S-13-0212, Jason M. Bruno (Appellant) v. Metropolitan Utilities District, Michael W. McGowan, Amy Lindsay, David J. Friend, Tim Cavanaugh, Thomas F. Dowd, Jack Frost, Steve Patterson and Douglas Clark v. Northern Natural Gas Company
Douglas County, Judge Timothy P. Burns
Attorneys: Ronald E. Bucher (for MUD et al) --- James D. Sherrets, Robert S. Sherrets (Sherrets Bruno &Vogt LLC) (Appellant)
Civil: Declaratory relief
Proceedings below: The trial court dismissed the complaint for failure to state a claim upon which relief could be granted. Appellees filed a Petition to Bypass the Court of Appeals which was granted by the Nebraska Supreme Court.
Issues: The district court erred in (1) determining that MUD was not statutorily required to let out bids for all contracts not performed by MUD employees; (2) interpreting Neb. Rev. Stat. § 14-2125(1) in isolation rather than as part of a statutory scheme; (3) not finding that strong public policy requires competitive bidding; (4) failing to address all claims; (5) dismissing the complaint.