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Heckman v. Marchio

S-16-0379, Bryan R. Heckman v. Regina M. Marchio (Appellant)  

Dodge County District Court, Judge Geoffrey C. Hall

Attorneys: Julie Fowler & Brenden M. Kelly (Fowler & Kelly Law, LLP) --- Jeremy Jorgenson (Appellant)

Civil: Attorney disqualification; conflict of interest

Proceedings Below: The district court Appellant’s attorney and his firm from representing Appellant against Appellee due to a previous attorney-client relationship and conflict of interest.

Gillpatrick v. Department of Correctional Services

S-16-212, Paul Gillpatrick and Niccole Wetherell v. Diane Sabatka-Rine, Denise Skrobecki, and Michael L. Kenney (Appellants)

District Court of Lancaster County, Hon. Robert R. Otte

Attorneys: Amy Miller (ACLU), Michael D. Gooch — David A. Lopez (Attorney General’s Office)

Civil: Inmates’ right to marry

White v. State

S-16-377, William White (Cross-Appellant) v. State (Appellee) and Scott Busboom, individually (Appellant)

Johnson County, Judge Daniel E. Bryan, Jr.

Attorneys: James D. Smith, Ryan C. Gilbride, Jessica M. Forch, and David A. Lopez (Attorney General’s Office) for Appellant Busboom and Appellee — Abby K. Osborn and Joy Shiffermiller (Shiffermiller Law Firm) for Cross-Appellant

Civil: § 1983 Action - Qualified Immunity

State v. McWilliams

S-15-1107, State of Nebraska v. James McWilliams (Appellant)

Lancaster County District Court, Hon. John A. Colborn

Attorneys:  DeAnn C. Stover for the Appellant; Douglas J. Peterson (Attorney General) and Melissa R. Vincent (Assistant Attorney General) for the Appellee.

Criminal:  First-degree sexual assault, aggravated offense

ACI Worldwide Corp. v. BHMI, Inc. (15)

S-16-0358, ACI Worldwide Corp. (Appellant) v. BHM, Inc., Jack T. Baldwin, Lynne J. Baldwin, Michael E. Meeks, and John and Jane Does

Douglas County, Judge J. Russell Derr

Attorneys: Gregory C. Scaglione, Patrice D. Ott, John V. Matson (Koley Jessen PCLLO) and Eric J. Magnusun, Ryan W. Marth, Christopher P. Sullivan (all admitted pro hac vice) (Robins Kaplan LLP) (for Appellant) --- Michael F. Coyle, Timothy J. Thalken, Robert W. Futhey (Fraser Stryker PCLLO) (Appellees)

In re Estate of Pluhacek

S-16-654, In the Matter of the Estate of Dorothy Pluhacek a/k/a Mary Pluhacek a/k/a Sr. M. Dorothy de N.D., deceased

County Court for Douglas County, Honorable Thomas K. Harmon

Attorneys: Shane J. Placek for Margaret Hickey, the Provincial Superioress of the Omaha province of the Notre Dame Sisters (the office appointed as executor of the will at issue). No responsive brief filed.

Civil: Action to probate a partially hand-written will

State ex rel. Counsel for Discipline v. Gast

S-15-0800, State of Nebraska ex rel. Counsel for Discipline of the Nebraska Supreme Court v. William E. Gast

Original Proceeding

Attorneys: Kent L. Frobish (Assistant Counsel for Discipline) --- no brief filed on behalf of Respondent Gast

Civil: Attorney Discipline Matter

State v. Jones (20)

S-16-0754, State v. Akeem R. Jones (Appellant)

Douglas County, Judge Leigh Ann Retelsdorf

Attorneys: Siobhan E. Duffy (Attorney General’s Office) --- Jerry M. Hug (Alan G. Stoler PCLLO) (for Appellant)

Criminal: First degree murder

Proceedings below: A jury found Appellant guilty. He was sentenced to a term of life imprisonment.

Issues: There was insufficient evidence to convict Jones of first degree murder.

Streck, Inc. v. The Ryan Family, L.L.C.

S-16-0664, Streck, Inc. v. The Ryan Family, LLC and Stacy Ryan (Appellant/Intervenor)

Sarpy County District Court, Judge William B. Zastera

State v. Jedlicka

S-16-629, State v. Paul J. Jedlicka (Appellant)

Sarpy County District Court, Judge David K. Arterburn

Attorneys: Ann Addison-Wageman (Wageman Whitworth Law Firm) for Appellant — Kimberly A. Klein (Attorney General’s Office) for Appellee

Criminal: First degree sexual assault of a child under 12 years of age

Proceedings Below: Jury found Jedlicka guilty of first degree sexual assault of a child and the district court sentenced Jedlicka to not less than 15 years nor more than 25 years imprisonment.