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Judgement in accident reversed in Madison County, NE


A judgement leveled against Madison County related to a 2008 accident has been reversed by the Nebraska Supreme Court. 

The state high court Friday reversed a decision handed down by Madison County District Court that the county was partially liable for an accident on a vacated county road northwest of Battle Creek that injured Larry Blaser and Terry McCaw, both of Norfolk.

Blaser, McCaw, and McCaw's wife sued the county, saying the county was negligent in failing to maintain a "road closed" warning sign. District Court Judge Robert Ensz ruled that the County was partially negligent in the case, and awarded almost $400,000 in damages to Blaser and the McCaws, but Friday's ruling in the Supreme Court reverses that decision.

The case has now been remanded back to Madison County District Court for a new trial.

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