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Economic Damages and Joint and Several Liability – Part I

Posted in In-House Counsel, Legislation

Over the next few Tuesday posts, we will be addressing the interplay between economic damages and joint and several liability.  It is often complicated, and can lead to some potentially inequitable results in large economic damage cases.  In handling cases … Continue reading

Law Students Sue Law Schools Over Lack of Employment

Posted in Uncategorized

As a person who financed his law school education and recognizes such a debt is generally not dischargeable, the news reports, blogs and other coverage of law student class action lawsuits filed against various law schools over employment and salary statistics have caught my interest.   The complaints … Continue reading

Notes From Nebraska Unicameral's 102nd Legislature, 2nd Session

Posted in Legislation

Senator Colby Coash of District 27 introduced two bills which may affect the Nebraska Judiciary, LB 790 and LB 862.  LB 790 would amend Neb.Rev.Stat. § 24-503 by transferring the vacant County Court Judge position from District 5 (Merrick, Platte, Colfax, Boone, Nance, Hamilton, … Continue reading

Jurors, Smart-phones and Jury Trial Mayhem

Posted in In-House Counsel, Trial

On January 30, 2012, Todd Cooper authored an article for the Omaha World Herald about Douglas County Nebraska Juror No. 22, who was found to be in contempt of court for consulting his smart-phone during the course of first-degree sexual assault trial.  Juror No. 22 was … Continue reading

Litigation, Damages and Jurors' Beliefs

Posted in Trial, Voir Dire

On January 11, 2012 the United States Supreme Court determined the “ministerial exception” provided by the First Amendment precluded an employment discrimination suit by a “called” teacher, Cheryl Perich, in Hosanna-Tabor Evangelical Lutheran Church and School v. EEOC.  As part of her job … Continue reading

As A Trial Lawyer, Form Can Trump Substance

Posted in Cross Examination, Depositions, Direct/Redirect Examination, Discovery, Trial

 As trial lawyers, events often move quickly and we make sure the substance of a particular position is made in order to protect the interests of our clients.  Unfortunately, substance doesn’t always win the day and there are times when form is extremely … Continue reading

Employer is not a "Released Person" for Purposes of Apportionment Under Nebraska's Comparative Fault Act

Posted in In-House Counsel

On January 6, 2012, the Nebraska Supreme Court decided the hotly contested issue of whether a court may apportion liability to an employer in a third-party action for peronsal injuries when the employer is immune from suit in tort under the Nebraska Workers’ … Continue reading