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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 >

Legislature Takes the Bite Out of Landlord Liability for Dogs

In news that should have tails wagging for landlords and insurance providers throughout the Commonwealth, the statehouse passed a revision to the law that confers liability on dog owners by largely exempting landlords from liability.  This modification is a response to a 2012 Kentucky Supreme Court case that conferred potential strict liability on landlords for dog bites. Since that decision five years ago, landlord groups, insurance companies, and chambers of commerce have been working to pass a law to clarify that liability is the responsibility of the dog owner. Earlier this year, Rep. Stan Lee of Lexington led the charge  to make the change in law, which is expected to result in lower insurance premiums and less court appearances for landlords across the state. More >

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