Kentucky Injury Lawyers

Assaulted Uber Passengers No Longer Forced into Arbitration

Published on May 22, 2018 at 2:41 pm in Recent Cases.

Three weeks ago, CNN published the results of an investigation which found that at least 103 Uber drivers in the U.S. have been accused of sexually assaulting or abusing passengers within the last four years. This is the first time we’ve ever seen an estimate of the total number of sexual assault and abuse cases that have occurred. Uber has kept this information under wraps since the company’s inception.

The investigation comes at the heels of several lawsuits that have been filed against Uber. Several of the latest lawsuits have challenged an agreement written into Uber’s terms of services that riders all must agree to before using the rideshare service. In the original agreement, users had to agree to resolve any sexual violence claims through private arbitration. This agreement kept the claims confidential and hidden—until recent lawsuits were brought to life and CNN launched its investigation.

Protecting the Judiciary: Thomas Law Offices Obtains Ruling Upholding Judicial Immunity

Published on Jan 4, 2016 at 2:47 am in Recent Cases.

Judges can sometimes be unpopular people.  Such is the nature of their job.  For every judicial decision that they render, one side wins and one side loses.  Even when those decisions are firmly grounded in the law, the losing party can be upset.  While the proper method of disputing those rulings is the appeal process, sometimes litigants bring suit against the judges instead.

Attorney Tad Thomas Represents State of Kentucky in Case Involving Reference to God

Published on Mar 17, 2011 at 6:30 pm in Recent Cases.

Kentucky attorney Tad Thomas represented the state of Kentucky before a three judge panel charged with ruling whether a reference to God violated both the U.S. and Kentucky constitutions.

The case originated from a law that requires the director of the Kentucky Office of Homeland Security to post a plaque that makes a reference to “Almighty God” in the department’s headquarters. In 2009, a circuit judge ruled that the insertion of the phrase violates the U.S. constitution as well as the Kentucky constitution. Those constitutions prohibit the government’s establishment of religion.