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Ky. Supreme Court tosses wrongful death lawsuit, says it was filed too late

David Hutton Jul. 14, 2017, 10:17am

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Legal Newsline) – The Kentucky Supreme Court has sided with an appeals court ruling that reversed a trial court judgment in a wrongful death lawsuit over the 2005 shooting death of Christina Wittich.

Med-mal lawsuit can proceed; Plaintiff's attorney says no expert witness needed

David Hutton Jul. 13, 2017, 9:40am

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Legal Newsline) – The Kentucky Supreme Court has ruled that a medical malpractice lawsuit can move forward, siding with an appeals court’s decision that a trial court judge erred when he dismissed the case for lack of an expert witness.

Kentucky SC again takes up case over slip and fall in Speedway parking lot, this time reverses appeals court

Jessica Karmasek Apr. 24, 2017, 4:23pm

The Kentucky Supreme Court, in a ruling last month, said the state Court of Appeals read and applied past high court decisions too narrowly. The appeals court had reversed and remanded for entry of a defense judgment, invoking the common law’s “open and obvious” doctrine.

Ky. bill would prevent medical peer reviews from being used as evidence in malpractice cases

S. Laney Griffo Feb. 22, 2017, 9:15am

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Legal Newsline) – A new bill that would limit access for plaintiffs in medical malpractice suits to hospital peer reviews as evidence has passed the Kentucky Senate.

Sixth Circuit declines to call off class action settlement over wage law allegations

Erianne Leatherman Jan. 24, 2017, 12:47pm

CINCINNATI (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit has declined to dissolve a class action settlement regarding alleged violations of the Kentucky Wage and Hour Act.