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Buckridge v. Northfield Retirement Communities

A-16-0486, Michael Buckeridge as father and next friend of Kaleigh Buckeridge (Appellant) v. Northfield Retirement Communities

Nebraska Workers’ Compensation Court, Judge Daniel Fridrich

Attorney for Appellant:  Michael W. Meister

Attorney for Appellee:  Gregory D. Worth (McAnany, VanCleave & Phillips)

Civil Action:  Workers’ compensation benefits

Action Taken by Trial Court:  The Workers’ Compensation Court denied survivor benefits to appellant.

State v. Ely

S-16-0471 State v. Nicholas J. Ely (Appellant)

Douglas County, Judge J. Michael Coffey

Attorneys: Brian S. Munnelly (Appellant) --- Stacy M. Foust (Attorney General’s Office)

Civil: Postconviction; life sentence

Proceedings below: The district court denied Appellant postconviction relief without an evidentiary hearing, denied his motion to proceed in forma pauperis, motion to recuse, and motion for appointment of counsel.

Frederick v. City of Falls City

S-16-0236 David Leon Frederick (Appellant) v. City of Falls City, a City and Political Subdivision of the State of Nebraska and Falls City economic Development and Growth Enterprise, Inc.

Richardson County, Judge Daniel E. Bryan, Jr.

Attorneys: Stephen D. Mossman, J.L. Spray, Ryan K. McIntosh (Mattson Ricketts Law Firm) for Appellant --- Michael R. Dunn (Halbert Dunn & Halbert LLC) for City of Falls City --- Bonnie M. Boryca (Erickson Sederstrom PCLLO) for Falls City Economic Development and Growth Enterprise, Inc. (EDGE).

Veskrna v. Steel

S-16-0118 State of Nebraska ex rel. Les W. Veskrna, M.D. (Appellee/Cross-Appellant) v. Corey R. Steel (Appellant)

Lancaster County, Judge Susan I. Strong

Attorneys: L. Steven Grasz (Husch Blackwell LLP) for Appellee Veskrna --- Douglas J. Peterson, David A. Lopez, L. Jay Bartel, Leslie S. Donley (Attorney General’s Office) for Appellant Steel --- Eugene Velokh (UCLA School of Law Amicus Brief Clinic) and Shawn D. Renner (Cline Williams Wright Johnson & Oldfather LLP) for Amicus Curiae Media of Nebraska, Inc.

Tryon v. City of North Platte, Nebraska

A-15-1156 Donna Tryon and Ryan Sellers v. City of North Platte, Trent Kleinow, Dr. James Smith, and Prior Medical Transport, LLC

District Court for Lincoln County, Hon. Donald E. Rowlands II

Attorneys: J.L. Spray, Ryan McIntosh, Mattson Ricketts, for Appellants;---David Pederson, Pederson & Troshynski, for Appellees; Douglas L. Stack, for City of North Platte

Civil: contract; Nebraska Political Accountability and Disclosure Act

Proceedings Below: Tryon’s and Sellers’ amended complaint was dismissed with prejudice.

Estermann v. Bose

S-15-1022, J. Daniel Estermann [appellant] v. Bill Bose, Brad Randel, Jerry Weaver, Terry Martin, N-CORPE, a Political Subdivision of the State of Nebraska; Jeffrey Bain, Kent Florom, and Michael Nozicka, Appraisers appointed by the County Court of Lincoln County [appellees]

District Court of Lincoln County, Honorable Richard Birch

Attorneys: Amy M. Svoboda of Svoboda Law Office and George G. Vinton for appellant; Donald G. Blankenau and Vanessa A. Silke of Blankenau Wilmoth Jarecke LLP for appellees

Woodward v. Lahm

S-15-0928, Joel D. Woodward (Appellant) v. Rhonda K Lahm, Director, State of Nebraska, Department of Motor Vehicles.

District Court of Buffalo County, Hon. Kimberly Miller Pankonin

Attorneys:                   David W. Jorgensen (Nye, Hervert, Jorgensen & Watson, P.C.) – Melissa Johnson-Wiles (Assistant Attorney General)

Civil:                           Revocation of commercial driver’s license (CDL); vacated convictions.

Henn v. American Family Mutual Insurance Company

S-16-0597 Rosemary Henn, individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated (Plaintiff) v. American Family Mutual Insurance Company (Defendant)

United States District Court for the District of Nebraska, Honorable Joseph F. Bataillon, Senior District Judge

Midwest Renewable Energy, LLC v. American Engineering Testing, Inc.

S-16-0122, Midwest Renewable Energy, LLC [appellant] v. American Engineering Testing, Inc.

Lincoln County, Honorable Richard A. Birch

Attorneys: Dean J. Jungers for appellant--- William J. Troshynski (Brouillete, Dugan & Troshynski, P.C.) for appellee

Civil: Action to quiet title

Proceedings below: District court dismissed Midwest Renewable Energy’s quiet title action against Western Ethanol Co., finding Western Ethanol had a valid judgment lien against real estate owned by Midwest.

Kelly v. Saint Francis Medical Center

S-16-0051 Ann Kelly and Estate of Stephen Kelly (APPELLANT) v. Saint Francis Medical Center, Jeff S. Burwell, and other unknown persons

Hall County, Hon. Teresa K. Luther

Civil: wrongful death/survivor

Attorneys: Nichole S. Bogen, Tyler K. Spahn (Sattler & Bogen, LLP)—Patrick Vipond, Brian Brislen (Lamson, Dugan, Murray)—James Snowden, Krista M. Carlson (Wolfe, Snowden, Hurd, Luers, & Ahl, LLP)

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