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21Jun, 2018

Heirs or Errors to the Throne? The Importance of Thoughtful Business Entrance Planning

By |June 21st, 2018|Categories: Construction Contractor Advisor, Midwest Agricultural Law, Uncategorized|0 Comments

The following was authored by attorney, Shannon G. McCoy, Lamson, Dugan & Murray, LLP and written for submission in the National Land Improvement Contractors of America (LICA) newsletter.    Succession planning frustration One Month before Your Planned Retirement, 2038: Owner:            Alright Steve, Mike, and Kelsey, the day has finally come, it [...]

7Feb, 2018

Is Equal Always Fair? The Importance of Thoughtful Business Succession Planning

By |February 7th, 2018|Categories: Construction Contractor Advisor, Farm Management, Midwest Agricultural Law|0 Comments

Originally submitted by Dan Waters, Attorney & Sean Minahan, Attorneys  Lamson, Dugan and Murray, LLP; Proud members of C2C in the LICA Contractor.  The issues and discussions addressed in the following apply equally to family farm succession planning as they do for succession planning of family owned contracting companies.   [...]

13Nov, 2017

Turning Friends into Foes: Legal Fallout from Monsanto’s Dicamba

By |November 13th, 2017|Categories: Biotechnology, Construction Contractor Advisor, Crop Damage Claims, Government Regulations, Midwest Agricultural Law|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Monsanto's dicamba has turned friendly neighbors into legal foes due to crops damaged by dicamba's inability to stay where it is supposed to be.   With the soybean harvest basically complete, we are seeing more and more claims filed and litigation initiated.  Farmers are calculating the effect that dicamba applied by [...]

20Jun, 2017

Don’t Get Caught Holding the Bag: Hold the State Liable When General Contractor Fails to Pay on a Public Project.

By |June 20th, 2017|Categories: Bond Claims, Breach of Contract, Construction Claims, Construction Contractor Advisor, Construction Law, Government Contracting, Lien Rights, Midwest Agricultural Law, Nebraska Construction, Payment Bond|0 Comments

Holding the Bag According to a quick Google search the term "holding the bag" comes from the mid eighteenth century  and means be left with the onus of what was originally another's responsibility.  Nobody wants to be left holding the bag.  But that is the situation our client [...]

15Sep, 2016

Not So Fast: RMA Continues to Scrutinize New Producer Crop Status

By |September 15th, 2016|Categories: Construction Contractor Advisor, Crop Insurance, Farm Management, Government Regulations, Midwest Agricultural Law|0 Comments

If you have received a Notice of Overpayment and Removal of New Producer Status from your crop insurance company, you are not alone.  In 2012 the Risk Management Agency started auditing crop insurance applications wherein the insured had requested "New Producer" status.  The effects of the audit have come to [...]

8Aug, 2016

Pulled from the Swamp: EPA Wetland Determination Now Judicially Reviewable

By |August 8th, 2016|Categories: Construction Activity, Construction Contractor Advisor, Construction Law, EPA, Midwest Agricultural Law|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Landowners and developers bogged in an EPA wetland determination were recently thrown a life line when the United States Supreme Court determined The Army Corps of Engineer's (Corps) "jurisdictional determinations" (JD) regarding wetland designations are reviewable by the court.  United States Army Corps of Engineers v. Hawkes Co. Inc. Under [...]

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