in Northern Kentucky....

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

COURTS: Judge McDonald dismisses case challenging election to ban alcohol sales

Jefferson Circuit Judge Martin McDonald ruled today that five business owners' lawsuits challenging the elections to ban alcohol sales in four western Louisville precincts have no merit.

COURTS: Judge denies effort to force Curlin 20% sale

A senior judge [Roger Crittendon] denied a motion today that would have forced the sale of the 20 percent interest in 2007 Horse of the Year Curlin that is owned by two jailed attorneys.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

CIVIL CASES: "Judge sets April 14 deadline to rule in World War II land dispute "

Judge Susan Braden of the U.S. Court of Federal Claims said in an order she expects a ruling by April 14 in the suit by former western Kentucky landowners whose property was taken to create Camp Breckinridge.  Steve Pitt, a Louisville-based lawyer who represents a group of former landowners, said Braden's deadline gives his clients hope that they will be compensated soon.

CIVIL CASES: "Local writer says Spike Lee took script"

Local writer says Spike Lee took script A Louisville writer and businessman has filed a lawsuit claiming New York film director Spike Lee illegally used his script for a Showtime pilot. FROM COURIER JOURNAL

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