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What court in Kentucky, USA handles cases between $2500 and $5000?

District Court The KY Administrative Office of the Courts website and brochure says: ​​​​District Court is the court of limited jurisdiction and handles juvenile matters, city and county ordinances, ...
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Is it considered rape if a victim doesn't understand what is happening?

If she was under 16, it's rape. A child under that age cannot consent to intercourse. If she's older, it may still be sex abuse, which includes subjecting a person to sexual contact without express ...
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Is this eviction notice legal?

When you tendered three pennies, that should have satisfied the debt as the landlord does not have the right in this situation to insist on payment in a money order in lieu of currency. A money order ...
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Is it considered rape if a victim doesn't understand what is happening?

YES! - "I don't understand" isn't consent and, in any case, she is below the age of consent in Kentucky by 3 years. It is really hard to understand the need for this question in 2020.
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Buying a vehicle that may have been involved in a hit-and-run

One risk you might not have considered: If any law enforcement agency ever decides that the truck might have been involved in a serious crime, then they could obtain a warrant to seize it as evidence. ...
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Buying a vehicle that may have been involved in a hit-and-run

The Kentucky restriction against "hit and run" is KRS 189.580, which says that The operator of any vehicle, whose vehicle…is involved in an accident …shall immediately stop and ascertain the ...
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I have Power of Attorney for a single relative - do they need a Last Will and Testament also?

There are two relevant laws of Kentucky. KRS Chapter 457 is about power of attorney, and KRS 457.100 specifies how the POA terminates, in particular (1)(a) says that it terminates when the principal ...
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What kind of "theft by..." is it when someone refuses to return deposit?

This is not theft, this is a contract dispute. You gave them money, they promised to do certain things, the contract says what that is. I surmise that they wanted a deposit to cover their costs in ...
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Can someone sell the property (both jointly and separately owned) property of their imprisoned spouse?

Certain things are your separate property, and only you can sell them (but you are also responsible for them). That would include things acquired before the marriage; also anything inherited by just ...
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Could I have my rotting corpse displayed in a long term art exhibit?

No. Only specified means of disposition of bodies are allowed by law in Kentucky and this is not one of them. The statute that applies once the body comes into the possession of a coroner is here. ...
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Family sue police over existence of body camera footage

You can read about the obligation to access public records under Kentucky law here. This page is the Louisville PD' statement about what is available. They state that "Some items have been ...
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Does failure to present a charge to a grand jury leave that charge open for future indictment?

Does failure to present a charge to a grand jury leave that charge open for future indictment? Yes. Indeed, even if the charge is presented to a grand jury and it declines to indict, exactly the same ...
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Rental: am I responsible for all maintenance, including that caused by wear and tear, under $200?

Bizarrely, it depends on where you live in Kentucky. There is a law, the Uniform Residential Landlord and Tenant Act (KRS 383.500 to 383.705) which states limits on residential leases (otherwise, the ...
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Is This A Legal Abuse of Teaching Power?

There is nothing wrong with this requirement. The teacher or professor isn't requiring you to change your opinion. Instead, the requirement is simply to marshall evidence in favor of an opinion that ...
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Question about Freedom of Religion in Kentucky’s State Constitution

If you want to sue them, you should start with the US Constitution (as a model), in particular the Free Exercise clause: "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or ...
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Penalty for trespassing on a gas station parking lot in Kentucky

This violation of KRS 511.080, criminal trespass in the third degree, is a "violation", which results in a fine not more than $250. The fine shall not be imposed if he is indigent pursuant ...
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Penalty for trespassing on a gas station parking lot in Kentucky

Criminal Trespass in Kentucky has three degrees: 511.060 Criminal trespass in the first degree. (1) A person is guilty of criminal trespass in the first degree when he or she knowingly enters or ...
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Can a KY landlord make tenant responsible for a broken front door?

Does the above lease provision make the tenant responsible for a broken front door? This is a fair reading of the lease. This is assuming, of course, the it really is a minor repair, and not, for ...
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Family sue police over existence of body camera footage

In addition to the other answers, new obligations arise under civil litigation disclosure and discovery rules if the family sued for a civil rights violation (assuming that it knows enough to bring a ...
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Covering up a non-essential part of a license plate

In Florida, FS 320.061 says A person may not apply or attach a substance, reflective matter, illuminated device, spray, coating, covering, or other material onto or around any license plate ...
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In an LLC (real estate) with two equal members, who is considered the owner of the LLC's properties. The LLC, or the partners?

An LLC is a separate legal entity from its owners However, many laws (HUD may be one) look through the corporate veil and define "related" entities. So, even though your co-owner may not be the legal ...
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Is This Parental Leave Policy Compromise Legally Sound?

There are two main reasons to provide parental leave. One is that childbirth is basically a physical trauma, and people who give birth need time to physically recover from it; this is sometimes ...
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Is This Parental Leave Policy Compromise Legally Sound?

Maternity leave is not discrimination, because it is based on a medical need, at least in some circumstances. Mandatory leave for both parents only comes into play legally when the employer is of a ...
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Family sue police over existence of body camera footage

Generally speaking, the Freedom of Information Act (5 USC 552) requires all non-classified federal government documents be available to the public. Every state also has similar requirements (https://...
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Can someone sell the property (both jointly and separately owned) property of their imprisoned spouse?

While incarcerated, my wife of 5 years is selling my belongings such as my cars, trucks, campers, dogs, tools, motorcycles, clothes, etc. Some property is titled in my name, some is jointly owned. ...
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Is This A Legal Abuse of Teaching Power?

This is an interesting test... perhaps even SCOTUS worthy. I cannot find any SCOTUS case in which speech to a political manner was compelled by a graded assignment that would be used to promote the ...
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Are police officers required to wear masks and protective gear when disposing of illegal cannabis?

OSHA has jurisdiction only over private sector employers and not over public sector employers, although there are coordinated state programs in Kentucky: The Occupational Safety and Health ...
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