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December 27, 2016: Baylor Evnen Blog Post: "The Nebraska Workers' Compensation Court Elaborates On What Factors To Consider When Determining Whether An Injury Is “Latent and Progressive” For Purposes of the Statute of Limitations" by BE Partner Paul T. Barta. 

December 19, 2016: Baylor Evnen Blog Post: "Notice Regarding Change to Nebraska Workers' Compensation Mileage Reimbursement Rate"

December 16, 2016: Baylor Evnen Blog Post: "Nebraska Supreme Court Vacates Unfavorable Employer Subrogation Decision in In re Estate of Evertson" by BE Associate Michael D. Sands.

December 13, 2016: Baylor Evnen Blog Post: Nebraska Workers' Compensation Court Vacancy Filled! 

December 7, 2016: Baylor Evnen Blog Post: "Iowa Court of Appeals Upholds Neuropathic Injury Limited to Lower Extremity as a 'Scheduled Member' Injury" by BE Associate Michael D. Sands.

December 2, 2016: Baylor Evnen Blog Post: "Recent CMS Comment on Zero Allocation Medicare Set Aside Submissions"

November 28, 2016: Baylor Evnen's Christina Ball was recently inducted as a fellow of the prestigious American College of Trust and Estate Counsel! Check out our press release in the Lincoln Journal Star here. Congrats Christi!

November 17, 2016: Baylor Evnen Blog Post: Nebraska Workers’ Compensation 2017 Benefit Increase

November 16, 2016: Baylor Evnen Blog Post: Recap of Baylor Evnen Partners presenting at the Nebraska State Bar Workers' Compensation Seminar! 

October 11, 2016: Baylor Evnen Blog Post: "Employers Can No Longer File Counterclaims to Advance to Trial and Save on Litigation Costs" by BE Associate Thomas B. Shires.

October 4, 2016: Baylor Evnen Blog Post: "Iowa Workers' Compensation Refresher: Independent Contractors" by BE Associate Michael D. Sands.

September 13, 2016: Baylor in the News! Check out a recent podcast from Grow Lincoln on 1400 AM-KLIN, featuring Baylor Evnen Partner Colin A. Mues! Mues was featured Saturday September 3rd, and discussed new laws concerning social media and the workplace. To listen to the podcast, click here

September 13, 2016: Join five Baylor Evnen attorneys at the 2016 Nebraska Claims Symposium at the Cornhusker Marriott Hotel in downtown Lincoln on Wednesday September 21st and Thursday September 22nd. Check out our blog post to find out more about the Symposium and what Baylor Evnen attorneys will be presenting at this two-day educational event! 

September 12, 2016: Baylor Evnen Blog Post: "Nebraska Court of Appeals in Maradiaga v. Specialty Finishing, declines to broaden the application of the Positional Risk Doctrine" by BE Partners Dallas D. Jones and David E. Dudley, and BE Associate Thomas B. Shires.

August 29, 2016:  Baylor Evnen Blog Post: "Nebraska Court of Appeals Decision regarding Notice Defense" by BE Associate Thomas B. Shires

August 11, 2016: Baylor Evnen Blog Post: "Iowa Workers' Compensation Refresher: Cardiovascular Injuries" by BE Partner Paul T. Barta.

August 11, 2016: Baylor Evnen Blog Post: "Nebraska: Who is Responsible for successive accidents when they occur with a different employer or insurance carrier?" by BE Partner Paul T. Barta.

July 22, 2016: Baylor Evnen Blog Post: "Iowa Supreme Court’s Holding in Evenson v. Winnebago and the New Start Date for Permanent Benefits" by BE Associate Thomas B. Shires.

July 21, 2016: Baylor Evnen Blog Post: "Refresher on Subrogation Rights in Nebraska." 

July 21, 2016: Baylor Evnen Blog Post: "Independent Medical Examination (IME) under Iowa Workers' Compensation Law" by BE Partner Paul T. Barta. 

June 13, 2016: Baylor Evnen Partner Andrew M. Loudon was interviewed by the Bryan Foundation about Estate Planning. You can view the Q&A document here! Additional information may be found on the Bryan Foundation's website

May 23, 2016: Baylor Evnen Blog Posts: "Nebraska Workers Compensation Refresher: Occupational Disease" and "Annual Iowa Workers' Compensation Symposium" posts by BE Associate Thomas B. Shires and BE Partner Paul T. Barta, respectively, are now up on the Blog! 

