Nebraska Supreme Court News

New Trial Ordered in Suit Against Contractor Over Nebraska Library Sprinkler Damage

Wahoo city officials will get another chance to try to prove a contractor’s negligence after a sprinkler system in their local library burst and caused an estimated $160,000 in damage, the Nebraska Supreme Court said. The court ordered a new …

Court Backs Workers’ Comp Ruling for Assaulted Nebraska Nurse

The Nebraska Supreme Court has upheld a workers’ compensation ruling requiring a Kearney hospital to pay the salary of a former nurse who says she’s unable to work because of psychological injuries she received from three assaults at the hands …

After 17 Years, Florida-Nebraska Insurance Dispute Continues

Seventeen years after it started, a multimillion-dollar insurance dispute between the state of Florida and a Nebraska company continues to meander through the courts. The Nebraska Supreme Court has already ruled on aspects of the case four times, and the …

Nebraska Court: No Insurance Coverage for Woman Bitten by Dog

A woman who had part of her lower lip bitten off by a dog she was watching for friends has no right to seek payment of medical expenses from the owners’ home insurance company, the Nebraska Supreme Court ruled on …

Nebraska High Court: Federal Risk Retention Act Preempts State Law

The Nebraska Supreme Court ruled recently that a district court erred when it found that a federal law did not preempt the state’s prohibition against mandatory arbitration clauses in insurance contract. In Speece v. Allied Professionals Ins. Co., the Court …

Nebraska Supreme Court: Farmers not Negligent in Fatal Crash

A lower court was right to find that farming brothers were not negligent in a 2007 fatal crash where tall corn created a blind intersection, the Nebraska Supreme Court ruled on May 2. The crash occurred on Oct. 6, 2007, …

Nebraska Court: Agent Breached Contract but Client List Not a Trade Secret

The Nebraska Supreme Court recently upheld the finding of a lower court that a crop insurance agent breached the terms of her contract with a former employer when she went to work for another agency. However, in First Express Services …

Nebraska High Court Upholds Dismissal of Book Lawsuit

The Nebraska Supreme Court on April 19 upheld the dismissal of an Omaha woman’s lawsuit against a Massachusetts bookseller over a rare, autographed novel in a decision that has implications for online merchants. Helen Abdouch, 86, had claimed in the …