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Morrison v. Department of Correctional Services

S-16-0304, Floyd L. Morrison (Appellant) v. Nebraska Dep’t. of Corrections

District Court of Lancaster County, Hon. Lori A. Maret

Civil: Constitutional Question and Procedural Question

Attorneys: Floyd L. Morrison (pro se) –Douglas J. Peterson and James D. Smith (AG’s Office)

Proceedings below: District court granted the defendant’s motion to dismiss.

In re Interest of Carmelo G.

S-16-0981, In re Interest of Carmelo G.

Douglas County Separate Juvenile Court, Judge Vernon Daniels

Attorneys: Thomas C. Riley & Zoe R. Wade (Public Defender’s Office) (Appellant - mother) --- Paulette Merrell (Douglas County Attorney)     

Civil: Placement

Proceedings below: The trial court continued the protective placement of the minor child excluding Appellant’s home.

State v. Jackson

S-16-0506, State of Nebraska v. Earnest D. Jackson (Appellant)

Douglas County District Court, Judge J. Russell Derr

Attorneys: Douglas J. Peterson & Melissa R. Vincent (Attorney General’s Office) — Jeffery A. Pickens (Nebraska Commission on Public Advocacy) (Appellant)

Criminal: Excessive sentence

Brown v. Jacobsen Land and Cattle Company

S-16-0604, Terry P. Brown and Linda S. Brown v. Jacobsen Land and Cattle Company and State of Nebraska, ex rel. Game and Parks Commission (Appellant)

Banner County, Judge Derek C. Weimer

Attorneys: Douglas J. Peterson & Charles E. Chamberlin (Attorney General’s Office) — Andrew W. Snyder (Chaloupka, Holyoke, Snyder, Chaloupka & Longoria, PC, LLO)

Civil: Quiet title

In re Estate of Vollmann

S-16-0608, In re Estate of Herman M. Vollman; Cathy Densberger, personal representative of the Estate of Herman M. Vollmann (Appellant) v. State of Nebraska, Department of Health and Human Services

Otoe County Court, Hon. John F. Steinheider

Attorneys:  Phillip Wright; Ronald L. Sanchez (Special Assistant Attorney General)

Civil:   Probate – Medicaid Reimbursement

Cohan v. Alegent Health

S-16-0145, Mary Cohan and Terry Cohan, individually and as husband and wife (Appellants) v. Medical Imaging Consultants, P.C.; Robert Faulk, M.D.; Bellevue Obstetrics and Gynecology Associates, P.C.; Michael Woods, M.D.; and Michelle Berlin, PA-C

Douglas County District Court, Judge James T. Gleason

State v. Cross

S-16-0376, State of Nebraska v. Shawn L. Cross (Appellant)

Scottsbluff County District Court, Hon. Randall L. Lippstreu

Attorneys:  Appellant proceeds pro se; Kimberly A. Kline and Douglas J. Peterson for Appellee

Civil:   Postconviction action             

Proceedings below:  The court denied Cross’ motion for new trial without an evidentiary hearing.

Walters v. Colford

S-16-0641, Gary Walters, Denise Walters, Aaron Schmid, Jacquelyne Romshek, and Corey Micek (appellants) v. Steven Colford and Sara Colford and Daniel Adamy

Butler County District Court, Judge Mary C. Gilbride

Attorneys: Jeffrey Silver –  Todd Vetter (Colfords)/Robert Bierbower (Adamy)

Civil: Nuisance, violation of restrictive covenants, conspiracy

Hike v. Department of Roads

S-16-0593, In the Matter of Hike v. Nebraska Department of Roads

Sarpy County, Judge William Zastera

Attorneys: Jason Bruna (Sherrets Bruno & Vogt) (Appellants)– Attorney General

Civil: Constitutional Inverse Condemnation

Proceedings below:  The court determined the Appellants’ claims were subject to a 2 year statute of limitations period under Neb. Rev. Stat. 25-218 and thus, the claims were time-barred.

In re Estate of Chapman

S-16-0347, In Re Estate of James S. Chapman, Carol Vinjamuri and Lois Bentz v. Penny Dupuy

District Court for Sarpy County, Hon. David K. Arterburn

Attorneys: Jill Gettman & Scott Daniel, Gettman & Mills --- Brian Jorde, Domina Law

Civil: disqualification of counsel

Proceedings Below: The district court disqualified Jill Gettman from representation of the contestants/appellants Vinjamuri and Bentz.