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2000 NATA Seminar "Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Claims From the Nuts and Bolts to the Complex Issues"

Date: 02/11/2000

FEBRUARY 11, 2000
The Field Club, Omaha, Nebraska
Program Chair: James J. Paloucek
Speakers' Materials - Table of Contents


CLAIMS INVOLVING MULTIPLE TORTFEASORS

One or more tortfeasors is UIM or UM - other(s) who are not - Stephen L. Ahl - Wolfe, Snowden, Hurd, Luers & Ahl, Lincoln

One or more tortfeasors is UIM or UM - other (s) who is non-motorist - Dale Romatzke - Ross, Schroeder & Romatzke, Kearney

One tortfeasor is UM - one tortfeasor is UIM - Daniel J. Thayer - Lauritsen, Brownell, Brostrom, Stehlik & Thayer, Grand Island

STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS

Royce E. Norman - Norman, Paloucek, & Herman Law Offices, North Platte

COMPARATIVE NEGLIGENCE ISSUES IN UM/UIM CLAIMS

UIM or UM negligence vs. plaintiff negligence - Mandy L. Strigenz - E. Terry Sibbernsen Law Firm, Omaha

Comparative Negligence of Multiple Tortfeasors Some of Whom are UIM or UIM and Some of Whom are Not Plaintiff issues
Michael W. Meister - Meister and Segrist, Scottsbluff

Defendant issues - David A. Dudley - Baylor, Evnen, Curtiss, Grimit & Witt, Lincoln

SUBROGATION vs. UM/UIM COVERAGE

- Workers' Compensation Subrogation

- Health Insurance Subrogation

- Med Pay Subrogation

Stefan T. Wall - Crites Shaffer Connealy Watson Harford, Chadron

WHICH UM/UIM CARRIER PAYS WHAT WHEN THERE ARE MULTIPLE POLICIES PROVIDING COVERAGE

Daniel L. Lindstrom - Jacobsen, Orr, Nelson, Wright & Lindstrom, Kearney

CONSIDERATIONS PRIOR TO SETTLEMENT OF CLAIM vs. LIABLE UIM

Necessity of UIM/UM in suit vs. UIM/UM insurer - William A. Wieland - Healey & Wieland, Lincoln

Necessity of exhausting UIM liability coverage prior to suit vs. UIM insurer - Maren L. Chaloupka - The Van Steenburg Firm, Scottsbluff

Signing release of (UIM) tortfeasor. Releasing tortfeasor and preserving UIM Claim - Steven M. Lathrop - Hauptman, O' Brien, Wolf & Lathrop, Omaha

DEMAND LETTER TO UIM/UM CARRIER

- Neb. Rev. Stat. �44-6412

- Attorney Fees Neb. Stat. �44-359

- Prejudgment Interest Neb. Rev. Stat. �45-103.02

James J. Paloucek, Norman, Paloucek & Herman Law Offices, North Platte

PETITION AND ELEMENTS OF PROOF

- Attorney Fees Neb. Rev. Stat. �44-359

- Prejudgment Interest Neb. Rev. Stat. �45-103.02

Denzel R. Busick - Luebs, Leininger, Smith, Busick & Johnson, Grand Island

DISCOVERY - USE OF REQUEST FOR ADMISSIONS

Michael J. Javoronok - Michael J. Javoronok Law Firm, Scottsbluff

OPENING STATEMENT - CLOSING ARGUMENTS

Plaintiff considerations - Douglas R. Milbourn - Milbourn, Fehringer, Kessler & Peetz, Columbus

Defendant considerations - Martin J. Troshynski - Kelley, Scritsmier & Byrne, North Platte

JURY INSTRUCTIONS

The Honorable John P. Murphy - District Judge 11th Judicial District, North Platte

 


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