Nebraska Supreme Court News

Neb. Supreme: Ambiguous Policy Language Requires Insurer to Pay for Renovations

An ambiguous “extra expense” provision in a commercial property insurance policy requires the insurer to pay for new equipment that a grocery store and delicatessen needed for a new location after its former home burned down, the Nebraska Supreme Court …

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 …