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16 Jul, 2018

Civil Trial – Sarah Dempsey Presenting

By | 2018-07-16T13:03:58+00:00 July 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.  For more information please go to www.nbi-sems.com.

25 Jun, 2018

Defense Verdict!

By | 2018-06-25T16:17:47+00:00 June 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.

6 Jun, 2018

LDM Obtains Jury Verdict for Cattle Feeder

By | 2018-06-12T12:49:21+00:00 June 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

By | 2018-06-05T18:11:30+00:00 June 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

By | 2018-07-11T18:15:58+00:00 May 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

By | 2018-07-11T18:15:58+00:00 May 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

By | 2018-07-11T18:15:58+00:00 May 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 [...]

10 Apr, 2018

OLPA Boss Of The Year Award!

By | 2018-07-11T18:15:58+00:00 April 10th, 2018|Latest News, Uncategorized|

It's our pleasure to announce that Cathy Trent-Vilim is the 2018 recipient of the Omaha Legal Professionals Association’s Boss of the Year Award! She will be recognized at the OLPA Annual Boss Appreciation and Officer Installment banquet on April 18, 2018. Please join us in congratulating her.

14 Mar, 2018

Trent-Vilim Finalist For Supreme Court

By | 2018-07-11T18:15:58+00:00 March 14th, 2018|Latest News, Uncategorized|

A judicial nominating commission selected four lawyers Monday as finalists to fill the vacancy on the Nebraska Supreme Court created by the sudden resignation of Judge Max Kelch. Cathy Trent-Vilim is a partner at Lamson, Dugan and Murray and one of the four candidates chosen.  Trent-Vilim is a 2002 graduate of the University of Nebraska College of Law and works in the areas of appellate litigation, commercial and insurance law and legal malpractice defense. [...]

13 Mar, 2018

Distinguished Nebraskalander Award

By | 2018-07-11T18:15:58+00:00 March 13th, 2018|Latest News, Uncategorized|

LDM would like to congratulate our very own E. Benjamin Nelson on receiving the Distinguished Nebraskalander Award on Saturday night in Lincoln. The dinner was held in the Capitol Rotunda.  The setting was beautiful and majestic, with art deco mosaics of Nebraska scenes over our heads and under our feet.  Governor Ricketts presented the award to Ben after the Legislative Resolution was read.  The Resolution, adopted by the Unicameral, cited [...]

7 Mar, 2018

Another Win For LDM

By | 2018-07-11T18:15:59+00:00 March 7th, 2018|Latest News, Uncategorized|

Dan Hassing, an associate in the firm, recently received a defense verdict after a one and one-half day jury trial in the Douglas County District Court.  The case involved a side-swipe car accident that occurred in Omaha.  Our client was travelling in the left lane of a two-lane street.  When our client sought to merge from the left lane into the right lane, our client hit a car that was [...]

27 Feb, 2018

Favorable Verdict in Auto Accident Defense Trial

By | 2018-07-11T18:15:59+00:00 February 27th, 2018|Latest News, Uncategorized|

Attorney Sarah Dempsey recently received a favorable verdict in an auto accident defense trial.  Ms. Dempsey’s client admitted liable for causing the accident.  The only remaining issue for trial was the amount of the plaintiff’s damages.  The plaintiff claimed she was injured in the accident and required medical treatment.  She wanted to hold Ms. Dempsey’s client liability for a spine surgery that occurred over three years after the accident in [...]

21 Feb, 2018

LDM Adds Another Lawyer to Those Admitted to United States Tax Court

By | 2018-07-11T18:15:59+00:00 February 21st, 2018|Latest News, Uncategorized|

LDM business and commercial trial lawyer Brian Brislen has been admitted to practice in the United States Tax Court.  Mr. Brislen joins Robert Murray, Dan Waters, Mark Novotny, Katie French and Joseph Borghoff as LDM lawyers admitted in the United States Tax Court.  Mr. Brislen is also admitted in Nebraska as well the United States District Court for the Districts of Nebraska, Colorado and the Southern District of Iowa, the [...]

12 Feb, 2018

LDM Secures Judgment of Nearly $2.2 Million in Litigated Joint Venture Business Dispute

By | 2018-07-11T18:15:59+00:00 February 12th, 2018|Latest News, Uncategorized|

LDM business and commercial trial lawyers Brian Brislen and Adam Feeney helped an LDM client obtain a judgment of nearly $2,200,000.  They represented the client at trial over three days in July of 2017, in a claim seeking payment of money owed after a nearly decade long farming operation ended.  The action sought to recover the full amount of the profits owed to LDM’s client, plus interest.  After the close [...]

3 Jan, 2018

Judgment In Excess of $5,800,000

By | 2018-07-11T18:15:59+00:00 January 3rd, 2018|Latest News, Uncategorized|

Kyle Wallor, a Partner in our Litigation Department, successfully secured a summary judgment in excess of $5,800,000 in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.  The client initiated suit asserting breach of fiduciary duty, breach of contract, conversion, money had and received, an action for an accounting and piercing the corporate veil against a vendor.  The vendor contested all claims, largely on the basis this was [...]

27 Dec, 2017

Defense Verdict

By | 2018-07-11T18:17:14+00:00 December 27th, 2017|Latest News, News|

Congratulations to Bill Lamson and Denise Destache on a recent defense verdict.  The case involved a shoulder surgery with subsequent complications.  However, following three and a half days of testimony, it took an Omaha jury less than an hour to return a verdict in favor of our defendant physician in a case tried in Douglas County District Court.  

29 Nov, 2017

Lamson, Dugan & Murray Named Best Law Firms 2018 Edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers

By | 2018-07-11T18:17:14+00:00 November 29th, 2017|Latest News, News|

Lamson, Dugan & Murray is pleased to announce that the Firm was recently selected by our clients and peers for inclusion in The Best Law Firms 2018 Edition of U.S. News - Best Lawyers®. The Firm was selected "Best Law Firms" in the following practice areas: Metropolitan Tier 1 Omaha • Commercial Litigation • Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) • Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants • Personal Injury [...]