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Nebraska Agricultural Law Attorney

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.

Are you a corn seller or producer? You may be entitled to compensation.
Learn more about Syngenta claims here. 

Our agricultural trial 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, 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.

We've Handled Some of the Biggest Ag Cases in Nebraska

Our 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
  • Domina Law Group represents farmers in lawsuit over water usage rights 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 of contract.
  • Davids v. Regal Machine Co. - major after-market products liability personal injury establishing scope of after-market manufacturer's responsibility for component part.
  • Thompson v. Heineman - District Court ruling against international pipeline company, favoring local property owner rights in condemnation cases.

Contact us today regarding all of your agricultural legal matters. 

Domina Law Group - Case Stories

Spray Drift Affects Nebraska Vineyard

Everyone knows Nebraska is a huge agricultural state. After all, we are known as the Cornhusker State. But, did you know that Nebraska has over 200 vineyards? Vineyards, although typically thought to be located on the west coast of the country, are an important part of Nebraska’s families’ livelihoods and job creators for those who are involved in the business of wine production. However, regulations are far behind and not sufficient to protect vineyard operators. Big Ag and the more well-known crops, such as corn and soybeans, are favored. With rampant spraying and use of chemicals designed to increase yields or prevent disease, spray drift is a real problem affecting not only vineyards but all sorts of farmers, including organic farmers.

Domina Law Group and its lawyer, Brian Jorde, represented one of Nebraska’s vineyards in litigation against the State of Nebraska as well as other cooperatives for allegedly multiple instances of spray drift that allegedly nearly wiped out an entire vineyard and caused well in excess of $500,000 in damages.

After years of litigation and developing the liability and causation evidence, working with experts, analyzing the damages, and building a model for our client, we were able to resolve all issues in multiple confidential settlements.

If you or someone you know has suffered from spray drift regardless of the type of crops damaged, you may have a potential case.

Domina Law has helped countless farmers and producers with all types of agricultural issues over the past 40 years. Please contact us now to learn more.

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