Activism at Morrin Law Office

At Morrin Law Office, we don’t just practice law; we actively work to improve it as well. Below you’ll find several of our current issues we are advocating for with our local government.

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Unfair Self-Insured Claims Settlement Practices

The first is about applying the unfair claims settlement practices act to “self-insured” entities like Kroger, who can delay their investigations until the video footage of injuries is automatically overwritten and there is no evidence. This leaves those injured having to try to recover, pay medical bills, and maintain their employment, without any recourse for the unfair treatment they receive from these “self-insured” entities.
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Landlord Dog Attack Liability

The second involves the current state of strict liability regarding landlords, or the lack thereof. We need legislation that will correct HB112, which passed in 2017, amending KRS 258(5)(b)3 and 4 to add “and occupied,” having the effect of removing strict liability for landlords who allow tenants to keep dogs that attack innocent Kentucky children. This means that if a dog gets loose from an apartment and mangles a child’s leg, unless the tenant had renter’s insurance (unlikely) or the landlord had actual knowledge of the “dog’s vicious or mischievous propensities and had control over the area when the attack occurred,” then the child’s parents must figure out how to pay for the child’s medical care. This current state of the law is unfair to the innocently injured children of Kentucky, but also to our vulnerable elderly who are even more likely to suffer serious injury or death from being knocked down or attacked.

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Morrin Law Office
214 W Main St
Richmond, KY 40475

Tel: 859-358-0300

Fax: 859-972-0813

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