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21 Mar, 2019

Beware of Waiving Your Lien Rights

2019-03-19T13:32:11-05:00March 21st, 2019|Construction Contractor Advisor, Construction Lien|

You know the situation—the lender or general contractor is waiving a check in front of you, but they won’t give it to you until you sign a waiver.  Before you sign it, make sure you know exactly which rights you are waiving. Nebraska statutes specially allow a contractor to waive lien rights.  Section 52-144 allows a contractor to waive lien rights even before the work has been preformed or materials [...]

20 Mar, 2019

REFRESHER ON NEBRASKA AGRICULTURAL LIENS PT. 1: Types of Security

2019-03-20T13:50:16-05:00March 20th, 2019|Latest News, Lien Rights|

  Lately we have been fielding a lot of calls from farmers, ranchers and various other agribusiness to assist in collecting on unpaid debts. Our first question when taking that call is “when was the work performed or the materials supplied?” Our second question, “is there an ag lien on file yet?” It seems that everybody knows ag liens exist. It also seems that only the most sophisticated know exactly [...]

19 Mar, 2019

Dave Schmitt Secures Summary Judgment Dismissal in Railroad Crossing Accident Case

2019-03-19T10:36:45-05:00March 19th, 2019|Latest News|

Partner Dave Schmitt successfully secured summary judgment dismissal in a crossing accident case in Iowa. The case involved an individual who ignored lowered crossing gates at an Iowa railroad crossing and ran across tracks when this individual was struck by the front corner of an oncoming train. Fortunately, the individual survived and quickly recovered from her physical injuries, although plaintiffs also claimed the individual suffered psychological, cognitive and behavioral difficulties [...]

19 Mar, 2019

Construction Liens—What Do You Have to Include in the Lien?

2019-03-21T14:01:04-05:00March 19th, 2019|Construction Contractor Advisor, Construction Lien|

The information that you must include in a Nebraska construction lien is pretty straightforward.  A construction lien must include the following: The real estate subject to the lien; The name of the person against whose interest in the real estate a lien is claimed; The name and address of the claimant; The name and address of the person with whom the claimant contracted; A general description of the services performed [...]

15 Mar, 2019

Attorneys Novotny & Dempsey – Case Dismissed

2019-03-15T10:33:02-05:00March 15th, 2019|Latest News|

Mark Novotny and Sarah Dempsey recently obtained the dismissal of a medical malpractice case filed against an orthopedic surgeon and his clinic arising out of a wrist surgery.  The plaintiff had attempted to assert the claim as a claim for battery in an attempt to use the longer statute of limitations for the alleged intentional tort instead of the expired statute of limitations for alleged professional negligence.  Mr. Novotny and [...]

14 Mar, 2019

Getting Paid for Your Work

2019-03-14T07:38:09-05:00March 14th, 2019|Construction Contractor Advisor, Construction Contracts, Pay-if-Paid|

I’ve reviewed three construction contracts this week and all three of them contained a pay-if-paid clause.  Are you signing contracts with pay-if-paid clauses? Here are some suggestions to minimize your risk with pay-if-paid clauses. What is a pay-if-paid clause? Pay-if paid clauses eliminate the general contractor’s obligation to pay subcontractors if the general contractor does not get paid.   Courts reviewing these clauses have found that a subcontractor that signs a [...]

12 Mar, 2019

Construction Liens—When and Where to File

2019-03-18T13:42:42-05:00March 12th, 2019|Construction Contractor Advisor, Construction Lien|

This is the first in a series of blogs on preserving your rights to get paid on a construction project.  The most effective tool you have to get paid is by filing a construction lien.  But, there’s a lot to consider before you file that lien.  This blog will cover when you must file your lien and where the lien should be filed. The Nebraska Construction Lien Act is contained [...]

7 Mar, 2019

Back in the Saddle Again

2019-03-08T10:45:37-05:00March 7th, 2019|Construction Contractor Advisor|

After a three year experiment as Vice President and General Counsel at a long time client, I’m back to practicing law at Lamson Dugan & Murray. It was an amazing three years and I learned first hand how hard it is to deal with the day to day operations of a company, let alone the legal details. For the past three years, I was a jack of all trades, and, [...]

1 Mar, 2019

Does Nebraska’s Revised Summary Judgment Statute Require Submission Of A Statement Of Undisputed Material Facts?

