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First Tennessee Bank National Association v. Newham

S-14-0326, First Tennessee Bank National Association (Appellant) v. Jason Newham

Cass County, Judge Jeffrey J. Funk

Attorneys: Brian J. Muench (Appellant)— Edward F. Noethe & Michael G. Monday (McGinn, McGinn, Springer & Noethe)

Civil: Breach of promissory note

Proceedings Below: The court determined that the statute of limitations had expired and entered summary judgment in favor of Jason Newham. The court overruled appellant’s motion for new trial.  

Lehn v. Sutton

S-14-0309, Carol Lehn (Appellant) v. Mary Elizabeth Sutton and Richard P. McGowan

Douglas County, Judge Gary B. Randall

Attorneys: James D. Sherrets (Appellant)--Barbara J. Prince (Appellee)

Civil: Slander of Title

Proceedings Below: The district court dismissed the complaint for lack of subject matter jurisdiction and, alternatively, failure to state a claim on which relief could be granted.

Maclovi-Sierra v. City of Omaha

S-13-1139, Walter Maclovi-Sierra (Appellant) v. City of Omaha (Appellee)

Douglas County, Judge Leigh Ann Retelsdorf

Attorneys: Robert M. Knowles and Christina M. Knowles of Knowles Law Firm (Appellant) — Thomas O. Mumgaard (Appellee)

Civil: tort claim under Political Subdivision Tort Claims Act

Valpak of Omaha, LLC v. Department of Revenue

S-14-0125, Valpak of Omaha LLC (Appellant) v. Nebraska Department of Revenue, et al.

Lancaster County, Hon. Paul D. Merritt, Jr.

Attorneys:  William Hargens, Nicholas K. Niemann, Matthew R. Ottemann (McGrath North)---L. Jay Bartel (Asst. Attorney General)

Civil:  Administrative Procedure Act - Use Tax

Proceedings below:    District court affirmed the Department’s assessment of use tax against Valpak.

State v. Cook

S-13-0271, State v. Richard K. Cook (Appellant)

Douglas County District Court, Judge J. Russell Derr

Attorneys: Erin E. Tangeman (Attorney General’s Office) --- Jerry L. Soucie (Appellant)

Criminal: Postconviction

Proceedings below: The district court granted an evidentiary hearing on certain grounds identified in Appellant’s 2nd amended postconviction motion and denied an evidentiary hearing on other grounds.  Appellant’s motion to alter/amend the order was denied following dismissal of the interlocutory appeal.

State v. Ortega

A-14-0185, State v. Rodrigo Ortega (Appellant)

Dakota County, Judge Paul Vaughn

Attorneys: Austin N. Relph (Attorney General’s Office) --- Randy S. Hisey, Zachary S. Hindman (Bikakis Mayne Arneson Hindman & Hisey) (Appellant)

Criminal: Resisting Arrest; Driving During Revocation, 2nd Offense; No Operator’s License

State v. Grimes

A-14-181, State v. Grimes (Appellant)

Douglas County, District Court Judge Gary B. Randall

Attorney for Appellant:  W. Patrick Dunn

Attorney for Appellee:  George R. Love (Attorney General’s Office)

Criminal Action:  Possession of a firearm by a prohibited person

Herman Trust v. Brashear 711 Trust

A-13-0895 to A-13-0897, Herman Trust v. Brashear, LLP, et al. (Appellants)   

Douglas County, District Judge Timothy P. Burns

Attorney for Appellants:  Steven D. Davidson (Baird Holm, L.L.P.)

Attorney for Appellee: James P. Waldron and Christopher J. Tjaden (Gross & Welch, P.C., L.L.O.)

Civil Action: Motion to Dismiss/Motion for Summary Judgment