LDM Adds Another Lawyer to Those Admitted to United States Tax Court

LDM business and commercial trial lawyer Brian Brislen has been admitted to practice in the United States Tax Court.  Mr. Brislen joins Robert Murray, Dan Waters, Mark Novotny, Katie French and Joseph Borghoff as LDM lawyers admitted in the United States Tax Court.  Mr. Brislen is also admitted in Nebraska as well the United States District Court for the Districts of Nebraska, Colorado and the Southern District of Iowa, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit and the United States Supreme Court.  Mr. Brislen, Mr. Murray and Mr. Borghoff will be representing two LDM clients before the tax court in cases that are expected to be tried this summer.  Mr. Brislen will serve as lead trial counsel.

LDM Secures Judgment of Nearly $2.2 Million in Litigated Joint Venture Business Dispute

LDM business and commercial trial lawyers Brian Brislen and Adam Feeney helped an LDM client obtain a judgment of nearly $2,200,000.  They represented the client at trial over three days in July of 2017, in a claim seeking payment of money owed after a nearly decade long farming operation ended.  The action sought to recover the full amount of the profits owed to LDM’s client, plus interest.  After the close of a post-trial briefing schedule closing arguments were presented on October 31, 2017.  In an Order dated January 31, 2018, the Court found that the client met his burden to prove a breach of contract, money had and received, and a breach of the duty of good faith and fair dealing inherent in contractual relationship.  The Court also denied the defendant’s allegation that the claim was barred by the statute of limitations.  Ultimately, the Court awarded our client the full amount sought:  a total Judgment of $2,186,638.83.

Judgment In Excess of $5,800,000

Kyle Wallor, a Partner in our Litigation Department, successfully secured a summary judgment in excess of $5,800,000 in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.  The client initiated suit asserting breach of fiduciary duty, breach of contract, conversion, money had and received, an action for an accounting and piercing the corporate veil against a vendor.  The vendor contested all claims, largely on the basis this was nothing more than a general debt.  The Court granted summary judgment in the client’s favor on the claims of breach of fiduciary duty, conversion and an accounting. 

 

Defense Verdict

Congratulations to Bill Lamson and Denise Destache on a recent defense verdict.  The case involved a shoulder surgery with subsequent complications.  However, following three and a half days of testimony, it took an Omaha jury less than an hour to return a verdict in favor of our defendant physician in a case tried in Douglas County District Court.

 

Lamson, Dugan & Murray Named Best Law Firms 2018 Edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers

Lamson, Dugan & Murray is pleased to announce that the Firm was recently selected by our clients and peers for inclusion in The Best Law Firms 2018 Edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers®.

The Firm was selected “Best Law Firms” in the following practice areas:

Metropolitan Tier 1
Omaha
• Commercial Litigation
• Litigation – Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
• Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants
• Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
• Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
• Professional Malpractice Law – Defendants

Firms included in the 2018 “Best Law Firms” list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. Achieving a tiered ranking signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise.

ABOUT “BEST LAW FIRMS”
The U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in their field, and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process. To be eligible for a ranking, a law firm must have at least one lawyer listed in The Best Lawyers in America© list for that particular location and specialty.