Scheele v. Rains

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Scheele v. Rains

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January 5, 2016
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Case Summary

S-15-0130, Kristina A. Scheele (Appellant) v. Darrell M. Rains, Delles Carrier, Inc., Frank G. Lukach, Sentry Insurance, and Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society

Gage County, Hon. Daniel E. Bryan

Attorneys: Peter C. Wegman, Mark R. Richardson, Sheila A. Bentzen (Rembolt Ludtke) and Andrew K Carothers (Willet Carothers Law Firm) (Appellant); --- Krista M. Carlson, Stephen L. Ahl (Wolfe Snowden), Stephen S. Gealy, Noah J. Helfin (Baylor Evnen), and Charles L. Kuper (Larson Kuper) (Appellees)

Civil: Negligence

Proceedings below: The District Court denied Scheele's motion for a directed verdict. The jury determined Scheele did not meet her burden of proof with respect to either defendant.

Issues: (1) Whether the court should have granted a directed verdict for Scheele; (2) whether the court committed plain error when it gave an erroneous instruction and, after three hours of deliberation, alerted the jury to the error and provided the correct instruction.