2019-03-13T08:52:34-05:00March 1st, 2019|Nebraska Litigation & Trial Advisor|

Appealing Litigation first addressed the 2017 “facelift” to the summary judgment statute in an October 2017 blog post. In her post, Partner Cathy Trent-Vilim noted that the revisions to Nebraska’s summary judgment statute, Neb. Rev. Stat. § 25-1332, now require the moving party, as well as the responding party, to provide citations to the evidence in support of their assertions of fact. After the statute became effective, it was unclear [...]

20 Feb, 2019

Storey – E & O Claims Presentation

2019-02-20T15:31:27-05:00February 20th, 2019|Latest News|

On February 14, 2019, Attorney Mike Storey presented for an hour at a member luncheon for the Independent Insurance Agents of Omaha.  The topic, “Recent Court Cases Affecting E&O Claims,” focused on the recent decision in Hansmeier v. Hansmeier, 25 Neb. App. 742 (2018). The presentation explored and compared various Nebraska cases to create helpful rules of thumb to avoid future E & O claims.  Mr. Storey, as well as various [...]

7 Feb, 2019

Lamson Dugan & Murray Announces Catherine E French, Maria T Lighthall, and Adam R Feeney as Partners

2019-02-07T10:51:47-05:00February 7th, 2019|Latest News|

Lamson Dugan & Murray is pleased to announce that attorneys Catherine E. (Katie) French, Maria T. Lighthall, and Adam R. Feeney have become partners of the Firm as of January 1, 2019. Katie French Bio: https://www.ldmlaw.com/profiles/catherine-e-french/ Maria Lighthall Bio: https://www.ldmlaw.com/profiles/maria-t-lighthall/ Adam Feeney Bio: https://www.ldmlaw.com/profiles/adam-r-feeney/

31 Jan, 2019

Coauthors Trent-Vilim and Hofer: Beyond The Pleadings

2019-01-31T15:24:14-05:00January 31st, 2019|Latest News|

LDM attorneys Cathy Trent-Vilim and Janae Hofer published a featured article in the January 2019, The Voice, Vol 18 Issue 4.  The article offers extrinsic evidence on Rule 12 motions.  See the article below. Beyond the Pleadings: Offering Extrinsic Evidence on Rule 12 Motions: voice_1_30_19          

28 Jan, 2019

French – Legal Planning for Parents Presentation

2019-01-28T12:11:59-05:00January 28th, 2019|Latest News|

Katie French is providing another FREE opportunity to see her presentation on Legal Planning for Parents. It will take place on Wednesday February 20th. The discussion will focus primarily on planning for parents with minor children, but also provide an overview of the process of probating a will, as well as what happens if you die without a will. Here is the link to RSVP, space is limited based on [...]

23 Jan, 2019

Looking Beyond the Pleadings for Motions to Dismiss: Part 3 of 3

2019-01-30T10:02:46-05:00January 23rd, 2019|Nebraska Litigation & Trial Advisor, Pleading|

This is the third installment of a three-part blog series on evidence that courts may consider when deciding motions to dismiss without converting the motion to one for summary judgment. Previous blog posts in this series discussed the admissibility of certain documents, matters of public records, and subjects of judicial notice. Concessions and Admissions The next type of evidence that courts may consider outside of the pleadings is any concession [...]

9 Jan, 2019

Looking Beyond the Pleadings for Motions to Dismiss: Part 2 of 3

2019-01-31T15:25:36-05:00January 9th, 2019|Nebraska Litigation & Trial Advisor|

As discussed in the previous blog post regarding evidence admissible for motions to dismiss, courts can only consider limited types of evidence when deciding motions to dismiss. Public Records and Judicially Noticed Matters Public records, and subjects of judicial notice, are other forms of evidence defendants can properly rely upon on a motion to dismiss. Typically, all that is required is attaching the record since authenticity is not generally an [...]

31 Dec, 2018

Lamson Dugan & Murray Raises Money For Omaha’s Children’s Hospital

2019-01-02T10:44:21-05:00December 31st, 2018|Latest News|

Lamson Dugan & Murray participated in No-Shave November to help raise money to support Omaha's Children's Hospital & Medical Center - Hematology/Oncology program.  The goal of No-Shave November is to grow awareness by embracing our hair, which many cancer patients lose, and letting it grow wild & free.  The firm had 19 attorneys and support staff participate in the month long charity event and together raised $2,076.00 for Children's Hospital!

