Cases

Trane Commercial Systems v. Tipton, 481 S.W.3d 800 (Ky. 2016) – In a worker's compensation case, Larry fought Ms. Tipton's battle for workers' compensation benefits all the way to the Kentucky Supreme Court. In doing so, the standard for awarding Temporary Total Disability (TTD) benefits when an employee who has not reached Maximum Medical Improvement (MMI) but has returned to employment was clarified.


Alton Livingood v. Transfreight, LLC, 467 S.W.3d 249 (Ky. 2015) – In a workers' compensation case, Larry fought for Mr. Livingood's workers' compensation benefits for five years. First being denied by the original Administrative Law Judge, then denied on appeal to the Workers' Compensation Board, then denied by the Kentucky Court of Appeals and finally Larry convinced the Kentucky Supreme Court to overturn itself and the Court's previous holding in case of Chrysalis House v. Tackett, 283 S.W.3d 671 (Ky. 2009). Larry fought against all odds and even got the law changed to obtain justice for his client. The Livingood case is one of the most important cases for workers' compensation practitioners and is currently one of the most cited cases by the Kentucky Workers' Compensation Board, the Kentucky Court of Appeals and the Kentucky Supreme Court.


Neal v. Commonwealth, 449 S.W.3d 370 (Ky. App. 2014) – In a criminal case out of Hardin County District Court, Larry defended Neal all the way to the Kentucky Court of Appeals on issues concerning a request to suppress certain evidence obtained in a search by police officers. Larry was able to convince the Kentucky Court of Appeals to take discretionary review of Neal's case. Although the Kentucky Court of Appeals upheld the denial of Neal's motion to suppress, the Court of Appeals noted several important arguments made by Larry on Neal's behalf were meritorious and published the opinion which created new law regarding the suppression issue.


Sears Roebuck & Company v. Dennis, 131 S.W.3d 351 (Ky. 2004) – In a workers' compensation case, Larry obtained a total disability award for Mr. Dennis against two separate employers and successfully defended that award all the way to the Kentucky Supreme Court. In a published opinion, Court upheld the total disability findings and set the legal standard for liability and apportionment of total disability benefits between multiple employers.

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