Personal Injury

Case update: Osborne v. Keeney and punitive damages for legal malpractice claims

By Sarah E. Tilley A recent Supreme Court of Kentucky decision limits the damages which may be recoverable against an attorney in a legal malpractice lawsuit. In Osborne v. Keeney, –S.W.3d–, 2012 WL 6634129 (Ky. Dec. 20, 2012), the Court clarified that, although an attorney found guilty of malpractice is liable to the client for […]

Landlords: Don’t Get “Bitten” by New Kentucky Dog Bite Law

By Sarah Tilley A recent decision by the Supreme Court of Kentucky increases landlords’ exposure to liability for injuries caused by their tenants’ dogs.  In Benningfield v. Zinsmeister, 367 S.W.3d 561 (Ky. 2012), the Court overturned past precedent and found that henceforth a Kentucky landlord may be liable for injuries caused by a tenant’s dog that […]