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Kansas Supreme Court Selected Opinion Summaries - October 29, 1999

Summaries and press releases are prepared by Ron Keefover, Office of Judicial Administration, Kansas Judicial Center, 301 West 10th, Topeka, KS 66612-1507 (785-296-2256), e-mail: keefoverr@kscourts.org.

The Supreme Court today filed 25 opinions. Today's filings include:

Appeal No. 80,385: State v. Kenneth Mason

The court, in a unanimous decision authored by Justice Donald L. Allegrucci, affirms the defendant's Greenwood County conviction of criminal solicitation of murder, which arose from a letter he mailed from the Greenwood County Jail.

Docket No. 82,783: In Re: Stephen J. Dennis

The court imposes an indefinite suspension of an Overland Park attorney's law license based on complaints involving representation of four different clients.

Docket No. 82,890: In Re: Michael J. Friesen

The court imposes public censure for a Garden City attorney based on his handling of a "slip and fall" case.

Docket No. 82,940: In Re: Lisa Ann Bailey

The court orders a two-year probationary period for a Topeka attorney based on her handling of two domestic relations matters.

Docket No. 83,005: In Re: Douglas S. Brunson

The court orders a two-year probationary period for a Larned attorney based on his handling of a criminal case.

Docket No. 83,037: In Re: Michael R. McIntosh

The court imposes indefinite suspension of a Kansas City attorney's law license based on his convictions of two felony counts involving bankruptcy fraud.

Being held over for decision later are:

Appeal No. 78,902: State v. Smith
Appeal No. 81,008: In re Antonopoulos
Appeal No. 81,588: Bell v. KCKS Housing Authority
Appeal No. 83,004: In re Arabia
Appeal No. 81,197: Bartal v. Brower
Appeal No. 81,251: Excel Corp. v. Jimenez
Appeal No. 82,784: In re Ketter
Appeal No. 80,743: Wishon v. Cossman
Appeal No. 80,742: State v. Juiliano
Appeal No. 81,491: In re 18th Judicial District
Appeal No. 82,909: Arnaud v. Stockgrowers Bank
Appeal No. 81,992: NEA-Coffeyville v. USD 445
Appeal No. 82,095: Hartford v. Credit Union One
Appeal No. 82,472: In re Carson
Appeal No. 82,630: Delaney v. Deere & Co.
Appeal No. 83,058: In re Cole
Appeal No. 79,143: State v. Sampsel
Appeal No. 79,283: State v. Minor
Appeal No. 79,590: Sandlin v. Roche Labs
Appeal No. 81,558: Rockers v. KS Turnpike