21 Dec, 2018

Looking Beyond the Pleadings for Motions to Dismiss – Part 1 of 3

2018-12-31T11:23:54-05:00December 21st, 2018|Nebraska Litigation & Trial Advisor, Pleading|

Defense attorneys sometimes file motions to dismiss in lieu of answering complaints. To support these motions, defense attorneys may offer evidence, which is often objected to by opposing counsel on grounds that the admission of evidence would convert the motion to dismiss to a motion for summary judgment. If the trial court agrees, evidence that should be admissible is excluded. After months of discovery, the issue raised in the motion [...]

6 Dec, 2018

Murray Inducted Into Hall of Fame!

2018-12-28T12:28:52-05:00December 6th, 2018|Latest News|

On Saturday, November 3, LDM Partner Bob Murray was inducted into the Nebraska State Soccer Association’s Hall of Fame! In the late 80’s, Creighton was in danger of losing its NCAA accreditation because it did not have at least 7 Division 1 programs for both men and women. Bob convened a group of individuals to approach Father Morrison (then President of Creighton University) to offer a solution to the NCAA [...]

16 Nov, 2018

Liz O’Connor New Regent To The University of Nebraska

2018-11-16T14:19:02-05:00November 16th, 2018|Latest News|

LDM Attorney Liz O’Connor has been elected as the new Regent to the University of Nebraska for District 4.  She swept her opponent, obtaining 72% of the votes from District 4.  Liz is the fifth ever woman to serve on the University Board of Regents since its creation in 1869 This Board provides governance and oversees the University’s $2 Billion budget for its four campuses—UNL, UNK, UNO, and UNMC. Eight [...]

8 Nov, 2018

Win For Attorneys Minahan & Kampfe

2018-11-08T15:28:54-05:00November 8th, 2018|Latest News|

Attorneys Sean Minahan and Karson Kampfe recently successfully defended their client on a negligent construction claim in the Sarpy County, Nebraska District Court.  A property owner had claimed the contractor had negligently completed a large landscape project and refused to pay the contractor the final two invoices.  After 4 days of evidence, the jury took 2 ½ hours to find against the home owner and award the contractor the full [...]

6 Nov, 2018

LDM Partner Bill Settles 44th Jury Trial Win

2018-11-06T14:43:41-05:00November 6th, 2018|Latest News|

LDM Partner Bill Settles won his 44th jury trial when a Douglas County jury returned a unanimous verdict in favor of his clients on November 5, 2018. The plaintiff alleged that Mr. Settles’ clients failed to diagnose her breast cancer for over a year, causing the cancer to grow to an advanced stage when it was eventually diagnosed. Mr. Settles defended this difficult and emotional case by presenting top experts [...]

5 Nov, 2018

Unique Tax Breaks for Individuals with Disabilities

2019-01-01T11:09:24-05:00November 5th, 2018|Appealing Litigation|

We all know the saying—“When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.” One of the ways that individuals with disabilities can “make lemonade” out of the endless financial burden of living with a disability is by taking advantage of unique tax deductions available to them. Under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, the medical expense deduction floor of 26 U.S.C. § 213 was temporarily reduced from 10 percent to 7.5 percent. [...]

1 Nov, 2018

Trent-Vilim Co-Chair NSBA Appellate Law

2018-11-01T15:18:54-05:00November 1st, 2018|Latest News|

Cathy Trent-Vilim, a partner at Lamson Dugan & Murray LLP, has assumed the position of Co-Chair for the Nebraska State Bar Associations Appellate Law section.  The purposes of the Appellate Practice Section are (1) to promote the role and enhance the skills of Nebraska appellate lawyers to best serve clients, and (2) to improve the practice of appellate law in Nebraska. Congratulations Ms. Trent-Vilim!

30 Oct, 2018

Novotny Receives A Unanimous Verdict

2018-10-30T14:31:41-05:00October 30th, 2018|Latest News|

On October 26th, a twelve person jury returned a unanimous verdict in under three hours in favor of the clients of Partner and trial counsel Mark Novotny in Saline County District Court.   The case alleged that the death of a 17 year old girl was caused by medical malpractice.   The tragic case involved a rare form of necrotizing pneumonia following influenza.   Mr. Novotny provided the jury overwhelming evidence that the [...]

