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NEBRASKA SUPREME COURT: Nebraska Supreme Court Holds Arguments at Nebraska Law Schools in February & March

By Press release submission | Jan 29, 2019

Supreme Court oral arguments to be held at Nebraska’s Law Schools: February 28, 2018 at 9:00 a.m.

NEBRASKA SUPREME COURT: District Court Judge Teresa Luther to Retire December 31, 2018

By MPW Industrial Services to Pay $170,000 To Settle EEOC Race Discrimination Lawsuit | Nov 5, 2018

Judge of the District Court, 9th Judicial District, Teresa K. Luther, is retiring December 31, 2018. Luther serves as a judge of the Central Nebraska Drug Court and judge of the Judicial District 9 Reentry Court in addition to presiding full-time on the district court bench in Grand Island.

STATE OF NEBRASKA JUDICIAL BRANCH: Nominations Open for Distinguished Judge Awards 2018

By Press release submission | Jun 23, 2018

The “Distinguished Judge for Improvement of the Judicial System” and “Distinguished Judge for Service to the Community” awards were established to publicly recognize members of the judiciary for meritorious projects and exemplary accomplishments that enhance the vision of justice within our communities.

NEBRASKA OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL: District Judge Donald Rowlands to Retire July 31

By Press release submission | Jun 23, 2018

Nebraska’s longest serving sitting district court judge Donald E. Rowlands is retiring July 31, 2018. Rowlands has served the citizens of the State of Nebraska in the 11th Judicial District since taking the bench on April 25, 1986.

Nebraska Supreme Court turns back railroad brakeman’s injury appeal

By John Sammon | May 15, 2017

LINCOLN, Neb. (Legal Newsline) – The Nebraska Supreme Court on May 5 turned back an appeal made by a railroad brakeman who claimed damages after allegedly suffering injuries when he attempted to turn the wheel of a handbrake on a railroad car.

Nebraska Supreme Court declines to rule in crop-dusting companies' dispute

By Tabitha Fleming | Apr 11, 2017

LINCOLN, Neb. (Legal Newsline) – Two agriculture companies went to court over a non-compete clause in a lawsuit that has twice seen appeals dismissed for procedural reasons.

Nebraska SC sides with insurer on question of ‘actual cash value,’ depreciation of labor

By Jessica Karmasek | Mar 1, 2017

The state’s high court, in its Feb. 17 opinion, sided with defendant American Family Mutual Insurance Company. The court held that an insurer may apply depreciation to the cost of labor when determining actual cash value under a standard policy that did not define the term “actual cash value.”

Neb. SC rules against paraplegic plaintiff

By Jessica M. Karmasek | Aug 8, 2012

McCormack LINCOLN, Neb. (Legal Newsline) - The Nebraska Supreme Court said last week that a lower court was wrong to rule in favor of a paraplegic man who sued over his fall in a hospital's shower.

Neb. SC decides what makes a beer

By John O'Brien | Mar 5, 2012

Connolly LINCOLN, Neb. (Legal Newsline) - The Nebraska Supreme Court has decided that flavored malt beverages should not be classified as beer.

Neb. SC: No preemption on plaintiff's claim

By Jessica M. Karmasek | Oct 20, 2011

Stephan LINCOLN, Neb. (Legal Newsline) - The Nebraska Supreme Court last week partially reversed a district court's judgment in favor of Union Pacific Railroad Co.

Neb. court upholds decision against insurance companies in cleanup case

By Chris Rizo | Feb 5, 2010

LINCOLN, Neb. (Legal Newsline)-The Nebraska Supreme Court on Friday upheld a decision ordering two insurance companies to pay about $550,000 of the cost of cleaning up industrial contamination.

Nebraska SC revives injured UP conductor's lawsuit

By Chris Rizo | Dec 12, 2009

Michael McCormack LINCOLN, Neb. (Legal Newsline) -- A Union Pacific Railroad conductor who sued the company for injuries he suffered while walking to work may sue his employer, the Nebraska Supreme Court ruled Friday.

Nebraska SC to hear Countrywide case

By Chris Rizo | Aug 31, 2009

OMAHA, Neb. (Legal Newsline)-The Nebraska Supreme Court will hear Wednesday why a district judge ordered a new trial in a long-running lawsuit involving Countrywide Insurance Agency and Florida.

Omaha food company returns $100,000 to consumers

By Chris Rizo | Sep 30, 2008

Jon Bruning (R) LINCOLN, Neb. (Legal Newsline)-A former Omaha, Neb., food company is returning more than $100,000 to 34 Nebraska consumers, Attorney General Jon Bruning said Tuesday.

Nebraska court rules in hostile work environment case

By Chris Rizo | Aug 23, 2008

Michael McCormack LINCOLN, Neb. (Legal Newsline)-The Nebraska Supreme Court on Friday outlined the criteria for lawsuits against harsh work environments and hostile job conditions.

Nebraska Supreme Court rejects arguments in foundation fight

By Chris Rizo | Jun 27, 2008

OMAHA, Neb. (Legal Newsline)--The Nebraska Supreme Court on Friday rejected an appeal filed in a long-running case over control of one of Nebraska's most well known charitable foundations.

Supreme Court ruling lowers liability bar for Nebraska companies

By Legal News Line | Jul 30, 2007

Justice Kenneth C. Stephan LINCOLN -- The family of an electrical worker killed on the job in Omaha can sue two private companies but not the public utility in the case, a split Nebraska Supreme Court ruled Friday.

Nebraskans tell Supreme Court term limits violate Constitutional rights

By Legal News Line | Apr 10, 2007

state Sen. Ernie Chambers LINCOLN -- The Nebraska Supreme Court last week began hearing a term-limits challenge that some California lawmakers would dearly loved to see repeated in their state.

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