Hollaway v. Direct General: A Good Bad-Faith Recap
In a published opinion, the Kentucky Supreme Court recently affirmed the entry of summary judgment in favor of an insurer on a bad-faith claim. InHollaway v. Direct Gen. Ins. Co. of Mississippi, Inc., 497 S.W.3d 733 (Ky. 2016), a third-party bad-faith claim arose out of a low-speed, parking lot automobile accident. Id. The facts concerning which driver was at fault and whether the accident caused Plaintiff's injuries were contested. Id at 734.
"Sex Stereotyping" and Title VII Protections
By: Erin C. Sammons
Gender identity has become an increasingly prevalent issue, in the news and across social media. InObergefell v. Hodges, the 2015 U.S. Supreme Court landmark case recognizing the fundamental right to marry for same-sex couples, Justice Kennedy began the majority opinion by holding that "The Constitution promises liberty all within its reach, a liberty that includes certain specific rights that allow persons ... to define and express their identity."
Fayette County Teen Court
By: Whitney L. Stepp
Since 1997, Bennett Bayer, has presided as judge for the Fayette County Teen Court Program. For the last three years, our very own Whitney Stepp has assisted Bennett as the Fayette County Teen Court Coordinator. For at least a decade it has been a tradition for one of our associates or paralegals to act as Coordinator.
Jeffrey A. Taylor named TOP 13
BIG Congratulations to Partner Jeffrey A. Taylor!
With the close of 2016 the Kentucky Trial Court Review results are in and has reported its most prolific trial attorneys for the entire state of Kentucky. Partner Jeff Taylor is ranked in the top 13 most prolific trial attorneys in the state of KY over the past decade. We appreciate all of his dedication to L&S and his passion for litigation.
L&S's very own, Pierce W. Hamblin been has listed as a Top 10 & Top 50 KY Super Lawyer 2017. Additionally, we are also pleased to announce that Leslie P. Vose has also been listed as Top 25 women by KY Super Lawyers 2017! Both of these Partners have been nominated, researched and gone through the blue ribbon review process. We are thrilled and honored to have them as part of our team.
To our 2017 Kentucky Super Lawyers!
Bennett E. Bayer...
Larry C. Deener
Pierce W. Hamblin - Top 10 Local & State and Top 50 for State
Michael E. Hammond
Bradley C. Hooks
Douglas L. Hoots
John R. Martin
John G. McNeill
Daniel E. Murner
Jeffrey A. Taylor
Leslie P. Vose
R. Kent Westberry
Elizabeth A. Deener
Elizabeth J. Winchell