No two federal judicial districts are the same. From different laws, judges, and local rules, to idiosyncratic norms and customs, each district has its own hurdles and unique considerations. Nebraska is no different. If you have a case filed in the United States District Court for the District of Nebraska, if your case has been transferred here, or if it is otherwise your first time litigating a case in this District, then you will be facing a learning curve.
Too often, people assume that only federal courts hear big lawsuits. That is not the case. Large, complex cases are filed regularly in state court, e.g., breach of contract, unfair or deceptive trade practices, and tort cases. It is important to know the ins and outs, not only of your local federal district court, but also your state court system. This post focuses on Nebraska state courts and what to know, what to do, how to proceed if you are sued in one of its courts.