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District of Columbia, major insurance companies OK agreement to correct physician directory errors

By Marian Johns | Jul 3, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The District of Columbia and three major insurance companies have reached an agreement for the insurers to correct errors in their online and print directories and to pay the district's investigation cost of $50,000.

Doctors, facility allege Kentucky's abortion law is unconstitutional

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Apr 20, 2018

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Legal Newsline) – A health care facility and two obstetrician-gynecologists are challenging the Commonwealth of Kentucky's latest ban on abortion.

PharMerica shareholders allege misleading statement regarding merger caused damages

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Mar 12, 2018

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (Legal Newsline) – Shareholders of an institutional pharmacy company allege they were prevented from casting an informed vote on a merger because of misleading information provided in a statement.

Ky. bill would allow caps on damages; State Chamber glad to see 'true legal liability reform' getting a shot

By John Breslin | Feb 8, 2018

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Legal Newsline) – Kentucky's business community has welcomed a bill that may lead to a change in the constitution that would allow the General Assembly to cap damages in personal injury lawsuits.

With bipartisan support, bill to undo Obama-era 'Operation Choke Point' awaits action in Senate

By Karen Kidd | Jan 22, 2018

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – Bipartisan legislation that passed the U.S. House of Representatives in December with an eye toward undoing the unintended consequences of the Obama-era Operation Choke Point program may not quickly come up in the Senate, says a financial services attorney who still believes it stands a "decent" chance to become law.

New Kentucky ruling could cause more class actions over wage disputes

By John Sammon | Sep 29, 2017

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Legal Newsline) – A landmark ruling by the Kentucky Supreme Court on Aug. 24 allowing class action lawsuits at the state level in cases involving wage and hour disputes could cause a spike in the number of such lawsuits.

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

By David Hutton | Jul 14, 2017

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

By David Hutton | Jul 13, 2017

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.

New York, Massachusetts, Kentucky urge FCC to deny 'ringless robocall' petition

By Mark Iandolo | Jun 14, 2017

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey and Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear announced June 5 that they are urging the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to deny a petition requesting that so-called “ringless robocalls” be exempt from consumer protections under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA).

After losing dismissal request, former judge pleads guilty to Social Security scam with Ky. lawyer

By Kacie Whaley | May 30, 2017

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Legal Newsline) – Just two weeks after a federal judge pleaded not guilty to scamming the federal government out of approximately $600 million, he retracted his plea.

Kentucky receives roughly $93.5 million in annual Big Tobacco settlement payout

By Mark Iandolo | Apr 28, 2017

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Legal Newsline) – Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear announced April 20 that the state received millions from tobacco settlement money.

Kentucky AG joins coalition asking Congress, Trump to include drug treatment funding in potential ACA replacement plan

By Mark Iandolo | Apr 28, 2017

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Legal Newsline) – Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear announced April 21 that he joined a group of state attorneys general asking Congress and President Donald Trump to properly fund drug treatment in any plan to replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

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

By Jessica Karmasek | Apr 24, 2017

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.

Kentucky attorney general warns consumers about door-to-door sales scam

By Mark Iandolo | Apr 11, 2017

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Legal Newsline) — Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear announced April 3 a possible ring of door-to-door scammers is targeting the Louisville area.

Doctors in Kentucky might soon be able to express sympathy without fear of being sued

By Noell Wolfgram Evans | Mar 27, 2017

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Legal Newsline) – Medical professionals in Kentucky may soon be able to express slightly more emotion with a patient and not be worried about being sued for doing so.

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

By S. Laney Griffo | Feb 22, 2017

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.

Ky. bill requiring review of medical malpractice claims idling in House

By S. Laney Griffo | Feb 14, 2017

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Legal Newsline) – A bill requiring an independent panel to review medical malpractice claims has successfully moved from the Kentucky Senate floor to the House, but has not progressed in more than a month.

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

By Erianne Leatherman | Jan 24, 2017

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.

Law firm’s former partner files second lawsuit over allegedly diverted fees

By Jessica Karmasek | Jan 10, 2017

The defendants -- partners at Schiller Kessler & Gomez PLLC -- also want this lawsuit dismissed. They argue their former managing partner has asserted nearly identical claims in his newest lawsuit, originally filed in a Kentucky state court in November.

SEC files 868 enforcement actions in fiscal 2016, an all-time high

By Mark Iandolo | Oct 14, 2016

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has announced the filing of 868 enforcement actions exposing financial reporting-regulated misconduct by companies so far in fiscal year 2016.

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