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Topics in Workers’ Compensation: The 300 Week Cap When A Body-As-A-Whole Injury Is Involved

THE 300 WEEK CAP WHEN A BODY-AS-A-WHOLE INJURY IS INVOLVED By: Shirley Williams In Nebraska Workers’ Compensation claims, an injured worker is entitled to weekly payments equal to 66 2/3% of their average weekly wage (referred to as “temporary indemnity payments”). After an injured worker reaches "maximum medical improvement," they are entitled to a specific [...]

August 31st, 2020|Uncategorized|

FAVORABLE RULING IN SOCIAL SECURITY GARNISHMENT CASE

By: Trev E. Peterson Nebraska holds that Social Security funds that are comingled in a bank account are exempt from garnishment, if the account owner can prove that the funds deposited in the account were exempt funds. Schaefer Shapiro, LLP v. Ball, 305 Neb. 669, ___ N.W.2d ___ (2020) involved an appeal of a garnishment [...]

May 19th, 2020|Uncategorized|

TAX DEEDS – OWNER BEWARE

By: Trev E. Peterson           What happens when you do not pay your real estate taxes? Nebraska law provides two methods to collect unpaid real estate taxes. The county can sell tax sale certificates that allow the holder of the certificate to either foreclose the county’s lien for the unpaid real estate taxes or allow [...]

April 15th, 2020|Uncategorized|

CHANGES TO THE BANKRUPTCY CODE UNDER CARES – PART II — CHANGES APPLICABLE TO SMALL CHAPTER 11 CASES

By: Trev E. Peterson           Congress adopted a series of changes to the Bankruptcy Code in connection with the current pandemic under the Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”). This article focuses on changes made by the CARES Act applicable to cases involving the new Subchapter V to Chapter 11. Generally Subchapter [...]

April 14th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Changes to the Bankruptcy Code under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act– Part I: Changes Applicable to Consumer Cases

By: Trev E. Peterson           Congress adopted a series of changes to the Bankruptcy Code in connection with the current pandemic. This article focuses on changes applicable to cases involving consumer debtors. Consumer cases are cases where the debts are primarily consumer debts—such as medical debt, home loans, car loans and credit card debt. Congress [...]

April 13th, 2020|Uncategorized|