House Bill 427 – Proposed Changes to Divorce Law
KRS 403.044, current reads as follows: Continue reading
In modern America you would be hard pressed to find anyone who has never been affected in some way by substance abuse addiction. Most of us have had at least one relative or close friend struggle with substance abuse. Addiction can ruin lives and often leads a person to have an interaction with the legal system. Because Hurst & Hurst often handles the legal problems that result from addiction we try to keep abreast of the available treatment options. One newer treatment option is suboxone treatment.
One of the methods used by healthcare providers to attempt to treat addiction to controlled substances is called Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT). In an effort to learn more about MAT, Attorneys Rebecca Hurst and Daniel Hurst attended a seminar February 2016, called “Legal Advocacy and Suboxone” put on by the 50th Judicial Circuit Model Court which took place in Danville, Kentucky. The seminar was attended by Judges, prosecutors, lawyers, social Continue reading
Senator Denise Harper Angel, D-Louisville, filed a bill that is attempting to get clinical trials set up to study the medicinal benefits of medical marijuana. Senate Bill 236, would commandeer funding for clinical trials. The bill pulls funds from Kentucky Access, which is a health insurance program for high-risk patients that is winding down because of the new health benefit exchange being in place. If the bill is successful clinical health trials could begin in March 31, 2015.
The Kentucky State Senate passed a Senate Bill 205, Tuesday that would allow a person to run for two offices at the same time. This applies directly to Republic Senator Rand Paul, who is planning a run for the presidency in 2016. The new legislation does not name Sen. Paul specifically, but he was a strong proponent of the bill. Kentucky state law through KRS § 118.405, currently bans a candidate from appearing on a ballot twice.
Sen. Paul has stated it is his intention to appear on the ballot in 2016 twice, and running for his Continue reading
Senate Bill 221 was filed by Sen. Sara Beth Gregory, R-Monticello. The bill would allow the Senate president or House speaker to intervene in a court case what the attorney general fails to defend a state law or provision of the Kentucky Constitution. Sen. Gregory said on Tuesday that she filed Senate Bill 221 partially in response to AG Jack Conway’s decision not to appeal a federal judge’s ruling requiring Kentucky to recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states.
There is a provision of the bill that would allow legislative leaders to intervene in court cases Continue reading
Kentucky, for the moment, recognizes gay marriage. The ruling today by Honorable John G. Heyburn made marriage between same sex couples that were performed in states where it is legal are now recognized in Kentucky. Honorable Judge Heyburn ruled that Kentucky’s marriage amendment and statutes violate the right to equal protection under the law.
The Attorney General for Kentucky asked Judge Heyburn to stay the ruling, but Judge Heyburn did not address the motion. Citing the importance of the case, the Attorney General of Kentucky Continue reading
Here at Hurst & Hurst Law we like to try to keep people informed about potential changes in the law that are likely to affect people across the state of Kentucky. Such a change may be on the horizon. As many are already aware, Americans are currently unable to file for bankruptcy protection on student loan debt. Congresswoman Frederica Wilson of Florida is trying to change that with her proposed new bill, the Student Borrowers Bill of Rights Act. If passed, this bill would do far more than just allow Americans to discharge student loan debt through bankruptcy. Continue reading
A former schoolteacher in Indiana has filed a lawsuit against the Northern Indiana Diocese. The former Roman Catholic teacher has filed suit alleging she was fired for using in vitro fertilization. She claims the school discriminated against her based on her gender and on infertility, which is considered a disability, by firing her for using in vitro fertilization.
It is estimated that over 40 Million Target accounts have been compromised. There was a security breach at Target stores which began on or around November 27th, right before “Black Friday,” and continued through at least December 15th. The security breach allowed hackers to access Target customer’s credit card and debit card data. Target announced December 20th, that it had been hacked and that there had been a compromise to millions of card holder accounts. Continue reading