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  • 21 Feb 2019 9:46 AM | Kathi McKeown (Administrator)

    DRI announces its annual Law Student Diversity Scholarship Program, open to rising (2019–20) 2nd & 3rd year African American, Hispanic, Asian, Native American, LGBT, and multi-racial students. All rising 2nd & 3rd year female law students are also eligible, regardless of race or ethnicity. Any other rising 2nd & 3rd year students who come from backgrounds that would add to the cause of diversity, regardless of race or gender, are eligible to apply. Students who are members of the American Association for Justice (AAJ), law school or law student members of AAJ, or students otherwise affiliated with or employed by AAJ are not eligible for DRI Law Student Diversity Scholarships.

    Two scholarships in the amount of $10,000 each will be awarded to applicants who best meet the following criteria:

    • Demonstrated academic excellence Service to the profession
    • Service to the community
    • Service to the cause of diversity

    Applications and all other requested materials must be received by April 1, 2019.  To qualify for this scholarship, a candidate must be a full-time student. Evening students also qualify for consideration if they have completed one-third or more of the total credit hours required for a degree by the applicant’s law school. Visit dri.org for more information.

    Please consider contacting individuals you may know at the various Kentucky law schools to advise them of this opportunity.  We would love a Kentucky law school student to be a recipient!


  • 15 Feb 2019 7:00 AM | Kathi McKeown (Administrator)

    Kentucky Supreme Court aligns with KDC amicus brief position on supplementation of expert disclosures

    In a decision issued on February 14, 2019, the Supreme Court of Kentucky held in Oliphant v. Ries, 2017-SC-208, that a litigant is not obligated to supplement a CR 26 expert witness disclosure with opinions previously provided by the litigant’s expert witness in a deposition. In reversing the Court of Appeals on that issue, the Supreme Court’s opinion aligned with the position urged on the Court by a KDC amicus curiae brief authored by KDC Amicus Committee Chair David Kramer and his colleague Michael Enzweiler of Dressman Benzinger LaVelle psc. Counsel for the successful appellants were Gerald Toner, Katherine, Vesely and Whitney Kramer of O’Bryan, Brown & Toner, PLLC.  The decision was designated for publication in the South Western Reporter.

  • 14 Feb 2019 4:48 PM | Kathi McKeown (Administrator)

    BREAKING NEWS FOR KENTUCKY MED MAL ATTORNEYS -- SCOKY has DENIED the petition for rehearing in the MRP Act case. What this means: (1) The SCOKY opinion is now final and the MRP Act is officially dead; and (2) questions about the SOL, equitable tolling, and applicability of the Savings Statute will be decided by the circuit courts on a case-by-case basis.

  • 14 Feb 2019 10:28 AM | Kathi McKeown (Administrator)

    KDC wishes to thank the authors of several amicus curiae briefs named below for their volunteer assistance in researching and writing amicus briefs on behalf of KDC.  Also thanks to Amicus Committee Chair David Kramer and Vice-Chairs Aaron Silletto and Bill Orberson for extra effort in planning for and reviewing the KDC amicus briefs.  Briefs have been filed in the following matters:

    • Merritt v. CHI -- Matter involves whether entities that are self-insured through captives (and potentially other self-insureds) are subject to the Unfair Claims Settlement Practices Act.  KDC’s brief was prepared and filed by Bill Orberson and John Phillips of Phillips Parker Orberson & Arnett PLC, Louisville.
    • Maguire v. Crook – Matter involves the level of evidence needed to support recovery of emotional distress damages. KDC’s brief was prepared and filed by Joey Wright of Thompson Miller & Simpson PLC, Louisville, and Michael Risley and Demetrius Holloway of Stites & Harbison PLLC, Louisville.
    • Ries v. Oliphant – Matter involves the duty to supplement a Rule 26.02 expert witness disclosure with an expert’s testimony given in a discovery deposition. KDC’s brief was prepared and filed by David Kramer and Michael Enzweiler of Dressman Benzinger LaVelle psc, Crestview Hills.
    • Shackelford v. Lewis – Matter involves the reasonable medical probability proof standard and the need for expert causation testimony in medical negligence cases.  KDC brief was prepared and filed by Melissa Richardson, Elizabeth Bass and Katie Haagen of WMR Defense, Lexington.
  • 11 Feb 2019 1:55 PM | Kathi McKeown (Administrator)

    KDC member, Andrew Pellino, is now practicing with Dressman Benzinger Lavelle psc in their Louisville office.

