Caselaw Updates

Caselaw Updates

Filed on
Tuesday, August 21, 2018
Summary: The county court of Buffalo County terminated the parental rights of Rose U. and Kevin U. to their three minor children, Hannah, Ethan, and Abigail. Rose had previously had another child removed from her care in 2010 as a result of injuries sustained at her hands during a physical...Read more
Filed on
Friday, July 27, 2018
Summary: Eleany Esmerelda Zunun Gonzalez (Gonzalez) appeals the County Court for Lancaster County. The Court here finds that the County Court acting as a juvenile court did have the jurisdiction to make special findings on the basis of 8 U.S.C. § 1101 (a)(27)(J). The Court reverses the order of the...Read more
Filed on
Friday, July 13, 2018
Summary: The State appeals an order out of the county court of Washington County dismissing the proceedings against J.K. The State’s exceptions include that the Judge should have recused himself and should have joined the case with another minor’s case. The Court here overrules the exceptions. In...Read more
Filed on
Friday, July 6, 2018
Summary: DHHS challenges an order out of the separate juvenile court of Lancaster County that ordered it to arrange and pay for Paxton H. to receive services at a facility in Kansas. The Court here finds that the order was in the child’s best interests and therefore affirms. In December of 2014,...Read more
Filed on
Friday, June 22, 2018
Summary: In adjudication proceedings under Neb. Rev. Stat. § 43-247(2), the only law violation alleged in the petition against Jordan B. was first degree sexual assault under § 28-319, committed on or between January 25 and November 8, 2016. The state presented evidence that Jordan, 17 years old at...Read more
Filed on
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Summary: Victoria, the mother for Kirsten, appeals orders out of the County Court of Box Butte. The Court here finds that the County Court acting as a juvenile court did not have subject matter jurisdiction and so vacates the orders, dismisses the appeal, and remands with direction. Victoria and...Read more
Filed on
Friday, May 4, 2018
Summary: Angela appeals out of the County Court of Buffalo County her son Kane’s adjudication and other rulings of the Court. The State appeals the Court’s failure to adjudicate Carter. The Supreme Court affirms Kane’s adjudication and reverses the order declining to adjudicate Carter and remands...Read more
Filed on
Friday, May 4, 2018
Summary: Tina E., the biological aunt of Joseph, appeals an order out of the Lincoln County Court which found that Joseph’s nonrelative foster placement and permanency through adoption by them is in his best interests. This case is dismissed for lack of standing pursuant to Neb. Rev. Stat. § 43-2,...Read more
Filed on
Thursday, April 26, 2018
Summary: The Douglas County juvenile court adjudicated Josue G. under Neb. Rev. Stat. § 43-247(1) with a dispositional order entered on September 27, 2016 placing Josue on probation for four months, plus twenty hours of community service. On January 24, 2017, the State moved to revoke Josue’s...Read more
Filed on
Friday, April 13, 2018
Summary: E.D. brought suit against the Bellevue Public School District (BPS) and Bradley Nord, under the Political Subdivisions Tort Claims Act (PSTCA). This was an appeal and cross-appeal from an order overruling claims of sovereign immunity in separate motions to dismiss. In November 2016, E.D...Read more
Filed on
Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Summary: Benjamin appeals the order of the Separate Juvenile Court of Douglas County terminating his rights to his three children. The Court here affirms. Benjamin is the father of Jade, Aly, and Kazlynn. In October 2016, all three were in his vehicle when he was involved in a collision. Kazlynn...Read more
Filed on
Friday, March 23, 2018
Summary: Steven appeals an order of the Separate Juvenile Court of Lancaster County transferring his case to county court. The standard of review is a matter of first impression. The Court here finds no abuse of discretion in the transfer and so affirms. Steven was being transported to YRTC Kearney...Read more
Filed on
Friday, March 16, 2018
Summary: Nicholas appeals a disposition order from the Separate Juvenile Court of Douglas County which placed him in a residential group home. The question here is whether the order complied with Neb. Rev. Stat. § 43-251.01(7) requiring that available community based resources be exhausted and...Read more
Filed on
Friday, March 16, 2018
Summary: Keyanna appeals her disposition order from the Separate Juvenile Court of Lancaster County placing her in a group home. This appeal looks at whether the out of home placement complied with Neb. Rev. Stat. § 43-251.01(7), which requires an exhaustion of all available community based...Read more
Filed on
Wednesday, March 7, 2018
Summary: Heather G. appeals the adjudication order of the Separate Juvenile Court of Douglas County as to her two children. She assigns error to the Court finding sufficient evidence that the children were at risk for harm and that it was in their best interests to remain in the temporary custody...Read more

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