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Nebraska law and trials. Published by Stan Sipple.

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  • Jul 31

    Senelle deliberates and will vote no for Elton Kagan

    Senelle deliberates and will vote no for Elton Kagan
    Volokh conspiracy poster notes that sennelle is the first Rat to announce opposition to putting Harv Dean Elton Kagan on the. Supremes http://bit.ly/aObzRC. Didn't you know he listens to the concerns of Nebraskans about hour liberal…
  • Jul 3

    Order of the Kneepads Update Death Row lawyer suspended

    Order of the Kneepads Update Death Row lawyer suspended
    Usually if you take large retainers from clients blow off many cases and refuse to answer inquiries from the Supreme Disciplinary Counsel you will find yourself disbarred. APparently female do-gooder lawyers who help the oppressed oppress us…
  • Jan 3

    Nebraska Court of

    Nebraska Court of
    Nebraska Court of Appeals, unpublished decision, affirms Hall County District Court conviction for child abuse,Class III felony (28-707(5)). Defendant objected to doctor's testimony that referred to the child's foster care because that…
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Knudsen Law Firm Blog

Knudsen Law Firm Blog

Covers legal issues in Nebraska.

http://www.knudsenlaw.com/our-blog/
  • Apr 18

    Credit Background Check

    Credit Background Check
    Employers are usually counseled to use credit background checks only for those positions in which the employee will be in a position involving financial transactions of the company because of the concern of the disparate impact of that…
  • Apr 17

    Wage discussion

    Wage discussion
    Last week President Obama entered this executive order. http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/04/08/executive-order-non-retaliation-disclosure-compensation-information. Under the order employees of federal contractors are allowed to…
  • Apr 17

    Big Verdict reversed because of improper closing argument

    Big Verdict reversed because of improper closing argument
    A lawyer for a plaintiff in an employment discrimination case won a verdict for her client of  $900,000 which included $600,000 in punitive damages.  However the 8th Circuit reversed the award because the plaintiff’s…
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Midwest Agricultural Law Guide

Midwest Agricultural Law Guide

Covers farm management, crop damage claims and crop insurance. By Lamson, Dugan and Murray, LLP.

http://www.midwestagriculturallawguide.com/
  • Mar 30

    Hot Water Topics Pt. I: EPA Proposes New Definition of “Waters of The United States”

    Hot Water Topics Pt. I: EPA Proposes New Definition of “Waters of The United States”
    On March 24, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed a new definition of “waters of the United States” as applied in the Clean Water Act (CWA). The definition of “waters of the United States” currently…
  • Mar 26

    State Senator Proposes One Board To Rule All Water Issues In Nebraska

    State Senator Proposes One Board To Rule All Water Issues In Nebraska
    On January 21, 2014, Nebraska State Senator Bill Avery, introduced a bill (LB1005), which would create a board to govern the use of surface and groundwater.  Currently, surface water is controlled by the State’s Department of…
  • Mar 12

    Crop Insurance Agents: No Rebates Allowed

    Crop Insurance Agents: No Rebates Allowed
    Incentives work.  Trust me, I use incentives all the time to get my three year old to sit still, eat his dinner, and stop asking me “why?”  So why don’t you ever see crop insurance agents incentivizing clients…
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Nebraska Debt & Bankrtupcy Blog

Nebraska Debt & Bankrtupcy Blog

By Samuel J. Turco Jr.

http://www.nebraskadebtbankruptcyblog.com/
  • Mar 27

    American Bankruptcy Institute Seminar on Student Loan

    American Bankruptcy Institute Seminar on Student Loan
    I will be attending the American Bankruptcy Institute's Student Loan Debt Crisis Symposium being held in in Washington DC on May 30.  The timing of this event could not be better.  The student loan problem keeps getting worse and it…
  • Jan 24

    Court Denies CitiBank Interest When Contract Lost

    Court Denies CitiBank Interest When Contract Lost
    What happens when a bank cannot produce a copy of their credit card agreement during a lawsuit for an unpaid account balance?  Well, that was exactly the situation when CitiBank sued Teresa Cooper in the Superior Court of Vermont, and…
  • Jan 23

    Junk Debt Buyer Accused of Manufacturing Evidence

    Junk Debt Buyer Accused of Manufacturing Evidence
    Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson has filed a lawsuit against a junk-debt buyer, Bradstreet & Associates, accusing that firm of charging an inflated interest of 22% on debts for overdrawn bank accounts that may only charge 6%…
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Nebraska Litigation & Trial…

Nebraska Litigation & Trial Advisor

Covers trials and appeals, depositions, and discovery. By Lamson, Dugan and Murray, LLP.

http://nebraskalitigationadvisor.com/
  • Mar 27

    AAJ Regional Trial Competition

    AAJ Regional Trial Competition
    Last week I noted that I would be assisting with the AAJ Regional Trial Competition held in Omaha.  I served as a judge for what was, in my view, a very close round between two good teams.  Here are some … Continue reading…
  • Mar 21

    Nebrasketball and McDermott; A Retrospective

    Nebrasketball and McDermott; A Retrospective
    Today is a pretty exciting day for the state of Nebraska.  Both Creighton University and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln are in the men’s NCAA Tournament.  The Nebraska women won the B1G Tournament and also picked up a 4…
  • Mar 18

    Judging AAJ Regional Trial Competition

    Judging AAJ Regional Trial Competition
    This week Omaha plays host to a regional trial competition sponsored by the American Association for Justice.  Nine law schools from the Midwest region will send a total of 16 teams to compete.  I, along with many of my Omaha…
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PVW Estate Planning, Business…

PVW Estate Planning, Business Succession Planning & Asset Protection Planning Blog

Covers current issues affecting and strategies regarding estate, business succession, and asset protection planning. By Parsonage Vandenack Williams LLC.

http://www.pvwestateplanning.wordpress.com/
  • Apr 10

    What Happens If I Die Without a Will?

