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Breaking News - KY Dog-Bite Bill has Passed!

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Breaking News - KY Dog-Bite Bill has Passed!

Dog Bite and DV Bill Update, Part II from Stephen Marshall on Vimeo.

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Legislative Update (Dog-Bite and DV Bills)

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Legislative Update (Dog-Bite and DV Bills)

Keep An Eye on the House Judiciary Committee from Stephen Marshall on Vimeo.

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2017 Dog-Bite Update: Time for Action

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2017 Dog-Bite Update: Time for Action

Update on Kentucky's Dog-Bite Legislation from Stephen Marshall on Vimeo.

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Why Landlords Should Embrace the URLTA

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“All the laws favor the tenants” is a phrase I hear often in the rental industry. As a Kentucky attorney who only represents landlords, I spend close to 150 days a year in court advocating for landlords, and many hours consulting and giving advice to landlords on how to structure their leases and applications, and how to deal with their tenants. While my practice is located near two jurisdictions that have adopted the URLTA (Lexington and Georgetown), I do plenty of work in surrounding counties that have not. As a result, I have had to develop expertise in landlord-tenant relationships...

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Update on HB 41, the Domestic Violence Bill

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Update on HB 41, the Domestic Violence Bill

As some of you might have noticed yesterday, the state House of Representatives passed House Bill 41, which addresses victims of domestic violence in rental housing, by a 90-3 vote. I wrote a blog post on HB 41 f few weeks ago, found here, highlighting the strengths and weaknesses of the bill from a landlord’s perspective. As those of you on my e-mail list know, I was able to meet with Representative Joni Jenkins, the sponsor of HB 41, and the bill’s advocates in order to discuss the concerns of landlords with the early version of the bill. Representative Jenkins...

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