Nebraska Grain Processing Plant to Pay $45M in Pollution Settlement

Article 0 Comments A judge has approved a class-action settlement between Muscatine, Nebraska, residents and a local factory that they blame for a noxious odor and haze and for causing health problems. District Judge John Telleen on approved the settlement over the Grain Processing Corporation plant, which makes corn-based products, […]

718 Fraud Cases Referred to Nebraska Insurance Department in 2018

Article 0 Comments The Insurance Fraud Prevention Division (IFPD) at the Nebraska Department of Insurance received 718 case referrals of potential insurance fraud last year, according to the department’s Winter 2018 newsletter. Of those 718 referrals, 481 were submitted through the National Insurance Crime Bureau and 93 were submitted via […]

Nebraska Senators Aiming to Get Medical Marijuana on 2020 Ballot

Article 0 Comments Two Nebraska lawmakers have announced plans to place a medical marijuana legalization measure on the 2020 ballot. Sens. Anna Wishart and Adam Morfeld, both of Lincoln, on Dec. 13 announced the formation of Nebraskans for Sensible Marijuana Laws. The campaign will seek a constitutional amendment to give […]

Nebraska Farm Bureau: Trade Conflicts Cost State $1.2B

Article 2 Comments A Nebraska Farm Bureau report says trade conflicts have cost Nebraska farmers up to $1 billion in farm income this year. The report released on Dec. 3 says additional costs include between $164 million and $242 million in lost labor income. The report didn’t mention President Donald […]

Judge Rules for Insurer Employer’s Mutual in Nebraska Wrongful Conviction Case

Article 0 Comments A Nebraska judge has ruled that an insurance provider doesn’t have to cover the legal debt of a Nebraska county that wrongfully convicted six people in a 1985 rape and murder. Lancaster County District Judge Jodi L. Nelson ruled on Nov. 1 that the liability policies Gage […]

Judge Dismisses Nebraska County’s Claim Against Insurers

Article 0 Comments Gage County’s insurance policies from a Nebraska risk-sharing pool of companies don’t cover $28.1 million that a jury awarded to six people who were wrongfully convicted in the 1985 rape and killing of a woman, a judge ruled. Judge Jodi Nelson, of Lancaster County District Court, dismissed […]

Nebraska City Sues Owner of Grain Elevator That Exploded

Article 0 Comments South Sioux City, Nebraska, has sued the owner of the grain elevator that exploded earlier this year. The lawsuit against Andersen Farms Inc. and Bryce Andersen was filed last week in Dakota County District Court. It seeks reimbursement of more than $120,000 the city says was amassed […]

Couple Sues Utility Over Fatal Nebraska Blast That Destroyed Houses

Article 0 Comments A couple whose Omaha, Nebraska, house was destroyed by an explosion next door are suing the Metropolitan Utilities District. The Omaha World-Herald reports that the lawsuit by John and Jamie Myers says the district should have done more to prevent the July 25, 2016, blast. It killed […]

New Nebraska Lake Expected to Reduce Flood Plain, Lower Insurance Rates

Article 0 Comments A Nebraska Natural Resources District is opening Omaha’s newest park and lake after spending nine years developing the $44 million project. The Omaha World-Herald reports that the Papio-Missouri River district will open Flanagan Lake on Wednesday. The area also includes 475 acres (192 hectares) of parkland, recreational […]

Despite New Law, Nebraska Not Expected to See Self-Driving Cars Soon

Article 0 Comments Nebraska lawmakers may have cleared the way for companies to test self-driving vehicles with a law passed earlier this year, but don’t expect a large number to hit the streets anytime soon. Although industry officials say Nebraska has positioned itself well to embrace the technology, getting it […]