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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Kentucky man claims Cabela's repeatedly called him to collect alleged debt for another person

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Legal Newsline) – A Kentucky consumer has filed a class-action lawsuit against a sporting goods provider over collection calls he kept receiving for another party.

Serial plaintiff's days might be numbered

MILWAUKEE, Wis. (Legal Newsline) — Cory Groshek has applied for hundreds of jobs and, though he has barely worked a day at any of them, he’s still managed to receive plenty of payments from those companies.

Dish Network alleges Tribune Broadcasting aired defamatory content

DENVER — A Colorado company has filed suit against Tribune Broadcasting Co. LLC, claiming that the broadcasting company allegedly made defamatory content about the plaintiff and broadcast it via its channels and various websites.

Woman alleges All Day Energy Greens product caused husband's death

OWENSBORO, Ky. (Legal Newsline) – A widow residing in Philpot, Kentucky alleges that the Indianapolis dietary supplement manufacturer of All Day Energy Greens sold contaminated products that caused her husband's death.