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25 May, 2023

LDM Welcomes Five New Law Clerks

2023-05-25T15:35:35-05:00May 25th, 2023|Latest News|

LDM is happy to welcome five new Law Clerks - Anna Clark, Darlene Gomez, Kendra Sparby, Kelsey Schott and Zoey Shipley. Anna and Darlene have joined the Omaha office and Kendra, Kelsey and Zoey are working at our West Des Moines location. We welcome them, and are thrilled to have all of them on our team. Five new clerks, four different schools, one common goal, pretty exciting times here [...]

23 May, 2023

Congratulations to LDM’s Recent Law School Graduates

2023-05-24T09:08:59-05:00May 23rd, 2023|Latest News|

Law Clerks Maddie Hasley and Spencer Mitchell graduated from UNL College of Law on Saturday, May 20th. Maddie graduated with distinction and was selected as a member of Order of the Barristers. Spencer graduated with high distinction and a pro bono certificate. Congratulations to both on this achievement!

15 May, 2023

LDM Obtains Summary Judgment in Custom Baling Case

2023-05-15T09:57:58-05:00May 15th, 2023|Latest News|

Partner Sean Minahan and attorney Olivia McDowell recently obtained summary judgment dismissal of a breach of contract action relating to custom oat baling work. LDM's clients, the plaintiffs, performed windrowing, raking, and baling of oats on the defendant's property pursuant to an oral agreement. Upon completion of the work, the defendant refused to pay for the custom baling. As a result, the plaintiffs brought suit for breach [...]

5 May, 2023

Jason C. Palmer Presented to the Auto Owners Insurance Company

2023-05-05T13:11:48-05:00May 5th, 2023|Latest News|

Partner Jason C. Palmer recently presented on the basics of cargo claims under the Carmack Amendment to the Auto Owners Insurance Company. His presentation discussed the basics of Carmack claims and what constitutes “delivery” of cargo under Carmack. It also covered defenses to the Carmack Amendment including the “Savage” rule.

3 May, 2023

Erin K. Artz and Olivia R. McDowell Speak with Mercy High School AP US Government Students

2023-05-03T09:28:54-05:00May 3rd, 2023|Latest News|

Attorneys Erin Artz and Olivia McDowell recently returned to their alma mater, Mercy High School, to speak with an Advanced Placement US Government class about law school, lawyering and how law firms work. They also had an opportunity to speak with students who expressed interest in joining the mock trial team, which Olivia McDowell will be coaching this upcoming year.

11 Apr, 2023

Mark E. Novotny and Oliva R. McDowell Obtain Dismissal of Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

2023-04-11T13:56:23-05:00April 11th, 2023|Latest News|

Partner Mark Novotny and Attorney Olivia McDowell recently obtained a dismissal of a medical malpractice lawsuit against a physician arising out of allegations of misdiagnosis.Key to the success was an understanding and analysis of the Nebraska Rules of Civil Procedure for amendments of pleadings. The plaintiffs sought leave to amend their previously filed complaint to add a hospital as a party defendant but failed to request leave of [...]

5 Apr, 2023

LDM Expands Firm with the Addition of Jack L.C. Pietig

2023-04-05T11:04:21-05:00April 5th, 2023|Latest News|

Lamson Dugan & Murray LLP welcomes attorney Jack L.C. Pietig. Jack Pietig is a litigation associate at LDM’s West Des Moines office. Prior to joining the Firm, Jack worked as a law clerk for Justice Matthew McDermott of the Iowa Supreme Court during the 2020–21 term. As a law clerk, he drafted language for judicial opinions and conducted research memorandum on a wide array of legal issues. Jack [...]

4 Apr, 2023

Jason C. Palmer Presented to the Iowa Communities Assurance Pool

2023-04-04T08:52:43-05:00April 4th, 2023|Latest News|

Partner Jason C. Palmer recently presented to the Iowa Communities Assurance Pool (ICAP) on the “Logistics of Staffing and Critical Incident Response in Jails.” This live discussion covered the logistics of staffing and its direct impact on routine operations, management of inmates and critical incident response. Jason also discussed the related potential for liability and litigation as relates to jail operations. ICAP provides property and casualty coverage to [...]

