FTC Proposes Ban on Non-Compete Agreements

On January 5th, the Federal Trade Commission issued a notice of proposed rulemaking that seeks to implement a nationwide retroactive ban on non-compete agreements, with limited exceptions. The proposed rule would supersede state laws that are less protective of employees.  If enacted, the rule would amount to a near-total ban on the use of non-compete […]

Kentucky NIL Law Allows College Athletes to Profit from Name, Image & Likeness

On March 9, 2022, the Senate Bill 6 – the Kentucky NIL law – was signed into law by Governor Andy Beshear.  The new law will allow Kentucky NCAA student athletes to earn compensation from the use of their Name, Image, and Likeness (“NIL”), an opportunity formerly prohibited by the NCAA.  Kentucky student athletes can […]

KY Supreme Court Ends 14-Day Delay for Eviction Proceedings

On March 22, 2022, the Kentucky Supreme Court issued an order which rescinded a previous order requiring residential eviction proceedings be delayed 14 days.  Under the previous order, residential eviction proceedings for non-payment of rent were required to be continued for 14-days so long as the tenant appeared at the initial hearing.  The new order […]

CCG Represents Technology Company in Connection with $6.5 Million LLC Membership Interest Redemption

Commonwealth Counsel Group represented a large technology company in connection with a $6.5 million redemption of the membership interest of one of the founders of the company.  The transaction involved extensive negotiations and documentation on a variety of issues and was successfully closed in short order, allowing a smooth and efficient transfer of control of […]

CCG Successfully Challenges Kentucky Claims Commission Order on Behalf of Property Owner

Commonwealth Counsel Group PLLC recently secured full reversal of an adverse order from the Office of Claims and Appeals (formerly Kentucky Claims Commission) on behalf of a Kentucky property owner who brought claims against the Kentucky Division of Forestry.  CCG was engaged to file a “petition for judicial review” and convinced the Breckenridge Circuit Court […]

CCG Attorneys Named 2022 Kentucky Super Lawyers & Rising Stars

Commonwealth Counsel Group PLLC is pleased to announce that three of its attorneys have been recognized for inclusion in the 2022 Kentucky Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists. Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer […]

6th Circuit Dissolves Stay of OSHA Vaccine Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS)

On Friday, December 17, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeal, in a 2-1 decision, dissolved the Fifth Circuit’s earlier stay of the federal OSHA “vaccine-or-test” Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS).  In short, the Sixth Circuit found that OSHA had acted within its Congressionally-conveyed authority and had an adequate basis for adopting the ETS as it did.  […]

New Federal “Mandates” for COVID-19: What Employers Need to Know

On September 9, 2021, President Biden announced major changes in the way the federal government is combating the COVID-19 pandemic as part of the Path Out of the Pandemic action plan.  The plan includes the following measures: The Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is developing a temporary emergency rule to require […]

CCG Obtains Court of Appeals Win on Behalf of Real Estate Title Company

On June 11, 2021, CCG successfully obtained affirmance of the trial court’s dismissal of all claims brought against its client, a real estate title company, sued for allegedly failing to distribute proceeds from the sale of real estate. The plaintiff, estate of a former joint tenant, sued Bluegrass Land Title for breach of contract and […]

Jason Nemes Presents “Kentucky Supreme Court Review” at KBA Annual Convention

CCG attorney, Jason Nemes, is presenting on the “Kentucky Supreme Court Review” panel at this year’s Kentucky Bar Association Annual Convention taking place on May 12 – 14, 2021. The panel will cover the most recent decisions of the Kentucky Supreme Court and provide a global view of the caseload, timelines and voting patterns. To […]