Andrew Wilkinson

About Andrew Wilkinson

Andrew Wilkinson is a partner practicing in construction and transportation litigation at Lamson Dugan & Murray LLP. His areas of expertise include contracts, collections, dispute resolution, and other litigation defense matters. Andrew has extensive first chair jury trial experience in civil and criminal cases. Before moving to Omaha, he practiced civil defense litigation in Waco, Texas and criminal defense in West Lafayette, Indiana. He has earned his clients favorable defense results at trial, including Take Nothing Judgments and Not Guilty verdicts. Andrew also has experience in appellate practice, including acting as lead attorney on a matter transferred to the Indiana Supreme Court during his second year of practice.
17 May, 2024

NEBRASKA SUPREME COURT STENGTHENS LIEN CLAIMS

2024-05-17T10:18:18-05:00May 17th, 2024|Construction Contractor Advisor, News|

In an opinion issued this March, the Nebraska Supreme Court strengthened contractors’ rights to file liens to protect their interests in property upon which they performed work. The case was Nore Electric v. S&H Holdings, 316 Neb. 197 (2024). In that case, the Court held that an owner could not transfer its ownership interest free of contractors’ lien interests during a period following a notice of termination. Under Nebraska law, [...]

7 May, 2024

Hope for the Best, Prepare for the Worst: Insurance Policies for Addressing Risks on Construction Projects

2024-05-07T11:29:47-05:00May 7th, 2024|Construction Contractor Advisor, Construction Contracts|

By: Callie A. Kanthack Construction projects involve significant risks to owners, designers, and contractors.  Many of these risks are allocated in the parties’ contracts.  Risks may also be allocated to insurance companies through policies. By providing coverage for losses, insurance companies protect against certain financial losses and may also indemnify and defend against any claims or lawsuits filed against you.  The most common policies for construction projects include worker’s compensation, [...]

5 Mar, 2024

Not So Guaranteed: Can Small Losses Render a Sizable Liquidated Damages Provision Unenforceable?

2024-03-05T13:35:01-06:00March 5th, 2024|Construction Contractor Advisor, Construction Contracts, Latest News|

A “Liquidated Damages” provision should be a key part of your playbook when entering a construction contract. These damages typically apply when a party misses a performance deadline. The value of damages is usually expressed in a certain amount of dollars per day. Liquidated Damages are intended to avoid the difficult task of figuring out the economic impact of delayed performance. In many cases, an accurate estimation is quite difficult [...]

2 Jan, 2024

Your Contract Terms Should Not Be “Standard”

2024-01-02T11:30:04-06:00January 2nd, 2024|Construction Contractor Advisor, Construction Contracts, Nebraska Construction|

Many clients come through our doors because a project has gone wrong due to obligations they unknowingly take on after signing “industry standard” contracts. Standard industry contracts make for good starting points, but careful contractors will want to move beyond, or at least study, the “typical” terms in a contract to maximize the opportunities for success on a project, including being paid for the work you complete. Form Contracts Favor [...]

16 Jan, 2023

How to Protect Yourself When the Job Site Isn’t What You Expected

2023-01-16T01:00:38-06:00January 16th, 2023|Construction Contractor Advisor, Construction Contracts, Differing Site Conditions, Nebraska Construction Law|

It happens far too often – you show up at a job site that ends up much different than what you anticipated.  What is your best course of action?  First, look at your contract.  Do you have a differing site conditions or changed conditions clause?  Absent such a clause, you may be required to assume any additional difficulty, burden, or expense.  However, even in the absence of such a clause, [...]

9 Nov, 2022

What to Expect at Mediation

2022-11-09T14:22:45-06:00November 9th, 2022|LDM MedMal Forum|

If you are involved in litigation, you have likely heard that most medical negligence cases are resolved prior to trial. You may not know the mechanics of how lawsuits reach resolutions. One of the most common methods is mediation. Mediation is a process in which the parties to a lawsuit meet with a neutral person (a mediator) who assists the parties with negotiating a settlement of the case. In recent [...]

4 Oct, 2022

Can a Nurse Be Sued for Following a Physician’s Order?

2022-10-04T11:51:45-05:00October 4th, 2022|LDM MedMal Forum|

Consider a scenario whereby an attending physician gives orders to a nursing staff to monitor a patient and report to the physician any changes in the patient’s condition.  Despite the nursing staff’s constant monitoring, quick reporting to the attending physician, and implementation of further physician-guided treatment, the patient takes a turn for the worse.  Will a lawyer be able to point the finger at those nurses and say they owed [...]

29 Jun, 2022

Don’t Let Medicaid Reimbursement Impact Settlements – SCOTUS Rules Medicaid Can Seek Reimbursement for Future Medical Expenses

2022-06-29T12:23:47-05:00June 29th, 2022|LDM MedMal Forum|

The Supreme Court of the United States recently expanded the ability of states to recoup health care costs from accident victims under the Medicaid Act. The case, Gallardo v. Marstiller, involved injuries sustained by a plaintiff when she was hit by a motor vehicle as she stepped off a school bus in Florida.  Florida’s Medicaid agency paid $862,688.77 for Ms. Gallardo’s initial medical expenses.  Ms. Gallardo, through her parents, sued the [...]

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