Nebraska Supreme Court News

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.”

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