Court of Appeals Call

Court of Appeals Call

When placed upon the final call, cases will not be continued except on motion and for urgent necessity shown. All cases placed on the call of the Court of Appeals are subject to review for possible submission without oral argument pursuant to Neb. Ct. R. App. P. § 2-111(b)(1).  Unless a case is removed from the call by order of the court on or before February 3, 2021, the case will proceed to oral argument as set out below.

Unless otherwise indicated, the time allotted for the presentation of arguments is limited to 10 minutes per side.  This is a maximum allowance and counsel are not required to use the full time allotted.

During oral argument, when the timing light changes from green to amber, this means you are into your rebuttal time, which is 2 minutes, unless you have reserved a greater or lesser time.  However, whatever rebuttal time you have asked to be reserved, your only notification will be the amber light.  If you choose to continue arguing after the amber light, and the red light appears, you are completely out of time and have waived rebuttal.

Oral arguments in the appellate courts will be assigned specific times to promote social distancing and allow cleaning between arguments.  Face masks will be required to enter the courtroom and will only be removed during an attorney or party’s argument.   Tables and lectern have all been spaced in accordance with recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control for social distancing.   While the Courtroom remains open to the public, spectator seating has been reduced to allow for social distancing.  All individuals entering the courtroom will be screened asking the following:

  1. Have you traveled by cruise ship or to a country listed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as a Level 3 Travel Health Notice area within the last 14 days of the scheduled oral argument, or do you live with or have close contact with someone who has?
  2. Have you tested positive, been placed in quarantine, or self-quarantined due to COVID-19 within the last 14 days?
  3. Has anyone with whom you have been in close contact tested positive, been placed in quarantine, or self-quarantined due to COVID-19 within the last 14 days?
  4. Today, or in the last 14 days, have you experienced:
  • Fever (over 100.4°)
  • Shortness of breath or other respiratory illnesses
  • Coughing
  • Sore throat that cannot be attributed to an underlying or previously recognized condition
  • Diarrhea
  • Loss of sense of taste or smell
  • Muscle pain or fatigue

If an attorney or party who intends to present oral argument determines that they would have to answer yes to any of these questions when screened before entering the courtroom, they should immediately notify the Clerk’s office and file a motion to have their case heard using web-conferencing software.

Pirtle, Chief Judge, Riedmann, and Arterburn, Judges
Wednesday, February 10, 2021 by web-conference
Live streamed on NET
Case Number Case Name County
A-20-0347 In re Estate of Filsinger
9:00am
Cheyenne
Pirtle, Chief Judge, Moore, and Arterburn, Judges
Wednesday, February 10, 2021 by web-conference
Live streamed on NET
Case Number Case Name County
A-20-0412 In re Estate of Lowe
9:25am
Lincoln
A-20-0516 Hauptman, O'Brien, Wolf, Lathrop v. Auto-Owners Insurance Company
9:50am
Douglas
Riedmann, Bishop, and Welch, Judges
Wednesday, February 10, 2021 by web-conference
Live streamed on NET
Case Number Case Name County
A-20-0299 Walker v. Probandt
11:00am
Dawson
A-20-0466 Bowmaker v. Rollman
11:25am
Douglas
A-20-0315 State v. Cooper
11:50am
Douglas