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Oliver v. Clark
Nebraska Supreme Court
537 N.W.2d 635 (1995)
Automobiles driven by Todd Oliver (plaintiff) and Felisha Clark (defendant) collided. After medical examinations and an X-ray indicated only minor injuries, Oliver received a small cash settlement in return for signing a claims release. Soon thereafter, Oliver’s condition severely deteriorated, and follow-up examinations revealed serious, hitherto unsuspected injuries. Oliver sued Clark for negligence. Clark invoked Oliver’s claims release, and the trial court dismissed the suit. Oliver appealed to an intermediate appellate court. To better balance that court’s workload, the Nebraska Supreme Court heard the appeal directly.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Gerrard, J.)
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