Ms. Trent-Vilim recently contributed two chapters to the updated Nebraska Appellate Practice Handbook: Chapter 18 (Writing Effective Briefs) and Chapter 20 (Creating an Effective Record for Appeal). The 2016 Handbook, published by the Nebraska State Bar Association, is now available and may be obtained from the NSBA’s online store.
The American Board of Trial Advocates, (ABOTA) has recently admitted Lamson Dugan & Murray, LLP partner, David Schmitt to its Nebraska chapter. The board is a national association of trial lawyers and judges committed to improving legal representation, promoting the art of advocacy and administering justice. Membership in the organization is by invitation-only and limited to trial attorneys, with extensive courtroom experience, who exhibit high personal character, an honorable reputation [...]
Last time we visited on October 8, we were gripped by the fascinating 2nd Circuit holding in National Railroad Passenger Corp. (AMTRAK) v. Aspen Specialty Ins. Co., et al, No. 15-2358-cv, ___Fed. Appx.___ (2nd Circuit September 7, 2016). Let's keep the story going. What happened next? As we left our Amtrak heroes and heroines, they were trying desperately to bypass the $125 million flood sub-limit sinkholes which were found on a paper [...]
After Super Storm Sandy flooded Amtrak’s tunnels under the East River, the passenger railroad sought to obtain coverage under a number of all risk policies in effect at the time. It wasn’t just the obvious water damage to Amtrak’s property. Amtrak also suffered from chloride (salt) erosion of its cement and steel after the waters were siphoned off. This corrosion would necessitate replacing track infrastructure at great cost – even [...]
Jessica L. Weborg is an associate in the Firm’s Litigation Department. Ms. Weborg received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science, with honors, from the University of Montana. She also interned for U.S. Senator Max Baucus at the U.S. Capitol and interned at his field office in Missoula, Montana. Ms. Weborg received her law degree from Creighton University School of Law, cum laude. Spencer R. Murphy is an associate in the [...]
Congratulations to LDM partners Cathy S. Trent-Vilim and Patrick G. Vipond, who recently obtained a summary judgment for their client. The client, an insurance agency, was sued by a worker’s compensation insurer who alleged an insurance agent misrepresented material information on an insurance policy application. The insurer alleged that had correct information been provided, the insurer would have never issued the worker’s compensation policy and would not have been required [...]