Archive | July, 2017

Judge Hoffert Recently Appointed as Presiding Judge of the Nebraska Workers’ Compensation Court

Recently, Judge John R. Hoffert was elected as the Nebraska Workers’ Compensation Court presiding judge. Judge Hoffert’s election is for a two year term ending June 30, 2019. Judge Hoffert was elected as presiding judge by the judges of the Nebraska Workers’ Compensation Court. For questions regarding the Nebraska Workers’ Compensation Court, please don’t hesitate […]

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Recent Trial Decision Details the Importance of Effective Discovery in Litigated Cases

Recently, in De Mora v. Greater Omaha Packing, defended by Dallas Jones, Judge Martin rejected the plaintiff’s claim that her low back condition was caused by an altered gait due to a compensable ankle fracture. Judge Martin rejected the opinions expressed by the plaintiff’s experts, because it did not appear that those experts were aware […]

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Maximum and Minimum Benefit Rate Update and Mileage Rate Update

Iowa has released the new Maximum and Minimum Benefit Rates under ICA §§ 85.31, 85.34, 85.37, 85.61(9) for injuries occurring July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018, as well as an updated mileage rate. The injured employees weekly benefit rate is based on 80% of the employee’s weekly spendable earnings but is not to exceed […]

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Nebraska Supreme Court Issues Strong Opinion on Employers’ Subrogation Rights Pursuant to Neb. Rev. Stat. § 48-118

Recently, the Nebraska Supreme Court issued a strong opinion in favor of employers’ subrogation rights in Kroemer v. Omaha Track Equipment LLC, 296 Neb. 972 (2017). As you may be aware from some of our prior blog entries, the Nebraska Court of Appeals in an earlier case, in re Estate of Evertson, had essentially indicated […]

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