Mid America Agri Products/Horizon, LLC, Mid America Agri Products/Wheatland, LLC, Mid America Bio Energy & Commodities, LLC, Standard Ethanol, LLC, Robert Lundeen, Prestin Read and Don Wiseman (Relators) v. The Honorable Donald E. Rowlands, Judge, 11th Judicial District (Respondent) and Lansing Trade Group, LLC (Intervenor)
Lincoln County, Special Master, Honorable Patricia A. Lamberty
Attorneys: George E. Clough and Paul H. Schwartz (Admitted Pro Hac Vice, Shoemaker Ghiselli + Schwarz LLC) (Relators) --- Jay C. Elliott (Elliott Law Office PCLLO), William G. Dittrick, Kenneth W. Hartman (Baird Holm LLP) and Kirk T. May, Jeremy M. Suhr (Rouse Hendricks German May PC) (Intervenor Lansing Trade Group, LLC)
Civil: Petition for a Writ of Mandamus; Neb. Const. art. V. § 2 and Neb. Rev. Stat. § 24-204 (Reissue 2008); disqualification of counsel
Proceedings below: The Report of the Special Master concluded that Respondent did not abuse his discretion in refusing to disqualify Intervenor’s counsel and recommended that no mandamus issue.
Issue: Should the Supreme Court issue a peremptory writ of mandamus directing Respondent to vacate his order denying Relators’ motion to disqualify Intervenor’s counsel and to enter an order granting that motion?