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Most creditors know about the “automatic stay”—i.e., the provision in the Bankruptcy Code that prohibits creditors from initiating or continuing debt-collection efforts once the debtor files a bankruptcy petition.  Most creditors also know that, in certain circumstances, they can petition the court for an order relieving them from the automatic stay.  With such an order […]

Most employers know that a well-thought-out employee handbook is the starting point for effective employee management.  By defining the boundaries of acceptable workplace behavior and setting forth the company’s policies, handbooks work to both protect the employer’s brand and safeguard its employees’ rights. When preparing a handbook, however, an employer must be careful not to […]

If you asked most lawyers in Kentucky how long they have to file a collections suit against a debtor in default on a promissory note, they’d tell you “fifteen years.”  After all, a note is a contract, a debtor’s default is a breach, and KRS 413.090(2) provides that the statute of limitations for breach of […]

Kentucky law allows people who trespass or encroach on the property of another for a minimum period of time to develop an ownership claim to the property. A successful adverse possession claim satisfies five elements: the trespasser’s possession must be (1) actual, (2) hostile, (3) exclusive, (4) open and notorious, and (5) continuous. Appalachian Reg’l […]

In 2007, the Fairness in Construction Act (KFCA) revolutionized construction law in Kentucky. First, the KFCA voids some common provisions in construction contracts. Second, it creates new regulations to govern when and how parties to construction contracts pay one another. Third, it regulates construction “retainages.” Lastly, it allows fee shifting when parties sue to enforce […]

During its 2019 session, Kentucky’s General Assembly passed a number of new laws affecting the relationship between employers and employees.  One such law was Senate Bill 7, which amended portions of KRS 336.700.  Senate Bill 7 grants employers several new rights with respect to employment contracts. First, and most significantly, employers may now require employees […]

On January 18, 2019, a three-judge panel of the Kentucky Court of Appeals held that the doctrine of sovereign immunity did not shield a county-created water district from a resident’s negligence claim.  Specifically, in Carucci v. Northern Kentucky Water District, 2019 WL 254518 (Ky. App. Jan. 18, 2019), the Court found that the water district’s […]

As part of the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act of 2017, the Act allowed for the creation of “opportunity zones” in certain designated low income census tracts. Kentucky has designated 144 zones in 84 counties, including Bowling Green and the surrounding counties. Individuals who invest in businesses or real estate through Qualified Opportunity Funds are […]

Laura Hagan, current board member and Jim Harris, former board member  of The Community Foundation of South Central Kentucky, attended the ribbon cutting for The Community Foundation’s new location at 810 College Street.  At the Ribbon cutting ceremony, The Community Foundation also awarded 29 grants targeted to critical community needs.  The Community Foundation of South […]

Are you opening a new business?  Are you an entrepreneur looking to expand your existing business?  Do you want to protect your business from legal liability?  If so, you may need a business lawyer. “One of the many things entrepreneurs forget to do right off the bat is hiring a business lawyer.  Sure lawyer fees […]

In our practice, we often see situations where copyright owners file takedown notices with a hosting service or an online service provider, which has no basis in law or fact and are solely meant to intimidate the target of the takedown notice.  Typically these takedown notices are filed against a competitor.  Many people are not […]

On December 9, 2009, a limb from a red maple tree fell during a windstorm (with winds in excess of 50 mph) in Somerset, Kentucky and killed 17-year old Kaitlyn Griffin and her unborn child.  The tree limb also injured Kaitlyn’s cousin, Joshua Thacker.  On the morning of December 9, Kaitlyn’s mother, Rhonda Griffin, was […]

 Kerrick Bachert is dedicated to advancing the education of generations to come. Attorney Laura Hagan is currently serving as the Vice Chair for the Board of Western Kentucky University Research Foundation whose goal is to support the education and research missions of Western Kentucky University. Just recently, the Research Foundation board had the honor of […]

Are you aware that your social media profile may be subject to disclosure in a lawsuit? Social media content is playing an ever increasing role in litigation and courts across the country have admitted social media as evidence in lawsuits. It is now being called the new surveillance video of this generation. If your social […]

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