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SB18: Peer Review Privilege & Medical Malpractice Actions

By: Andrew DeSimone and Andrew Williams, a law student at the University of Kentucky College of Law. This article originally appeared in M.D. Update Magazine. Great publicity surrounded the passage of SB4 during the recent legislative session of the Kentucky General...

Kentucky’s Medical Review Panel Law: SB4

New Law Creates Medical Review Panels in Kentucky   On March 16, 2017, Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin signed into law a new statute that requires medical malpractice plaintiffs to obtain an opinion from a medical review panel before their lawsuit can be filed in...

Former Employees: Common Problems When They Are Witnesses

By Derrick T. Wright Originally published in DRI’s For the Defense Magazine. Representing an organization has always entailed “special problems” because they are inanimate entities that must act through agents. See Commodity Futures Trading Com’n v. Weintraub,...

Eighth Amendment Claims

By: Andrew DeSimone and Jamie Wilhite Dittert Originally appeared in M.D. Update Magazine   It is very rare for the Amendments to the United States Constitution to have any applicability to the practice of medicine. However, the treatment of inmates incarcerated...

Endometrial Cancer—A Primer in Medicine and the Law

By Andrew DeSimone and Christopher P. DeSimone, M.D. Few words inspire such terror, fear, and sadness as the word cancer. Almost everyone has had friends and family suffer from this insidious disease. However, few people have more than a lay knowledge of cancer. This...

New DOL Overtime Rules on Hold

By: Derrick Wright Earlier this year, the federal Department of Labor (DOL) issued new regulations to increase the minimum salary that must be paid to those employees who are “exempt” from overtime requirements under the Fair Labor Standards Act. The current minimum...

Press Releases

Cole Honors Roots Through Service

Charley Cole serves as president of the Robert E. Frazier Tri-City Area Charitable Foundation, Inc., an organization that has funded more than $1.5 Million in charitable grants to Eastern Kentucky   Sturgill Turner Member Charley Cole left Harlan County in...

Jim Gardner Interviewed on NPR about Renewable Energy in Kentucky

Former Kentucky Public Service Commission Chairman, and current Sturgill Turner utilities and energy attorney, Jim Gardner, was recently interviewed on NPR’s Morning Edition program. Corporations are shifting their focus to renewable energy, with some setting...

Cole secures a victory for the City of Somerset

Sturgill Turner member, Charles Cole, secured a victory for the City of Somerset when a federal judge ruled that city officials had given the late plaintiff adequate notice before razing his dilapidated home in September of 2014.   The city sent the plaintiff a...

Sturgill Turner Promotes Two Attorneys and Welcomes Three More

Sturgill, Turner, Barker & Moloney, PLLC is pleased to start 2017 off with several personnel announcements—two status changes and three new attorneys. Jamie Wilhite Dittert has been promoted to Member of the firm. Jamie’s litigation practice focuses on medical...

Court Affirms Privacy of Student Records

Sturgill Turner’s Higher Education Law Team secured a win in Fayette Circuit Court Monday, January 23, when Judge Thomas Clark issued an opinion reversing the Attorney General’s Open Records Decision In re Lexington Kernel/University of Kentucky, 16-ORD-161 (2016) on...

Wurdock named DRI 2016 Outstanding Committee Vice Chair

At the Defense Research Institute’s Annual Meeting in Boston, Sturgill, Turner, Barker & Moloney, PLLC attorney Stephanie M. Wurdock was awarded the 2016 Outstanding Committee Vice Chair in recognition for her work on the Young Lawyers Steering Committee....

Sturgill Turner team secures case dismissal for the City of Newport

The Sturgill Turner team of Todd Osterloh and Meredith Reeves secured a dismissal of a claim for the City of Newport in a Campbell Circuit Court bench trial.  The owners of a commercial shopping center in Newport installed stormwater pipes on their property when it...