Attorney Sarah Dempsey recently received a favorable verdict in an auto accident defense trial. Ms. Dempsey’s client admitted liable for causing the accident. The only remaining issue for trial was the amount of the plaintiff’s damages. The plaintiff claimed she was injured in the accident and required medical treatment. She wanted to hold Ms. Dempsey’s client liability for a spine surgery that occurred over three years after the accident in question. The plaintiff asked the jury for over $220,000 in damages for medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Ms. Dempsey asked the jury to return a verdict of $5,800 to $8,800. The jury came back with a verdict of $8,800.
LDM business and commercial trial lawyer Brian Brislen has been admitted to practice in the United States Tax Court. Mr. Brislen joins Robert Murray, Dan Waters, Mark Novotny, Katie French and Joseph Borghoff as LDM lawyers admitted in the United States Tax Court. Mr. Brislen is also admitted in Nebraska as well the United States District Court for the Districts of Nebraska, Colorado and the Southern District of Iowa, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit and the United States Supreme Court. Mr. Brislen, Mr. Murray and Mr. Borghoff will be representing two LDM clients before the tax court in cases that are expected to be tried this summer. Mr. Brislen will serve as lead trial counsel.
LDM business and commercial trial lawyers Brian Brislen and Adam Feeney helped an LDM client obtain a judgment of nearly $2,200,000. They represented the client at trial over three days in July of 2017, in a claim seeking payment of money owed after a nearly decade long farming operation ended. The action sought to recover the full amount of the profits owed to LDM’s client, plus interest. After the close of a post-trial briefing schedule closing arguments were presented on October 31, 2017. In an Order dated January 31, 2018, the Court found that the client met his burden to prove a breach of contract, money had and received, and a breach of the duty of good faith and fair dealing inherent in contractual relationship. The Court also denied the defendant’s allegation that the claim was barred by the statute of limitations. Ultimately, the Court awarded our client the full amount sought: a total Judgment of $2,186,638.83.