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Were These Shoes Made for Driving?

The following post is part of our Law Student Blog Writing Project, and is authored by Linda Long, a Juris Doctor student at the NKU Salmon P. Chase College of Law. Were These Shoes Made for Driving? When you think of appropriate driving footwear, you may think that if you’re pulled over and don’t … [Read more...]

What Should You Do If You Get Injured at Work?

The following post is part of our Law Student Blog Writing Project, and is authored by Nolan Weddle, a Juris Doctor student at the University of Kentucky College of Law. What Should You Do If You Get Injured at Work? An injury, of any kind, often creates an incredibly stressful and trying time for … [Read more...]

Charles Clark v. W & M Kraft, Inc

Follow this link to read a 2007 decision in which Justin Lawrence successfully argued that his client, an employee of Consolidated Grain and Barge (CGB) qualified as a seaman under the law. Justin Lawrence also argued that W & M Kraft (corporation from South Carolina that provided safety … [Read more...]

Kentucky and Ohio – What Can You Present As Medical Damages To A Jury?

The following post is part of our Law Student Blog Writing Project, and is authored by Mark Ashley Hatfield, a Juris Doctor student at the University of Kentucky College of Law. Kentucky and Ohio – What Can You Present As Medical Damages To A Jury? Anyone who has suffered, or has had a family … [Read more...]

When a Civil Defendant Files for Bankruptcy

Justin Lawrence wrote this article to teach other attorneys how to handle a personal injury case, such as a car accident or a slip-and-fall, when the defendant in the case files for bankruptcy.  If you have a personal injury or workers’ compensation claim, the case law and advice in this article can … [Read more...]

Turner v. Midland Decision

Follow the link to read an important published decision by the Eastern District of Kentucky federal court, in which Justin Lawrence successfully argued that his admiralty client, a Jones Act Seaman working on the Ohio River, was entitled to proceed to a trial by jury on all his claims for damages. … [Read more...]

Disability Attorney Drops Client

The following post is part of our Law Student Blog Writing Project, and is authored by James Haney, a Juris Doctor student at NKU Chase College of Law, Northern Kentucky University. Disability Attorney Drops Client It is always interesting when seemingly unrelated topics can be brought together to … [Read more...]

Am I Covered Under Ohio’s Workers’ Compensation Code?

If you were injured on the job while working in Ohio, you are probably covered under Ohio’s Workers’ Compensation Code. Here are the things that Ohio Revised Code 4123 requires injured workers to prove to have their claim allowed: That you were actually employed by the company you are filing a … [Read more...]

Credit Card Purchases: Why Calculating Interest Is the Most Important Step You’ll Ever Take

Credit cards are ubiquitous in American society. We get offers to take out a new credit card when we turn eighteen, prisoners get offers to take out credit cards while they are still in jail, and even the recently deceased still get offers to take out a credit card well after the day they died. It … [Read more...]

Injured at Work: Separating Jones Act from State Workers’ Compensation Claims

In this article, Justin Lawrence explains the difference between Workers’ Compensation benefits and the Jones Act, which provides benefits for men and women who work on navigable waterways such as the Ohio River.  Workers should know under which system they are eligible for benefits, and what … [Read more...]