Kentucky /kɪnˈtʌki/, officiaIIy the Commonwealth of Kentucky, is a state located in the east south-central region of the United States. Kentucky is one of four U.S. states constituted as a commonwealth (the others being Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Massachusetts). Originally a part of Virginia, in 1792 Kentucky became the 15th state to join the Union. Kentucky is the 37th most extensive and the 26th most populous of the 50 United States.Kentucky is known as the "Bluegrass State", a nickname based on the bluegrass found in many of its pastures because of the fertile soil.
Posts about Kentucky
  • Federal Appeals Court Win for Whistleblowers

    … retaliation claims. Recently the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals decided a case involving these counsel fees. For those not familiar, the 6th Circuit is the top federal appeals court covering Ohio, Kentucky, Michigan and Tennessee. Those of us who primarily represent whistleblowers don’t always consider it the friendliest court but an opinion this month…

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  • Whistleblower Awards Available for Pill Mills

    … What do Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, West Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama have in common? A huge percentage of narcotic painkiller prescriptions per capita. If you live in Georgia, Maine, Pennsylvania or Rhode Island don’t celebrate just yet, you have significant…

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  • Social Security Administration: Alabama by the Numbers

    …, which translates into roughly $293,500,000 annually. Also noted in the report is that Alabama’s labor force participation rate is the third lowest in the country at 57.1% and its May unemployment rate is tied for the 6th highest at 6.1%. Rounding out the top ten are: West Virginia – 8.9% Alabama – 8.5% Arkansas – 8.4% Kentucky – 8.2…

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  • Creditors File Involuntary Bankruptcy Against Christian Laettner

    … Creditors File Involuntary Bankruptcy Against Christian Laettner Posted on Jul 18, 2016 By Don Lawson July 18, 2016 by Don Lawson Earlier this year, Bond & Botes attorney Kathryn Davis wrote a wonderful blog about involuntary bankruptcies. In a nut shell, an involuntary bankruptcy is a rare form of bankruptcy filing in which creditors…

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  • The Fix was (Allegedly) In! (Update)

    … The Fix was (Allegedly) In! (Update) Posted on Jun 28, 2016 By James Ezzell June 28, 2016 by James Ezzell You may recall my blog post from a few weeks ago about how Kentucky attorney Eric Conn, Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) David Daugherty and Dr. Alfred Adkins among others allegedly conspired together to defraud the U.S. Government out…

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  • The Fix was (Allegedly) In!

    … The Fix was (Allegedly) In! Posted on May 17, 2016 By James Ezzell May 17, 2016 by James Ezzell Crooked lawyers, judges and doctors are often common fodder in works of fiction. The story of how Kentucky attorney Eric Conn, Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) David Daugherty and Dr. Alfred Adkins among others allegedly conspired together to defraud…

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  • Come Clean or Go to Prison – Gov’t Targets Pharma Rep

    … recent prosecution by the Department of Justice, however, represents a front in the war on Medicare fraud. A pharmaceutical sales representative from Kentucky was criminally charged for his role in two kickback schemes. Earlier this week, Terrence Tackett pleaded guilty to one count of obstruction of a criminal investigation of a healthcare offense…

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  • PharMerica In Trouble Again – Illegal Kickbacks

    … the first thing that comes to mind is cash. Federal law, however, prohibits giving or receiving anything of value. That includes discounts and rebates. Why are discounts against the law? If there is a rebate or discount, that should go the recipient. If Medicare is footing the bill, that means taxpayers. Pharmacies shouldn’t be promoting sales…

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  • ‘Duck Dynasty’ Ice Tea Brewer Faces Bankruptcy Court Deadline

    … sweet iced tea. That same company now must decide whether it wants to keep its licensing deal with Duck Commander, Inc. and advise the bankruptcy judge presiding over its case. The agreement between the parties was that Uncle Si would promote the company’s iced tea in media interviews and public appearances in return for endorsement fees and royalties…

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  • The Long Arm of the IRS (Tax Evasion Post)

    … Peter Canale is the Latest Brother to Get Caught Up in a Tax Evasion Scheme Involving Unreported Swiss Accounts Uncle Sam has become quite adept at ferreting out foreign bank accounts. Get caught with an unreported offshore account and you could even wind up in prison. One man in Kentucky thought he could outsmart the IRS by hiding his…

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