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Supreme Court of Kansas Court Cases
State v. Ward (2011)Defendant Yvonne Ward appeals her convictions for 14 felonies related to four separate cocaine sales. She argues the trial court erred in denying her motion for mistrial, which she made after witnesses for the prosecution identified two individuals who were sitting in the courtroom and wearing orange jail jumpsuits as people who were with Ward during one or more of the sales, and she challenges the sufficiency of the evidence. A panel of the Court of Appeals affirmed, State v. Ward, No. 99,549, [...]
Court: Supreme Court of Kansas Docket: 99,549
State v. Buggs (1976)
Stephen E. Robison, assistant district attorney, argued the cause, and Curt T. Schneider, attorney general, Keith Sanborn, district attorney, and Clifford L. Bertholf, assistant district attorney, were with him on the briefs for the appellee.
Court: Supreme Court of Kansas Docket: 47,928, 47,950
Gillespie v. Seymour (1991)
Jerry D. Bogle, of Young, Bogle, McCausland, Wells & Clark, P.A., of Wichita, argued the cause, and Glenn D. Young, Jr., and Patrick C. Blanchard, of the same firm, were with him on the briefs for appellees/cross-appellants.
Court: Supreme Court of Kansas Docket: 66,072
Michael George, associate general counsel, of Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services, argued the cause, and Richard Shaw, of the same department, was with him on the brief for appellees.
Court: Supreme Court of Kansas Docket: 71,491
In Re Dennis (2008)This is a contested proceeding in discipline filed by the office of the Disciplinary Administrator against Stephen J. Dennis, of Overland Park, Kansas, an attorney admitted to the practice of law in Kansas. The formal complaint filed against Dennis alleged several violations of the Kansas Rules of Professional Conduct (KRPC) relating to the respondent's representation in two matters before the United States District Court for the District of Kansas. A unanimous hearing panel found that the [...]
Court: Supreme Court of Kansas Docket: 99,646
Kennedy v. City of Sawyer (1980)
This appeal comes to us on Petition for Review from the Court of Appeals. The Court of Appeals affirmed the trial court's orders which dismissed a third-party claim of the City of Sawyer and Gene Aubley against third-party defendant Continental Research Corporation and a similar claim of Continental against the Huge Company, Inc. Kennedy v. City of Sawyer, 4 Kan. App.2d 545, 608 P.2d 1379 (1980). The third-party claim was filed in a negligence action.
Court: Supreme Court of Kansas Docket: 49,732
State v. Ivory (2002)
Shawn E. Minihan, assistant appellate defender, argued the cause, and Randall L. Hodgkinson, deputy appellate defender, and Jessica R. Kunen, chief appellate defender, were with him on the briefs for appellant.
Court: Supreme Court of Kansas Docket: 85,645
The case presents issues involving: (1) the sufficiency of the evidence to prove that the school district and Davidson's employer knew or should have known that an undue risk of harm would exist because of Davidson's employment; (2) school district immunity and the discretionary function exception under K.S.A. 75-6104(e) of the Kansas Tort Claims Act (KTCA), K.S.A. 75-6101 et seq.; (3) existence of a private right of action under the mandatory child abuse reporting statute, K.S.A. 1990 Supp. [...]
Court: Supreme Court of Kansas Docket: 65,083
Glenn v. Fleming (1990)This case, arising from a claim of an insurer's bad faith refusal to settle a personal injury lawsuit, is before us on petitions for review of the judgment of the Court of Appeals. Glenn v. Fleming, 14 Kan. App.2d 62, 781 P.2d 1107 (1989). Everett Glenn appeals from a summary judgment entered against him in his garnishment action against Aetna Casualty & Surety Company (Aetna). Glenn attempted to collect a judgment in excess of defendant Dale Fleming's automobile liability insurance policy [...]
