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Kentucky’s Pro Hac Vice Procedure

Written By: Kyle M. Winslow Today, appearance of lawyers on a pro hac vice basis is more common than ever.  Our law firm serves as local counsel for out-of-state attorneys in a variety of litigation cases.  Additionally, we often work with local counsel who serve our clients in other jurisdictions.  Because of the time-sensitive nature… Read More »

Beware! Kentucky’s Rules on the Unauthorized Practice of Law are Strict

Written By: Todd V. McMurtry As a Kentucky lawyer, who lives on the Ohio border, I have seen Ohio lawyers, not licensed to practice law in Kentucky, “cross the river” to handle Kentucky cases. I have always cautioned these lawyers to tread carefully as Kentucky’s rules that govern the practice of law are stricter than… Read More »

I Know You’re Tired of Hearing About HIPAA, But Let Me Tell You a True Story:

Written By: Janie Ratliff-Sweeney True Story:  I recently met with a client who had a disgruntled ex-employee file a complaint with the Office of Civil Rights (the enforcement arm of the HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules) alleging violations of the HIPAA Privacy Rules by the client.  The client had experienced an inadvertent disclosure of protected… Read More »

Should Mediators Be Credentialed?

Written By: Todd V. McMurtry I recently spoke at the Kentucky Bar Association’s Kentucky Law Update on behalf of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Section. One of the topics I addressed related to whether mediators should be credentialed. In general, the concept of requiring a mediator to be credentialed is similar to a lawyer being licensed… Read More »

May a Director of a Kentucky Corporation Set Up a Competing Business?

Written By: Todd V. McMurtry It is common in the ebb and flow of business for corporate directors to move in and out of corporations for a variety reasons. Therefore, it is critical for directors to understand the duties and obligations they have to the companies they serve. This article will focus on a director’s… Read More »

Catholic College Under Attack in the City of Brotherly Love

Written By: Scott R. Thomas   A dispute is brewing in Philadelphia that will test the shield of the Catholic Church against government intrusion into its affairs.  On February 7th, the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania heard arguments in Chestnut Hill College v. Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission.  The case examined the core of Chestnut Hill College’s… Read More »

HIPAA – Do you have $475,000 to spare? Timely Breach Notification

Written By: Janie Ratliff-Sweeney If you (or your organization) provide health care, it is likely that you are considered a “Covered Entity” and must comply with the federal privacy rule more commonly known as “HIPAA”. One component of HIPAA requires covered entities to notify patients in a timely manner if the covered entity experiences a… Read More »

I Don’t Care Who Won the Election, the Lease Says “No Pets”!

Written By: Scott R. Thomas As you may have heard, there was some kind of election on November 8th.  Some students at America’s premier colleges were so dismayed by what happened at the Electoral College that they plunged into a deep despair.  Snapping into action, the universities created “safe havens” where these leaders-of-tomorrow could gather… Read More »

Doctors Treating Patients with Suboxone — New Reporting Requirement

Written By: Janie Ratliff-Sweeney Those practitioners who are approved to treat up to 275 patients addicted to opioids with suboxone must take heed of the new reporting rule that goes into effect October 27, 2016.  The new reporting rule requires doctors who are authorized to treat the higher patient limit of over 100 (but not… Read More »

Institutional Racism: How white is your Zoning Board?

Written By: Scott R. Thomas When I was a little kid on vacation in Virginia Beach in 1961.  I saw a public fountain marked “Colored Water.”  I ran up to use it, expecting a rainbow to flow out of the faucet.  But it was just regular water, cool and clear.  I thought it was false… Read More »

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