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Domina Law Group has won more landmark cases than any other law firm in Nebraska. Our trial practice includes cases not only in Nebraska, but nationwide. Our case load is diverse, but what they all have in common is that their impact is monumental. Check out our past case results to learn more about our experience.
  • Abbott v. Brennemann
    Estates Wills & Trusts

    288 Neb 389 (2014)

    In this case, the Nebraska Supreme Court ruled that if a trustee does not perform their duty and a lawsuit is necessary in order to establish a breach of duty but the beneficiary is unable to prove damages, the beneficiary is still entitled to file a claim and recover attorney fees.

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  • Acme v. Southwest Tracor
    Commercial Litigation

    911 F. Supp. 1261 (D. Neb. 1995), aff’d 105 F.3d 412 (8th Cir. 1997)
    (declaring invalid real estate attempt to repurchase without ability to pay)

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  • Babel v. Schmidt
    Changing the Law

    17 Neb. App 400, 765 N.W.2d 227 (2009)
    (extending riparian property rights to owners of islands)

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  • Bauermeister v. Waste Management of Nebraska
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  • Becker v. USA
    Commercial Litigation

    968 F.2d 691 (8th Cir. 1992)
    (affirming $1.3 million jury verdict in complex gift tax case)

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  • Behrens v. Blunk
    Constitutional Issues

    284 Neb 454 (2012)

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  • Bellino v. McGrath North
    Changing the Law

    274 Neb. 130, 738 N.W.2d 434 (2007)
    (legal malpractice)

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  • Bellino v. McGrath North
    Legal Malpractice

    274 Neb. 130, 738 N.W.2d 434 (2007)
    The Bellino decision firmly established the elements of proof, and the standard of care applicable to law firms providing advice in business litigation settings, and involving separations between owners of closely held ventures.

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  • Bolan v. Boyle
    Class Action

    218 Neb. 85, 352 N.W.2d 586 (Neb. 1984)
    (affirming class action award for overtime pay)

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  • Carpenter v. Cullan
    Legal Malpractice

    254 Neb. 925, 581 N.W.2d 72 (1998)
    Carpenter established the application of the elements of proof to the duty to investigate, and the role of causation in tort litigation handled, or mishandled, by a lawyer.

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  • Condon v. A.H. Robbins Co., Inc.
    Commercial Litigation

    217 Neb. 60, 349 N.W.2d (1984)
    (first impression holding statute of limitations runs from discovery of injury)

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  • Crowley v. McCoy
    Agriculture Law Cases

    234 Neb. 88, 449 N.W.2d 221 (1989)
    (first impression holding revalidity of non-recourse real estate sales contracts)

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  • Crowley v. McCoy
    Changing the Law

    234 Neb. 88, 449 N.W.2d 221(1989)
    (declaring non-recourse real estate sales contracts enforceable)

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  • DMK Biodiesel LLC v. McCoy
    Agriculture Law Cases

    285 Neb 974 (2013)

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  • DMK Biodiesel v. McCoy
    Changing the Law

    285 Neb 974 (2013)

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  • Frank v. Lockwood
    Accounting Malpractice

    275 Neb. 735

    Defendant Lockwood, a CPA in Scott's Bluff, Nebraska, prepared Plaintiff Frank's taxes. Plaintiff claimed he was given bad advice by Defendant resulting in interest, which could have been avoided.

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  • Frank v. Lockwood
    Changing the Law

    275 Neb. 735, 749 N.W.2d 443 (2008)
    (measure of damages for accountant malpractice arising from income tax return preparation)

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  • Gary's Implement Inc. v. Bridgeport Tractor Parts, Inc.
    Commercial Litigation

    281 Neb 281 (2011)

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  • Gilbert M. and Martha H. Hitchcock Foundation v. Kountze
    Changing the Law

    272 Neb. 251, 720 N.W.2d 31 (2006)
    (jurisdiction in cases involving charitable foundation)

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  • Hengstler v. Battle Creek State Bank
    Commercial Litigation

    254 Neb. 120 (1998)

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  • In re Margaret Mastny Revocable Trust
    Estates Wills & Trusts

    281 Neb 188 (2011)

    The Court concluded that an "issue-specific approach is preferable and more consistent with our standard for appellate review under the Nebraska Probate Code than simply labeling all trust administration cases as equitable in nature and subject to a de novo on-the-record standard of review."

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  • Jackson v. Bd. of Equalization
    Commercial Litigation

    10 Neb. App. 330 (2001)
    (declaring appropriate procedure for metropolitan cities to perfect appeals from special assessments)

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  • Jaksha v. State
    Commercial Litigation

    241 Neb. 106 (1992)
    (declaring NE property tax law unconstitutional)

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  • Jaksha v. State
    Constitutional Issues

    241 Neb. 106, 486 N.W.2d 858 (1992)

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  • Kraft v. St. John Lutheran Church of Seward
    Changing the Law

    Neb., 414 F.3d 943, 67 Fed. R. Evid. Serv. 940 (8th Cir. 2005)

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  • Kramer v. Logan City School District No. R-1
    Commercial Litigation

    157 F.3d 620 (8th Cir. 1998)
    (significant opinion concerning employment discrimination; front-pay issues)

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  • McGuire v. United States
    Federal Jurisdiction

    550 F.3d 903, 61 Collier Bankr.Cas.2d 211 (9th Cir. 2008)

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  • National American Ins. Co. v. CenTra, Inc.
    Federal Jurisdiction

    151 F.3d 780 (8th Cir. 1998)

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  • Nebraska Legislature ex rel State v. Hergert
    Constitutional Issues

