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Brennan Center: Why the election lawsuits will fail; there’s no evidence, just baseless accusations

By Myrna Perez Brennan Center for Justice Earlier, I wrote that the flurry of lawsuits filed by President Trump’s campaign were unlikely to have an impact on the election and laid out the reasons why. Since then, more lawsuits have been filed by the Trump campaign and other sympathizers, like the Republican National Committee and True the Vote. In total, 31 such suits have been filed since Election...

Keven Moore: Roller skating is great exercise and fun for the kids, but it’s also a definite safety risk

If you were born in the 1960s and grew up in the ’70s, then you were exposed to your fair share of unsafe playgrounds, toys, lawn jarts, bicycle ramps and lead paint. We rode in the back of pickup trucks, rode bicycles and skateboards without helmets, never wore seat belts or ever applied sunscreen. And we were constantly engulfed in a thick carcinogenic cloud of secondhand smoke, but we are still...

Keven Moore: COVID-19 lawsuits spreading in American court system like an unchecked virus

The coronavirus pandemic will radically change many things about American life by the time it has run its course. But one thing is for sure, and that is it will not change our reliance on the court system to resolve disputes. Like with any new exposure, the COVID-19 pandemic has produced a tsunami of litigation across the country that has spread like an unchecked virus growing across the continent....

Commentary: Legislators look to address COVID-19 liability concerns during 2021 regular session

By Rep. Regina Huff, Rep. Derek Lewis, Rep. Chad McCoy, and Rep. Steve Sheldon Special to KyForward Over the past five months, hundreds of businesses, churches, schools, nonprofits, and other important institutions across our state have voiced concern that they may be sued despite making good-faith effort to follow COVID-19 safety guidelines. Frankly, given the tremendous uncertainty about the virus...

Secretary of State Michael Adams offers overview of Kentucky’s 2020 primary and general elections

Secretary of State Michael Adams testified Tuesday before the Interim Joint Committee on State Government, offering an assessment of what worked well in Kentucky’s unique 2020 primary election, and what might be sustainable for the general election. Adams’ remarks: I’d like to offer some perspective about our primary election, as well as our general election. First, our primary election was a...

Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear files two additional lawsuits against drug manufacturers

By Tom Latek Kentucky Today Two more lawsuits against drug manufacturers, which include allegations of overcharging for insulin, were filed Monday by Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear. 
One suit, filed at Franklin Circuit Court, alleges insulin manufacturers Eli Lilly, Sanofi-Aventis and Novo Nordisk, who control 96 percent of the world’s insulin market; have increased the cost of the drug...

Keven Moore: Spring has arrived, yard needs mowing, but grass clippings can be dangerous . . .

It’s springtime again, and like bears coming out of hibernation, motorcyclists are now crisscrossing our streets and roadways as riders are out enjoying the warmer weather and freedom that a bike provides. It’s also that time of year when many homeowners are gassing up lawn mowers and rushing out to mow down those pesky dandelions. Many homeowners and landowners will not give much thought as to...