The Nebraska Law Review

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

Nebraska “Grade A” Dairy Regulation—A Study in Regulative Overlap

Deryl F. Hamann

I. Introduction … A. State Statutes Predating the 1957 “Grade A” Law … 1. 1951 Grade A Labeling Law … 2. General Milk Statutes … B. Municipal Ordinances

The Use of Real Evidence

Donald P. Lay

I. Introduction

II. Objections to Use

III. Use by Defendant

IV. Illustrative Proof … A. Photographs … B. X-rays … C. Models, Charts, Diagrams, and Maps … D. Blackboards

V. Conclusion

Practice and Procedure before the Nebraska State Railway Commission

J. Max Harding

I. Introduction

II. The Original or Extension Application

III. The Transfer Application

IV. Orders to Show Cause and Formal Complaints

V. After the Hearing

VI. Conclusion

Standing on Thin Ice: How Nebraska’s Standing Doctrine Prevents the Majority of Surface Water Users from Obtaining Judicial Relief against Groundwater Users Interfering with Their Appropriations

Logan Hoyt

I. Introduction

II. Background ... A. Water Development in Nebraska ... B. Spear T Ranch, Inc. v. Knaub ... C. Introduction to Standing Doctrine

III. Standing in Water Law Cases ... A. Natural Resource Districts and Standing to Challenge Governmental Actions ... B. Surface Water Entities and Standing ... C. Contrast between Natural Resources District Standing Cases and Central ... D. Nebraska’s Standing Doctrine Prevents Most Surface Water Users from Obtaining Relief

Judicial Bypass in Nebraska: How the Nebraska Supreme Court’s Decision in In re Anonymous 5, 286 Neb. 640, 838 N.W.2d 226 (2013) Illustrates the Complexity of Parental Consent Laws for State Wards Seeking Abortion

Amy J. Peters

I. Introduction

II. Background ... A. Parental Consent Laws for Minors Seeking Abortion ... B. Teen Pregnancy and Abortion in Foster Care ... C. Nebraska’s Parental Consent Law and the Supreme Court’s Holding in Anonymous 5