Buckridge v. Northfield Retirement Communities

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Buckridge v. Northfield Retirement Communities

Case Number
Call Date
December 14, 2016
Case Time
1:00 PM
Case Summary

A-16-0486, Michael Buckeridge as father and next friend of Kaleigh Buckeridge (Appellant) v. Northfield Retirement Communities

Nebraska Workers' Compensation Court, Judge Daniel Fridrich

Attorney for Appellant: Michael W. Meister

Attorney for Appellee: Gregory D. Worth (McAnany, VanCleave & Phillips)

Civil Action: Workers' compensation benefits

Action Taken by Trial Court: The Workers' Compensation Court denied survivor benefits to appellant.

Assignments of Error on Appeal: On appeal, Buckridge assigns that: (1) there is not sufficient competent evidence in the record to find that Kena Buckridge committed suicide and the defendant did not meet its burden of proof in that regard as a matter of law; (2) the trial court failed to apply the presumption against suicide as required by law under the facts as they existed; and (3) the trial court improperly relied upon evidence which caused the court to exhibit bias against plaintiff's decedent resulting in a denial of benefits.

Case Location
Panel Text
Moore, Chief Judge, Riedmann and Bishop, Judges