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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...]

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...]

Legal Fee Arbitration — Knowing Your Rights as a Lawyer

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 … [Read more...]

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

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 … [Read more...]

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

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! … [Read more...]

How Long Do I Have to Wait Between Bankruptcies?

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 … [Read more...]

How does filing bankruptcy affect my credit score?

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 … [Read more...]

The Dangers of Taking Out Debt Before Filing Bankruptcy

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 … [Read more...]

Liability for Employers Furnishing Alcohol to Employees

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 … [Read more...]

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

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 … [Read more...]