No. 1999-SC-0982-DG, 1999-SC-1001-DG.

65 S.W.3d 916 (2001)

JEFFERSON COUNTY COMMONWEALTH ATTORNEY'S OFFICE, Anne Leitsch Haynie, and Thomas W. Dyke, Appellants, v. David KAPLAN, Kenneth Rider, and Gary Wayne Puckett, Appellees. and David Kaplan, Appellant, v. Jefferson Commonwealth County Attorney's Office, Anne Leitsch Haynie, Thomas W. Dyke, Kenneth Rider, and Gary Wade Puckett, Appellees.

Supreme Court of Kentucky.

As Modified on Denial of Rehearing February 21, 2002.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

A.B. Chandler, III, Attorney General, Stuart W. Cobb, Assistant Attorney General, Civil & Environmental Law Division, Office of the Attorney General, Frankfort, Counsel for Jefferson County Commonwealth Attorney's Office, Anne Leitsch Haynie, and Thomas W. Dyke.

George R. Carter, Louisville, Counsel for David Kaplan.

James M. Herrick, Kentucky State Police Legal Office, Frankfort, Counsel for Kenneth Rider.

Donald M. Heavrin, Louisville, Counsel for Gary Wayne Puckett.


Gary Wade Puckett sued David Kaplan for legal malpractice in connection with Kaplan's representation of Puckett in a criminal case. Kaplan joined two prosecutors and a Kentucky State Police chemist as third-party defendants. The trial court found that the third-party defendants were immune from suit and that Kaplan was not entitled to indemnity, contribution, or apportionment from the third-party defendants...

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