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Nebraska Supreme Court Affirms Dismissal of Land Dispute Case

Jul 28, 2017

Attorneys Todd Vetter and Luke Henderson successfully defended the dismissal of a land dispute. The Nebraska Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the trial court which granted a summary judgment in favor of the clients.

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Eighth Circuit sides with Pierce County deputy in Hadar bar lawsuit

Jul 27, 2017

By Jerry Guenther/Norfolk Daily News

The U.S. Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld a Pierce County deputy's use of an "arm bar technique" in which a patron who was arrested outside of a bar claimed excessive use of force.

Kirk D. Vester of Norfolk was the patron ...

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Attorney Fitzgerald chosen as chairman of Nebraska State Bar Commission

Dec 14, 2016

By Jerry Guenther/Norfolk Daily News

In the past 33 years, there have only been three members of the Nebraska Bar Commission from Northeast Nebraska.

Two of the three have been from Norfolk — Dan Jewell and Mark Fitzgerald. The other was Tom Maul ...

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Clients Obtain a Dismissal in Butler County

Jun 15, 2016

Attorney Todd Vetter successfully obtained a summary judgment and dismissal of all claims against his clients in Butler County District Court.  The clients had been sued by adjoining land owners for a nuisance, invasion of privacy and were also seeking to impose restrictive covenants upon the clients’ real property.  After reviewing the evidence presented by attorney Vetter, the...

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Attorney Vetter Inducted into the American Board of Trial Advocates

May 1, 2016

On April 29, 2016, attorney Todd Vetter was inducted into the Nebraska Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates.  Membership in ABOTA is by invitation only.  To be eligible, an attorney must have tried a minimum number of jury trials, be of high personal character, and have an honorable reputation among his peers.


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Client and Attorney Vetter Succeed at Trial

Apr 1, 2016

A two vehicle motor vehicle accident resulted in a lawsuit being filed against the client of attorney Todd Vetter.  The plaintiff refused to negotiate and demanded $100,000.00 for his alleged injuries and damages that resulted from the accident.  After a two day Jury Trial, the jury awarded the plaintiff $33,000, which was less than the last offer attorney Vetter’s clients made ...

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Attorney Temple obtains Dismissal of Kidnapping charge arising out of Amber Alert

Sep 1, 2015

In November 2015, a criminal case filed in Cedar County charging the defendant with Kidnapping was dismissed by Motion of the special prosecutor.  The charges stemmed from a misunderstanding regarding the whereabouts of a minor child.  Fortunately, after considerable efforts were undertaken, the issues leading to the misunderstanding were addressed to the satisfaction of the special p...

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Fitzgerald, Vetter, Temple, Bartell, & Henderson Successfully Obtain a Settlement for Severely Injured Client

Aug 1, 2015

As a result of a semi-tractor accident, the client of Fitzgerald, Vetter, Temple, Bartell, & Henderson sustained a significant brain injury and could not recall the events of the accident.  The party responsible for the injury initially denied any liability for the client’s injuries and claimed the accident was the client’s fault.  After several years of litigation, attorn...

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Attorneys for Family of Deceased Motorcyclist at Sturgis Rally Obtain Settlement

Jun 1, 2015

The attorneys from Fitzgerald, Vetter, Temple, Bartell, & Henderson were able to obtain a very positive settlement for the three daughters of a motorcyclist who was tragically killed in an accident while attending the 2012 Sturgis Rally near Belle Fourche, South Dakota.  The case was prosecuted by Ronald E. Temple and Todd B. Vetter in the United States District Court for the Western Distr...

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A Mother's Day Tale of a Dad Nearly Killed and the Woman Who Preserved the Family

May 10, 2015

BY TOM GRIFFITH/Rapid City Journal

It is the stuff from which legends are born and movies are made.


