Animals, Disability

Psychiatric Service Dogs & Emotional Support Animals Law

Many people with disabilities rely on the help of service dogs. The Federal law grants certain protections and rights to people with disabilities that rely on guide and other service dogs.

Access to Public Places

There are a number of laws that govern how service dogs should be used in different contexts. One of the laws is the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

The ADA act guarantees people with disabilities that rely on service dogs equal access to public places such as government buildings, shops, theaters, hotels, hospitals and restaurants. Owners of these public places are required by ESA law to modify their practices to accommodate service dogs, if necessary.

However, the rights are only valid for dogs that fall under ADA’s definition of “service animals”. The ADA defines a service animal as a dog that has been trained to perform specific tasks to help a person with a disability. The dog should have been trained to perform tasks that are directly related to the person’s disability.

Under the ADA regulations, a “helper” cat or monkey does not fit the description of a service animal. This is because the definition is limited to dogs. In some cases, the ADA requires …

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When is the Right Time to File an Injury Claim?

Anyone can make injury claims as long as he has certain information about the subject in question. However, it is very important to know exactly when the claim should be filed. Many people lost all their right to receive compensation just because they delayed making the claim. Having proper information, each claimant should know when it is the right time for him to make the claim. In some cases the claim has to be filed immediately after the car accident occur and in other cases it has to be made as soon as the victim becomes aware of the injuries caused. Nobody should wait to make a claim because it may be too late in order to be taken for granted.

There are cases when the injuries caused by a car accident are to be shown much later after the unfortunate event. This is a reason why when someone wants to make a claim he has to analyze very carefully the things he asks for. It may be very hard for a claimant to prove that the injuries were caused during a particular incident and not later and with other occasions. Therefore, it is best to evaluate the damages by …

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How to File Claim in Accidents

People may have the impression that they know all about accidents and accident claims, but they may be surprised to find out that there are a lot of hidden things about them. Even if they take all the precaution measures, they can still face such an unfortunate event. In order to know what there is to be done in case of a misfortune, they need to gain much information on this subject. Whenever such evidence isn’t enough, they may be put in the position of losing money and also their health condition.

It is a very common fact for a person to decide to enjoy a wonderful holiday abroad. He cannot prevent things from happening, but at least he can be prepared in case an accident occurs. So it is recommended that the one who travels abroad to know the laws they practice there and also their language. As it is impossible for us to know how to speak every language in this world, we should at least know one person to whom we can turn to in case of unfortunate events. It can be very frustrating to have to prove your innocence to someone that doesn’t speak your language.…

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Identity Theft

Law Enforcement Joins to Attack Identity Theft; 22 Arrested in 4-Month Operation

Frankfort, KY. (September 3, 2016) – Attorney General Ben Chandler was joined by representatives of law enforcement agencies today to announce the arrest of 22 individuals charged with various crimes connected to identity theft, all of which are felonies.

The announcement coincides with National Consumer Protection Week (February 2-8), which focuses on information security. Roberta Bottom, a U.S. Postal Inspector, participated in the event and listed ways to prevent identity theft.

The individuals arrested are charged with creating and/or supplying forms of fraudulent personal identification, such as driver’s licenses, social security cards, and immigration cards, to be sold.

The arrests follow a four-month investigation in Fayette and Boone counties by several authorities including the Lexington Police Department, United States Secret Service, Immigration and Naturalization Service, Social Security Administration, Boone County Sheriff’s Office, Kentucky State Police, Erlanger Police Department, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Department of Defense, and the Office of the Attorney General.

During the investigation, numerous fraudulent documents and document blanks, cash, narcotics, and weapons were seized.

“Identity theft is the fastest growing crime in the nation, and became the number one consumer complaint in 2002, ” said Chandler. “Complaints about identity theft have reached 6,000 a day, which is …

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$55-million Antitrust Settlement with Pharmaceutical Company over Cancer Drug Reached

Attorney General Ben Chandler today announced a final resolution with Bristol – Myers Squibb Company that would settle a multistate antitrust lawsuit involving the cancer-fighting drug, Taxol.

The Commonwealth of Kentucky, in conjunction with 49 other states and U.S. territories, will recover $55 million to settle the states’ claims for damages, penalties and individual consumer compensation. In addition, Bristol-Myers Squibb has agreed to provide free quantities of Taxol worth approximately $7.5 million, to approved health care facilities, provided recipients meet certain eligibility requirements.

“This is a significant victory for the Commonwealth. This settlement will help to compensate consumers, as well as the Kentucky Medicaid Program, who overpaid for this drug,” said Attorney General Ben Chandler.

Kentucky, along with 31 other states sued BMS on June 4th, 2002 alleging the company violated antitrust laws by engaging in an illegal scheme to protect its monopoly for the cancer-fighting drug Taxol and keep lower-priced generic drugs off the market. Seventeen additional states have joined the settlement. Bristol- Myers Squibb has also agreed to strong injunctive relief for ten years to prevent it from engaging in such anti-competitive conduct in the future.

The settlement was filed today with U.S. Federal District Court Judge Emmet

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