31 Mar, 2023

2023 Changes in Crop Insurance: Second Chance If You Forget to Identify a SBI

2023-04-04T12:52:39-05:00March 31st, 2023|Agriculture, Crop Insurance, Latest News|

How did I forget? Back in August 2022 the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation (FCIC) released revisions to the Rainfall Index Common Policy, Basic Provisions which became effective on January 1, 2023.  The changes included revising certain definitions to match those of the Common Crop Insurance Policy and adding a 30-day deadline to appeal a determination of good farming practice. Furthermore, the FCIC added a provision which would allow [...]

30 Mar, 2023

Life at LDM | Attorney Spotlight, William R. Settles

2023-03-30T14:50:07-05:00March 30th, 2023|Latest News, Life at LDM|

William R. Settles, Partner Describe your career trajectory Until my junior year in college, I thought I was going to be a doctor. Once I recognized my aversion to blood and sick people, I needed something different to do. I tagged along with my roommate to a moot court presentation and found I really enjoyed it. Two years later I was a first-year law student at Notre Dame [...]

30 Mar, 2023

Mark E. Novotny and Anne Marie O’Brien Approved by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) to Serve as Qualified Arbitrators

2023-03-30T10:21:50-05:00March 30th, 2023|Latest News|

Partners Mark E. Novotny and Anne Marie O’Brien have been approved by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) to serve as qualified arbitrators for deciding disputes. Mr. Novotny and Ms. O’Brien underwent extensive background checks, interviews, training, and testing to become qualified FINRA arbitrators. FINRA arbitrators are independent and are chosen to hear disputes and issue final, binding decisions. FINRA provides an arbitration forum, pursuant to rules [...]

20 Mar, 2023

Adam R. Feeney Presented at the Midlands African Chamber’s Power Hour

2023-03-20T11:48:27-05:00March 20th, 2023|Latest News|

Partner Adam R. Feeney presented at the Midlands African Chamber’s Power Hour on Thursday, March 16, 2023. During his presentation he discussed the importance of drafting and following organizational agreements for businesses. Adam specializes in commercial litigation and arbitration. He has represented clients in various disputes, including corporate partnership, breach of contract, creditors’ rights, product liability, RICO, securities fraud, employment, trusts, and estates. To learn more about Adam [...]

12 Mar, 2023

Jason C. Palmer Presented to the Iowa Motor Truck Association

2023-03-09T12:05:53-06:00March 12th, 2023|Latest News|

Partner Jason C. Palmer recently presented a webinar on the basics of cargo claims under the Carmack Amendment to the Iowa Motor Truck Association (IMTA). His presentation discussed the basics of Carmack claims and what constitutes “delivery” of cargo under Carmack. It also covered defenses to the Carmack Amendment including the “Savage” rule and limiting the liability of the carrier through the bill of lading and tariffs. Jason’s [...]

10 Mar, 2023

Winning Isn’t Everything . . . Unless You Can Collect: The Nebraska Supreme Court’s Recent Cautionary Holding

2023-05-03T08:52:00-05:00March 10th, 2023|Construction Contractor Advisor, Latest News, Nebraska Construction Law|

Unfortunately, winning a case does not guarantee that you will collect money.  The court is not responsible for collecting the judgment.  Rather, if the judgment debtor (losing party) does not voluntarily pay the judgment to the judgment creditor (winning party), the judgment creditor must take action to collect. For construction cases, the issue becomes more complicated and nuanced where a construction lien is filed on real property owned by a [...]

9 Mar, 2023

Erin K. Artz Presented at Creighton Law School’s “Women in Business Law” Panel

2023-03-09T12:06:35-06:00March 9th, 2023|Latest News|

Attorney Erin K. Artz recently participated in Creighton Law School’s “Women in Business Law” panel discussion. This panel, hosted by the Women’s Law Student Association and Business Law Society, brought together attorneys from local law firms to share their insights and career development advice with women law students interested in business law.

9 Mar, 2023

Jason W. Grams Inducted to the Nebraska State Bar Foundation’s Class of 2022 Fellows

2023-03-09T08:29:40-06:00March 9th, 2023|Latest News|

At the 37th Annual Fellows Dinner, Partner Jason W. Grams was recognized by the Nebraska State Bar Foundation as part of the Class of 2022 Fellows. Nomination and selection to become a Fellow is based upon their dedication to improving the administration of justice, leadership in the profession, civic service, integrity and Foundation support. This is a prestigious honor bestowed annually on only 30 lawyers. Mr. Grams joins [...]

