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19Jul, 2018

Disability Law: The Right to Visit Elderly or Disabled Relatives

By |July 19th, 2018|Categories: Appealing Litigation, Disability Law, Nebraska Litigation & Trial Advisor|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

At times, caregivers of elderly or disabled individuals, and family members of these individuals, may be at odds with each other. Among other struggles, caregivers may, at times, isolate the individuals from their loved ones. Nebraska recently enacted LB 122, a bill intended to prevent caregivers from arbitrarily denying visitation [...]

27Jun, 2018

Lawyers are Not Guarantors: Proving Causation in Legal Malpractice Cases

By |June 27th, 2018|Categories: Expert Witnesses, Legal Malpractice, Nebraska Litigation & Trial Advisor|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Your client had a great case. Or so you thought – just before the jury came back and found for the opposing party. Your disgruntled client is now looking to you to make her whole. Are you on the hook for the disappointing results? Of course, the answer depends [...]

5May, 2018

Thinking of Suing Your Client for Unpaid Fees? Think Twice.

By |May 5th, 2018|Categories: Ethics, Litigation Tips, Nebraska Litigation & Trial Advisor|Tags: , |0 Comments

  We've all been there. Long days.  Late nights. Slogging away for the benefit of your client. Then, when you send the bill to be paid for your time, nothing happens. Days, weeks and months go by, to no avail.  Your follow up letters, emails and phone calls fare no better.  [...]

21Feb, 2018

Nebraska Court of Appeals Slogs Its Way Through the Jurisdictional Bog

By |February 21st, 2018|Categories: Appellate Work, Nebraska Litigation & Trial Advisor|Tags: , |0 Comments

Almost two years ago I wrote about the "swamp" of appellate jurisdiction in family law cases.  Unfortunately, the statutes have gone unchanged, and so the appellate courts continue to slog their way through the swamp, trying to explain why one order by the court is not final and another one [...]

26Jan, 2018

Guarding Against Disability Discrimination Suits Arising from Employment

By |January 26th, 2018|Categories: Discrimination, Employment, Nebraska Litigation & Trial Advisor|Tags: , , |0 Comments

In hopes of leveling the playing field for individuals with disabilities seeking employment, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibits disability discrimination by employers with 15 or more employees with respect to terms, conditions, and privileges of employment. While the objective of this Act is admirable, employers are often apprehensive [...]

9Jan, 2018

The Nebraska Court of Appeals Overturns Lenient Sentence of Sex Offender Where Trial Judge Cited Teenage Girls’ Promiscuity as Basis for His Sentence

By |January 9th, 2018|Categories: Nebraska Litigation & Trial Advisor|0 Comments

In an unpublished opinion, the Nebraska Court of Appeals recently remanded a case back to the trial court and ordered that the defendant be re-sentenced by a new judge. The opinion arose out of the conviction of 21 year old Taylor W. Welty-Hackett ("Welty"). He pled no contest to attempted first degree sexual [...]

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