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Putnam v. Scherbring

The Nebraska Defense Counsel Association (NDCA) is pleased to announce the Nebraska Supreme Court's recent decision in Putnam v. Scherbring, 297 Neb. 868 (2017). A copy of the Supreme Court's opinion can be found here.

In the Putnam case, the NDCA submitted its first-ever amicus curiae brief in connection with an appeal to the Nebraska Supreme Court. The Court in Putnam resolved an issue relating to the timing of expert witness disclosures and the admissibility of untimely disclosed expert opinions. The Court in Putnam agreed with the position NDCA advocated in its amicus curiae brief, and ultimately determined the trial court did not abuse its discretion in excluding from trial the late-disclosed expert opinions.

NDCA's amicus curiae brief was written by its Vice President/President-Elect Cathy S. Trent-Vilim of Lamson, Dugan & Murray, L.L.P. The lawyers representing the prevailing party in Putnam were attorneys Mark Laughlin and NDCA-member Jacquie DeLuca of Fraser Stryker PC LLO.


Upcoming Events

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NDCA Board Meeting
May 17, 2018, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: TBD

Annual Meeting
June 1, 2018, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: Nebraska Innovation Campus, 2021 Transformation Drive, Lincoln, Nebraska 68508

Please join us for CLE presentations specifically geared to aid and energize your trial practice, followed by a social hour. Event registration and payment can be completed online this year.

The day is jam packed with a wide variety of content highlighting International speaker James Kane, author of The Loyalty Switch, who will be presenting on how to make anyone loyal to you, your organization, or your business in a fun and engaging interactive workshop. Mr. Kane has shared keynoting duties at global events with US Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton, and Warren Buffet, among other leading business, political and thought leaders across the globe.

This event is pending approval for 5.0 CLE hours, including 1.5 professional liability.

DRI Annual Meeting 2018
October 17, 2018, 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Location: San Francisco, CA

2018 Annual Meeting, October 17 - 21, 2018
More event details will be available closer to the event date.

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