7 Mar, 2023

Patrick Vipond and Mary Mikuls Obtained Successful Summary Judgement for Client

2023-03-06T14:05:09-06:00March 7th, 2023|Latest News|

Partner Patrick G. Vipond and Associate Mary C. Mikuls recently obtained a successful summary judgment for a hospital client, having the case against the client dismissed. In addition to a claim for medical malpractice, this success also came in an action under the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (“EMTALA”). Also referred to as the “anti-dumping” law, EMTALA is a federal statute requiring emergency medical providers [...]

6 Mar, 2023

Loree Nelson and Ted Appel Judge Drake Law School’s First Year Oral Argument Competition

2023-03-06T14:03:28-06:00March 6th, 2023|Latest News|

Of Counsel Loree Nelson and Attorney Theodore T. Appel judged oral arguments conducted by first year law students at Drake Law School on February 28 and March 2, 2023. These oral arguments are designed to give first year law students at Drake Law School the practical experience of appellate advocacy and receive real time feedback on their presentation and arguments from members of the legal community. The [...]

3 Mar, 2023

LDM Celebrates Its 25th Anniversary

2023-03-03T14:22:02-06:00March 3rd, 2023|Latest News|

This year marks Lamson Dugan & Murray’s (LDM) 25th anniversary. Founded in 1998, LDM was created with the goal of forming a partnership of talented legal professionals who brought enthusiasm and excellence to the practice of law for the benefit of the Firm’s clients. LDM started with 20 attorneys collectively possessing over 150 years of experience in civil and corporate law. Today, the Firm has 49 attorneys, even more years [...]

1 Mar, 2023

William R. Settles Admitted to American College of Trial Lawyers

2023-03-08T09:54:38-06:00March 1st, 2023|Latest News|

William R. Settles has become a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, one of the premier legal associations in North America. The induction ceremony at which Mr. Settles became a Fellow took place recently before an audience of approximately 525 during the recent Spring Meeting of the College in Key Biscayne, Florida. Founded in 1950, the College is composed of the best of the trial bar [...]

28 Feb, 2023

Cathy Trent-Vilim Published in the American Bar Association’s 2023 Winter Issue of the Council of Appellate Lawyers

2023-02-28T13:02:48-06:00February 28th, 2023|Latest News|

Partner Cathy Trent-Vilim was recently published in the American Bar Association’s (ABA) 2023 Winter Issue of the Council of Appellate Lawyers. Her article, “The Dos and Don’ts of Crafting a Strategic and Helpful Amicus Brief,” shares how to craft an amicus brief in a way that will not only get the court’s attention, but also serve the brief’s fundamental purpose: helping the court. Click here to read the [...]

27 Feb, 2023

2023 Nebraska Ag Bills: Analysis of Current Law and Proposed Changes

2023-02-27T08:09:31-06:00February 27th, 2023|Agriculture, Government Regulations, Latest News, Legislation|

    Legislative Bill 591: Proposed Changes Timeline for Notice to Terminate Verbal Lease Agreements Legislative Bill 591 (“LB 591”) proposes a different timeline for tenants leasing agricultural property to give notice to terminate their oral lease agreements. Nebraska does not have a statute governing these terminations, but the Nebraska Supreme Court has set clear guidelines, as further explained below. Current Nebraska Law In Wilson, the tenant had an oral [...]

24 Feb, 2023

Life at LDM | Attorney Spotlight, Callie A. Kanthack

2023-02-24T14:55:07-06:00February 24th, 2023|Latest News, Life at LDM|

Callie A. Kanthack, Attorney How have you advanced professionally since joining our team? Since being hired as an LDM Associate, I have had the opportunity to build and improve my litigation skills. During my first year, I took depositions, argued motions, second-chaired a trial, and wrote an appellate brief. Through this experiential learning process, I have received one-on-one feedback from LDM Partners and developed professional relationships among members [...]

23 Feb, 2023

LDM Expands Construction Practice to Include Mediation of Construction Disputes

2023-02-23T11:53:16-06:00February 23rd, 2023|Construction Contractor Advisor, Construction Law, Latest News|

Lamson Dugan & Murray LLP is pleased to announce that Craig F. Martin will be expanding his construction practice to include mediation of construction disputes. Craig is certified in mediation by the Supreme Court of Nebraska, having completed both the Nebraska Mediation Association and Advanced Federal Practice Mediation Training programs. For more than 25 years, Craig has helped construction clients resolve all types of construction disputes. During that [...]

