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20 Jun, 2017

Don’t Get Caught Holding the Bag: Hold the State Liable When General Contractor Fails to Pay on a Public Project.

By | 2018-04-23T18:22:19+00:00 June 20th, 2017|Bond Claims, Breach of Contract, Construction Claims, Construction Contractor Advisor, Construction Law, Government Contracting, Lien Rights, Midwest Agricultural Law, Nebraska Construction, Payment Bond|

Holding the Bag According to a quick Google search the term "holding the bag" comes from the mid eighteenth century  and means be left with the onus of what was originally another's responsibility.  Nobody wants to be left holding the bag.  But that is the situation our client (subcontractor) found themselves in when upon completion of a public project the general contractor went out of business before paying [...]

15 Jun, 2017

Kyle Wallor and Michael L. Storey Present to the Association of American Railroads (“AAR”) Claims School

By | 2018-07-11T18:17:15+00:00 June 15th, 2017|Latest News, News|

The Association of American Railroads (“AAR”) held its 2017 Advanced Claims School in Overland Park, Kansas from Monday, May 8, 2017 through Friday, May 12, 2017.  This week long school provided educational and training opportunities for AAR claims professionals with three (3) or more years of experience in the railroad industry.  Several presenters were invited to teach courses to advance the skills and knowledge of claims representatives from varying railroads, [...]

14 Jun, 2017

LDM Summary Judgment Motion on One Case Prompts Voluntary Dismissals with Prejudice in Two Cases

By | 2018-07-11T18:17:15+00:00 June 14th, 2017|Latest News, News|

LDM partners Cathy S. Trent-Vilim and Daniel P. Chesire recently obtained a victory for their client – without conducting any discovery in the case and short of obtaining a ruling from the court on the client’s pending motion for summary judgment.  The case involved a claim brought by an injured party, individually and as personal representative of the spouse’s estate, related to injuries from a fire. The accidental fire killed [...]