10 Oct, 2018

Walker/Trent-Vilim Success Before The Nebraska Court Of Appeals

2018-10-10T13:24:26-05:00October 10th, 2018|Latest News|

Congratulations to John Walker and Cathy Trent-Vilim for their recent success before the Nebraska Court of Appeals. At the trial court level, Mr. Walker successfully represented a guardian ad litem in a hotly-contested guardianship proceeding, including obtaining an award of attorney fees on grounds that the proceedings to unseat the guardian were frivolous. Ms. Trent-Vilim assisted Mr. Walker of the appeal, resulting in the affirmance of the trial court decision.

4 Oct, 2018

Can my Company Really Be Sued in Nebraska? A Short Discussion on Personal Jurisdiction

2018-10-10T13:21:10-05:00October 4th, 2018|Appealing Litigation|

Imagine Plaintiff John Doe has sued your company in, of all places, Nebraska. After consulting Google and confirming Nebraska does, in fact, have more cattle than people (6.6 million cattle to 1.8 million residents), you realize your company and have done little business in the State of Nebraska and has had limited contact with the state or its residents. So are you required to defend yourself in a Nebraska court? [...]

21 Sep, 2018

Lamson & Destache Trial Win

2018-09-21T08:06:32-05:00September 21st, 2018|Latest News|

Bill Lamson and Denise Destache represented a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) at trial beginning on August 20th . After a 5-day trial, the jury found for the CRNA in less than 1 hour! The case involved a patient who had been hospitalized for complications of alcohol abuse. The patient’s family sued the CRNA, alleging that a medication given prior to an emergency intubation caused the patient to suffer a [...]

19 Sep, 2018

Another Win For Partner Mark Novotny

2018-09-19T13:40:41-05:00September 19th, 2018|Latest News|

And they didn’t even wait for lunch!  Partner Mark Novotny just won a medical malpractice jury defense verdict in the District Court of Buffalo County (Kearney), Nebraska. After four days of trial, the jury started deliberations on Friday at 11:05 a.m. The jury returned a unanimous verdict in favor of the defense at 11:30 a.m. Twenty-five minutes!

14 Sep, 2018

Lamson Dugan & Murray Partners Among The Best In America

2018-09-14T11:25:46-05:00September 14th, 2018|Latest News|

Best Lawyers in America has named twelve Lamson Dugan & Murray LLP attorneys in The Best Lawyers in America 2019 Edition. The recognition of “Best Lawyers in America” is awarded to individual attorneys with the highest overall peer-feedback for a specific practice area and geographic region. Only one attorney is recognized as the “Lawyer of the Year” for each specialty and location. Attorney Daniel P. Chesire of LDM, was awarded [...]

10 Sep, 2018

Novotny & Dempsey – Case Dismissed

2018-09-10T17:45:32-05:00September 10th, 2018|Latest News|

Mark Novotny and Sarah Dempsey recently obtained a dismissal of a medical malpractice case.  The plaintiffs filed the case against a physician and his medical practice.  Mark and Sarah convinced the court to dismiss the case, arguing that the plaintiffs had failed to timely serve their clients with the lawsuit.  The court agreed and held that the case was dismissed by operation of law.

27 Aug, 2018

Nebraska Supreme Court Affirms LDM Client’s Trial Verdict

2018-08-27T08:50:44-05:00August 27th, 2018|Latest News, News|

LDM recently secured affirmance of a judgment in its client’s favor.  The case related to the value of a departing partner’s ownership interest in a national law firm.  LDM’s trial team – consisting of  Brian J. Brislen and Daniel P. Chesire – alongside co-counsel James J. Banks of Banks & Watson in Sacramento California, persuaded the court to adopt the client’s position on all issues raised by the departing partner.  [...]

23 Aug, 2018

Trent-Vilim/Novotny Successful Summary Judgment Before the Nebraska Court of Appeals

2018-08-23T16:01:48-05:00August 23rd, 2018|Latest News|

LDM attorneys Cathy Trent-Vilim and Mark Novotny successfully defended the grant of a summary judgment before the Nebraska Court of Appeals.  In the case, the estate of a resident of a nursing home filed suit alleging the resident (who had been battling cancer for many years and been given a terminal diagnosis) fell on the premises and died as a result of the fall. The trial court found, and the [...]

22 Aug, 2018

Adam Feeney – NSBA Leadership Academy

2018-08-22T14:14:59-05:00August 22nd, 2018|Latest News|

Adam Feeney, an associate at Lamson Dugan & Murray LLP, has been accepted into the NSBA Leadership Academy.  The mission of the NSBA Leadership Academy is to develop the leadership skills of the participants to allow them to make grater contributions to the  legal profession and their community.  For more information about the academy, please go to https://www.nebar.com/page/Leadership.

