Supreme Court Call

Supreme Court Call

Below is a list of cases which will be called for hearing at the Supreme Court session commencing November 3, 2020.

When placed upon the final call, cases will not be continued except on motion and for urgent necessity shown.

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 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.

Tuesday, November 3, 2020   Lincoln

Court of Appeals Courtroom, State Capitol, Lincoln, Nebraska

Case Number Case Name County
S-20-0083 Millard Gutter Company v. Liberty Mutual Insurance Company

9:00 am

Douglas
S-20-0095 Windham v. Kroll

9:25 am

Douglas
S-20-0178 Fuelberth v. Heartland Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc.

9:50 am

Cedar
S-20-0024 State v. Childs

10:15 am

Kimball
S-20-0142 Stephenson v. Shoecraft

10:40 am

Lancaster
Wednesday, November 4, 2020   Lincoln

Court of Appeals Courtroom, State Capitol, Lincoln, Nebraska

Case Number Case Name County
S-20-0109 State v. Clausen

9:00 am

Lancaster
S-19-1218 OMNI Behavioral Health v. State of Nebraska

9:25 am

Lancaster
S-20-0235 In re Estate of Brinkman

9:50 am

Douglas
S-20-0295 Dolezal-Soukup v. Dodge County Board of Adjustment

10:15 am

Dodge
S-20-0122 Jaeger v. Jaeger

10:40 am

Lancaster
Thursday, November 5, 2020   Lincoln

Court of Appeals Courtroom, State Capitol, Lincoln, Nebraska

Case Number Case Name County
S-19-0240 State v. Madren (PFR)

9:00 am

Douglas
S-19-0472 Grothen v. Grothen (PFR)

9:25 am

Adams
S-20-0111 In re Estate of Giventer

9:50 am

Douglas
S-20-0312 In re Interest of Victor L.

10:15 am

Douglas
S-20-0102 In re Estate of Marsh

10:40 am

Richardson
Friday, November 6, 2020   Lincoln

Court of Appeals Courtroom, State Capitol, Lincoln, Nebraska

Case Number Case Name County
S-20-0281 In re Estate of McGregor

9:00 am

Hayes
S-19-1193 Sanitary Improvement District No. 2, Knox County, NE v. Fischer

9:25 am

Knox
S-20-0239 Equestrian Ridge Homeowners Assoc. v. Equestrian Ridge Estates II

9:50 am

Sarpy
S-20-0014 Harts v. County of Knox, Nebraska

10:15 am

Knox