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30 Oct, 2020

Overturning a Crop Insurance Arbitration: The Struggle is Real

2020-11-03T14:49:14-06:00October 30th, 2020|Arbitration, Crop Damage Claims, Crop Insurance, Midwest Agricultural Law|

Ask anybody who has attempted to overturn an arbitrator's award in a crop insurance arbitration; the struggle is real even when the arbitrator is dead wrong. Crop insurance arbitration is held to the standards of the Federal Arbitration Act (the "Act").  The Act strictly prohibits overturning an arbitration award unless "the arbitrators exceeded their powers, or so imperfectly executed them that a mutual final, and definite award upon the subject [...]

28 Oct, 2020

Be Careful Negotiating a “Paid-in-Full” Check

2020-10-23T13:53:29-05:00October 28th, 2020|Accord and Satisfaction|

You’ve probably heard a story about a business owner that cashed a “paid-in-full” check and waived the rest of her claim.  But, can this really happen? A recent case out of Mississippi reminds us that it can. In this case, a contractor was hired to build a municipal water system.  Disputes arose and the contractor threatened to file suit.  The municipality then issued a check to the contractor marked “Paid [...]

26 Oct, 2020

Senator E. Benjamin Nelson – NSBA 50 Years

2020-10-26T14:15:50-05:00October 26th, 2020|Latest News|

The Nebraska State Bar Association would like to recognize Senator E. Benjamin Nelson for his adherence to the highest principles and traditions of the legal profession and for his service to the public and to the profession through his faithful performance of his duties as a Nebraska lawyer for 50 years. Congratulations Senator Nelson! Link to Nebraska Lawyer:

22 Oct, 2020

Signing Lien Waiver and Releases—Think Twice

2020-10-18T11:50:03-05:00October 22nd, 2020|Lien Releases, Pay Application, Waivers|

Subcontractors are asked to sign lien waivers and releases nearly every time they submit a pay application. But, it may be worth your time to review the language and identify unpaid work before you submit the waiver.  A recent case out of North Carolina drives home this point. Gamewell Mech, LLC v. Lend Lease (US) Construction, Inc. involved a breach of construction contract between the subcontractor and general contractor.  The [...]

21 Oct, 2020

Small Business Stabilization Grant – UPDATE

2020-10-21T14:16:36-05:00October 21st, 2020|COVID Business, COVID-19|

All – Today the Governor announced a second round of grant money for certain business.  Beginning on October 21, 2020 certain small businesses who did not receive a grant in the first round of grants are eligible to apply for the second round of funding.   The awards will not exceed $12,000 and are first come, first served.  There are other grants available for charitable organizations, centers of worship, livestock producers, [...]

20 Oct, 2020

Partner Mark Novotny is Appointed to Nebraska Supreme Court Covid Court Committee

2020-10-20T17:12:48-05:00October 20th, 2020|Latest News|

LDM Partner and Nebraska Bar Association Executive Committee member Mark Novotny was selected by the NSBA to serve on the “COVID 19 and the Courts Response Committee.”  This group will be an administrative committee  under the Nebraska Supreme Court to evaluate whether the measures put in place by Nebraska Appellate Courts, Trial Courts and Probation allowed their mission-essential functions to carry on during the pandemic and if the Judicial Branch’s [...]

7 Oct, 2020

Executive Order Requires Government Contractors to Review Employee Training

2020-10-03T11:27:48-05:00October 7th, 2020|Construction Contractor Advisor, Executive Order, Federal Construction Projects, Government Contracting|

On September 22, 2020, President Trump issued an executive order entitled Combatting Race and Sex Stereotyping.  The Executive Order requires contractors to review the anti-harassment training they provide to their employees and include additional language in their subcontracts. The Purpose of the Executive Order The express purpose of the Executive Order is to combat “misrepresentations of our country’s history and its role in the world.”  According to the EO, these [...]

5 Oct, 2020

Best Lawyers In America 2021

2020-10-05T13:37:14-05:00October 5th, 2020|Latest News|

Lamson Dugan & Murray LLP is proud to announce that 13 of their attorneys will be recognized in the 27th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America. This recognition is awarded to individual attorneys with the highest overall peer-feedback for a specific practice area and geographic region. Congratulations to the following partners! Bet-the-Company Litigation • William M. Lamson, Jr Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law • Daniel J. Waters [...]

