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The Most Common Legal Issues Seen by Lawyers during the Holiday Season

Written by Cooper & Friedman PLLC on December 14, 2022
Most common legal issues during the holiday season

The holiday season, for most, is filled with the busy buzz of getting ready. Maybe for family to come to your house, or you to theirs, perhaps it’s a work party or a Christmas for your own family that they’ll never forget. Regardless, this time of year, everything seems to be fast-paced and go-go-go, which can […]

What To Do: Unlawful Search and Seizure and Unlawful Arrests during Traffic Stops

Written by Cooper & Friedman PLLC on December 6, 2022
What to do in case of illegal search and seizure or unlawful arrest

  You may have witnessed the rise in videos from portable cameras like GoPros or dash cams on police interactions and misconduct, especially with the popularity of social sharing sites like TikTok and Instagram. Having video evidence is a great way to protect yourself from crimes such as insurance fraud, theft, and property damage, but […]

Title IX For Students: Section D, Sexual Harassment

Written by Cooper & Friedman PLLC on October 19, 2022
Title IX discrimination law Section D on Sexual Harassment in educational institutions

In the final installment of the Title IX For Students blog series, sexual harassment is the main point of discussion. While the actual Title IX document has limited information on this facet of discrimination based on sex, there was previously a comprehensive guide dedicated to defining, outlining, and discussing the details of sexual harassment published […]

Title IX For Students: Section C, Specific Provisions

Written by Cooper & Friedman PLLC on October 11, 2022
The specific rules that Title IX has to enforce and abide by.

  In part two of the Title IX For Students blog series, the focus pans away from the general overview of discrimination and the categories that it has under Section A, and instead moves to the specific provisions pertinent to students outlined in Section C. These provisions cover a variety of different topics that are […]

Title IX For Students: Section A, General Discriminatory Conduct

Written by Cooper & Friedman PLLC on October 3, 2022
Title IX Sex and Gender discrimination student rights

  According to the Department of Justice, the Title IX law is, in a general sense, “…a comprehensive federal law that has removed many barriers that once prevented people, on the basis of sex, from participating in educational opportunities and careers of their choice.” This is a law very closely intertwined with Title VI, actually […]

Understanding Your Rights: An Overview of Unlawful Search and Seizure

Written by Cooper & Friedman PLLC on May 31, 2022
The Fourth Amendment specifically protects Americans from “unreasonable search and seizure,” but what exactly does this mean?

The U.S. Constitution’s Bill of Rights provides Americans with an extensive list of the rights and protections afforded to them by the government. These rights and protections are foundational to our society, informing the actions of our law enforcement and courts. The Fourth Amendment specifically protects Americans from “unreasonable search and seizure,” but what exactly […]

Wrongful Arrest and Imprisonment Laws in Kentucky: An Overview

Written by Cooper & Friedman PLLC on March 29, 2022
False Imprisonment Statistics

Wrongful arrest, also known as false imprisonment or false arrest, describes an instance in which someone is wrongfully held or imprisoned, without proper grounds and against their consent. While the majority of false arrests do occur at the hands of police officers, you can be  wrongfully arrested by another civilian, such as being detained by […]

When Can I Sue For Police Misconduct?

Written by Cooper & Friedman PLLC on January 30, 2022
Are you a victim of police brutality, wrongful arrest, or other unlawful action by law enforcement? Call us.

Police misconduct is a disturbingly common phenomenon. Around 1 in 4.7 officers are implicated for some act of misconduct in their lifetime, according to the 2010 National Police Misconduct Statistics and Reporting Project (NPMSRP). Each year, thousands of Americans face frightening, unwarranted mistreatment from police officers. Misconduct can take many forms, but, across the board, […]

Understanding Prisoner’s Rights: An Overview

Written by Cooper & Friedman PLLC on February 23, 2021

People in prison may have access to basic rights under the constitution, but they don’t have equal protection under the law. Although there are a number of protections and legal actions that can be pursued in certain incidents of abuse or inequity, the process is often very complicated to carry out due to the Prison […]

How To Vote By Mail in Kentucky & Indiana

Written by Cooper & Friedman PLLC on September 22, 2020
vote by mail

As November 3rd, 2020 looms near, many are looking for options to safely and effectively place their vote for the upcoming local and presidential elections amid the coronavirus pandemic. Whether you’re looking to skip the crowds and vote early or submit your ballot by mail, here’s everything you need to know. Kentucky Those registered to […]