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26Apr, 2024

LDM Celebrates Drake Law’s Moot Court Advocacy

By |April 26th, 2024|Categories: Latest News|

Attorney Ted Appel, current law clerk Kelsey Schott, and former law clerk Kendra Sparby were recently recognized by Drake Law School for their contributions to its Moot Court Program. Ted was made as an honorary member to the Order of Barristers, a national society whose purpose is to recognize special efforts and contributions to moot court programs in American law schools, for his volunteer work in judging moot court events [...]

22Apr, 2024

LDM Defends Healthcare Providers on Appeal

By |April 22nd, 2024|Categories: Latest News|

Attorney Theodore T. Appel presented oral arguments to the Iowa Supreme Court on Thursday, March 21, 2024 in an appeal defending hospitals and healthcare professionals. The appeal involved Iowa Code section 147.140, known as the certificate of merit affidavit statute. This statute requires a plaintiff to provide an affidavit from a qualified medical expert early in litigation that verifies the allegations of medical malpractice. Failure to substantially comply [...]

19Apr, 2024

Taking An Insurance “Award” at Face Value: When A Producer Stood His Ground

By |April 19th, 2024|Categories: Agriculture, Latest News, Midwest Agricultural Law|

Recently, we handled a denial of insurance claim on behalf of a Nebraska Producer who experienced abnormally low yields as a result of an unprecedented drought.  The Producer had a valid Federal Crop Insurance Policy and submitted a claim to his insurance company for the loss, using grain scale tickets, where the Producer noted which loads came from certain fields in accordance with the Loss Adjustment Manual (“LAM”), as evidence. [...]

10Apr, 2024

Erin K. Artz Authored Feature Article in The Nebraska Lawyer

By |April 10th, 2024|Categories: Latest News|

Attorney Erin K. Artz authored “Family Business Succession Planning” which was featured in The Nebraska Lawyer’s March/April issue. The article discusses the importance of succession planning for family businesses, particularly as the owner ages. It emphasizes the need for a comprehensive plan that addresses management, ownership, and tax considerations well in advance of the owner's planned exit from the business. The article notes the high failure rates in [...]

10Apr, 2024

Monte L. Schatz Issue Editor for The Nebraska Lawyer Magazine’s Recent Issue

By |April 10th, 2024|Categories: Latest News|

As the issue editor for The Nebraska Lawyer’s March/April issue, Monte L. Schatz, undertook a range of responsibilities. These included the confirmation of topics and authors for articles, organizing the preferred order for articles where applicable, collecting and reviewing articles for content, gathering approved author bios and headshots if not provided with the article, and finally, coordinating the submission of all reviewed articles and bios for final review. [...]

3Apr, 2024

Eric W. Tiritilli & Sean A. Minahan Presented to Farm Managers on Agency Law

By |April 3rd, 2024|Categories: Latest News|

Partners Eric W. Tiritilli and Sean A. Minahan gave a presentation to farm managers on agency law, their role as fiduciaries, and how to best help them from inadvertently binding their company to duties not obligated under a contract. Mr. Tiritilli and Mr. Minahan provided helpful scenarios that were insightful and well received by the audience.

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