30 Sep, 2020

Protecting Your Crop Hail Claim: Dangers of the Roadside Adjustment

2020-09-30T14:26:05-05:00September 30th, 2020|Crop Insurance, Midwest Agricultural Law|

Hail damage to corn field near Hastings, Nebraska Every year farmers face multiple weather events that can instantly undo the hard work of planting and maintaining a crop.  Widespread drought and flooding can wipe out entire crops across a large area.  On the other hand, hail and wind storm damage may be extremely variable.  Notwithstanding the recent derecho event, a hail or wind storm might affect one farmer [...]

30 Sep, 2020

Change Order Best Practices—Document the Request

2020-09-26T11:29:24-05:00September 30th, 2020|Change Orders, Construction Contractor Advisor, Construction Contracts|

You know the situation, the project manager or superintendent just cornered you on the job site and told you that he needs some extra work.  But, what you do next may very well make the difference on whether you get paid for that extra work. Document the Conversation The first thing you should do is confirm the conversation in an e-mail to the project superintendent or whomever is your point [...]

23 Sep, 2020

Should you Update your Construction Contracts after COVID?

2020-09-12T11:50:59-05:00September 23rd, 2020|Construction Contractor Advisor, Construction Contracts, Construction Law, COVID Construction|

There are few, if any, construction projects that were not impacted by COVID-19.  Now that we have all dealt with these impacts, it’s time to look ahead and determine if your construction contracts should be updated to address these impacts. Below are some provisions that you should review to address future COVID type situations. Notice Provisions Delivery of notices is a critical obligation under construction contracts. But, what if the [...]

16 Sep, 2020

Damages for Delays and Disruptions on the Project—How do you recover them?

2020-09-12T11:20:37-05:00September 16th, 2020|Construction Contractor Advisor, Construction Damages, Construction Delays, Delay Damages|

Construction projects around the country are experiencing delays.  These delays can lead to extended general conditions, idle labor and equipment costs, material cost escalation, and de-mobilization and re-mobilization costs.  But, how do you recover those damages? Notice The first step to recovering delay damages is to provide notice. But, your notice has to be timely and it has to follow the requirements of the contract.  So, review the contract and [...]

9 Sep, 2020

How Not to Use a PPP Loan!!

2020-09-02T07:28:13-05:00September 9th, 2020|Construction Contractor Advisor, Construction Law, Fraud|

The U.S. Attorney for Minnesota recently indicted a contractor for defrauding the Paycheck Protection Program ("PPP").  Given the broad uses of PPP loans, this contractor went pretty far out of bounds to get himself indicted. The U.S. Attorney’s press release explained the underlying allegations. Strike One: The contractor applied for a PPP loan well after his construction company had stopped operation. Strike Two: The contractor submitted false employee and expense [...]

8 Sep, 2020

Judicial Response to COVID-19 – UPDATES x13

2020-09-09T14:35:45-05:00September 8th, 2020|COVID Court, COVID-19|

Updates in red Due to the global pandemic of COVID-19, a public health emergency has been declared in the United States.  Experts say that one of the most effective ways to protect against this disease is to limit the risk of exposure.  This has prompted the “Stay at Home” movement for many Americans, but many judicial matters still need prompt attention during this time.  Varying regulations have been put into [...]

3 Sep, 2020

What Does it Mean to Incorporate the Prime Contract?

2020-09-02T07:23:53-05:00September 3rd, 2020|Construction Contractor Advisor, Construction Contracts, Nebraska Construction Law|

How often have you read that the terms of the prime contract are incorporated into the subcontract?  If you read your subcontracts, you’ve probably seen that language in every contract over the last 10 years. But, what does that mean?  It means you are bound by the terms of the prime contract, even if you haven’t seen it. Contract Language Most construction subcontracts incorporate the prime or upstream contact.  A [...]

26 Aug, 2020

The Economics of Litigation Must Make Sense

2020-08-22T09:11:28-05:00August 26th, 2020|Construction Contractor Advisor, Construction Litigation, Nebraska Construction Law|

Much as the economics of a construction project must make sense, the same is true when you are considering litigation.  The costs associated with litigation must be considered in light of the potential recovery.  A recent decision from the Nebraska Court of Appeals drove this point home. The case, Scheichinger v Swain Construction, involved the sale of a skid loader and a claim that Swain Construction misrepresented the number of [...]

