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29-4604. Recovery of damages; determinationof amount; restrictions.(1) A claimant under the Nebraska Claims for Wrongful Convictionand Imprisonment Act shall recover damages found to proximately result fromthe wrongful conviction and that have been proved based upon a preponderanceof the evidence. (2) The followingcosts shall not offset damages:(a) Costs of imprisonment; and(b) Value ofany care or education provided to the claimant while he or she was imprisoned.(3) No damagesshall be payable to the claimant for any period of time during which he orshe was concurrently imprisoned for any unrelated criminal offense.(4) In no case shalldamages awarded under the act exceed five hundred thousand dollars per claimantper occurrence.(5)A claimant's cause of action under the act shall not be assignable and shallnot survive the claimant's death. SourceLaws 2009, LB260, § 4.