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Businesses take note: Kentucky Court of Appeals rules businesses may not be represented by nonlawyer employees in unemployment insurance challenges

April 26, 2019

In a landmark decision for the Kentucky business community, the Kentucky Court of Appeals has forbidden the common practice of a nonlawyer employee representing the business in unemployment insurance challenges.

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U.S. Supreme Court limits classwide arbitration

April 24, 2019

For years, many businesses have moved toward avoiding the court system for disputes by placing arbitration provisions in their contracts, including employment contracts. Arbitration allows parties to resolve disputes in a private forum and appoint experts to hear the case. Today, the United States Supreme Court issued a decision that will benefit employers by limiting classwide arbitration to those instances where an arbitration agreement expressly authorizes classwide arbitration.

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Supreme Court to determine whether judicial statements privilege applies to professional licensing boards

April 8, 2019

On Thursday, the Kentucky Supreme Court will hear oral argument in a case that could impact the complaint process against licensed professionals. At issue in Maggard v. Kinney is whether the “judicial statements privilege” applies to complaints filed with Kentucky’s professional licensing boards, and specifically whether the privilege absolves the person making a complaint from liability for false statements.

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