25 Aug, 2020

Likely One of More: Maxwell Foods v. Smithfield Foods

2020-08-26T10:20:28-05:00August 25th, 2020|Midwest Agricultural Law|

Throughout the summer we received several requests to review production contracts between livestock producers and meat packers.  The requests were made due to concerns that one party was not living up to the terms of the agreement.  Consequently, it came as no surprise when one of the larger hog producers, Maxwell Foods, filed suit against one of the largest packers, Smithfield Foods, for breach of contract.  The suit is likely [...]

21 Aug, 2020

Financial, Legal and Tax Considerations for your Small Business Webinar

2020-08-21T15:31:31-05:00August 21st, 2020|Latest News|

Upcoming Webinar! Setting up and operating a small business is no easy challenge. Whether you are just getting started, flying solo or working with others, there are considerations that you should be aware of for your small business. Join me as I sit down with Catherine French, Estate Planning Attorney at Lamson Dugan & Murray, and Jessica Thompson, CPA, CFP®, MPAcc, at Verdant Accounting as we uncover all angles of [...]

19 Aug, 2020

Judicial Response to COVID-19 – UPDATES x12

2020-08-19T15:21:05-05:00August 19th, 2020|COVID Court, COVID-19|

Updates in red Due to the global pandemic of COVID-19, a public health emergency has been declared in the United States.  Experts say that one of the most effective ways to protect against this disease is to limit the risk of exposure.  This has prompted the “Stay at Home” movement for many Americans, but many judicial matters still need prompt attention during this time.  Varying regulations have been put into [...]

13 Aug, 2020

Judicial Response to COVID-19 – UPDATES x11

2020-08-18T15:25:46-05:00August 13th, 2020|COVID Court, COVID-19|

Due to the global pandemic of COVID-19, a public health emergency has been declared in the United States.  Experts say that one of the most effective ways to protect against this disease is to limit the risk of exposure.  This has prompted the “Stay at Home” movement for many Americans, but many judicial matters still need prompt attention during this time.  Varying regulations have been put into place for the [...]

13 Aug, 2020

Omaha Mask Mandate

2020-08-18T12:18:24-05:00August 13th, 2020|COVID Business, COVID-19|

On August 11, 2020 the Omaha City Council passed an emergency ordinance mandating masks when indoors at a premises open to the general public unless an individual maintains a minimum of six feet of separation or social distance at all times from anyone who is not a member of the individual’s household. It will be in place until September 15, 2020.  The definition of premises open to the general public [...]

12 Aug, 2020

Why You Need an I-9 Audit

2020-08-10T08:42:47-05:00August 12th, 2020|Construction Contractor Advisor, Form I-9, I-9 Audit, ICE|

As you all know, you must complete an I-9 for all new hires.  And, as of last May, you should be using the most recent I-9 form.  The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Immigration Customs and Enforcement (ICE) takes I-9’s very seriously and while I-9s are not difficult to complete, the penalties for not having them completed properly can be significant. If ICE decides to audit you, you will first [...]

5 Aug, 2020

FIGG Bridge–Debarred for 10 Years?

2020-08-04T07:34:32-05:00August 5th, 2020|Construction Contractor Advisor, Debarred, Federal Construction Projects|

The Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) suspended FIGG Bridge Engineers, Inc. from participating in any federally funded projects and has proposed a 10-year debarment, which would bar FIGG from performing work on any federally funded or assisted projects. The FHWA decision to bar FIGG is based on FIGG’s involvement with the 2018 pedestrian bridge collapse at Florida International University’s campus.  As you may recall, the collapse killed six [...]

30 Jul, 2020

Bogen Elected Central Region Vice President of NARTC

2020-07-30T14:16:44-05:00July 30th, 2020|Latest News|

At the annual meeting of the National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel (NARTC), Nichole S. Bogen was elected the Central Region Vice President for 2020-2021. Ms. Bogen also serves on the Executive Committee. The NARTC is a 66 year-old organization made up of the top railroad trial attorneys from across the United States and Canada. Membership in NARTC is limited to lawyers who handle litigation and/or related matters for railroads [...]

29 Jul, 2020

OSHA—More COVID Updates

2020-07-25T09:33:24-05:00July 29th, 2020|Construction Contractor Advisor, COVID-19, OSHA|

OSHA has issued new Frequently Asked Questions addressing when an employer must report work-related cases of COVID-19.  Unfortunately, the FAQs seem contrary to the 24-hour hospitalization rule. As you likely know, section 1904.39(b)(6) requires employers to report an inpatient hospitalization only if the hospital admission occurs within 24 hours of a work-related incident.  Applying this to COVID, if an employee is exposed at work and then goes to the hospital within [...]

