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David Kramer

SCOKY Expressly Rejects Heightened Federal Pleading Standard

Kentucky Rule of Civil Procedure 8.01 closely follows the federal corollary on which it was based, Fed.R.Civ.P. 8(a). And Kentucky courts have regularly relied on federal case law in interpreting...

David Kramer Receives Covington Latin Alumni Award

Each year, Covington Latin School recognizes alumni with awards that reflect the school’s motto, “Bonitatem et disciplinam et scientiam doce me” (“Teach me goodness, discipline, and knowledge.”) The School has...

David Kramer Elected Salmon P. Chase Inn of Court President

DBL Law partner David Kramer has been elected President of the Salmon P. Chase Inn of Court for 2020–21. The Inn of Court, an affiliate of the American Inns of...

SCOKY Rule Change Requires Annual Dues Renewal of Pro Hac Vice Admission

Effective March 1, 2020, an amendment to the Kentucky Supreme Court Rules (specifically, SCR 3.030(3)(a)) will require pro hac vice admission fees to be paid annually to the Kentucky Bar...

SCOKY Affirms Default Judgment Against Nonresident Defendant Who Refused Certified Mail Service

A recent decision of the Kentucky Supreme Court highlights the risk a nonresident defendant takes in refusing to accept certified mail service of a summons and complaint from the Kentucky...

SCOKY Clarifies and Reinforces Procedure for Error Preservation of Trial Court’s Denial of Jury Challenge for Cause

In Ward v. Commonwealth, 2018-SC-56 (rendered 10/31/19), the Kentucky Supreme Court discussed the proper procedure for preserving for appellate review an alleged error by the trial court in denying a...

Kentucky Supreme Court Voids Trampoline Park’s Pre-injury Liability Waiver Signed By Parent On Behalf Of Child

The Kentucky Supreme Court recently held that a pre-injury liability waiver signed by a parent on behalf of a minor child in favor of a for-profit trampoline park was unenforceable....

Dismissal For Failure To Revive Voids Jury Verdict In Favor of Plantiff’s Estate

In a recent decision arising out of Boone County, a unanimous panel of the Kentucky Court of Appeals held that the trial court erred in not dismissing a pending civil...

Kentucky Supreme Court aligns with KDC amicus brief authored by DBL Law attorneys

In a decision issued on February 14, 2019, the Supreme Court of Kentucky held in Oliphant v. Ries, 2017-SC-208, that a litigant is not obligated to supplement a CR 26...

SCOKY bars MDV against former defendant (“empty chair”) until close of all proof

The Kentucky Supreme Court recently held that a trial court may not entertain a motion for directed verdict at the close of the plaintiff’s case by an existing defendant at...
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