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9 Aug

Adams Stepner Attorneys Secure Appellate Victory Vacating a 1.3 Million Judgment

By |August 9th, 2018|News and Updates|

Jeff Mando and Dan Linneman, both members of the Firm’s Local Government and Litigation practice groups, recently secured a victory at the Kentucky Court of Appeals vacating a trial court judgment in the case Abraham v. City of Nicholasville Police Department, et al.

In the case, Nicholasville Police Officer Burke Rhoads died as a result of […]

30 Jul

Cheers! Kentucky Removes Quota Limits For “Liquor-By-The-Drink” Licenses

By |July 30th, 2018|News and Updates|

A recent, significant change to Kentucky law means there are no longer limits to the number of “quota” retail drink licenses that may be issued in each county. This change will significantly increase the number and types of businesses eligible for a liquor license.

Historically, the Kentucky Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, through administrative regulations, limited […]

25 Jul

Supreme Court Issues Important Guidance on Client Autonomy in Criminal Cases

By |July 25th, 2018|Criminal Law|

In McCoy v. Louisiana, the United States Supreme Court provided important guidance on which decisions in a case belong solely to the criminally accused, and which decisions are for the lawyer.  In McCoy, the defense attorney had admitted the client’s guilt in a capital murder case, despite the client’s protestations of innocence, in an effort […]

13 Jun

Kentucky Legislature Passes New Amendments for Joint Parenting

By |June 13th, 2018|Firm Blog, News and Updates|

The Kentucky legislature recently amended KRS § 402.270(2) to create a presumption of joint parenting in custody cases. The amended statute reads:

“There shall be a presumption, rebuttable by a preponderance of the evidence, that joint custody and equally shared parenting time is in the best interest of the child. If a deviation from equal parenting […]

11 Jun

Sentencing Commission Issues Report on Federal Gun Laws

By |June 11th, 2018|Criminal Law|

The United States Sentencing Commission has issued its latest report on its study of federal firearms statutes.  The report provides updated data on the use and impact of federal gun laws that carry mandatory minimum penalties. These laws include possessing/using a firearm in furtherance is a drug trafficking crime or crime of violence (18 USC […]

4 Jun

Adams Stepner Government Practice Group Secures Summary Judgment on Excessive Force Claims

By |June 4th, 2018|News and Updates|

Jeff Mando and Claire Parsons, both Members of the Firm’s Local Government and Litigation practice groups, recently secured summary judgment in Senters v. Boyd County. The Plaintiff, Julia Senters, claimed that deputies from Boyd County Sheriff’s Department used excessive force during her arrest that occurred while the deputies investigated an assault at her home. Though […]

31 May

Adams Stepner Member Stacey Graus Secures Settlement Exceeding $110,000 in Personal Injury Claim

By |May 31st, 2018|News and Updates|

Adams Stepner Member Stacey Graus recently obtained a large settlement for a personal injury claim involving a complex psychological diagnosis. Mr. Graus’ client suffered from conversion disorder as a result of a concussion received in a vehicular collision. Conversion disorder is a neurological disorder in which an individual’s symptoms cannot be explained by standard medical […]

29 May

Adams Stepner Attorney receives “Pick of the Week” Award for Networking Blog

By |May 29th, 2018|News and Updates|

Last week, Adams Stepner Member, Claire E. Parsons, recently won the “Pick of the Week” Award from SmallLaw, a division of TehcnoLawyer for a blog post that she wrote for Ms. JD’s Writers in Residence program. As the winner of the “Pick of the Week” award, Claire’s blog, “The Introvert Lawyer’s Guide to Networking”, was […]

16 May

Adams Stepner Attorneys Are Featured Presenters at Special Education Seminar

By |May 16th, 2018|News and Updates|

Adams Stepner Attorneys and members of the School Law practice group, Claire E. Parsons and Mary Ann Stewart, were featured presenters at National Business Institute’s “Special Education Law: The Ultimate Guide” seminar in Covington, Kentucky on May 14, 2018. In the morning, Claire presented an overview and analysis of two new United States Supreme Court precedents in the […]

8 May

Sentencing Commission Proposes 2018 Amendments to Sentencing Guidelines

By |May 8th, 2018|Criminal Law|

On April 12, 2018, the U.S. Sentencing Commission voted to promulgate amendments to the Sentencing Guidelines.  The Guidelines are the starting points for a district court’s determination of a federal defendant’s sentence.  These amendments will be submitted to Congress by May 1.  If Congress takes no action, they will take effect on November 1, 2018.

The […]