Agriculture is big business. It involves huge sums of money and enormous risks.
There is no greater quantity of science in any area of business than in
food production. Food production involves genetics, breeding, differential
medical diagnoses, prescription and treatment with chemicals, nutrition,
herd health, crop health, water purity, soil pollution, complex chemistry,
and an array of complex regulations involving crops, milk, meat, vegetables,
fruit, and nuts, and other regulatory issues.
Nebraska trial lawyers' agricultural work includes:
- Crop loss due to misapplication and formulation of chemicals
- Insurance claims due to denial of insurance coverage
- Administrative law cases under USDA rules
Antitrust cases involving market manipulation
- Product liability claims
- Negligence, personal injury, wrongful death
- Environmental concerns related to CAFO's
- Water use and water rights
- Nuisance cases
Landowner rights and
eminent domain matters
We have helped people injured or killed by rotating shafts, broken machines,
errant combines, tractors, and other vehicles, and related medical and
chemical problems. We understand crops. We understand and appreciate commodity
markets. We are consulted by producers across the Midwest with issues
related to forward contracts, forward sales, naked positions, unauthorized
trades, defective confirmations, unauthorized margin calls, unauthorized
margin trading, and related problems.
Our Nebraska agricultural trial work includes some of the biggest cases
on the national agricultural scene, along with major pronouncements for
Midwestern farmers. These are examples:
Domina Law Group fights on behalf of farmers in groundwater pumping issues - Underground pumping causes issues for farmers and their fields.
Domina Law Group represents farmers in lawsuit over water usage rights - Battle over farmers' right to compensation for water taken under
Republican River Compact.
Pickett et al. v. Tyson Fresh Meats, Inc. Beef packer antitrust case. $1.268 billion jury verdict (taken away by
Court of Appeals).
Lesiak v. Central Valley Ag., State Supreme Court decision holding farmer has a right to sue a seller
of a complete crop plan for negligence where the service is essential
to make the seed or fertilizer worthwhile.
Peterson v. North Am Plant Breeders, holding that the doctrine of implied warranty does not require privity
Davids v. Regal Machine Co., major after-market products liability personal injury establishing scope
of after-market manufacturer's responsibility for component part.
Heineman, District Court ruling against international pipeline company, favoring
local property owner rights in condemnation cases.