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28Nov, 2022

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

By |November 28th, 2022|Categories: 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. [...]

22Nov, 2022

Bryony J. Whitaker Advocated at the Iowa Supreme Court

By |November 22nd, 2022|Categories: 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.

21Nov, 2022

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

By |November 21st, 2022|Categories: 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. [...]

18Nov, 2022

Minimum Wage Measure Passes in Nebraska

By |November 18th, 2022|Categories: 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 [...]

16Nov, 2022

Patrick G. Vipond and Olivia R. McDowell Presented to Midwest Healthcare Providers

By |November 16th, 2022|Categories: Latest News|

Partner Patrick G. Vipond and Associate Olivia R. McDowell presented to a group of midwestern healthcare providers on the collaborative relationship between physicians and advanced practice providers, such as nurse practitioners and physician assistants, on November 1, 2022. Providers from Nebraska, Iowa, North Dakota, Minnesota, and Kansas attended. The presentation highlighted the legal framework for the physician-advanced practice practitioner relationship, best practices, and current trends in medical [...]

15Nov, 2022

Cathy Trent-Vilim, Nebraska State Chair for the Council of Appellate Lawyers, Attended the AJEI Summit

By |November 15th, 2022|Categories: Latest News|

Partner Cathy Trent-Vilim attended the AJEI Summit in Scottsdale, Arizona, from November 10-13, 2022. The AJEI Summit is the nation’s premier appellate educational event with almost 400 appellate judges and practitioners in attendance. It features discussions on emerging trends, challenges, and legal issues affecting appellate practitioners and the judiciary. This summit is organized by the National Judicial College and the Appellate Judges Education Institute, with participation of the [...]

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