News & Events

Encompass Indemnity Company, et al. v. Richard Tryon, et al., 2014-SC-000354 & 2014 SC-000357, 502 S.W.3d 585 (Ky.2016)

Bill Orberson and Tricia Le Meur successfully pursued an appeal of a Court of Appeals decision requiring Encompass to provide coverage for injuries arising from the Plaintiff’s use of a motorcycle that he insured with a different company.

Louisville/Jefferson County Metro Government v. Betty Braden, Individually and as Administratrix of the Estate of Don W. Braden, et al. , 2015-CA-001238, 519 S.W.3d 386 (Ky.App.2017)

The Court of Appeals in this case determined that the Claims Against Local Governments Act (CALGA) does not obligate local governments to defend or indemnify employees for actions outside the scope of their employment.

Nicholas R. Hart has been named Partner with PPOA

Phillips Parker Orberson & Arnett is pleased to announce that Nicholas R. Hart is now a partner with the firm. Hart has had an active trial and appellate practice in both Kentucky and Indiana since joining the firm in 2007. His practice is primarily focused in the areas of medical malpractice defense, professional liability defense, […]

Norton Hospitals, Inc. et al. v. Peyton

Joseph Effinger and Patricia Le Meur successfully defended summary judgment granted to their client, Norton Hospitals, Inc. This medical negligence case involved the removal of a newborn from its mother while they were both in the hospital based on a good faith, but erroneous, reading of a maternal blood alcohol test requested by protective services.

Jacob Gingerich et al. v. Commonwealth of Kentucky

Joe Effinger and Matt Piekarski successfully defended a premises liability action brought against Norton Hospitals, Inc. Plaintiff claimed damages resulting from an incident involving water being discharged from an air conditioning unit. After several days of evidence, a Jefferson County jury returned a defense verdict.

PPOA Welcomes Three New Associates

John “Jack” C. Phillips, Matthew J. Wheatley, and Ryan D. Nafziger have recently been hired as new associates in the Louisville office. Jack graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Law in 2015 and spent a year as a clerk for The Kentucky Supreme Court before joining the firm this summer. He is the […]