Court: Supreme Court of Kansas Docket: 63,230
Todd v. Kelly (1992)
Randall E. Fisher and Donald A. McKinney, of Michaud, Hutton & Bradshaw, of Wichita, argued the cause, and Arden J. Bradshaw, of the same firm, and Richard I. Stephenson, of Fleeson, Gooing, Coulson & Kitch, of Wichita, were with them on the brief for appellees Darcy M. Aves, et al., and Nasreen B. Shah, M.D.
Court: Supreme Court of Kansas Docket: 66,965
David F. Dobbins, of Patterson, Belknap, Webb & Tyler, of New York, New York, argued the cause, and Donald R. Newkirk, of Fleeson, Gooing, Coulson & Kitch, of Wichita, was on the briefs for appellant.
Court: Supreme Court of Kansas Docket: 55,655
State v. Arnett (2010)
Amanda D. Voth, assistant district attorney, argued the cause, and Thomas R. Stanton, deputy district attorney, Keith E. Schroeder, district attorney, and Steve Six, attorney general, were on the brief for appellant.
Court: Supreme Court of Kansas Docket: 99,508
State v. McCaslin (2011)
A jury convicted Billy J. McCaslin of first-degree premeditated murder, rape, and aggravated arson. The court sentenced him to prison without the possibility of parole for 50 years (hard 50) for the murder conviction, 246 months for the rape conviction, and 61 months for the aggravated arson conviction, with all sentences to run consecutively. Our jurisdiction of his direct appeal is under K.S.A. 22-3601(b)(1), conviction of an off-grid crime.
Court: Supreme Court of Kansas Docket: 99,628
Brown v. Keill (1978)
This appeal is from a judgment for damage to plaintiff's automobile resulting from a two car collision. The primary issues raised on appeal require a construction of the provisions of K.S.A. 60-258a, commonly referred to as the Kansas comparative negligence statute.
Court: Supreme Court of Kansas Docket: 48,686
Durflinger v. Artiles (1983)
Deborah Carney, of Turner and Boisseau, Chartered, of Great Bend, argued the cause, and Christopher Randall and Casey R. Law, of the same firm, were with her on the briefs for plaintiffs.
Court: Supreme Court of Kansas Docket: 55,594
Palmer v. Brown (1988)
Kevin M. Fowler, of Frieden & Forbes, of Topeka, argued the cause and Randall J. Forbes and John C. Frieden, of the same firm, were with him on the brief for appellant.
Court: Supreme Court of Kansas Docket: 61,102
State v. Deskins (1983)
Frank A. Caro, Jr., assistant district attorney, argued the cause, and Robert T. Stephan, attorney general, Gene M. Olander, district attorney, and Arthur R. Weiss, assistant district attorney, were with him on the brief for appellant.
Court: Supreme Court of Kansas Docket: 55,845
State v. Donlay (1993)
Robert C. Donlay was charged with aggravated false impersonation under K.S.A. 21-3825 (class E felony). Donlay showed another individual's driver's license and signed that person's name to the tickets he received when a state trooper stopped Donlay for speeding and for a seat belt violation. The trial court dismissed the charge, reasoning that Donlay should have been charged with the more specific crime of unlawful use of a driver's license, K.S.A. 8-260(a)(3) (class B misdemeanor).
Court: Supreme Court of Kansas Docket: 68,293
Turner v. Halliburton Co. (1986)
Halliburton Company, Inc., (Halliburton) and its employee William Arend, defendants below, appeal from a jury verdict rendered in favor of Hiram Turner in a defamation and tortious interference with the right to contract case involving Turner's termination from employment for allegedly stealing company property. The jury returned a verdict in favor of Turner for $86,700.
Court: Supreme Court of Kansas Docket: 58,647
Robert L. Howard, of Foulston & Siefkin, L.L.P., of Wichita, argued the cause, and Timothy B. Mustaine, of the same firm, was with him on the briefs for appellant Fran Jabara.
Court: Supreme Court of Kansas Docket: 76,524