  • 11 Feb 2019 11:59 AM | Kathi McKeown (Administrator)

    The KDC Board of Directors approved the nomination of David T. Riley of Bradley, Freed & Grumley, P.S.C., Paducah as  Director for District 1.  David fills the Director position left vacant by Jason Coltharp, who is now serving as Secretary-Treasurer of KDC.

    The Board looks forward to having David serve in this position.

  • 22 Jan 2019 2:27 PM | Kathi McKeown (Administrator)

    KDC wishes to thank the Amicus Committee, Dave Kramer, Bill Orberson and Aaron Silletto, for extra effort put into reviewing and planning for recent amicus briefs filed on behalf of KDC.  Briefs have been filed in the following matters:

    • Maguire v. Cook– Matter involves the level of evidence needed to support recovery of emotional distress damages. Prepared and filed by  Joey Wright of Thompson Miller & Simpson, Louisville and Michael Risley of Stites & Harbison, Louisville.
    • Ries v. Oliphant– Matter involves Rule 26.02 expert witness disclosure.  Prepared and filed by Michael Enzweiler of Dressman Benzinger LaVelle psc, Crestview Hills.
    • Shackelford v. Lewis– Matter involves medical malpractice case in which the COA reversed the trial court’s decision in favor of a hospital and the Supreme Court of Kentucky granted discretionary review involving the reasonable medical probability proof standard and the need for expert causation testimony.  Prepared and filed by Melissa Richardson of Walters Richardson, PLLC d/b/a WMR Defense, Lexington.
    Many thanks to those of you who alerted us to the matters and to Joey, Michael, Michael and Melissa for their time spent preparing the amicus.  It is greatly appreciated.
  • 21 Jan 2019 9:48 AM | Kathi McKeown (Administrator)

    KDC is pleased to welcome its newest member, Mark A. Osbourn of Bush & Osbourn, PLLC, Louisville.  Mr. Osbourn is a University of Louisville Brandeis school of law graduate and practices in the areas of Civil Rights, Government, Insurance, Municipal and Tort.  Mr. Osbourn is a member of DRI and is sponsored by KDC member, John M. Bush.

  • 04 Jan 2019 12:44 PM | Kathi McKeown (Administrator)

    KDC is pleased to welcome the newest members of KDC:

     Aziza A. Jones of Landrum & Shouse LLP, Lexington is a graduate of the Western New England University School of Law, Springfield, Massachusetts.  Ms. Jones practices in the areas of Civil Rights, Commercial and Product Liability.  She is a member of DRI and sponsored by KDC member, Jeffrey Taylor.

    Heather P. Howell of Landrum & Shouse LLP, Lexington is a graduate of the University of Kentucky College of Law.  Ms. Howell practices in the areas of Civil Rights, Commercial, Insurance,  and Product Liability.  She is a member of DRI and sponsored by KDC member, Jeffrey Taylor.

  • 19 Dec 2018 4:18 PM | Kathi McKeown (Administrator)

    Join KDC for its webinar Freedom of Speech in the Workplace, to be presented by Bryan Beaumann of Sturgill, Turner, Barker & Moloney, PLLC, Lexington at 10:00 a.m. eastern time February 27, 2019.  Click here to register Events.  $15 for KDC members and their staff, $60 for non-KDC members.

    Application for 1.0 hour of CLE has been made to the Kentucky Bar Association.

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