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CHANGES TO RESIDENTIAL LANDLORD TENANT ACT

By:  Trev E. Peterson The Legislature made significant changes to two provisions of the Residential Landlord Tenant Act. LB 433, which was passed in May and will be effective on September 3, 2019, made changes to a residential landlord’s duties regarding accounting for and returning tenant deposits and extended the cure period on three day [...]

June 13th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Service by Publication – Read the Statute

Service by Publication By:  Trev E. Peterson In Francisco v. Gonzalez, 301 Neb. 1045, ___ N.W.2d ___ (2019), the mother of two minor children sought a judicial determination of paternity and custody and for the district court to make findings that would have allowed for special juvenile status under federal immigration law. The mother moved [...]

January 10th, 2019|Uncategorized|

What are Statutes of Limitations?

By: Sydney C. Aase A statute of limitations bars a claim after a specific time period has passed. A plaintiff must bring a lawsuit before the statute of limitations period ends. If the plaintiff does not bring suit before the period ends, the defendant will be able to assert a defense based on the statute [...]

December 6th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Liens on Personal Property – Part 2

This is the second in a series of blogs discussing the creation of and enforcement of liens on personal property in Nebraska. A security interest is created by a written agreement between the owner of the collateral and the lender/secured party. Typically the borrower grants a security interest in the borrower’s property to secure the payment [...]

October 30th, 2018|Uncategorized|

How Does a Lender Obtain a Lien on Personal Property?

Perfecting security interests – Part 1: Creation of the Lien By:  Trev E. Peterson There is a lack of information concerning the way in which lenders obtain liens against personal and real property. This series of blogs will discuss (1) terminology used in the lender – borrower relationship; (2) the creation of a lien in [...]

October 9th, 2018|Uncategorized|

What is a Bankruptcy Discharge and What Does it Mean?

What is a Bankruptcy Discharge and What Does it Mean? By Trev E. Peterson What is a bankruptcy discharge and why do I care? The discharge order means that, with some exceptions noted below, an individual debtor[1] who has been discharged does not have to pay a pre-bankruptcy claim. The discharge order is the goal [...]

July 31st, 2018|Uncategorized|

Liberty Mobility Now, Inc.

I have received a number of calls regarding the filing of proofs of claim in the Liberty Mobility Now, Inc. bankruptcy case. Click here  for a blank proof of claim form for the Liberty Mobility case. Please complete the form, attach copies of your invoices on the Liberty claim and mail the form (with the [...]

March 29th, 2018|Uncategorized|