20 Aug, 2018

John Walker, a partner at Lamson Dugan & Murray LLP, had a case published in Probate & Property.

2018-08-20T14:58:10-05:00August 20th, 2018|Latest News|

The Korths’ house  painted blue.  Photo courtesy of John Walker. Probate & Property March/April 2018 Vol.32 No. 2 edition Restrictive Covenants: Painting Is Not An “Improvement” Requiring Approval Under Restrictive Covenant.  In, 2004, the Korths purchased a residential lot subject to restrictive covenants and submitted plans to paint their house blue, but acquiesced to the developer’s denial of the proposed paint color and insistence on an earth tone.  Nonetheless, ten [...]

20 Aug, 2018

Evolving Ag Landscape: Legal Implications of Aging Farmland Owners

2018-08-20T13:07:43-05:00August 20th, 2018|Farm Management, Midwest Agricultural Law, Succession and Estate Planning|

My father has recently taken to saying "75 is the new 65", which is his way of trying to convince my mother he can still do things he did when he was 65.  My mother rolls her eyes, mutters "Yeah, sure" and proceeds to gather up a heating pad and the ibuprofen.When it comes to farmland owners across the Midwest, my father is not alone in this statement.  The results [...]

13 Aug, 2018

Lightening the Load: New Legislation to Alleviate Regulatory Burdens on Livestock Transportation

2018-08-13T16:21:34-05:00August 13th, 2018|Farm Management, Government Regulations, Midwest Agricultural Law|

                                    The following article was authored by Jessica Weborg, Attorney, at Lamson, Dugan & Murray LLP. On May 23, 2018, the United States Senator from Nebraska, Ben Sasse introduced the “Transporting Livestock Across America Safely Act” (S.2938) (“the Act”) into the United States Senate.  A copy of the bill can be viewed by [...]

19 Jul, 2018

Disability Law: The Right to Visit Elderly or Disabled Relatives

2018-08-15T16:25:43-05:00July 19th, 2018|Appealing Litigation, Disability Law, Nebraska Litigation & Trial Advisor|

At times, caregivers of elderly or disabled individuals, and family members of these individuals, may be at odds with each other. Among other struggles, caregivers may, at times, isolate the individuals from their loved ones. Nebraska recently enacted LB 122, a bill intended to prevent caregivers from arbitrarily denying visitation to a family member of a resident of a health care facility or an individual receiving care within any home [...]

16 Jul, 2018

Civil Trial – Sarah Dempsey Presenting

2018-07-25T11:37:28-05:00July 16th, 2018|Latest News|

Sarah Dempsey, an associate attorney in the litigation department of Lamson Dugan & Murray LLP, will be presenting at the “Civil Trial: Everything You Need to Know” seminar on August 28th, 2018.  The event will be held at the Courtyard Omaha Aksarben Village here in Omaha.  For more information please go to the seminar webpage: Civil Trial: Everything You Need to Know.

27 Jun, 2018

Lawyers are Not Guarantors: Proving Causation in Legal Malpractice Cases

2018-08-13T14:48:39-05:00June 27th, 2018|Expert Witnesses, Legal Malpractice, Nebraska Litigation & Trial Advisor|

Your client had a great case. Or so you thought – just before the jury came back and found for the opposing party. Your disgruntled client is now looking to you to make her whole. Are you on the hook for the disappointing results? Of course, the answer depends on whether you committed malpractice; that is, whether you used the same skill, prudence, and diligence as lawyers of ordinary [...]

25 Jun, 2018

Defense Verdict!

2018-06-25T16:17:47-05:00June 25th, 2018|Latest News|

A physician represented by Mark Novotny, with the help of Nancy Pont, Shelli Eden and Judy Ray, obtained a defense verdict from a jury after a five day trial.   Although the plaintiff asked the jury for $1.73 million for her alleged injuries, the LDM litigation team convinced the jury that our client physician was not professionally negligent, did not commit medical malpractice and the jury awarded $0.

