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Nebraska Implements New Car Seat Laws August 06, 2018 | Categories: What's New

Seatbelts and child safety seats have long been the standard for vehicle safety, and most drivers know to “buckle up- it’s the law.” What most people don’t know is that approximately 70 percent of car seats are installed incorrectly, are the wrong seat for the child, and/or the child is restrained incorrectly. Even the most…

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Simmons Olsen Attorneys Defend Auto Accident Case January 22, 2018 | Categories: What's New

Attorneys Jonathan Hunzeker and Steve Olsen recently combined to defend one of their clients in an auto accident case that involved the determination of injuries and damages sustained by the driver and a passenger in a motor vehicle accident. The Defendant admitted that he was responsible for the accident. The case was then about the…

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Steve Olsen Assumes DRI Leadership Position January 22, 2018 | Categories: What's New

Steve Olsen is currently serving as the State Representative for the Nebraska Defense Counsel Association to DRI. DRI is a national civil defense lawyers organization and the state defense organization is the Nebraska Defense Counsel Association (NDCA). Steve previously served as President of the NDCA. His duties as the State Representative are to provide assistance…

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Steve Olsen Elected to American Board of Trial Attorneys January 22, 2018 | Categories: What's New

Steve Olsen, an attorney with the Simmons Olsen Law Firm, was recently nominated and elected to the American Board of Trial Attorneys (ABOTA). ABOTA is an organization of dedicated, experienced civil trial lawyers who seek to preserve the right to trial by jury in civil matters and to promote professionalism, integrity, and civility in the…

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Steve Olsen Elected to American College of Trial Attorneys January 22, 2018 | Categories: What's New

Steve Olsen, an attorney with the Simmons Olsen Law Firm, was recently inducted as a Fellow into the American College of Trial Lawyers, one of the premier legal associations in North America. The induction ceremony was in Boca Raton, Florida in March, 2017. Founded in 1950, the College is composed of the best of the…

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Homeowners & Landlords Have New Safety Requirement February 03, 2017 | Categories: What's New

The Nebraska Legislature passed the Carbon Monoxide Safety Act (the ” Act”) in 2016. The Act is effective on January 1, 2017. The Act requires a carbon monoxide alarm be installed in all multi-family or single family dwellings constructed after January 1, 2017. This requirement is only applicable if the dwelling contains a fuel-fire heater…

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Panhandle Humane Society’s Goal for New Facility January 19, 2017 | Categories: Community

The Panhandle Humane Society in Scottsbluff is working toward a goal of building a new facility. Simmons Olsen Law Firm attorney Leslie Shaver is on the board of directors for the Panhandle Humane Society. The board and Panhandle Humane Society director Cathy McDaniel are planning a major capital fundraising campaign this year to fund the…

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Want to Leave Money to a Charity on Your Death – Use Your IRA January 19, 2017 | Categories: What's New

If you are one of those persons who would like to leave money to your church or other charity on your death and have an individual retirement account (“IRA”), the most efficient way to do that from a tax standpoint is to make the charity a beneficiary of your IRA. The charity will not have…

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Nebraska’s New Model Business Corporation Act January 19, 2017 | Categories: What's New

Much of Nebraska’s Corporate law has been changed as January 1, 2017. As happens from time to time, parts of the Nebraska Statutes are updated to include provisions as suggested by a committee of the American Bar Association. The idea is to promote more uniformity of laws between States. While there are many changes that…

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Open Meetings Act Update: If it looks like a duck and quacks like a duck . . . . January 18, 2017 | Categories: What's New

With a new year and new board and council members being sworn in, it is a good time to revisit the Open Meetings Act (the “Act”). This year, we have recent guidance from the Nebraska Court of Appeals. On December 13, 2016, the Court of Appeals issued its opinion in Koch vs Lower Loup Natural…

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