KDC wishes to thank the authors of several amicus curiae briefs named below for their volunteer assistance in researching and writing amicus briefs on behalf of KDC. Also thanks to Amicus Committee Chair David Kramer and Vice-Chairs Aaron Silletto and Bill Orberson for extra effort in planning for and reviewing the KDC amicus briefs. Briefs have been filed in the following matters:
- Merritt v. CHI -- Matter involves whether entities that are self-insured through captives (and potentially other self-insureds) are subject to the Unfair Claims Settlement Practices Act. KDC’s brief was prepared and filed by Bill Orberson and John Phillips of Phillips Parker Orberson & Arnett PLC, Louisville.
- Maguire v. Crook – Matter involves the level of evidence needed to support recovery of emotional distress damages. KDC’s brief was prepared and filed by Joey Wright of Thompson Miller & Simpson PLC, Louisville, and Michael Risley and Demetrius Holloway of Stites & Harbison PLLC, Louisville.
- Ries v. Oliphant – Matter involves the duty to supplement a Rule 26.02 expert witness disclosure with an expert’s testimony given in a discovery deposition. KDC’s brief was prepared and filed by David Kramer and Michael Enzweiler of Dressman Benzinger LaVelle psc, Crestview Hills.
- Shackelford v. Lewis – Matter involves the reasonable medical probability proof standard and the need for expert causation testimony in medical negligence cases. KDC brief was prepared and filed by Melissa Richardson, Elizabeth Bass and Katie Haagen of WMR Defense, Lexington.