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HISA Is Out of the Starting Gate – What Horseracing Professionals Need to Know

A new era of horseracing began on July 1 as the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act of 2020 went into effect. The first ever national regulation of the sport, this new federal law brings changes for everyone involved in horseracing, so it’s important to know what your obligations are in order to maintain compliance. More >

2022 Kentucky Legislative Session Wrap-Up

We’ve reached the end of another legislative session in Frankfort, and by all accounts it was among the General Assembly’s busiest and most productive. Here’s an update on some of the key legislation that passed this session, and a few bills that couldn’t make it across the finish line. More >

It May Be Dry January, But It’s Never a Bad Time to Brush Up on Dram Shop Liability

It’s a new year, which means plenty of people are resolving to give up or lessen their consumption of alcohol. But no matter how many resolutions are made, establishments that serve alcohol will still run into their fair share of problems with people who have had too much to drink. If such an individual causes some kind of harm, the retailer could be held accountable under dram shop laws. Here’s what you need to know about dram shop liability—and how to avoid it. More >

Top 10 Blogs of 2021

Not unlike the one before it, 2021 has been a challenging year full of surprises. When it came to legal issues amidst the chaos, McBrayer’s experienced and knowledgeable attorneys were here to help you make sense of it all. Our blog posts covered everything from telehealth to Taylor Swift—but what were the most popular posts of the year with our readers? More >

When DIY Goes Wrong: When NOT to Do Your Own Legal Work

There’s an old adage that the person who represents themself in court has a fool for a client. While we are not here to add any insult to the injuries suffered by legal DIYers, that particular line of reasoning may prove instructive in more areas than just court. Legal agreements and transactions may seem simple enough to handle on one’s own, but they can often get complex in a hurry. There’s never a wrong time to consult an attorney, and doing so at the beginning of a transaction can save a mountain of headache at later stages. More >

Three Types of Immunity You Can't Get from a Vaccine: Defining Governmental, Sovereign, and Qualified Immunity

There is more than one kind of immunity, but amidst all the coronavirus talk, it can be easy to forget that not all of them involve white blood cells and Vitamin C. The legal doctrines of qualified immunity, sovereign immunity, and its similar-but-slightly different successor governmental immunity are often misrepresented, misconstrued, and confused. The distinctions, however, are important to understand the many complex and controversial issues that find their way into public discourse. More >

Ten Top Blogs of 2020

It’s no secret that 2020 was a uniquely challenging year, presenting a myriad of new obstacles for large and small business alike as they navigated the COVID-19 pandemic. Our top ten blogs always demonstrate the needs of our clients – and this year, our attorneys were hard at work to ensure they felt comfortable facing the unprecedented issues of 2020. More >

The State of Hemp in Kentucky 2020

Posted In Agriculture, Hemp

If the 2018 Farm Bill will be remembered for anything, its legacy will be the resurgence of hemp as an essential cash crop in the United States. Still, almost two years on, that legacy is far from certain as regulation and markets struggle to capitalize on this reinvigorated resource and new industry growing pains are exacerbating the pains of growing for a new industry. More >

Dept. of Agriculture Issues COVID-19 Guidance for the Equine Industry

Gov. Beshear’s order of March 25, 2020, closing all non-essential businesses, allows businesses related to food, beverage, and agriculture to remain open, including “farming, livestock…and businesses that provide food, shelter, and other necessities of life for animals…” The Department of Agriculture’s Office of State Veterinarian clarified some best practices for those in the equine industry who remain open at this time. More >

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