Nebraska Supreme Court News

Neb. Supreme Court Finds Meth Residue a ‘Contaminant’ Excluded by Policy

The cost of cleaning up residue left behind by tenants who used or manufactured methamphetamine in a rental home was excluded from coverage by the landlord’s insurer because the policy excluded damages caused by contaminants or pollutants, the Nebraska Supreme …

Nebraska High Court’s Workers’ Comp Ruling for Assaulted Nurse Stands

The Nebraska Supreme Court on Friday 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 …

Missing Word Leads to Reversal of Nebraska Workers’ Comp Ruling in Favor of Employee

The omission of one word in a workers’ compensation court ruling favoring a co-op employee hurt during a company party led the Nebraska Supreme Court to reverse the ruling on Friday. The case stems from a 2010 cookout held by …

Florida and Nebraska Company Continue 17 Year Insurance Dispute

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 High Court Rules Affirms No Claim for Woman Bitten by Dog

The Nebraska Supreme Court says a woman who had part of her lower lip bitten off by a dog she was watching has no right to seek payment of medical expenses from dog owner’s home insurance company. Jennifer Van Kleek, …

Nebraska High Court Sides With Los Angeles Lawyer in Fee Dispute

The Nebraska Supreme Court has upheld a jury decision against a Lincoln law firm that was seeking a bigger share of fees paid a California lawyer. Former Lincoln lawyer Dan McCord argued in his lawsuit that he should have been …

Nebraska High Court Rules Farmers Not Liable for Fatal Crash

The Nebraska Supreme Court has affirmed that two farming brothers should not have been found negligent in a 2007 fatal crash where tall corn created a blind intersection. The crash occurred on Oct. 6, 2007, in Saunders County, when two …

Theft is on the Move

Recently, the Nebraska Supreme Court was asked to decide whether theft coverage existed for a mover’s refusal to complete the delivery of an insured’s property unless the insured paid the movers additional money, in cash, or by wire transfer. In …

Nebraska High Court Rules County Not Liable for 2009 Bus Crash

The Nebraska Supreme Court has reversed a lower court’s ruling that found Lancaster County partly liable for a 2009 school bus crash. Jeff Hall sued Lancaster County District Court and Norris School District in 2010, saying he had incurred more …

PTSD Treatment Covered Under Workers’ Comp for Nebraska Man

An Omaha, Neb., clothing store manager shot up to nine times in an act of revenge for reporting an earlier robbery is entitled to compensation for drug and alcohol rehab and treatment of post-traumatic stress syndrome following the shooting. The …