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Turner v. Midland Decision

Posted on Thursday, September 8th, 2016 at 10:13 pm    

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.  Lawrence & Associates later settled the claim for a confidential amount.

Turner v. Midland

Thanks to Westlaw, a Thompson Reuters company that helps attorneys perform legal research, for providing this document.  Attorneys can find out more about Westlaw by following the link to their website.


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

Posted on Monday, August 15th, 2016 at 2:19 pm    

seamenIn 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 benefits they are supposed to receive if they get injured.

Know your rights!  Call us if you have any questions about a maritime or land based injury – we can help!

Click here to read the article.


Legal Fee Arbitration — Knowing Your Rights as a Lawyer

Posted on Thursday, August 4th, 2016 at 11:53 am    

Follow the link to read Justin Lawrence’s most recent article in The Advocate, educating Kentucky attorneys about Kentucky’s fee arbitration system that acts as an alternative to costly civil suits over legal fees.

Legal Fee Arbitration — Knowing Your Rights as a Lawyer


The Injured Plaintiff’s Bankruptcy — Pitfalls for the Civil Litigator

Posted on Friday, June 24th, 2016 at 11:21 am    

Justin Lawrence recently wrote an article for the Advocate, Kentucky’s trial lawyer community’s premier publication, about what needs to be done when a person who is injured by an automobile accident, slip and fall, or workplace injury files for bankruptcy while their lawsuit is still pending.

Justin regularly advises other attorneys on the best course of action to take when personal injury, workers’ compensation, social security disability, and bankruptcy claims come together, so injured men and women get the best results possible.

Click here to read his article on the injured plaintiff’s bankruptcy.


What are the effects on my spouse if I file bankruptcy?

Posted on Thursday, June 9th, 2016 at 7:30 pm    

In this video, Justin Lawrence talks about the effect on a non-filing husband or wife when their spouse needs to file bankruptcy. What happens to their assets? Which debts get discharged? And what happens to the non-filing spouse’s credit score? Watch this video to find those answers and more!


How Long Do I Have to Wait Between Bankruptcies?

Posted on Monday, June 6th, 2016 at 1:18 pm    

In this video, Justin Lawrence discusses the complicated rules governing how long you must wait between bankruptcy filings, depending on what kind of bankruptcy was filed previously (Chapter 7 vs. Chapter 13), what kind of bankruptcy is being filed now, whether a discharge occurred in the prior bankruptcy, and whether a discharge can occur in the current bankruptcy.

Although the rules are complicated, Lawrence & Associates’ experienced attorneys can cut through the clutter to ensure you file your bankruptcy at the time that is best for you.  Have questions?  Call today!


How does filing bankruptcy affect my credit score?

Posted on Thursday, May 26th, 2016 at 11:28 am    

In this video, Justin Lawrence addresses a problem many people worry about before filing bankruptcy:  the effect that filing bankruptcy will have on their credit score.  Several rules of thumb are given that address when the opportunity to take out a loan will become available, how long interest rates will be affected, and how long the bankruptcy will show up on a credit report.


The Dangers of Taking Out Debt Before Filing Bankruptcy

Posted on Friday, May 20th, 2016 at 2:40 pm    

Justin Lawrence from Lawrence & Associates talks about the dangers of taking out debt before filing bankruptcy, including the 90 day presumption of abuse used by bankruptcy courts to discourage the use of credit cards and loans within 90 days before filing a bankruptcy. This video applies to both Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcies, and examples including credit card debt and buying a new car are given.


Liability for Employers Furnishing Alcohol to Employees

Posted on Thursday, May 12th, 2016 at 3:50 pm    

Attorney Justin Lawrence writes here about the liability for drunk drivers who cause automobile accidents when the drunk driver gets behind the wheel immediately after a work event.  Kentucky law has a surprising loophole for employers that allow their employees to get drunk at company functions and drive home.

If you’ve been in a car accident with a drunk driver, get the facts to know your rights.  Call the experienced attorneys at Lawrence & Associates for a free consultation to determine whether you should sue.

Click here to read his article, Liability for Employers Furnishing Alcohol to Employees.


How Much Will Your Payments Be in a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy?

Posted on Monday, April 25th, 2016 at 1:25 pm    

For Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky Chapter 13 bankruptcy filers, Justin Lawrence from Lawrence & Associates helps you estimate how a Chapter 13 payment to the bankruptcy trustee is made. Knowing how much you might have to pay will give you peace of mind. Don’t worry when you can get more facts about your Chapter 13 bankruptcy payment and be sure this is the right path for you!

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