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Posted in Litigation

In the new Legal Forum Column, Christie A. Moore discussed child abuse or neglect reporting in Kentucky. Read her advice below and don’t miss our monthly Legal Forum Column in Louisville Business First.

I noticed bruises on a child that suggest abuse. Am I required by law to report?

In 2014, 20 out of every 1,000 Kentucky children were victims of neglect or abuse. A child ...

If you are a contractor or subcontractor who plans on submitting bids for new federal contracts or renewing older contracts, there are impending changes to sick leave requirements for your employees that will soon go into effect.

These changes are the result of Executive Order 13706, which was signed by President Obama on September 7, 2015. The order requires qualifying federal ...

Posted in Litigation

Baby Boomers have known since at least the 1960s that “money can’t buy me love.” But as the greatest inter-generational transfer of wealth continues, with Beatles fans on both the giving and receiving ends, they are learning that the reverse adage can sometimes be true.

Posted in Estate Planning

Some years ago, I represented family members in a dispute over a tax payment clause contained in a will. The will was prepared by a lawyer who did not take into consideration the disastrous ramifications that can occur if care is not taken with respect to payment of estate and inheritance taxes in an estate plan.

The decedent was in a same sex relationship with his longtime life partner. In ...

Posted in Litigation

Although most people are familiar with the concept of child adoption, the idea of “adult adoption” is an unfamiliar topic to most individuals. Despite the unfamiliarity of the topic, almost every state has adult adoption laws. These are governed by state law and requirements vary from state to state. For example, some states require that the adopting party is older than the person adopted, some allow adult adoption only if the person to be adopted is of diminished mental capacity, and some require notification of the birth parents.

Many employers have policies and procedures regarding drug/alcohol testing of employees. These policies often subject employees to mandatory testing following involvement in a work-place accident. Employers prefer these “blanket” testing policies because they minimize the risk of discrimination claims by removing subjectivity in the decision making, unlike random ...

The Department of Health & Human Services Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released a new Memorandum that aims to protect resident privacy and prevent mental abuse by nursing home staffs. The memorandum from the Center for Clinical Standards and Quality/Survey & Certification Group (the “Group”) follows recent media reports that brought to light occurrences ...



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