    What Happens If I Die Without a Will?
    The state provides an estate plan for you if you die without a will. In other words, there is a statute called Intestate Succession which specifically provides where the assets will go. It is the state’s best guess as to…Read…
  • Apr 8

    Who Should Be My Power of Attorney?

    Who Should Be My Power of Attorney?
    There are 2 different types of power of attorneys to consider when making that decision. The first type is a legal power of attorney. When you execute a legal power of attorney you are giving someone the ability to act…Read more…
  • Apr 3

    What Is the Difference Between General and Limited Power of Attorney?

    What Is the Difference Between General and Limited Power of Attorney?
    The purpose of a power of attorney in general is to provide an agent authority to act on your behalf, so the difference between the general and the limited is that the general provides all the statutory authority allowed by…Read more…
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PVW Health Care Law Blog

PVW Health Care Law Blog

Covers Health Care Reform, HIPAA compliance and practice management for health care practitioners. By Parsonage Vandenack Williams LLC.

http://www.pvwhealthcarelaw.wordpress.com/
  • Apr 17

    Medical Providers Should Use Caution on Continued Use of Windows XP

    Medical Providers Should Use Caution on Continued Use of Windows XP
    Microsoft’s recent announcement that it will stop providing support for its Windows XP operating system could cause an increased HIPAA risk to certain medical providers. HIPAA generally requires medical providers to adequately safeguard…
  • Apr 8

    ICD-10 Deadline Delayed at Least 1 Year

    ICD-10 Deadline Delayed at Least 1 Year
    The implementation deadline for ICD-10 has been delayed to at least October 1, 2015.  Congress has previously pushed back the deadline several times, most recently to October 1st, 2014.  The law provides that the implementation date…
  • Apr 3

    How Does the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) Affect My Business?

    How Does the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) Affect My Business?
      How the Affordable Care Act will affect your business depends, in part, on the size of your business. If you are a business that has 50+ employees then you have certain requirements regarding proving health insurance or paying…
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PVW Tax & Business Law Blog

PVW Tax & Business Law Blog

Covers issues that concern business entities, taxation, and employment law. By Parsonage Vandenack Williams LLC.

http://www.pvwtaxandbusinesslaw.wordpress.com/
  • Apr 14

    Nebraska Legislature Expands Homestead Exemption Eligibility

    Nebraska Legislature Expands Homestead Exemption Eligibility
    The Nebraska legislature recently passed a bill which will allow more Nebraska homeowners to use the homestead exemption for real property taxes. The Nebraska homestead exemption phases out as a taxpayer’s income increases. Under prior…
  • Apr 10

    What Do I Do If I Have a Tax Dispute With the IRS?

    What Do I Do If I Have a Tax Dispute With the IRS?
    That’s going to depend on what type of dispute you have. If the dispute is based on a previously-filed tax return, the first thing I would recommend is to go back to the person who prepared your return. A lot…Read more ›
  • Apr 9

    If I Move Out of the Country, Do I Still Pay U.S. Income Tax?

    If I Move Out of the Country, Do I Still Pay U.S. Income Tax?
    If you are a U.S. citizen living abroad, the U.S. income tax requirements are generally the same as if you lived in the United States. All gross income, whether made in the United States or abroad is subject to U.S.…Read more ›
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Workers' Compensation Watch

Workers' Compensation Watch

By Rehm, Bennet & Moore.

http://workerscompensationwatch.com/
  • Apr 17

    National Prescription Drug Take Back Day Set for April 26

    National Prescription Drug Take Back Day Set for April 26
    Mark your calendars! As part of spring cleaning duties, I know people are sorting through the stuff in their homes, donating what they can, and figuring out how to recycle or dispose of what can’t be donated. As a mom of a child with…
  • Apr 14

    Night Shift Work Causally Linked to an Increase in Breast Cancer

    Night Shift Work Causally Linked to an Increase in Breast Cancer
    Today’s post comes from guest author Jon Gelman, from Jon L Gelman LLC, a respected colleague in New Jersey. Various authors of this blog have covered some of the risks that workers are exposed to on a regular basis. Those risks can…
  • Apr 10

    Remember Workers’ Memorial Day on April 28

    Remember Workers’ Memorial Day on April 28
    The writers of this blog spend a lot of time encouraging readers to reflect by thinking about the lives of others who are less fortunate, where each individual reader has been, and where they are headed. We often encourage advocates for…
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