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How To Read A Police Collision Report

Part One: An Introduction According to Forbes magazine, the average driver is involved in a traffic accident once every 18 years. That means most people will be involved in a collision multiple times in their lifetime, either as a driver...
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Q&A: Can the same incident result in both a criminal case and a civil case?

May 30, 2020
That depends on whether or not your definition of criminal cases includes violations of the traffic code. It’s quite common for the same collision to result in both a traffic citation and a civil lawsuit. Outside of traffic offenses, it’s...
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Q&A: Are car accident settlements part of the public record?

May 11, 2020
No, unless the parties want to make the settlement part of the record. If the settlement ends a lawsuit, the lawyers for the party will prepare an agreed order of dismissal to be entered by the court. The settlement agreement...
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Q&A: Can You Sue For Intentional Infliction Of Emotional Distress Where One Spouse Has Been Hurt By The Adultery Of The Other?

May 8, 2020
Whether the tort of intentional infliction of emotional distress (“IIED,” also known as the “tort of outrage”) is recognized at all depends on the state. Kentucky recognizes this cause of action, but reserves it as a “gap filler” where no...
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Q&A: If a tenant left without paying all the rent, then later someone else asks you for a reference, is it blackmail to ask the former tenant for the money they owe before you give the reference?

May 1, 2020
I’d have trouble fitting that scenario into a violation of Kentucky’s extortion statute, KRS 514.080, online at https://casetext.com/statute/kentucky-revised-statutes/title-50-kentucky-penal-code/chapter-514-theft-and-related-offenses/section-514080-theft-by-extortion They owe you the money, and you don’t owe them a reference. I did once have former tenants call a year or...
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