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By: Jeffrey Lapin

2013's Flag DayToday, June 14, 2013, is Flag Day, a day to remember and celebrate our national Flag. It was on June 14, 1777, that our first official flag, “Stars and Stripes,” was designated. Flag Day is not an official federal holiday but has recognized by Act of Congress and Presidential Proclamation since 1949. Flag Day celebrates a birthday with the United States Army, which was officially formed two years earlier in 1775. Celebrate Flag Day by displaying your flag, reciting the Pledge of Allegiance and singing the Star Spangled Banner. […]

Flatulent Demon in RomaniaA Romanian lawyer filed a lawsuit against his local Orthodox Bishop and clergy alleging religious malpractice for failing to properly exorcise demons that had been plaguing him. The lawyer hired the clergymen to “exercise the demons which were responsible for the bad smells that were ruining his business” as well as haunting him in other ways. This is apparently the first Romanian lawsuit alleging “religious malpractice.” […]

By: Jeffrey Lapin

University of Nebraska College of LawA former University of Nebraska College of Law student has settled his discrimination lawsuit against the school. The lawsuit, filed in March of 2013, alleged that the man had been wrongfully dismissed from the law school. The school denied any wrongful action on its part and claimed that the man had been properly dismissed for allegedly plagiarizing a paper and other violations of the school’s honor code. The settlement is mostly confidential although some details are known. […]

By: Jeffrey Lapin

Estate of Joe Paterno vs. NCAAThe Estate of Joe Paterno intends on filing a lawsuit today against the NCAA and is seeking to overturn the NCAA sanctions against the school. The Estate is especially critical of the Freeh Report, which placed blamed on Joe Paterno and other Penn State Officials regarding Jerry Sandusky’s sexual assault of several young boys. The Estate wants Paterno’s name cleared and the Freeh Report discredited. […]

By: Jeffrey Lapin

Today, May 27, 2013, is Memorial Day, a day to remember all service men and women who have died in service to this country, whether in war or peacetime. We, as Americans, owe a large debt to all of these remarkable men and women who have given the life in service to our Country. Their committed service and selfless sacrifice has and continues to protect us, our freedoms and way of life. […]

By: Jeffrey Lapin

Picture taken by the Oklahoma City Police Department showing the aftermath of the May 20, 2013, tornadoesI am an (almost) life-long Husker fan. Since the Nebraska vs. Oklahoma “Game of the Century,” played on November 25, 1971, I have always rooted against the Sooners. Events like those in Oklahoma yesterday, May 20, 2013, remind us that sports rivalries should be put aside when something tragic occurs. The lives of those killed, wounded and whose property was destroyed in Moore, Oklahoma City and the surrounding communities are more important than the outcome of any sporting event. While sports may keep us apart, today we should all be “Sooners.”
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By: Jeffrey Lapin

Car Buying Experience Goes DigitalOn May 14, 2013, Cisco released the results of its Cisco Customer Experience Report for Automobile Industry, May 2013, which focused on the automobile buying and driving experience. More than 1,500 consumers across 10 countries were surveyed and questioned about technology and buying and driving an automobile. The results were somewhat surprising especially about consumer preferences regarding privacy and driverless cars. […]

By: Jeffrey Lapin

Give to Lincoln Day May 16, 2013Today, May 16, 2013, is “Give to Lincoln Day” a day dedicated to people living in Lincoln and Lancaster County, Nebraska, to donate money to local non-profit organizations. From 12:00 am to 11:59 pm people or companies can donate to qualifying local non-profit organizations. The Lincoln Community Foundation, who is sponsoring the day, along with other sponsors, will be giving away $200,000 as well to these non-profits. […]

By: Jeffrey Lapin

Law Day 2013: May 1, 2013May 1, 2013, marks Law Day 2013, an annual tradition since 1958. Law Day is a day to mark the United States’ commitment to the rule of law. This year’s Law Day theme is “Realizing the Dream: Equality for All” and is focused on civil rights and the impact it has had in promoting equality under the law. Law Day is celebrated and acknowledged in a number of ways including by members of the legal professional going to schools and making presentations about the year’s Law Day theme, which is chosen by the American Bar Association. The Lincoln Bar Association will again be making presentations to a number of high schools in Lincoln, Nebraska.

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Congratulations to Patrick Driver of Lapin Law Offices for getting a win in the Nebraska Court of Appeals this week. Patrick took over the case after it was abandoned by another attorney during the appeal. He had to spend a considerable amount of time not only doing the research and writing the brief but reading the trial transcript as well.

THE APPEAL

The case was Glenhaven Village, Inc. v. Kortmeyer (Case No. A-12-288). The main issue for the Court of Appeals to decide was whether the trial court erred in determining the value of monthly service fees in an implied contract. The case involved a mobile home park owner and a renter, who Patrick represented. The owner attempted to charge the client the full amount it was charging other renters even though the client was only using the mobile home park’s utilities and was not renting an actual mobile home.

Patrick was able to get the finding in favor of a lower amount affirmed with the Court of Appeals, which actually utilized some passages in its opinion. While the case was partially remanded and reversed it was only for the trial court to recalculated the number of months that the renter actually owed money. Unfortunately, the Court of Appeals chose not to publish the opinion but a notation was made in Decisions of the Nebraska Court of Appeals – Cases Disposed Of By Memorandum Opinion

Nebraska Court of Appeals Decisions - Glenhaven Village v Kortmeyer

ABOUT PATRICK DRIVER

Patrick M. Driver: AttorneyPatrick Driver has been an attorney at Lapin Law Offices since April of 2011. He primarily represents injured and abused clients. He does not limit his practice to cases involving physical injuries, he also handles cases involving financial injuries. Learn more about Patrick on Lapin Law Offices website: Patrick Driver.

It was a substantial win for Patrick’s client.

Great job Patrick.

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