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Martinez v. Excel Corporation

S-15-0420 Juan Martinez-Ceja v. Excel Corporation

Workers’ Compensation Court, Judge Tom Stine

Attorneys: Maria A. Vera (Vera Law Firm) --- Defendant waived submission of brief

Civil: Attorney lien for fees and costs

Proceedings below: The trial court granted in part and denied in part Plaintiff Attorney’s motion for attorney lien for fees and costs based on quantum meruit.  Plaintiff’s attorney filed this appeal.

State v. Determan (PFR)

S-13-0756 State v. Aaron L. Determan (Appellant)

Saline County, Judge Vicky L. Johnson

Attorneys: Jeffrey A. Gaertig (Carlson, Schafer, & Davis, P.C., LLO) (Appellant) --- Melissa R. Vincent (Attorney General’s Office)

Civil: Postconviction relief

Waldron v. Roark

S-15-0144 Marilyn Waldron (Appellant) v. Lancaster County Deputy Sheriff James Roark, individually and in his official capacity

Lancaster County, Judge Robert R. Otte

Attorneys: Vincent M. Powers (Vincent M. Powers & Associates) (Appellant) — Richard C. Grabow (County Attorney’s Office)

Civil:  Violation of civil rights under 42 U.S.C. § 1983

Proceedings Below: The district court sustained Roark’s motion for summary judgment.

State v. Irish

S-15-0270 State v. Bryant L. Irish

Madison County, Judge Mark A. Johnson

Attorneys: Stacy M. Foust (Attorney General’s Office) --- Alan G. Stoler (Appellant)

Civil: DUI causing serious bodily injury

Proceedings below: The trial court found Appellant guilty and sentenced him to 180 days imprisonment and 5 years probation.

State v. Casterline (20)

S-15-0045 State v. Andrew Casterline (Appellant)

Webster County District Court, Judge Stephen Illingworth

Attorneys: Nathan A. Liss (Attorney General’s Office) --- Charles D. Brewster (Anderson, Klein, Swan & Brewster) (Appellant)

Criminal: 1st degree Murder; use of deadly weapon to commit felony; burglary

Proceedings below: Following a jury trial, Appellant was found guilty on all three counts.

Issues: The district court erred by 1) finding sufficient evidence to convict Appellant of First

Knehans v. Gorsuch

S-15-0092 Michael B. Knehans v. Carl E. Gorsuch (Appellant)

Chase County District Court

Attorneys: Tim W. Thompson, Kelley, Scritsmier & Byrne, P.C., for appellee---Rory J. Roundtree, Pierce Law Office, for appellant.

Civil: Quiet title

Proceedings Below: Court entered a summary judgment in favor of Michael in his quiet title action.

RGR Company, LLC v. Lincoln Commission on Human Rights

S-15-0076, RGR Company, LLC (Appellant) v. Lincoln Commission on Human Rights o/b/o Lionel Simeus

Lancaster County, Hon. Lori A. Maret

Attorneys: Melanie J. Whittamore-Mantzios (Wolfe Snowden) (Appellant)--- Jeffrey R. Kirkpatrick, City Attorney, and Jocelyn W. Golden, Assistant City Attorney

Civil:Housing Discrimination

Doty v. West Gate Bank, Inc.

S-14-1060, Owen L. Doty, Joy A. Doty, Ronald L. Doty, and Angela J. Doty v. West Gate Bank, Inc. (Appellant)

Lancaster County, Hon. Andrew Jacobsen

Attorneys: Gregory S. Frayser (Cline Williams) (Appellant); Joel G. Lonowski, Andrew K. Joyce (Morrow Poppe)

Civil: Declaratory Judgment – Deeds of Trust