May 17, 2016: Congratulations to Randy L. Goyette, BE Senior Partner, on his admittance to the American College of Trial Lawyers! Check out the news release in the Journal Star here!

May 17, 2016: Congratulations also goes out to BE Partner William G. Blake for being awarded the CRE Credential from The Counselors of Real Estate! Mr. Blake's press release in the Journal Star can be seen here!

May 6, 2016: Baylor Evnen Blog Post: "The Iowa Supreme Court Creates New Test for Employer Liability of Unrelated Medical Care Provided by Authorized Treating Physician" by Baylor Evnen Associate Amanda M. Phillips.

April 29, 2016: Baylor Evnen Blog Post: The 2016 Baylor Evnen Nebraska & Iowa Workers' Compensation Seminar Wrap Up can be found on the blog! 

April 6, 2016: Baylor Evnen Partner Andrew M. Loudon spoke at the Syracuse Community Memorial Hospital last night about Wills, Trusts and Estates. Fellow Partners Donald R. Witt and Jenny L. Panko joined him! Baylor Evnen has had an office in Syracuse since 1980. Both Mr. Witt and Jenny see clients in the Syracuse office.   

March 25, 2016: Baylor Evnen Blog Post: "Supreme Court Reminder that Claimant's Testimony Alone is Sufficient to Support Extent of Disability Determination" by Baylor Evnen Partner Dallas D. Jones.

March 29, 2016: Baylor Evnen in the Media! Baylor Evnen Partner Andrew M. Loudon recently did a Podcast for "Aging in America!" Mr. Loudon discusses many topics in the podcast, such as, should your child serve as your power of attorney? What is a revocable living trust and why is it important? What should you do when you're five years out from retirement, and more! Check out the podcast here!  

March 25, 2016: Baylor Evnen Blog Post: Baylor Evnen's Walt Zink Teaches Class at University of Nebraska Law School on Workers' Compensation!

March 22, 2016: Baylor Evnen Blog Post: "Refresher on Iowa’s Multi-tiered Statute of Limitations for Workers' Compensation Claims" by Baylor Evnen Partner Paul T. Barta.

March 22, 2016: Baylor Evnen Blog Post: "Refresher on Application of the Statute of Limitations in Nebraska Workers' Compensation Cases" by Baylor Evnen Partner Paul T. Barta.

March 14, 2016: Congratulations to Baylor Evnen Managing Partner Gail S. Perry for being appointed to the Magistrate Judge Merit Selection Panel for the United States District Court for the District of Nebraska! The panel is appointed for the purpose of making recommendations to the Court regarding the appointment of two people to succeed retiring U.S. Magistrate Judges Thomas Thalken and F.A. Gossett, III. Congrats Gail! 

March 2, 2016: Baylor Evnen Blog Post: "Nebraska Workers' Compensation Refresher: Accident" by Baylor Evnen Associate Thomas B. Shires.

February 1, 2016: Baylor Evnen Blog Post: "Two New Iowa Workers' Compensation Commissioners Appointed" by Baylor Evnen Associate Amanda M. Phillips.

January 20, 2016: Baylor Evnen Blog Post: "A Reason for Further Investigation When Your Injured Iowa Employee Requests a Hasty Full Duty Release" by Baylor Evnen Associate Amanda M. Phillips.

January 8, 2016: Baylor Evnen Blog Post: "Nebraska Workers' Compensation Refresher: Calculating Average Weekly Wage for Indemnity Benefits Purposes" by Baylor Evnen Associate Michael D. Sands.

January 6, 2016: Baylor Evnen Partner Andrew M. Loudon was the guest speaker this morning on KFOR Radio for "Problems and Solutions" as he discussed his "Top 10 Mistakes Made in Estate Planning" and how to avoid them!

December 18, 2015: Baylor Evnen Blog Post:  "Iowa Workers’ Compensation Deputy Commissioner Jon Heitland to Retire from Iowa Workers’ Compensation Commission" by Baylor Evnen Associate Thomas B. Shires.

December 7, 2015: Congratulationgs to Baylor Evnen Associate Michael D. Sands who was sworn into the Nebraska State Bar on Friday, December 4th! Michael is now a member of both the Iowa and Nebraska State Bar Associations.

