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Q&A: Is It Illegal To Carry An Ice-Cream Cone In Your Pocket In Kentucky?

April 16, 2020
No, that is not true. There are a lot of internet memes and listicles about weird laws in various places. One that is commonly found online is that it’s illegal to carry an ice cream cone in your pocket in...
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Q&A: What is a tort case?

April 15, 2020
A tort is a private injury. A tort case is a lawsuit that seeks a private civil remedy for this injury. Its purpose is usually to seek money as compensation. Suppose you’re hurt and your car is damaged when a...
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Q&A: Is It Legal To Marry Your First Cousin In Kentucky?

April 12, 2020
No, that is forbidden by statute: KRS 402.010. Degree of relationship that will bar marriage. (1) No marriage shall be contracted between persons who are nearer of kin to each other by consanguinity, whether of the whole or half-blood, than...
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Q&A: Are there too many frivolous lawsuits?

April 8, 2020
It seems to be an article of faith that the American legal system is awash with frivolous lawsuits. It’s not. Under the applicable rules of civil procedure, suits may not be brought “for any improper purpose, such as to harass,...
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Q&A: Can I get in trouble for planting poison ivy to keep people away?

April 4, 2020
I wouldn’t do that. While poison ivy is normally naturally occurring, cultivating poison ivy may be seen as artificially creating a hidden danger on the land. That might make you liable for someone else’s injuries, because you’re as likely to...
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