22 Feb, 2023

LDM Prevailed in Iowa Court of Appeals in Case Regarding Emergency Hospitalization Order

2023-02-22T12:38:37-06:00February 22nd, 2023|Latest News|

Lamson Dugan & Murray LLP recently prevailed in the Iowa Court of Appeals in a case involving a patient subjected to an emergency hospitalization order. The patient sued the medical provider and law enforcement alleging claims of false imprisonment and false arrest. On review, The Court of Appeals, without opinion, affirmed the District Court’s grant of summary judgment to the defendants. Click here to read similar appellate news: [...]

22 Feb, 2023

Mark E. Novotny Presented to Hospital and Medical Staff in Neligh, Nebraska

2023-02-22T12:22:52-06:00February 22nd, 2023|Latest News|

Partner Mark E. Novotny presented to both hospital staff and medical staff at Antelope Memorial Hospital on February 17, 2023, in Neligh, Nebraska. Mr. Novotny addressed topics including: the Cures Act where patients can see clinical notes on their patient portal; refreshing healthcare professionals on medical record documentation requirements; and defensive & proper documentation. He also discussed the genesis and development of Electronic Medical Records, use of Audit [...]

21 Feb, 2023

Cathy Trent-Vilim Elected to the Eighth Circuit Bar Association Board of Directors, Representing Nebraska

2023-02-21T09:49:21-06:00February 21st, 2023|Latest News|

Partner Cathy Trent-Vilim was recently elected to the Eighth Circuit Bar Association Board of Directors representing the state of Nebraska. The Bar Association was formed to improve and facilitate the administration of justice within the courts of the Eighth Circuit; to raise the standards of proficiency and integrity in federal practice; to develop and implement effective, efficient, and uniform rules of practice and procedure within the courts of [...]

20 Feb, 2023

Why You Should Hire an Appellate Attorney Before Trial

2023-02-27T08:14:28-06:00February 20th, 2023|Appealing Litigation, Appellate Work, Latest News|

Although an appeal comes after the trial is over, you should be thinking about hiring an appellate attorney long before the trial phase of a case. In fact, an appellate attorney can be a valuable resource throughout the pendency of your case in the trial court. How, you ask? First, you cannot appeal an error that has not been properly preserved. Appellate counsel can assist (both before and during trial) [...]

13 Feb, 2023

LDM Wins in the Iowa Court of Appeals

2023-02-13T12:41:06-06:00February 13th, 2023|Latest News|

Partners Janice M. Thomas and Cathy Trent-Vilim recently won an appeal in the Iowa Court of Appeals. The case turned on whether an Iowa city owed a legal duty to a minor who was attacked by a dog while she was playing in her own yard. The minor, through her parents, alleged the city was negligent for failing to destroy the dog, which had not been vaccinated [...]

7 Feb, 2023

LDM Wins in the Nebraska Court of Appeals

2023-02-06T14:16:44-06:00February 7th, 2023|Latest News|

Partners Brian J. Brislen and Cathy Trent-Vilim recently prevailed in an appeal pending before the Nebraska Court of Appeals. The suit involved a family dispute over who should serve as trustee of a disabled brother’s irrevocable noncharitable trust. Under the terms of an amended trust agreement, the trust was being managed by a sister-in-law. Several siblings, however, challenged the validity of the amended trust agreement, claiming the [...]

6 Feb, 2023

Top 4 Reasons to Hire an Appellate Specialist for an Appeal

2023-02-06T14:09:41-06:00February 6th, 2023|Appealing Litigation, Appellate Work, Latest News|

1. A Fresh Set of Eyes Even the most gifted trial attorney can develop blind spots in a case. An appellate specialist brings a fresh set of eyes to your case and see issues you do not see. Appellate attorneys can also bring a new perspective to the case. An appellate attorney with no stake in the arguments made in the trial court can take a more objective and dispassionate [...]

3 Feb, 2023

Andrew Johnson Obtained Defense Verdict in Recent Trial in Polk County, Iowa

2023-02-03T08:39:10-06:00February 3rd, 2023|Latest News|

Partner Andrew C. Johnson obtained a defense verdict following a jury trial in Polk County, Iowa earlier this week. Plaintiff sought damages at trial in excess of $800,000, claiming a car accident caused by Andy’s client in 2018 resulted in permanent neck and back injuries. Following the accident, Plaintiff underwent several rounds of therapy, injections and radio frequency ablations before undergoing a cervical fusion in 2021. Plaintiff and [...]