December 5, 2015: Congratulations to Baylor Evnen Partner Darla S. Ideus, who was appointed Thursday to the state's Third Judicial District Court by Gov. Pete Ricketts. Check out the press release in the Lincoln Journal Star here.

November 30, 2015: Baylor Evnen Partner Gail S. Perry spoke at the November meeting of the Nebraska Society of Association Executives in Lincoln on the topic “Labor Law Tune-up.”  The presentation included updates on employment developments in the ADAAA (disability), FLSA (wage and hour), NLRB (labor union), and ended with tips on a drama-free and humane approach to termination of employment when that is necessary.

November 30, 2015: Baylor Evnen Blog Post: "The 'Going and Coming Rule' in Iowa" by Baylor Evnen Associate Michael D. Sands.

November 20, 2015: Baylor Evnen Blog Post: "The Nebraska Court of Appeals Expounds on what Evidence is Necessary to Find Entitlement to Temporary Total Disability (TTD) in the Absence of Medical Restrictions" by Baylor Evnen Associate Amanda M. Phillips

November 6, 2015: Baylor Evnen Blog Post: Nebraska Workers’ Compensation Refresher: “Arising Out Of and In the Course Of Employment” by Baylor Evnen Associate Thomas B. Shires

November 3, 2015: Baylor Evnen Partners Gail S. Perry, Darla S. Ideus, and Paul T. Barta will be presenting at the 2016 INSPRO Insurance "Become a Workplace Legend" Seminar on Thursday, November 5, 2016 at Hillcrest Country Club in Lincoln.

October 22, 2015: Baylor Evnen Blog Post: Refresher on “Affirmative Defenses” for Iowa Workers’ Compensation Claims by Baylor Evnen Associate Michael D. Sands.

October 21, 2015: Baylor Evnen Partner Andrew M. Loudon will be speaking to the Agribusiness Entrepreneur class on the Unversity of Nebraska at Lincoln's East Campus Thursday evening, October 22, 2015.

October 20, 2015: Baylor Evnen Partner Andrew M. Loudon is speaking tonight at Roper & Sons Funeral Services Waverly Chapel tonight about estate planning, trusts, and avoiding probate in Waverly, Nebraska at 6:30pm.

October 16, 2016: Baylor Evnen Partners Randall L. Goyette, Dallas D. Jones, and Paul T. Barta spoke at the 2015 Nebraska Self Insurers Association Insurance & Claims Conference today! The conference is taking place at the Embassy Suites Omaha-La Vista/Hotel & Conference Center.

October 15, 2015: Baylor Evnen Partner Andrea D. Snowden will be presenting at the "Litigating Slip, Trip and Fall Cases in Nebraska" Seminar on Thursday November 12, 2015 at the Regency Lodge in Omaha. To register for the seminar or for more information, click here.

October 12, 2015: At the NSBA Annual Meeting last week, recent UNL Law graduate & Baylor Evnen Associate Michael Sands accepted membership in Order of the Coif, an honor society for United States law school graduates in the top ten percent of their graduating class with the recommendation of law college faculty. 

October 12, 2015: Of Counsel Witt honored at NSBA Annual Meeting: Donald R. Witt, a successful trial attorney and career partner at Baylor Evnen, was honored for 50 years as a member of the Nebraska Bar. 

October 1, 2015: Baylor Evnen Partners Randall L. Goyette, Dallas D. Jones, and Paul T. Barta will be speaking at the 2015 Nebraska Self Insurers Association Insurance & Claims Conference! The conference takes place Friday October 16th, 2015 at the Embassy Suites Omaha-La Vista/Hotel & Conference Center. To register for this event click here

October 1, 2015: Baylor Evnen Blog Post: Court of Appeals Affirms Compensation Court's Award of Penalties, Finding that there was No Medical Basis to Deny by Baylor Evnen Associate Thomas B. Shires

September 16, 2015: Join the Women of Baylor Evnen at the 2015 Power of the Purse Fundraiser benefiting the CEDARS Kids Organization! To find out more information about the event taking place on November 5, 2015 click here

September 15, 2015: Baylor Evnen Blog Post: Nebraska Supreme Court Elaborates on the Requirement that a Physical Injury Must Precede a Mental Injury for the Latter to be Compensable by Baylor Evnen Partner Jenny L. Panko.

