VanLaningham v. Harmon

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VanLaningham v. Harmon

Case Number
A-15-0608
Call Date
September 14, 2016
Case Time
9:00 AM
Case Summary

A-15-0608, Jennifer VanLaningham v. Joel Harmon (Appellant)

District Court of Sarpy County, District Judge William Zastera

Attorney for Appellant: Jason M. Bruno (Sherrets Bruno & Vogt LLC)

Attorney for Appellee: Ryan D. Caldwell (Caldwell Law, LLC)

Civil Action: Detrimental reliance, violation of Neb. Rev. Stat. ' 76-2,120, fraudulent misrepresentation, negligent misrepresentation, and fraudulent concealment

Action taken by the Trial Court: The county court found in favor of Jennifer on her claims of detrimental reliance, violation of Neb. Rev. Stat. ' 76-2,120, negligent misrepresentation, and fraudulent concealment with regard to flooding damage to a residential property purchased from Joel. The county court awarded Jennifer $5,768.66 in damages to cover repair costs and $8,562.52 in attorney fees. The county court subsequently overruled Joel's motion for a new trial and motion to alter or amend. Joel appealed to the district court, which affirmed the county court's judgment.

Assignments of Error and Issues on Appeal: Did the county court err in denying Joel's motion for directed verdict? Did the county court err in failing to dismiss the case due to the alleged absence of a necessary party? Did the county court err in considering evidence that was not offered or admitted? Did the county court err in admitting Joel's Supplemental Responses to Request for Production of Documents into evidence? Did the county court err in admitting various other exhibits into evidence? Did the county court err in entering judgment against Joel despite Jennifer's alleged failure to present sufficient evidence of damages or proximate cause? Did the county court err in denying Joel's motion for a new trial and motion to alter or amend?

Case Location
Lincoln
Panel Text
Moore, Chief Judge, Irwin and Pirtle, Judges