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    Young-Eun is an attorney in the Firm’s Litigation Department. She focuses her practice on litigation involving business, employment, tort, insurance, and fiduciary/estate disputes. Young-Eun has litigated a wide array of ...

Adding to the growing list of courts ruling on immigration cases this month, the Sixth Circuit recently vacated a Board of Immigration Appeals (“BIA”) decision to deny a woman’s motion to reopen her immigration proceedings. In a unanimous opinion, Judge John Bush held that the Board of Immigration Appeals had abused its discretion by discrediting evidence presented by the woman that she would be singled out for persecution and that circumstances in her native country had changed.  The decision sheds lights on how the Sixth Circuit intends to review similar cases in the future and provides a roadmap for practitioners and their clients attempting to ascertain which information may help or hurt them during their own immigration proceedings. 

On June 9, 2017, the Kentucky Court of Appeals in Wolfe v. Young rendered a significant decision in a probate case by reversing a district court decision and reinstating our client as executor of his father’s estate. The decision was significant for probate law in Kentucky because it clearly distinguished the standard necessary to remove an executor of an estate from the lower standard that applies to the removal of an administrator of an estate. 

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On June 22, 2017, the United States Supreme Court held in Maslenjak v. United States that naturalized U.S. citizens cannot have their citizenship revoked for making false statements to immigration officials if the misstatement did not factor into the decision to grant naturalization.  The ruling complicates the requirements for revocation of citizenship and will undoubtedly prompt both naturalized citizens and applicants to reexamine their applications to ensure proper procedures.

The Fair Housing Act received renewed attention this week, as the United States Supreme Court issued a mixed opinion regarding a city’s ability to sue banks under the statute. The Supreme Court’s opinion will undoubtedly impact the scope of liability that banks may assume, potentially making way for new Fair Housing Act lawsuits filed by cities in the future.

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South by Southwest® Conference and Festivals, known by its more familiar title SXSW®, recently received intense backlash over two clauses in its contract with artists who perform at the festival. The first clause states: “If SXSW determines, in its sole discretion, that Artist or its representatives have acted in ways that adversely impacts the viability of Artist’s official ...

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The nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the United States Supreme Court has created several questions with respect to the future of securities class actions. In short, Judge Gorsuch’s confirmation may cause a significant decrease in the filing of securities class actions, slowing the recent trend of ever-increasing securities class action litigation.

Undoubtedly, 2016 was the ...

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On Oct. 26, 2016, the SEC approved various amendments to the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) rules governing communications with the public. The amendments affect various filing requirements in FINRA Rule 2210 (general communications with the public), FINRA Rule 2214 (requirements for the use of investment analysis tools), and FINRA Rule 2213 (requirements for ...

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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 ...



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