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26Jan, 2018

Guarding Against Disability Discrimination Suits Arising from Employment

By |January 26th, 2018|Categories: Discrimination, Employment, Nebraska Litigation & Trial Advisor|Tags: , , |0 Comments

In hopes of leveling the playing field for individuals with disabilities seeking employment, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibits disability discrimination by employers with 15 or more employees with respect to terms, conditions, and privileges of employment. While the objective of this Act is admirable, employers are often apprehensive [...]

9Jan, 2018

The Nebraska Court of Appeals Overturns Lenient Sentence of Sex Offender Where Trial Judge Cited Teenage Girls’ Promiscuity as Basis for His Sentence

By |January 9th, 2018|Categories: Nebraska Litigation & Trial Advisor|0 Comments

In an unpublished opinion, the Nebraska Court of Appeals recently remanded a case back to the trial court and ordered that the defendant be re-sentenced by a new judge. The opinion arose out of the conviction of 21 year old Taylor W. Welty-Hackett ("Welty"). He pled no contest to attempted first degree sexual [...]

14Dec, 2017

You did what?! Five Lessons for What to Do – and Not Do – As an Attorney

By |December 14th, 2017|Categories: Ethics, Litigation Tips, Nebraska Litigation & Trial Advisor|Tags: , , |0 Comments

When you practices in the area of legal malpractice defense, you get to see all of the creative ways attorneys get themselves in trouble, or find themselves on the receiving end of a malpractice suit or disciplinary proceedings. Most recently, I came across the story of an Ohio attorney who was [...]

5Dec, 2017

Losing the Battle Before It Has Even Begun: Preserving Your Appellate Record

By |December 5th, 2017|Categories: Appellate Work, Nebraska Litigation & Trial Advisor|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Today, in its only published opinion (a 35-pager to boot), the Nebraska Court of Appeals reminded attorneys of the importance of preserving your trial court record for appellate review.  That constitutional argument, no matter how brilliant, will mean nothing unless you raise it at the trial court level, and give [...]

9Nov, 2017

Preparing for the Future: Estate Planning for Parents of Children with Disabilities

By |November 9th, 2017|Categories: Nebraska Litigation & Trial Advisor, Transactional|0 Comments

Parents of special needs children must be cognizant of special considerations in virtually every area of life. Estate planning is no exception. The stringent eligibility requirements of SSDI/SSI and Medicaid/Medicare make the child’s continued eligibility a paramount concern when determining the child’s inheritance. Even if the child is currently employed [...]

21Oct, 2017

“Nebraska Nice”? Some Say Not As Friendly As Before

By |October 21st, 2017|Categories: In-House Counsel, Nebraska Litigation & Trial Advisor, Tort Reform|0 Comments

If you track the periodic Lawsuit Climate Survey, published by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Institute for Legal Reform, you know the 2017 rankings were issued last month.  The 2017 Survey constitutes the 11th fielding of the survey since the Institute for Legal Reform first began conducting its survey in [...]

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