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Blog Posts in October, 2015

  • The Nebraska Trade Secrets Act

    || 29-Oct-2015

    Most businesses accumulate data valuable not only to their business, but to their competitors. What is the value of your customer list? Or the business model you perfected? In July 1988, the Nebraska Trade Secrets Act (NTSA) became law. The NTSA was designed with the objective of codifying and strengthening trade secret protection laws in Nebraska. Under the NTSA, a trade secret is ...
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  • The other day I was working with a drug dog expert who was reviewing a video from a police drug stop on Interstate 80 in Lincoln, Nebraska. After having reviewed the video and the training records of the dog, the expert was able to provide me with a great deal of ammunition to attack the government’s case, specifically whether the drug dog was properly trained and whether the drug dog ...
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  • Warrantless Searches

    || 9-Oct-2015

    For the most part, the Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution indicates that searches by the government conducted without a warrant are not legal. Specifically, the Fourth Amendment provides: The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon ...
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  • Sex Offense Trial Ends with Probation

    || 8-Oct-2015

    When the average person hears that someone has been accused of a sex crime against a minor, their first reaction is to scowl or shake their head. This is unfair, as it indicates that they are already assuming the accused is guilty, despite not knowing any evidence surrounding the case. When our client, Gary (name has been changed for privacy reasons), came to our Lincoln criminal defense attorneys ...
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  • Federal Drug Sentences May Be Reduced

    || 7-Oct-2015

    Approximately 6,000 inmates are set to be released between October 30th and November 2nd, 2015, as the result of recent changes to the US Sentencing Guidelines. If you or a loved one has been found guilty in Federal court and incarcerated as a result of an interstate drug stop, drug conspiracy, distribution of a controlled substance, or other Federal drug charge, you may be eligible for a sentence ...
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  • Dependents' Benefits

    || 5-Oct-2015

    A veteran who has a combined total rating of at least 30 percent can receive additional monthly compensation for his or her dependents. Sometimes, there’s confusion about how to claim dependents, or how to establish that a veteran has dependents. Here’s a quick guide in applying for dependents’ benefits. A “dependent” can be a spouse, child, or even a parent, although ...
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