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Kentucky Derby 145: The rules behind the stewards’ decision

May 5, 2019

By now you know that Country House became the first horse to win the Kentucky Derby due to the disqualification of another horse for interference.  But do you know the process behind the decision?

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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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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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Marsy’s Law

February 8, 2019

This morning, the Kentucky Supreme Court will hear oral arguments related to Marsy’s Law, which amends the Kentucky Constitution to include a list of crime victims’ rights. 63% of Kentucky voters voted in favor of Marsy’s Law last fall. The bill passed 34-1 in the Senate and 87-3 in the House. The issue before the Supreme Court is whether the ballot language explaining Marsy’s Law to voters was sufficiently clear.

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