City of Lincoln, Nebraska v. County of Lancaster, Nebraska

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City of Lincoln, Nebraska v. County of Lancaster, Nebraska

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May 26, 2017
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8:30 AM
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Case Summary

S-16-0852, City of Lincoln, Nebraska, a political subdivision (Appellant) v. County of Lancaster, Nebraska, a political subdivision

Lancaster County District Court, Hon. Jodi L. Nelson

Attorneys: Elizabeth D. Elliot (Assistant City Attorney) for the Appellant; Douglas D. Cyr (Chief Deputy Lancaster County Attorney) for the Appellee.

Civil: Tort claim under the Political Subdivision Tort Claim Act               

Proceedings below: The Lancaster County Board denied the City’s claim. On appeal, the district court sustained the County’s motion for summary judgment.

Issues:  The City assigns error to the court’s findings that: 1) there were no genuine issue to any material fact, and 2) the County had sovereign immunity and did not waive its immunity when it purchased liability insurance.

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