The Bottom Line: Business courts could make Kentucky system more efficient and competitive, judge says

By Jacqueline Pitts, The Bottom Line FRANKFORT, Ky. — Kentucky is seeking to improve the efficiency of the court system with the implementation of business courts. Deputy Chief Justice of the Kentucky Supreme Court Lisabeth T. Hughes told The Bottom Line she hopes the initiative will have a positive impact on all aspects of the court system. The goal…

Tentative $12 billion Purdue Pharma settlement puts spotlight back on Andy Beshear

by Phillip M. Bailey, Louisville Courier Journal Reports of Purdue Pharma — manufacturer of the popular painkiller OxyContin — reaching a major settlement with multiple states and cities on Wednesday is being injected into Kentucky’s race for governor. The company’s tentative $12 billion agreement with 23 states and attorneys representing roughly 2,000 local governments would require the firm’s ownership, the Sackler…