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Statutes > Nebraska > Chapter29 > 29-2287

29-2287. Restitution; effect on civil action.(1) Sections 29-2280 to 29-2289 shall not limit or impair the right of a victim to sue and recover damages from the defendant in a civil action.(2) The findings in the sentencing hearing and the fact that restitution was required or paid shall not be admissible as evidence in a civil action and shall have no legal effect on the merits of a civil action.(3) Any restitution paid by the defendant to the victim shall be set off against any judgment in favor of the victim in a civil action arising out of the facts or events which were the basis for the restitution. The court trying the civil action shall hold a separate hearing to determine the validity and amount of any setoff asserted by the defendant. SourceLaws 1986, LB 956, § 8.