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HB 168 Passes Kentucky Senate — Bill Sent To Governor For Signature

On March 4th, voting 23-13, the Kentucky Senate passed House Bill 168, which will prevent beer brewers from owning alcohol distributorships in the Commonwealth. Both chambers of the General Assembly...

SCOKY Holds Witness Separation Rule Should Not Be Lightly Discarded for an Expert Witness

In a recent opinion in a criminal case, Spears v. Commonwealth of KY, the Kentucky Supreme Court held that the rule on separation of witnesses, KRE 615, applies to expert witnesses,...

SCOKY Holds Refusal to Admit a Contested Fact Later Proved by Opponent Does Not Justify Attorney Fee Award

A recent decision by the Kentucky Supreme Court clarified Kentucky law on the issue of a litigant’s entitlement to attorney’s fees when it prevails on an issue that an opponent...

SCOKY Issues Revised Administrative Rules Governing eFiling; AOC Adds More Counties to eFiling

The Kentucky Supreme Court recently issued revised administrative rules governing electronic filing (“eFiling”), effective January 15, 2015. The updated rules, which supersede those issued in May 2014, may be accessed...

Unpaid Interns Can Cost a Lot of Money

College students often seek work experience by agreeing to unpaid internships. It seems like win-win for the student and employer. The students obtain work experience oftentimes in exchange for college...

SCOKY Issues Important Guidance on Causation Instruction

In an opinion issued in December 2014 that recently became final, the Kentucky Supreme Court issued important guidance on proper jury instructions concerning causation of a plaintiff’s injury or death....

Legislation Introduced To Allow Wine Sales In Grocery Stores

The 2015 Regular Session for the Kentucky General Assembly is officially underway. Predictably, numerous pieces of proposed legislation are being introduced by the Senate and House of Representatives. One such...
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