2 Feb, 2023

Adam Feeney Featured in The Nebraska Lawyer January/February Publication

2023-02-02T10:27:58-06:00February 2nd, 2023|Latest News|

Partner Adam R. Feeney was recently featured in The Nebraska Lawyer publication for his article, “Primer on Arbitration and Recent Developments in Arbitration Caselaw.” Arbitration is a binding form of private dispute resolution to which almost everyone has agreed, in one contract or another, certain of their claims are subject. In this article Adam seeks to provide an overview of what arbitration is and the ways courts enforce [...]

11 Jan, 2023

Craig F. Martin and Daniel J. Waters Presented at the 2023 Iowa LICA Convention

2023-01-11T08:51:54-06:00January 11th, 2023|Latest News|

Partners Craig F. Martin and Daniel J. Waters presented at the 2023 Iowa LICA Convention on January 9. The Iowa Chapter Land Improvement Contractors of America (LICA) is a nonprofit association of contractors dedicated to the professional conservation of soil and water. Their annual convention is held over three days and provides educational sessions and workshops. Craig’s presentation focused on minimizing risk on construction projects and Dan [...]

6 Jan, 2023

LDM Expands Firm with Four New Attorneys

2023-01-06T08:02:48-06:00January 6th, 2023|Latest News|

Lamson Dugan & Murray LLP (LDM) welcomes attorneys Andrew C. Johnson, Jason C. Palmer, Scott Wormsley, and Rachel R. Raymond. Johnson, Palmer and Wormsley join as partners in LDM’s West Des Moines location and Raymond is an associate in Omaha. Andy Johnson has an active trial practice and has tried numerous jury and nonjury trials over the last several years for a variety of clients. His practice areas include commercial [...]

3 Jan, 2023

Life at LDM | Attorney Spotlight, Bryony J. Whitaker

2023-01-03T08:44:57-06:00January 3rd, 2023|Latest News, Life at LDM|

Bryony J. Whitaker, Attorney What is your definition of success? I define success as maintaining a happy family life with my husband and two pups, balanced with a dynamic career where I’m dealt new challenges. Not to harp on the alleged mythical unicorn that is the ‘work life balance’ bandwagon, but I really do believe it is possible! Something that I’m still learning as I go along is [...]

30 Dec, 2022

Taylor J. Jurgens Elected to NeighborGood’s Board of Directors

2022-12-30T09:36:57-06:00December 30th, 2022|Latest News|

Attorney Taylor J. Jurgens was recently elected to serve on the Board of Directors of NeighborGood (formerly known as the Tri-City Food Pantry) for a three-year term. NeighborGood is a food pantry located in Papillion, Nebraska that serves those in the Sarpy County area struggling with food insecurity. NeighborGood currently serves around 200 families every month with food and household items, and is in the process of building [...]

15 Dec, 2022

Mark E. Novotny Elected to Judicial Nominating Commissions

2022-12-15T10:15:53-06:00December 15th, 2022|Latest News|

After the votes were tabulated, Partner Mark E. Novotny was selected by the attorneys of the Nebraska Bar Association to four Judicial Nominating Commissions: (1) Chief Justice of the Nebraska Supreme Court; (2) Nebraska Supreme Court; (3) Nebraska Court of Appeals; and (4) the District and County Courts of the Nebraska Fourth Judicial District. Judges in all levels of Nebraska Courts must first submit their names to the [...]

12 Dec, 2022

Cathy Trent-Vilim Presented at the NATA Seminar

2022-12-12T13:56:45-06:00December 12th, 2022|Latest News|

Partner Cathy Trent-Vilim spoke at the NATA Seminar on December 2, 2022 in Omaha, Nebraska. The seminar focused on principles for trial practice where seasoned attorneys shared advice and strategies on various aspects of trial practice. Ms. Trent-Vilim presented on appellate practice pointers, which included rule changes related to creating a record for appeal and appellate brief formatting changes. To learn more about NATA click here. [...]

9 Dec, 2022

Craig F. Martin Presented at the Nebraska State Bar Real Estate Seminar

2022-12-09T09:29:20-06:00December 9th, 2022|Latest News|

Partner Craig F. Martin presented at the Nebraska State Bar Real Estate Seminar on Construction Contracts After COVID.  His presentation focused on updating construction contracts to address situations that were caused by the pandemic, like price escalation, supply chain disruptions, and delayed projects.  Click here to get a copy of Craig’s handout.

