LexisNexis® Legal Newsroom
Kentucky Supreme Court to Kentucky Legislature: “Eat our Coal Dust”

Vision Mining, Inc. v. Gardner , 2010-SC-000311-WC (Ky. 2011): KRS 342.316 subjects coal workers’ pneumoconiosis claimants to a more stringent statutory treatment than all other pneumoconiosis claimants and thus violates the equal protection guarantees of the Federal and Kentucky Constitutions...

Kentucky: Nurture versus Nature and the Independent Contractor: Gogel v. Hancock

Gogel v. Hancock , NO. 2011-CA-001143-WC, 2011 Ky. App. LEXIS 249 (Ky. App. 2011) (Designated to be published): Public policy does not mandate that a specific “nature of the work” test be applied in determining whether a worker is an employee versus an independent contractor, as long as the...

Generic Drug Pricing Transparency: Kentucky, North Dakota and Arkansas Fight the Good Fight

At the heart of the health care crisis in this country are rising drug costs. How do we control drug costs, particularly generic drugs that account for 80 percent of prescriptions? This year Kentucky became the first state in the nation to enact a generic drug pricing transparency bill that provides...