SUPREME COURT OF KENTUCKY
ORAL ARGUMENT CALENDAR
TO: Justices and Court Staff
FROM: Chief Justice John D. Minton, Jr.
DATE: October 8, 2010
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2010
9:00 a.m. ROBBINS V. COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY (2009-SC-643-DG)
"Criminal Law. Discovery. Expert Witnesses. Search and Seizure. Identity of Confidential Informant. Forfeiture. The issues include whether the lower courts properly affirmed the warrantless search; whether the lower courts properly forfeited the money found on the defendant's person; the extent to which parties must disclose information regarding expert witnesses and the basis for their opinions, and the circumstances under which the trial court must compel the identity of the confidential informant."
Discretionary Review granted 6/9/2010
Jefferson Circuit Court, Judge Geoffrey P. Morris
For Movant: Bruce P. Hackett
For Respondent: Julie Scott Jernigan
10:00 a.m. HINNERS V. BRAD ROBEY, D/B/A ROBEY'S PAWN WORLD
"Personal Jurisdiction. eBay. The issue is whether a seller- located in another state - who sells a product to a buyer in Kentucky through eBay has significant contacts with the state to establish personal jurisdiction when the buyer sues for fraud and defective product."
Discretionary Review granted 10/21/2009
Kenton Circuit Court, Judge Martin J. Sheenan
For Movant: Richard E. Wentz
For Respondent: David Michael Andrew
11:00 a.m. CAESARS RIVERBOAT CASINO, LLC. V. BEACH (2009-SC-634-DG)
"Personal Jurisdiction. Minimum Contacts. The issue is whether Kentucky long-arm personal jurisdiction extends to include out-of-state casino corporations, in whose Indiana restaurant buffet line a frequent patron from Kentucky suffered injury after allegedly slipping on butter and falling to the floor."
Discretionary Review granted 1/13/2010
Shelby Circuit Court, Judge Charles R. Hickman
For Movant: James Louis Fischer, Jr., and Tyson P. Schroeder
For Respondent: Donald Matthew Kannady and Terry Eugene Goodspeed
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2010
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2010
NO ORAL ARGUMENTS