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Hara v. Reichert

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Wednesday, December 4, 2013

S-13-0073, Sherry Hara v. Russell Reichert

Scotts Bluff County, Hon. Leo Dobrovolny

Attorneys: Todd Morten, Island & Huff --- Robert Brenner

Civil: issue preclusion

Proceedings Below: Reichert brought an action against Hara in small claims court in Dundy County and recovered a judgment of $3500. Hara appealed, but later dismissed that appeal and filed a declaratory judgment action in Scotts Bluff County Court. Reichert filed a motion to dismiss the county court action. Hara did not appear and that motion was granted. Hara then filed the same action in Scotts Bluff District Court. Reichert again filed a motion to dismiss. The district court granted the motion, finding that the district court action was precluded by the small claims court judgment.

Issues on Appeal: Whether the small claims court judgment had a preclusive effect for the subsequent district court action.



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