The Nebraska Law Review

Compromise Verdicts in Criminal Cases

Philip C. Sorenson

I. Introduction

II. Jury Rationality

III. The General Verdict and What It May Show … A. Verdicts Contrary to Law … B. Verdicts Contrary to Fact

IV. Reversal of Compromise Verdicts

V. Problems in Reversal

VI. Conclusion

Constitutional Problems in School Redistricting

Charles G. Luellman

I. Constitutional Position of School Districts; Legislative Supremacy

II. Techniques … A. Redistricting by Indirection … 1. Raising the Educational Standards and Requirements … 2. Subsidies … B. Redistricting by Annexation … C. Redistricting by Administrative Action

III. Conclusion

A Critique of School District Reorganization in Nebraska

Arthur B. Winter

I. Introduction and Background … A. Proposed Plans for Equalization … B. The National Scope of Reorganization … C. Reorganization in Nebraska: Institutions and Procedures … D. Legislative Bases: Success and Failure

II. The Substance and Goals of Reorganization … A. Effectuation of Reorganization: Approach and Presentation … B. Effectuation of Redistricting: Pains and Penalties

Ethics in Legal Practice in Nebraska: A Comparative Analysis

William F. Swindler

I. Introduction

II. General Principles of Professional Practice … A. Statutory Bases … B. Adjudication … C. Selected Advisory Opinions … 1. Relations between Attorney and Court … 2. Relations between Attorney and Client … 3. Relations with Opposing Parties, Witnesses, and Counsel … 4. Conduct during Trial … 5. Fiduciary Principles … 6. Fees and Expenses … 7. Conduct of the Business of Law Practice … 8. General Professional Responsibilities

III. Summary

Unemployment Compensation during Labor Disputes

Virgil J. Haggart Jr.

I. Survey of Federal and State Legislation

II. Object and Purpose of Unemployment Compensation Legislation … A. Federal Legislation … B. State Legislation

Property Settlements and the Federal Gift Tax—A Survey

William E. Mooney Jr.

I. Antenuptial Agreements … A. History … B. 1954 Code … C. A Partial Solution

II. Support and Property Rights … A. History … B. 1954 Code

III. Support for Minor Children

IV. Separation and Divorce Agreements … A. History … B. 1954 Code … C. Legislative History of IRC § 2516 … D. Situations Where § 2516 Does Not Apply

Determining the Fair Market Value of Oil and Gas Interests

C. E. Wright

I. Introduction … A. Estate Tax Code … B. Gift Tax Code … C. Regulations … D. Scope

II. Methods of Valuation … A. Where No Method Is Mentioned … B. Value from Sales of Same Property … C. Value from Other Property in the Area … D. Value from Analytical Appraisal … E. Estimates of Recoverable Reserves … F. Volumetric or Saturation Method … G. Decline Curve Method … H. Marketing … I. Pricing … J. Costs … K. Taxes … L. Present Value

III. Conclusion

Inconsistent Jury Verdicts in Civil Actions

John C. McElhaney

I. Vicarious Liability of Co-Defendant … A. General Problem and Solution … B. Joint Tortfeasors as Defendants … C. Indemnity Cases … D. The Comparative Negligence Doctrine

II. Derivative Causes of Action … A. General Problem and Solution … B. Power to Grant a New Trial … C. Who May Complain of the Inconsistency

III. Separate Cases Consolidated for Trial … A. General Problem and Solution … B. The Right to a Jury Trial

IV. Other Related Fact Situations

The Family Automobile Policy

Curtis M. Elliott

I. Introduction

II. Eligibility Considerations

III. Persons Insured

IV. Non-owned Automobile Coverage

V. Trailers

VI. Stolen Automobiles

VII. The Future

Effective Utilization of a Questioned Document Examiner

Winsor C. Moore

I. Introduction

II. Document Examination as a Profession … A. Historical Development … B. Qualifications of the Document Expert

III. Development of a Document Case by the Attorney … A. General … B. Evidence of Invalidity … C. Classification of Questioned Documents … D. Capabilities of a Qualified Document Examiner … E. Care and Preservation of Disputed Document … F. Interviews with Prospective Witnesses … G. Acquisition of Standards … 1. General … 2. Collected Standards … 3. Requested Standards … H. Collateral Study