On January 17, LDM Attorney, Sean Minahan, obtained a defense verdict on behalf of Johnson Sand & Gravel, Co. in Polk County, Nebraska, which was sued by a neighboring landowner for crop damage caused by flooding.  The landowner alleged Johnson Sand & Gravel negligently blocked the natural drainage of rain water in the area causing water to back up onto the landowner’s fields resulting in approximately $200,000 in lost corn yields.  After a 5 day bench trial the judge ruled in the favor of Johnson Sand & Gravel finding the landowner failed to prove Johnson Sand & Gravel’s actions were a proximate cause of the landowner’s damages.