    271 Neb. 976, 720 N.W.2d 372 (2006)

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  • Neiman v. Tri-R Angus Ranch
    Changing the Law

    274 Neb. 252, 739 N.W.2d 182 (2007)
    (standard of proof for involuntary removal of corporate direction)

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  • Nixon v. Harkins
    Agriculture Law Cases

    220 Neb. 286, 369 N.W.2d 625 (1985)
    (defining pretrial procedure rules)

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  • Nixon v. Madison County Ag Society
    Agriculture Law Cases

    217 Neb. 37, 348 N.W.2d 119 (1984)
    (declaring bid letting void for completed public improvements due to public meetings law violations)

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  • Pennfield Oil Co. v. Winstrom
    Commercial Litigation

    272 Neb. 219, 720 N.W.2d 886 (2006)

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  • Peterson v. North Am Plant Breeders
    Agriculture Law Cases

    218 Neb. 258, 354 N.W.2d 625 (1983)
    (first impression holding that privity is not required in implied warranty cases)

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  • Peterson v. North American Plant Breeders
    Changing the Law

    218 Neb. 258, 354 N.W.2d 625 (1984)
    (holding privity of contract is not required for implied warranties of merchantability to be enforceable)

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  • Pickett v. Iowa Beef Processors
    Antitrust

    209 F.3d 1276, 1280-81 (11th Cir. 2000)

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  • Pickett v. Tyson Fresh Meats
    Agriculture Law Cases

    (Class action for national class of live cattle sellers alleging improper purchase practices by nation's largest meat company. Result: $1.26 Billion jury verdict after nearly 6 years of pretrial effort. Vacated and class denied relief on appeal)

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  • Pickett v. Tyson Fresh Meats
    Class Action

    420 F3d 1272 (2005)
    (Class action for national class of live cattle sellers alleging improper purchase practices by nation's largest meat company. Result: $1.26 Billion jury verdict after nearly 6 years of pretrial effort. Vacated and class denied relief on appeal)

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  • Pickett v. Tyson Fresh Meats, Inc.
    Antitrust

    420 F.3d 1272, 1280 (11th Cir. 2005)

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  • PWA Farms v. North Platte State Bank
    Commercial Litigation

    220 Neb. 516, 371 N.W.2d 102 (1985)
    (first impression holding concerning right to proceeds of adversely claimed negotiable paper)

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  • Racicky v. Farmland Industries
    Changing the Law

    328 F.3d 389, 33 Envtl. L. Rep. 20,190, 61 Fed. R. Evid. Serv. 318 (2003)
    (measure of damages in dairy loss cases)

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  • Ranchers Cattlemen Action Legal Fund United Stockgrowers of America v. U.S. Dept. of Agriculture
    Agriculture Law Cases

    415 F.3d 1078, 27 ITRD 1570, 35 Envtl. L. Rep. 20,152 (9th Cir. 2005)
    (safety of beef and dreaded “Mad Cow’s Disease”)

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  • Ranchers Cattlemen Action Legal Fund United Stockgrowers of America v. U.S. Dept. of Agriculture
    Food Safety - Amicus Curiae

    415 F.3d 1078 (9th Cir 2005). The case involved the safety of beef and dreaded “Mad Cow’s Disease.”

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  • Rice v. USA
    Class Action

    2002 WL3162360 (D. DC 2002)

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  • Robertson v. Jacobs Cattle Company
    Agriculture Law Cases

    285 Neb 859 (2013)

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  • Roth v. Wiese
    Changing the Law

    271 Neb. 750, 716 N.W.2d 419 (2006)
    (defining tort of outrage’s elements)

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  • Schafersman v. Agland Coop
    Changing the Law

    262 Neb. 215, 631 N.W.2d 862 (2001)
    (adopting new standards for expert testimony)

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  • Scott v. Khan
    Medical Malpractice

    18 Neb App 600, 790 NW2d 9 (2010)
    Winning its second appeal en route to trial of a malpractice case against a psychiatrist, Domina Law Group pc llo’s work established carefully articulated causation rules connecting psychiatric malpractice with patient deterioration, and mental illness. The firm’s client, a controlled mental health patient, went out of control and suffered dramatic hallucinations and regression, loss of her employment, inability to cope, and morbid fear. The appellate court held that the causation evidence adduced is sufficient to require trial.

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  • State v. Douglas
    Constitutional Issues

    \217 Neb. 199, 349 N.W.2d 870 (1984)

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  • State v. Douglas
    Legal Malpractice

    217 Neb. 199, 349 N.W.2d 870 (1984)
    By a 4-3 vote, with 5 required to convict, the Supreme Court acquitted the Nebraska Attorney General on articles of impeachment as a result of an investigation conducted by Mr. Domina. Widespread dissatisfaction with the outcome led to Constitutional amendments in Nebraska. Domina’s role as chief investigator, and a major witness in the case provided precedent in the previously unconsidered area of the role of the Rules of Professional Conduct in connection with the impeachment of state Constitutional legal officers.

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  • The Debilitating Effects of Concentration on Markets Affecting Agricultural Products , (2009)
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  • US v. Kalymon
    War Crimes

    541 F.3d 624 (6th Cir. 2008)

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  • Vandewerf v. Kirwan
    Agriculture Law Cases

    S.D. 119, 586 N.W.2d 858 (1998)
    (bona fide purchasers and impact of deed)

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  • Yoder v. Cotton
    Medical Malpractice

    276 Neb 954, 758 NW2d 630 (2008)
    Domina Law Group pc llo’s efforts on behalf of a workers’ compensation employee required to undergo an independent medical evaluation led to a decision that medical malpractice standards generally applicable within the physician patient area of practice do apply to IMEs by physicians.

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