22 Jul, 2020

Federal Contractors—Are your EEO and AA policies in place?

2020-07-17T13:14:00-05:00July 22nd, 2020|Affirmative Action Plan, Construction Contractor Advisor, EEO Policy, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP)|

If you are a federal contractor, you probably have equal employment opportunity (“EEO”) and affirmative action (“AA”) plans in place.  But if you are scratching your head and wondering if you have implemented these policies, perhaps it’s time to contact your local construction attorney and get some help drafting and implementing these policies. Who Needs an EEO and AA Plan? Any contractor who does more than $10,000 of government contract [...]

15 Jul, 2020

Buy-Sell Agreements-An Important Tool for your Construction Company

2020-07-11T09:40:10-05:00July 15th, 2020|Construction Contractor Advisor, Corporate Formalities|

Having a well drafted Buy-Sell Agreement is as important as having the right tool for the job. A recent Nebraska Supreme Court opinion serves as a reminder of this fact or you could spend thousands of dollars and years litigating about rights and interests in the company. This case involved three individuals who owned a construction company in Kearney, Nebraska.  The majority shareholder passed away in 2015 and the deceased’s [...]

14 Jul, 2020

UPDATE: Nebraska Small Business Stabilization Grant Extended

2020-07-14T15:32:50-05:00July 14th, 2020|COVID Business, COVID-19|

The Small Business Stabilization Grant program has been extended until this Friday July 17, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. and is accepting new applicants (previous applicants are expected to be notified of the award status this week). Here is a press release put out by the Nebraska Department of Economic Development: DED Reopens Small Businesses Stabilization Grant Program with Expanded Eligibility They anticipate they can award up to 14,000 more grants [...]

7 Jul, 2020

If You Can’t Get In Through the Front Door, Go Through the Back Door: Cross-Appealing on a Petition for Further Review

2020-07-30T14:08:05-05:00July 7th, 2020|Nebraska Litigation & Trial Advisor|

Last week the Nebraska Supreme Court decided an interesting appellate jurisdictional question. In Picard v. P& C Group I, 306 Neb. 292, the Supreme Court confronted allocation in a worker’s compensation case. The plaintiff had twice suffered work-related injuries, each to a different body part. Both injuries resulted in permanent partial disability and loss of earning capacity. The question was whether the worker’s compensation court could apportion any loss of [...]

25 Jun, 2020

Ergonomics: Tips to Avoid Work-Related Injuries While Working From Home

2020-06-25T14:15:08-05:00June 25th, 2020|COVID Workers' Compensation, COVID-19|

As more employees are working from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic—many of whom are doing so indefinitely with no firm end point in sight--employers should urge employees to take certain steps to avoid injury and create a productive, safe, and comfortable work environment.  Here are some tips for working from home: Set up an ergonomic work station. Ergonomics is the study of the body and how it interacts with [...]

25 Jun, 2020

Can an Employees Working From Home File Workers’ Compensation Claims?

2020-06-25T14:12:22-05:00June 25th, 2020|COVID Workers' Compensation, COVID-19|

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a growing number of employees are continuing to work from home; however, working from home may complicate workers’ compensation claims.  Workers’ compensation generally applies only to injuries occurring in the scope and  course of employment.  This can be problematic as employers have little or no control of an employee’s home office environment.  It is also more difficult to prove that an injury was work-related, because [...]

25 Jun, 2020

States Expanding Workers’ Compensation Coverage for Essential Workers

2020-06-25T14:10:19-05:00June 25th, 2020|COVID Workers' Compensation, COVID-19|

In late April, the Iowa American Federation of Law, AFL-CIO, called on Iowa state officials to establish standards and protections for workers during the COVID-19 pandemic, including expanding workers’ compensation coverage to essential workers.  Both Iowa and Nebraska have yet to consider extending such protections. Ordinarily, the worker must demonstrate that he or she was injured in the course or scope of employment.  With respect to COVID-19, the employee would [...]

24 Jun, 2020

Take-Out Food and the First COVID-19 Force Majeure Opinion

2020-06-20T11:27:32-05:00June 24th, 2020|Construction Contractor Advisor, COVID Bankruptcy, COVID-19, Force Majeure|

An Illinois bankruptcy court was the first court in the country to issue an opinion on how a force majeure clause in a commercial lease would be applied to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Not surprisingly, the language of the underlying force majeure clause and the Illinois’ Governor’s executive order played critical roles in the court’s analysis.  As it turned out, take-out food saved the contract. The case involved a restaurant that [...]

