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Supreme Court Clarifies Requirements for Attorney Fee Awards

Wednesday, May 27, 2020 | 182 | 0 | 37 min read

The Nebraska Supreme Court ruled that an injured worker should not have been denied fees for his appellate counsel because the attorney’s affidavit provided enough information to make a calculation of a reasonable award. Case: Sellers v. Reefer Systems Inc., No. S-19-082, 05/22/2020, published. Facts and procedural history: William Sellers injured his left knee while working for Reefer Systems on Dec. 8, 2007. In 2019, the Workers' Compensation Court awarded him permanent total disability benefits. The Court of Appeals affirmed the award in a memorandum opinion in October 2019. S...

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