497 S.W.2d 218 (1973)

James SAYLOR, Administrator of the Estate of Jimmy Davis Saylor, Deceased, et al., Appellants, v. E. H. HALL, Appellee.

Court of Appeals of Kentucky.

Rehearing Denied May 18, 1973.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Alan T. Slyn, Borowitz, Slyn & Russell, Louisville, for appellants.

Marshall B. Hardy, Jr., Louisville, for appellee.

Charles M. Leibson, Louisville, for American Trial Lawyers Assn.

William Kiel, Louisville, for Fruehauf Corp.

Frank J. Whalen, Jr., Spencer, Whalen & Graham, Washington, D. C., for The American Institute of Architects, National Society of Professional Engineers, Consulting Engineers Council, Associated General Contractors of America, Kentucky Society of Architects, AIA, Kentucky Society of Professional Engineers, Consulting Engineers Council of Kentucky, Kentucky Highway Division, AGC, Greater Lexington Chapter, AGC, AGC of Western Kentucky, and Louisville Chapter, AGC.

Robert A. Metry, Louisville, for Home-builders Assn. of Kentucky.

John P. Sandidge, Louisville, for Collins Const. Co.

REED, Justice.

Although we have been aided by the excellent and exhaustive briefs filed by various interested groups that have appeared by our permission as amici curiae in this appeal, it now appears that the issue for decision in this case is narrower than the flow of the arguments would indicate. The general problem argued is the constitutionality (state and federal) of two Kentucky statutes that undertake to regulate and control the institution of actions against...


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