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Criminal Case Dismissed by Prosecutor

Jan 5, 2015

In 2014, a very unfortunate and tragic accident occurred in Antelope County whereby a pedestrian construction worker was killed in an automobile accident involving a client of Fitzgerald, Vetter, Temple, Bartell, & Henderson.  Some two (2) weeks before the case was ready to proceed to Jury Trial and after two potentially dispositive Motions were filed by our attorneys, the prosecutor indic...

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Attorney Temple wins Suppression Motion in Criminal Case in Dakota County

Dec 15, 2014

In the Summer of 2014, the defendant was arrested and charged in Dakota County, Nebraska, for various criminal offenses relating to the operation of a motor vehicle.  Ronald E. Temple filed a Motion to Suppress alleging a violation of the defendant’s federal and state constitutional rights.  After attempting to resolve the issues fairly to all, the matter proceeded to hearing on...

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2016 Settlement in Estate Litigation Obtained

Sep 1, 2014

An unusual set of facts surrounding an elderly man who married shortly before his passing led to litigation in Bon Homme County, South Dakota in 2015.  In June 2016, after dealing with a case of first impression in the State of South Dakota, Ronald E. Temple and Luke P. Henderson were able to resolve the issues in a Family Settlement Agreement, which resulted in a very favorable settlement...

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Todd B. Vetter Appointed as Member of the District 3 Committee on Inquiry

Oct 24, 2012

Todd Vetter was appointed by the Nebraska Supreme Court to serve as member of the District 3 Committee on Inquiry.  Members of the Committee on Inquiry review the investigations and complaints presented to it by the Counsel for Discipline relating to ethical matters of Nebraska attorneys.   Mr. Vetter’s term will commence on January 1, 2013 and will expire on December 31, 2...

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Trial Ends With Defendants' Verdict

Aug 27, 2012

August 21, 2012---  Todd Vetter successfully defended his clients in a lawsuit filed in the District Court of Platte County, Nebraska.  After a two day trial, the jury determined that Mr. Vetter’s clients were not responsible for a slip and fall accident that occurred on the property owned by the clients.  The plaintiff alleged that Mr. Vetter’s clients were legally r...

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Trial Ends in Not Guilty Verdict

Aug 10, 2012

NELIGH — A 45-year-old Neligh man accused of sexual assault of a child was found not guilty late Tuesday afternoon by a jury.
The eight men and four women in the jury deliberated about three and a half hours before returning the not guilty verdict.
Sandra Allen of the Nebraska Attorney General's Office on Tuesday afternoon told jurors during closing arguments that someone was ly...

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Ronald Temple gets Charge Reduced for Former Stanton County Commissioner

Aug 9, 2012

A former Stanton County commissioner can still seek higher office after his charge of fraudulent candidate filing was reduced to a misdemeanor.

William Goodpasture, 59, of 503 Meadow Lane pleaded no contest in Stanton County district court in Stanton to an amended misdemeanor charge.

He had previously been charged with a Class III felony, which, if he had been convicted, w...

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Todd Vetter Recommended for Admission to FDCC

Jun 12, 2012

Todd Vetter was nominated and upon recommendation was selected for membership into the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel.  Membership into FDCC is limited, selective, and by nomination only.   All nominees must be of high professional standing and of good moral character.  Currently there are only 12 attorneys from Nebraska selected for membership into FDCC.  ...

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Todd Vetter Becomes Member of The Association of Defense Trial Attorneys

Dec 27, 2011

Todd Vetter has been invited to become a member of the Association of Defense Trial Attorneys. ADTA invites only one defense trial attorney to be a prime member per one million in population for each city, town, or municipality across the United States. An ADTA prime membership is, in essence, a statement of the high regard in which that defense trial attorney is held by his peers in the defens...

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Ronald E. Temple Elected to House of Delegates

Jul 9, 2011

Ronald E. Temple has been elected to serve as member of the Nebraska State Bar Association House of Delegates from the Third Supreme Court District.  The House of Delegates and the Executive Council govern the Nebraska State Bar Association.


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