Kentucky Supreme Court Says Pre-Injury Liability Waivers Between For-Profit Entities and Parents Signing on Behalf of Minor Children are Unenforceable

On June 13, 2019, in the case of Kathy Miller v. House of Boom Kentucky, LLC (2018-SC-000625-CL), the Kentucky Supreme Court issued an opinion in which it decided that pre-injury liability waivers between a for-profit entity and a parent, signing on behalf of their minor child, are unenforceable. The Court reasoned that under Kentucky law, … Continued

Welcome Summer Law Clerks!

WHT is excited to welcome four summer law clerks to the firm. Tyler Lloyd, Christian Farmer, Paige Kregor and Annie Stewart will be working in our Lexington office for the summer. Tyler Lloyd is returning for his second summer at WHT. He is from Louisville and went to St. Xavier High School. He received his … Continued

WHT Attorney Co-Founds DiverCity Festival

WHT was proud to sponsor Lexington’s inaugural DiverCity Festival on April 27, 2019 at the Robert F. Stephens Courthouse Plaza.  WHT attorney Michael Kunjoo was a co-founder for the event, and was elected as the Project Manager.  The DiverCity Festival was created to educate, embrace, and celebrate the multitude of cultures that enrich the city … Continued

WHT Sponsors LexGiveBack Week

WHT was proud to sponsor last week’s LexGiveBack, a week-long community engagement project that encouraged everyone in Lexington to do an act of kindness for someone else. The project’s goal was to raise the level of compassion in Lexington and draw attention to the basic human need to help one-another. Not only was WHT a … Continued

Summary Judgment Obtained in Products Liability Case

WHT attorneys Gregg Thornton, Jillian House and Alexandra DeMoss-Campbell obtained summary judgment on behalf of Regal Beloit in their case, Leslie Edlin v. Regal Beloit and others. Ms. Edlin was injured while working at a plant in Elizabethtown when her hand was caught in a  moving conveyor belt.  The lawsuit alleged Ms. Edlin suffered a … Continued

WHT Sponsors Jarrett’s Joy Cart’s 20th Anniversary Gala

Ward Hocker & Thornton had the opportunity to donate to and attend Jarrett’s Joy Cart’s 20th Anniversary Celebration, which was held this past weekend at the Aviation Museum of Kentucky. Jarrett’s Joy Cart is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization, which is directed by Jarrett’s Parents, Jennifer and Doug Mynear, and a host of dedicated helpers, including, … Continued

Michael Kunjoo Serves on Panel for 2019 Emerge Conference

WHT attorney Michael Kunjoo was chosen as a panelist for this year’s EMERGE conference held on March 12, 2019 at the University of Kentucky Gatton Student Center. Michael was part of a four person panel discussing “Coopertition”. The panelists, each from different professions, discussed their personal experiences in dealing with competition in their respective fields … Continued

WHT Attorneys Discuss House Bill 2 Changes to Workers’ Comp Law

WHT Attorneys Don Walton and Whitney Kunjoo traveled to St. Louis, MO on March 8, 2019 to discuss newly enacted House Bill 2 with clients. House Bill 2 became effective on July 13, 2018, bringing the biggest changes to Kentucky Workers’ Compensation law in twenty-two years. House Bills 2 serves as a legislative response to … Continued

WHT Sponsors JA Miss Business Dress For Your Future Fashion Show

For the second year in a row, Ward, Hocker & Thornton had the unique opportunity to sponsor the Dress for Your Future Fashion Show at the 2019 Junior Achievement Miss Business event held on March 20 in Lexington. The JA Miss Business educational workshop is designed to help young women develop a successful business and … Continued

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