S-12-0999, Shawn Strasburg v. Union Pacific Railroad Company, A Corporation (Appellant)
Douglas County, Judge Marlon A. Polk
Attorneys: William Kvas and Richard L. Dinsmore (Appellee) --- Gary J. Nedved, Joel Bacon (Keating O’Gara Nedved & Peter PCLLO) (Appellant)
Civil: Federal Employers’ Liability Act, employee injury
Proceedings below: A jury returned a verdict in favor of Strasburg in the sum of $1,032,375.43. Appellant filed a Petition to Bypass the Court of Appeals which was granted by the Nebraska Supreme Court.
Issues: The district court erred in (1) failing to grant Appellant a setoff in an amount equal to the medical bills received into evidence; (2) holding that the setoff Appellant was entitled to for the Steelcase settlement was limited to the $425,000 the settlement agreement purported to apportion to Strasburg’s claims.