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Nebraska Supreme Court: Farmers not liable for fatal crash where tall corn obstructed view

 Monday, May 5, 2014

 The Omaha World Herald

The Nebraska Supreme Court ruled Friday that a pair of Saunders County farmers were not liable for their 7-foot corn blocking the view at a rural intersection. The ruling ended a lawsuit brought by Amanda Latzel, the widow of a man who was severely injured in a motor vehicle accident at the intersection. Thomas Latzel’s injuries led to his death three years after the Oct. 6, 2007, accident. But the ruling marked a victory for agricultural interests. The Nebraska Agricultural Legal Foundation had filed a friend of the court brief supporting the farmers in the case.

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