Simply The Law with Personal Injury Attorney Gary C. Johnson

How Do I Start A Business In Kentucky?

You’ve had a flash of inspiration, and plan to start a business in Kentucky. What now?
First, if you need money to fund your business, you’ll most likely need a written plan for it. Your business plan outlines your proposed business, the market or audience it will serve, and how it will profitably serve that market […]

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How Do I Get Custody Of My Grandchild?

How does a grandparent get custody of a grandchild in Kentucky? It can be an uphill struggle, and often comes down to what’s considered in the best interests of the child.
The only way a grandparent can gain legal custody of a grandchild is to have a court grant it and, under normal circumstances, courts won’t […]

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Five Great Legal Blogs We Love

In this Internet age, we are often asked which legal blogs we recommend – besides, of course, Simply The Law.
Our five go-to blogs are:
ACS Blog: An informative blog published by the American Constitution Society whose mission is to “promote the vitality of the U.S. Constitution and the fundamental values it expresses: individual rights and liberties, […]

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What Is A Deposition?

When involved in any legal dispute, be sure you’re well prepared for your deposition.

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A deposition is a formal process in which the opposing lawyer asks you questions about the case while you’re under oath. It’s a tool for each side to gather information and evidence as they prepare their courtroom strategies.
While no judge […]

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Do I Have To Report For Jury Duty?

Though most of us cherish our freedoms, few of us enjoy contributing to one of the cornerstones of those freedoms: ensuring our fellow citizens receive a fair trial by a jury of their peers.

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Yes, one of your most important responsibilities as a Kentucky citizen is jury duty.
If you’re 18 years or older, a […]

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What Is Arbitration And How Does It Affect Me?

You’re in a legal dispute and can’t bear the prospect of a long, expensive court battle. What choices do you have?

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You could agree to the other party’s terms, but you would have already done that if those terms were acceptable. You could continue to negotiate, but some things are non-negotiable. You […]

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The Legal Guide To Tailgating

The air is crisp, the teams are pumped, and the alumni are hungry. College football season has finally arrived, and it’s time to tailgate!

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But before you fire up the grill, break down the opponent, and crack open a cold one, you should understand both Kentucky law and your university’s rules […]

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I Got A DUI! What Now?

Driving under the influence of alcohol endangers you, your passengers and everyone else on the road. That’s why being arrested and charged with a Driving Under The Influence (DUI) is a serious matter, with significant consequences if you’re convicted.

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First and second offenses are considered misdemeanors and involve penalties including fines, assessments of court […]

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Are Horse Racing Winnings Taxable? You Bet!

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Is there anything more exciting than hitting a big payoff when your “long shot” wins at the track?
It’s exhilarating, for both you and the IRS.
Unfortunately, horse winnings are taxable. If fact, if your winnings are large enough, the taxes will be withheld before you ever receive your payoff.
If your winnings minus your wager […]

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What’s The Difference Between Slander, Libel And Defamation?

“You’re a complete idiot for reading this post.”
Have I just slandered, libeled or defamed you?

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Since these untrue words (you’re not an idiot, you’re great!) are written instead of spoken, I’ve theoretically committed libel instead of slander. Do they constitute defamation? That’s a more complex question.
Defamation is the communication of a false […]

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