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Need for expert witness testimony in Medical Negligence case

October 22nd, 2014

U] Goff v. Gonzalez (Ky. App., 2013) The Estate further argues that expert testimony as to causation was unnecessary because Gonzalez’s negligence was so apparent a layperson could readily recognize it. We disagree.           Here, there was evidence introduced that Gonzalez allegedly breached the standard of care by failing to recognize that Thomas’s appendix was abnormal [...]

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the Kentucky Supreme Court expanded the right of counsel to inquire of a trial witness concerning facts underlying certain criminal convictions.

October 22nd, 2014

By David Kramer | dkramer@dbllaw.com In Allen v. Com., 395 S.W.3d 451 (Ky. 2013), the Kentucky Supreme Court expanded the right of counsel to inquire of a trial witness concerning facts underlying certain criminal convictions. In a 5-2 opinion by Justice Noble, the Court held that KRE 608(b) and 609 should be read as being complementary of each other, [...]

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The judicial discipline system 
should be reconsidered.

October 21st, 2014

The Judicial Discipline System Should Be Reconsidered   Samuel C. Stretton, The Legal IntelligencerOctober 21, 2014    | 0 Comments SHARE PRINT REPRINTS Samuel C. Stretton After the Bruno decision, where does professional judicial discipline stand in Pennsylvania? The standing of professional judicial discipline in Pennsylvania is not on strong footing after the decision in In re Magisterial District Judge Mark A. [...]

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Teeth-bleaching at Supreme Court: Can dentists make it so only they can offer popular service?

October 14th, 2014

Home Lifestyle Article by: MARK SHERMAN , Associated Press Updated: October 14, 2014 – 2:55 PM 0 comments  resize text  WASHINGTON — Teeth-bleaching isn’t brain surgery, although the Supreme Court seemed to find a link between the two in an antitrust case argued Tuesday. Among the questions before the justices is whether it is unfair [...]

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Recognition Comes Before Enforcement With Foreign Judgments

October 14th, 2014

  Paige H. Forster, The Legal IntelligencerOctober 15, 2014    | 0 Comments General counsel know what it’s like to be on the receiving end of a complaint and to guide litigation through the trial court and the appeal. Perhaps less familiar is being on the receiving end of an opponent’s efforts to enforce a judgment rendered outside the [...]

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JOB POSTINGS BELOW FOR ATTORNEY, PARALEGAL AND LEGAL SECRETARY POSITIONS

October 14th, 2014

PLEASE SEE 8 JOB POSTINGS BELOW FOR ATTORNEY, PARALEGAL AND LEGAL SECRETARY POSITIONS   CORPORATE ATTORNEY JOB POSTING Graydon Head & Ritchey, LLP, an 80+ attorney law firm in Cincinnati, OH, seeks a highly motivated corporate attorney.  Applicants should have 8 – 15 years of experience in general corporate practice, including working with privately-held businesses, [...]

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First Amendment’s Limit: The Supreme Court’s Plaza

October 13th, 2014

  OCT. 13, 2014 By ADAM LIPTAK WASHINGTON — The First Amendment is strong medicine, the Supreme Court keeps telling us, and it even requires vulnerable people to listen to things they do not want to hear. Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. explained this in 2011 to the father of a fallen soldier who had to endure a hateful [...]

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KHS to Unveil Historical Marker Noting Civil War-era Site in Pulaski County

October 13th, 2014

  Press Release Date: Monday, October 06, 2014 Contact Information: CONTACT: Janene Zaccone janene.zaccone@ky.gov 502-564-1792, ext. 4490 FRANKFORT, Ky. (Oct. 6, 2014) – The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) will dedicate a new historical marker Friday, Oct. 17, at Mount Zion Church on County Route 1634, off West Highway 80, about two miles west of Cumberland Parkway via [...]

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The Supreme Court just made it harder to vote in some states and easier in others

October 10th, 2014

  How to Predict a Voting Rights Decision 18 10 21 By Richard L. Hasen If you have been following developments at the Supreme Court in voting cases over the past few weeks, the results have been dizzying and apparently inconsistent. First the court blocked a lower court ruling that had restored a week of early voting in [...]

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Supreme Court justices are among our most secretive governmental officials; that shouldn’t be

October 8th, 2014

    Every year the justices of the U.S. Supreme Court are faced with about 7,500 writs of certiorari seeking appellate review of lower court decisions, granting only 75 to 80. It takes four justices to grant a writ, though amazingly that rule is nowhere written down and the justices could change it at any [...]

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