September 15, 2015: Baylor Evnen Blog Post: Nebraska Legislature to Analyze Future of Vocational Rehabilitation in Nebraska Workers' Compensation Cases by Baylor Evnen Partners Dallas D. Jones and Paul T. Barta

September 10, 2015: Baylor Evnen Blog Post: Vocational Rehabilitation Benefits Under Iowa Workers' Compensation Law by Baylor Evnen Partner Paul T. Barta

August 27, 2015: Baylor Evnen Blog Post: The Nebraska Court of Appeals Elaborates on what Evidence is Sufficient to Find Entitlement to Assessment of Loss of Earning Capacity

August 5, 2015: Baylor Evnen Blog Post: Baylor Evnen Attorney Emily R. Motto discusses "substantial direct benefit" on the Nebraska Worker's Compensation Blog

July 29, 2015: Baylor Evnen Blog Post: Baylor Evnen Attorney Thomas B. Shires shares the Iowa Workers' Compensation Maximum and Minimum Benefit Rates Update for injuries occuring July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016.

July 23, 2015: Baylor Evnen Blog Post: Baylor Evnen Attorney Paul T. Barta discusses Iowa Workers' Compensation Deputy Commissioner's decision to step down from Iowa Workers' Compensation Commission.

June 30, 2015: Come join the Nebraskans for Workers' Compensation Equity & Fairness organization for the NWCEF Annual Seminar held July 16, 2015 at the Strategic Air & Space Museum in Ashland, NE. Stick around for a day of golfing at the 2nd Annual Kid's Chance of Nebraska Golf Scramble at Ashland's Iron Horse Golf Club! Get signed up here!

June 26, 2015: Join Baylor Evnen Partner and Kid's Chance of Nebraska Founding Member and President, Dallas D. Jones, on July 16th for the 2nd Annual Kid's Chance of Nebraska Golf Scramble! Find out more information here

June 18, 2015: Baylor Evnen Associate Brett E. Ebert spoke at the Roper and Son's Topic Breakfast about wills, trusts, and power of attorneys.

June 10, 2015: Congratulations to Baylor Evnen Partner Andrea D. Snowden who was elected as Secretary/Treasurer of the Nebraska Defense Counself Association for 2015-2016!

June 10, 2015: Baylor Evnen Blog Post: Baylor Evnen Attorney Tim E. Clark Obtains Favorable Reversal of Modification Award

June 5, 2015: Baylor Evnen Partner Andrew M. Loudon was appointed to term on the Permanent Judicial Commission of The Synod of the Lakes & Prairies of the Presbyterian Church.

May 29, 2015: Baylor Evnen Partner William G. Blake was appointed by Governor Ricketts to a four year term with the Commission of Industrial Relations.

May 23, 2015: Baylor Evnen Partner William G. Blake was featured on 1400 KLIN Grow Lincoln, discussing condemnation and the Keystone Pipeline.

May 4, 2015: Baylor Evnen Blog Post: Defining Employer Under Nebraska Workers' Compensation Act... 

May 4, 2015: Baylor Evnen Blog Post: Baylor Evnen Associate Emily R. Motto discusses An Employer's Right to Choose Medical Care and Related Exceptions under Iowa Law

April 22, 2015: Baylor Evnen Partner Dallas D. Jones discussed Workers' Compensation Case Law at the Lincoln Chamber of Commerce Public Policy Forum.

April 20, 2015: Congratulations to Baylor Evnen Partner Caroline M. Westerhold for successfully co-charing the Nebraska Barristers' Ball and special thanks to Baylor Evnen Partner Andrew M. Loudon and his wife for hosting!

April 15, 2015: Baylor Evnen Partner William G. Blake is now on the Board of Directors for the Owner's Counsel of America

April 15, 2015: Baylor Evnen Partner William F. Austin was named special assistant attorney general by Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson to investigate the Nebraska Oil & Gas Conservation Commission. Read the article featured in the Lincoln Journal Star here

March 9, 2015: Congratulations to Baylor Evnen Partner William G. Blake for receiving the 2014 William Ballard Award for his article on the TransCanada Keystone XL Pipeline: Eminent Domain and Transportation of Energy! Read the article featured in the Lincoln Journal Star here