Kentucky Court of Appeals to Hear Cases in Murray

Nov 17, 2014

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The Kentucky Court of Appeals will hear three cases at Murray State University’s Wrather West Kentucky Museum this Thursday, November 20th.

A three-judge panel comprised of Court of Appeals Judges Donna L. Dixon, James H. Lambert and Jeff S. Taylor will hear the first two civil cases from McCracken and Breckinridge Counties. Judge Lambert, Judge Taylor and Court of Appeals Judge Christopher Shea Nickell will hear a Christian County criminal case in the afternoon. Members of the court will also have lunch with the MSU Student Law Association.

Two judges are elected from seven appellate court districts to serve on the Court of Appeals and are divided into panels of three to review and decide cases, with the majority determining the decision. The court panels travel the state regularly to hear cases in each district.

Proceedings are open to the public and begin at 10:00 A.M.

See Thursday’s schedule below. 

-          10:00 a.m. – Richard Thompson v Alex Argotte: Whether circuit court erred by granting appellees’ motion for summary judgment in medical malpractice action.

-          10:45 a.m. – Commonwealth of Kentucky v Stephen Barr: Appeal of summary judgment involving property ownership and trespass dispute.

-          2:15 p.m. – T.G. v Commonwealth of Kentucky: Whether circuit court erred by affirming the district court’s adjudication of sodomy against appellant despite circuit court’s recognition that hearsay evidence was admitted.

See the Court of Appeals Docket for more information.