8 Dec, 2022

Maria T. Lighthall Appointed to Madonna Foundation and Hospital Board of Directors

2022-12-08T12:55:15-06:00December 8th, 2022|Latest News|

Partner Maria T. Lighthall was recently appointed Chair of the Madonna Foundation Board of Directors and Ex Officio (voting member) of the Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital Board of Directors. “During the last year, 2,058 donors from 41 states helped support world-class rehabilitation on Madonna’s Lincoln and Omaha campuses. The $10 million raised for the Lincoln campus Expansion Project alone is testament to the generosity of our friends who help [...]

8 Dec, 2022

Craig F. Martin Presented at the 2022 PRO Education Day

2022-12-08T12:31:18-06:00December 8th, 2022|Latest News|

Partner Craig F. Martin presented as part of a panel on strategic business planning and evaluation at the Professional Remodeling Organization’s PRO Education Day on December 7, 2022. This panel discussed how to overcome operational challenges and build a stronger business. Click here to learn more about PRO.

7 Dec, 2022

Mark E. Novotny Judges State Mock Trial Finals

2022-12-07T13:38:18-06:00December 7th, 2022|Latest News|

Partner Mark E. Novotny, along with Nebraska Supreme Court Justice Jeffrey Funke, were on the judging panel for the championship round of the Nebraska 2022 High School Mock Trial competition put on by the Nebraska State Bar Association. Each year more than 1,000 students and teachers from high schools across Nebraska take part in the Judge Lyle Strom High School Mock Trial Program. Mr. Novotny had the privilege [...]

6 Dec, 2022

Monte Schatz Presented at the ACTEC 2022 MoKanNeb Meeting

2022-12-06T13:56:02-06:00December 6th, 2022|Latest News|

Senior Counsel Monte Schatz presented at the ACTEC 2022 MoKanNeb Meeting on December 3, 2022 in Kansas City, Missouri. Mr. Schatz addressed the analysis of the Nebraska Supreme Court decision in Chrisp v. Chrisp (In re: Estate of Chrisp), and its impact on the definition of the augmented estate and the elective share. His presentation provided an overview in light of the Chrisp decision of conflicting provisions between [...]

28 Nov, 2022

Janice M. Thomas Obtained Unanimous Decision Affirming Summary Judgment in Recent Appeal in the Iowa Supreme Court

2022-11-28T10:08:13-06:00November 28th, 2022|Latest News|

Partner Janice M. Thomas obtained an unanimous decision affirming summary judgment in her appeal Save our Stadiums v. Des Moines Independent School District. The Iowa Supreme Court upheld the district court’s summary judgment dismissing Save Our Stadium’s claims challenging the Des Moines Independent Community School District’s refusal to grant their petition for a public referendum on the funding for an athletic stadium. The plaintiffs, Save Our Stadiums, et. [...]

22 Nov, 2022

Bryony J. Whitaker Advocated at the Iowa Supreme Court

2022-11-22T14:57:55-06:00November 22nd, 2022|Latest News|

Attorney Bryony J. Whitaker advocated at the Iowa Supreme Court on Wednesday, November 16. Bryony sought to gain clarity on Iowa's certificate of merit statute; an issue that is of great importance to the medical malpractice community. She talked about how the legislature created a mandatory dismissal right for defendants, demonstrated by the statute’s legislative history. Click here to watch.

21 Nov, 2022

William R. Settles Presented at the 2022 Nebraska Perinatal Quality Improvement Collaborative (NPQIC) Fall Summit

2022-11-21T08:48:25-06:00November 21st, 2022|Latest News|

Partner William R. Settles presented at the 2022 Nebraska Perinatal Quality Improvement Collaborative (NPQIC) Fall Summit in Kearney, Nebraska on Wednesday, November 9, 2022. The summit focused on physicians, advanced practice providers and nurse leaders, educating them on optimizing and creating effective health care teams to reduce perinatal mortality and morbidity. Bill’s presentation focused on current issues in medical malpractice. Click here to learn more about NPQIC. [...]

18 Nov, 2022

Minimum Wage Measure Passes in Nebraska

2022-11-18T09:56:48-06:00November 18th, 2022|Department of Labor, Employment, Latest News|

On November 8, 2022, voters in Nebraska approved a ballot measure to raise the statewide minimum wage to $15 an hour, up from $9. The measure, Initiative 433, will gradually increase the state’s wage floor to $15 an hour by 2026. The changes are designed to be made each year as follows: $10.50 on January 1, 2023; $12.00 on January 1, 2024; $13.50 on January 1, 2025; and $15.00 on [...]

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