July 2020 Legal News Update

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Legal news affects our everyday lives, whether we notice it or not. Here’s a summary of a few of this month’s major cases. Virtual Jury Selection Leads to Mistrial Motion Potential jurors were seen curled up in bed, exercising, and leaving the room during virtual jury selection for asbestos trial. Lead Counsel for Fryer-Knowles Inc. […]

Stopping the Spread of Coronavirus

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As of March 12, over 1,400 people across the United States have tested positive for coronavirus with thousands more across the globe. COVID-19, also known as coronavirus is a mew respiratory illness that began in China at the start of 2020. Because this is a new virus the complete clinical picture is unknown, but information […]

February 2020 Charity Event Spotlight

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There are wonderful charities throughout Kentucky working to help people from all walks of life. Whether through acts of service, participation or simply a financial contribution these charities need YOUR help! Sometimes it can seem overwhelming to decide which charity to donate to, so we will be compiling a list every month of fun upcoming […]

February ’20 Legal News Update

Legal news affects our everyday lives, whether we notice it or not. Here’s a summary of a few of this month’s major cases. Experts Expect Cancer Lawsuits Tied to Zantac Recalls Experts are expecting an explosion of Zantac cancer lawsuits in the wake of a number of recalls of the heartburn medication. Sanofi, the manufacturer […]

January ’20 Recall Update

At McCoy, Hiestand & Smith we value the health and safety of everyone in our community. Sometimes regardless of how careful we are the products we buy aren’t as safe as we had hoped. Products are recalled every day and it’s important to stay up to date on those recalls in order to keep you […]

CTE in the Spotlight

A recent Netflix documentary about former NFL star, Aaron Hernandez has sparked talk about a somewhat mysterious disease, Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE).  While researchers are learning more about this disease every day most of their findings are based on posthumous study. Aaron Hernandez and the Effects of CTE Hernandez presented a special look into the […]

Forced Arbitration

When you download a rideshare app such as Uber or Lyft, you’re required to agree that you’re above the age of 18, you’re not using a stolen credit card, and that you won’t seek a jury trial against the company. This means any claims against the company would need to be settled in arbitration. Is […]

January 2020 Legal News Update

Legal news affects our everyday lives, whether we notice it or not. Here’s a summary of a few of this month’s major cases. Ikea Pays $46 Million to Family of Toddler Killed by Dresser Retail giant Ikea will pay $46 million to the family of a young child who was killed in 2017 by a […]

December ’19 Legal News Update

Legal news affects our everyday lives, whether we notice it or not. Here’s a summary of a few of this month’s major cases. Former Juul Executive Says Company Knowingly Sold Contaminated Vaping Pods The former SVP of Finance at Juul has filed a lawsuit alleging the company knowingly sold contaminated liquid pods for its vaping […]

October ’19 Legal News Update

Legal News Update

Legal news affects our everyday lives, whether we notice it or not. Here’s a summary of a few of this month’s major cases. Man Sues Zaxby’s After Getting Hepatitis A A man has filed suit against Zaxby’s claiming that he developed Hepatitis A after eating food from one of their restaurant locations in North Charleston. […]