Kentucky legal writers should be aware that the 2010 amendment to Kentucky Civil Rule 76.12(4)(g), effective January 1, 2011, deleted the requirement from CR 76.12(4)(g) that citations to Kentucky cases reported prior to 1951 include a citation to the old Kentucky Reports, a case reporter published from 1795 until 1951. Citation to the South Western Reporter alone for cases rendered since the inception of that reporter in 1886 is now sufficient for all cases reported in the South Western Reporter. The amendment also provided that the names of reported cases cited in Kentucky appellate court briefs may be either italicized or underlined.
Note: The foregoing post includes commentary reprinted from the forthcoming 2011 supplement to Rules of Civil Procedure Annotated, 6th ed. (Vols. 6 & 7, Kentucky Practice Series), by David V. Kramer and Todd V. McMurtry, with permission of the authors and publisher. Copyright (c) 2011 Thomson Reuters. For more information about this publication please visit http://store.westlaw.com/rules-of-civil-litigation-annotated-6th-vols-6-7-kentucky/130503/11774808/productdetail.
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