This week, the lawyers at Goldberg Simpson notched two more important victories for their clients in Kentucky courts.
In an opinion rendered on Friday, February 22, the GS family law team of Mitchell Charney, Stephanie Morgan-White, and Allison Russell won an appeal of a child support case in the Kentucky Court of Appeals. The case was Whitworth v. Deluce, and involved a father’s appeal of a child support order rendered by the Jefferson Family Court. The family court had granted a motion to modify child support and had awarded the mother a significant amount of child support. The father vigorously challenged the decision by filing numerous and voluminous pleadings in both the family court and the Court of Appeals. Ultimately, the Court of Appeals turned aside each of the father’s claimed errors on appeal and found that the GS family law team had presented substantial evidence to prove that the client was entitled to an award of child support, thus affirming the trial court’s ruling.
This appellate court win followed closely on the heels of a victory the previous day in a civil jury trial by GS insurance defense team member Jayme Hart. The case was Maultsby v. Douglas, and involved a Jefferson County motor vehicle accident that occurred in 2008. Ms. Hart represented the defendant, who had slowly inched back at a red light in order to permit another driver to enter the roadway from an adjoining parking lot. The defendant’s van bumped into the plaintiff’s pickup truck in the low-speed collision. Though the evidence showed that the plaintiff had neck surgery following an unrelated 2006 motor vehicle accident and had been receiving pain management treatment until shortly before the 2008 accident, the plaintiff claimed that the latter accident had caused her to suffer from fibromyalgia, a painful neurological condition. The parties’ respective medical experts disagreed as to the cause of the plaintiff’s fibromyalgia. At trial, the plaintiff sought approximately $38,000 in medical expenses, $300,000 in pain and suffering, and $417,000 in impairment to her power to labor and earn. The Plaintiff also claimed to be totally disabled as a result of the fibromyalgia. At the conclusion of a four-day trial, the jury returned a unanimous defense verdict in favor of Ms. Hart’s client. The firm is very proud of Ms. Hart’s performance in this jury trial.
The lawyers of Goldberg Simpson practice law on a very high level, and have claimed scores of victories in recent cases before state and federal trial and appellate courts. Goldberg Simpson is a full-service firm, fully capable of addressing most all legal issues confronting individual clients, as well as large and small businesses. If you have questions, our lawyers have answers.