23 Jun, 2020

Bankruptcy Court Interprets Code Section1232(a) In A Way Favorable to Farmers

2020-06-23T16:21:42-05:00June 23rd, 2020|Latest News|

In a recent case of first impression the United States Bankruptcy Court the Northern District of Iowa (In Re: Devries, BK No. 19-00181), Thad J. Collins, Chief Bankruptcy Judge, interpreted recently-enacted Bankruptcy Code section 1232(a) to make capital gains by a farmer an unsecured claim for taxes not accorded any priority, and not subject to setoff under section 553(a). The court, relying significantly on Legislative History, held that Congress intended [...]

23 Jun, 2020

Judicial Response to COVID-19 – UPDATES x10

2020-06-23T15:20:20-05:00June 23rd, 2020|COVID Court, COVID-19|

Updates in red Due to the global pandemic of COVID-19, a public health emergency has been declared in the United States.  Experts say that one of the most effective ways to protect against this disease is to limit the risk of exposure.  This has prompted the “Stay at Home” movement for many Americans, but many judicial matters still need prompt attention during this time.  Varying regulations have been put into [...]

18 Jun, 2020

Sean Minahan Selected to NSBA Executive Council

2020-06-18T09:15:23-05:00June 18th, 2020|Latest News|

Partner Sean Minahan was selected as the 5th Judicial District Representative on the Nebraska State Bar Association Executive Council. The NSBA works for Nebraska lawyers to help them achieve the highest standards of competence, ethics, and professionalism and to protect and promote the administration of and access to justice. The Executive Council consists of one delegate elected from each of Nebraska’s six Supreme Court districts, a chair and chair-elect elected by the [...]

17 Jun, 2020

Shoddy Construction Work – Is it covered by your CGL?

2020-06-13T10:31:54-05:00June 17th, 2020|Commercial General Liability (CGL), Construction Contractor Advisor|

A recent 8th Circuit Court of Appeals case, applying Missouri law, reminds us that shoddy workmanship may not be covered by your commercial general liability insurance.  This also means that if an owner claims your faulty workmanship caused problems on the project, you may have to pay those damages out of your own pocket, not the insurers. In this case, American Family Mutual Insurance Co., S.I. v. Mid-American Grain Distributors, [...]

15 Jun, 2020

Tiritilli – 2020 NePA Speaker

2020-06-15T16:12:01-05:00June 15th, 2020|Latest News|

Eric Tiritilli, senior counsel at Lamson Dugan & Murray LLP, was a speaker at the 2020 Nebraska Paralegal Association’s virtual spring seminar.  The NePA is an influential paralegal association that is dedicated to serving and strengthening the profession for future generations. Mr. Tiritilli discussed the legal landscape on how to address marijuana in the workplace.  He also addressed the latest laws affecting marijuana testing and use in the workplace and [...]

11 Jun, 2020

Judicial Response to COVID-19 – UPDATES x9

2020-06-11T10:31:08-05:00June 11th, 2020|COVID Court, COVID-19|

Updates in red Due to the global pandemic of COVID-19, a public health emergency has been declared in the United States.  Experts say that one of the most effective ways to protect against this disease is to limit the risk of exposure.  This has prompted the “Stay at Home” movement for many Americans, but many judicial matters still need prompt attention during this time.  Varying regulations have been put into [...]

10 Jun, 2020

Liquidated Damages—They Must have a Reasonable Basis

2020-06-06T09:35:00-05:00June 10th, 2020|Construction Contractor Advisor, Liquidated Damages, Nebraska Construction Law|

A recent case out of Pennsylvania refused to allow an owner to assess liquidated damages for project delay.  This case serves as a reminder that if you are including liquidated damages in your construction contract, there must be some reasonable basis for the amount of liquidated damages. In this case, D.A. Nolt v. The Phila. Mun. Auth., the City of Philadelphia sought to enforce a $10,000 per day liquidated damages [...]

