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Destroyed Property Ruling

One of Rush Limbaugh's undeniable truths of life was that "words mean things." Such is the case with words such as "destroyed property' and 'calamity'. According to Nebraska State Statute 77-1307, "Calamity means a disastrous event, including, but not limited to a fire, an earthquake, a flood, a tornado or other natural event which significantly affects the assessed value of real property." This definition should not require a disastrous event to have a natural cause, but not everyone sees it this way. This definition is important because of how the word 'calamity' relates to a former p...


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