21 Jun, 2018

Heirs or Errors to the Throne? The Importance of Thoughtful Business Entrance Planning

2018-07-03T14:51:57-05:00June 21st, 2018|Construction Contractor Advisor, Midwest Agricultural Law, Uncategorized|

The following was authored by attorney, Shannon G. McCoy, Lamson, Dugan & Murray, LLP and written for submission in the National Land Improvement Contractors of America (LICA) newsletter.    Succession planning frustration One Month before Your Planned Retirement, 2038: Owner:            Alright Steve, Mike, and Kelsey, the day has finally come, it is time to sell my 100% ownership interest in Family Business, LLC, and each of you gets to purchase an [...]

21 Jun, 2018

Heirs or Errors to the Throne? The Importance of Thoughtful Business Entrance Planning

2018-06-21T12:00:30-05:00June 21st, 2018|Farm Management|

The following was authored by attorney, Shannon G. McCoy, Lamson, Dugan & Murray, LLP and written for submission in the National Land Improvement Contractors of America (LICA) newsletter.    Succession Plan Frustration One Month before Your Planned Retirement, 2038: Owner:            Alright Steve, Mike, and Kelsey, the day has finally come, it is time to sell my 100% ownership interest in Family Business, LLC, and each of you gets to [...]

6 Jun, 2018

LDM Obtains Jury Verdict for Cattle Feeder

2018-06-12T12:49:21-05:00June 6th, 2018|Latest News|

LDM business and commercial trial lawyers Brian Brislen and Eric Tiritilli received a jury verdict in favor of an LDM client on all issues.  The case was a unique replevin case tried in Platte County District Court in front of the Honorable Robert Steinke.  Our client’s farm vehicles, 2005 and 2014 Mack Truck Feedwagons, were fraudulently pledged as collateral to a bank to collateralize a sizable personal loan to a [...]

5 Jun, 2018

Cathy Trent-Vilim – President of the Nebraska Defense Counsel Association

2018-06-05T18:11:30-05:00June 5th, 2018|Latest News|

As of Friday, June 1, Cathy Trent-Vilim has assumed the position of President of the Nebraska Defense Counsel Association.   Ms. Trent-Vilim is a partner at Lamson Dugan & Murray LLP. The Nebraska Defense Counsel Association (NDCA)  is a state-wide association dedicated to serving the needs of its members. Membership is open to Nebraska attorneys who devote a majority of their law practice to the defense of civil lawsuits. The NDCA [...]

18 May, 2018

LDM Obtains Successful Nebraska Court of Appeals Opinion

2018-07-11T18:15:58-05:00May 18th, 2018|Latest News, Uncategorized|

The Nebraska Court of Appeals recently upheld summary judgment obtained by attorneys Sean Minahan and Pat Vipond in the Nebraska District Court of Keith County.  Appellees argued that their insurance agent negligently advised them as to workers’ compensation insurance requirements under state law.  The Court, however, determined Appellees failed to request workers’ compensation insurance and the agent had no duty to advise Appellees as to Nebraska’s workers’ compensation insurance requirements.  [...]

14 May, 2018

French & McCoy – New Leadership Roles at OBA

2018-07-11T18:15:58-05:00May 14th, 2018|Latest News, Uncategorized|

Congratulations to Katie French and Shannon McCoy on their new leadership roles in the Omaha Bar Association Young Lawyers Division!  Both Ms. French and Mr. McCoy are associates at Lamson Dugan and Murray. Chair: Katie French, Lamson Dugan & Murray Board Member At-Large: Shannon McCoy, Lamson Dugan & Murray

10 May, 2018

Novotny/Dempsey Successful In Obtaining Summary Judgment

2018-07-11T18:15:58-05:00May 10th, 2018|Latest News, Uncategorized|

Mark Novotny and Sarah Dempsey were recently successful in obtaining summary judgment for a firm hospital client and having the medical malpractice case dismissed. The plaintiff alleged that nurses at the hospital were negligent in leaving a foreign object inside the plaintiff after a procedure.  The court agreed with Mr. Novotny and Ms. Dempsey that the case should be dismissed because the statute of limitations for filing the medical malpractice action [...]

5 May, 2018

Thinking of Suing Your Client for Unpaid Fees? Think Twice.

2018-07-03T14:54:20-05:00May 5th, 2018|Ethics, Litigation Tips, Nebraska Litigation & Trial Advisor|

  We've all been there. Long days.  Late nights. Slogging away for the benefit of your client. Then, when you send the bill to be paid for your time, nothing happens. Days, weeks and months go by, to no avail.  Your follow up letters, emails and phone calls fare no better.  The time has come to file suit to collect. Or has it? If you are contemplating filing an action to [...]