5 Jun, 2020

General Order No. 2020-10 IN RE Policy on Mandatory Use of Face Coverings and General Order No. 2020-11 IN RE Restrictions on Courthouse Entry Due to COVID-19

2020-06-05T11:49:25-05:00June 5th, 2020|COVID Court, COVID-19|

General Order No. 2020-10 In Re POLICY ON MANDATORY USE OF FACE COVERINGS and General Order 2020-11 In Re RESTRICTIONS ON COURTHOUSE ENTRY DUE TO COVID-19 have been entered and posted on the court's website. If you have any questions, please contact the clerk's office at 1-866-220-4381 (Omaha) or 1-866-220-4379 (Lincoln). Thank you, United States District Court If you have questions about the above information, please give Partner [...]

4 Jun, 2020

NEB – US Bankruptcy Court – District of Nebraska – UPDATE TO PUBLIC ACCESS Starting June 8, 2020

2020-06-04T15:25:35-05:00June 4th, 2020|COVID Bankruptcy, COVID-19|

Starting June 8, 2020, the US Bankruptcy Clerk’s Office will be open for public access. There are some requirements and restrictions on courthouse entry pursuant to US District Court's - District of  Nebraska,  General Order 2020-10 and 2020-11. Every person entering the courthouse will be asked if they have reviewed the posted risk factors and if any apply. If so, the individual will be barred from entering the courthouse, unless [...]

4 Jun, 2020

Partner Craig Martin Welcomed Into the CLSA

2020-06-04T10:37:31-05:00June 4th, 2020|Latest News|

Craig Martin, a partner of Lamson Dugan & Murray LLP, was invited to join Fellowship of the Construction Lawyers Society of America. The CLSA is an invitation-only, selective and limited membership international association of the world’s best construction lawyers. The CLSA recognizes experienced and highly qualified lawyers across all practices relating to the construction industry. Congratulations to Mr. Martin for this great accomplishment!

3 Jun, 2020

Indemnity Obligations in the Age of COVID-19

2020-05-30T10:12:42-05:00June 3rd, 2020|Construction Contractor Advisor, COVID-19, Indemnity clauses, Nebraska Construction Law|

COVID-19 has created chaos in the construction world.  One of the biggest problems is staffing projects to meet deadlines on the project.  But, what if your company is hit with a COVID-19 outbreak and you cannot staff the job?  Have you already agreed to indemnify the upstream contractor or owner for any damages stemming from a COVID-19 outbreak?  We recommend reviewing your indemnity obligations to determine your risk and the [...]

29 May, 2020

Partner Mark Novotny – Presenter and Speaker to the Nebraska Dental Implant Society

2020-06-04T09:15:16-05:00May 29th, 2020|Latest News|

Mark Novotny, one of the founding partners of Lamson Dugan & Murray LLP, was the speaker at the May 28, 2020 meeting of the Nebraska Dental Implant Study Club.  The Study Club brings dental implant surgeons from across the state to share information to better provide dental implant care to Nebraska residents.  Mr. Novotny’s PowerPoint presentation was entitled: “Above the Standard of Care” and discussed the clinical and litigation implications [...]

29 May, 2020

Judicial Response to COVID-19 – UPDATES x8

2020-06-11T10:39:54-05:00May 29th, 2020|COVID Court, COVID-19|

Updates in red Due to the global pandemic of COVID-19, a public health emergency has been declared in the United States.  Experts say that one of the most effective ways to protect against this disease is to limit the risk of exposure.  This has prompted the “Stay at Home” movement for many Americans, but many judicial matters still need prompt attention during this time.  Varying regulations have been put into [...]

27 May, 2020

Best Practices in Dealing with COVID-19

2020-05-25T08:53:38-05:00May 27th, 2020|Best Practices, Construction Contractor Advisor, COVID Construction, Nebraska Construction Law|

We have all been dealing with the impact of COVID-19, but the situation becomes more personal when one of our own employees reports that he or she is suffering from COVID-19 symptoms.  And, with all the guidance out there, it may be difficult to figure out exactly what to do. We sifted through the various CDC guidance and other governmental regulations on this and compiled these best practices on responding [...]

21 May, 2020

Refresher on Nebraska Ag Liens Part 9: Agricultural Production Lien

2020-06-04T09:16:06-05:00May 21st, 2020|Midwest Agricultural Law|

- A lien for the supplier of agricultural inputs for production of livestock or crops As we discussed, the agricultural production lien-notification can provide additional security on a debt for chemicals, feed, seed, petroleum, electricity or labor used in the production of livestock or crops.  However, the lien-notification statement does not perfect the lien.  To perfect the lien, the supplier is required to file a financing statement similar to the [...]

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