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Steckelberg v. State Patrol

S-15-0879 Todd Steckelberg (Appellants) v. Nebraska State Patrol

Lancaster County District Court, Judge Susan I. Strong

Attorneys: Joy Shiffermiller (Shiffermiller Law Office, P.C., L.L.O.) (Appellant) --- David Lopez (Attorney General’s Office)

Civil: Public Records Act; mandamus

Proceedings below: Following a hearing, the district court denied Appellant’s petition for mandamus to release documents and allowed Appellee to change its claimed exemption.

Donut Holdings, Inc. v. Risberg

S-15-0851, Donut Holdings, Inc. (APPELLANT) vs. William Risberg et al.

District Court of Lancaster County, Hon. Andrew R. Jacobsen

Attorneys: Terry K. Barber (Barber & Barger, P.C., L.L.O.)—William Risberg (Pro Se)

Civil: Franchise Agreements

Proceedings below: On Donut Holding, Inc.’s (DHI) claim on a promissory note against William Risberg, the district court entered judgment in favor of DHI. But on the contract claim against Risberg Stores, L.L.C. (Stores), the district court denied judgment to DHI.

Stewart v. Department of Revenue

S-15-0700 Brenton R. Stewart & Mary M. Stewart (Appellants) v. Nebraska Department of Revenue, an agency of the State of Nebraska, and Leonard J. Sloup, in his official capacity as the Acting Tax Commissioner

Lancaster County District Court, Judge Jeffre Cheuvront

Attorneys: Tracy A. Oldemeyer & Andre R. Barry (Cline Williams Wright Johnson & Oldfather, LLP) (Appellants) --- L. Jay Bartel (Attorney General’s Office)

Civil:  Nebraska Special Capital Gains Tax Exclusion

State v. Chauncey (20)

S-15-0405 State v. Dustin Chauncy (Appellant)

Scotts Bluff County District Court, Judge Leo P. Dobrovolny

Attorneys: Todd W. Lancaster (Nebraska Commission on Public Advocacy (Appellant) --- Stacy M. Foust (Attorney General’s Office)

Criminal: Child abuse resulting in death

Proceedings below:  Following a jury trial, Appellant was convicted and sentenced to 80 years to life imprisonment.

State v. DuBray

S-15-1032 State v. Dominick L. Dubray (Appellant)

Box Butte County, Judge Travis P. O’Gorman

Attorneys: Self Represented Appellant --- Stacy M. Foust (Attorney General’s Office)

Civil: Postconviction

Proceedings below: The court sustained the State’s motion to dismiss and denied Appellant postconviction relief without an evidentiary hearing.

Strode v. City of Ashland, Nebraska

S-15-0956 Randy Strode and Helen Strode (Appellants) v. City of Ashland, Nebraska and Saunders County, Nebraska

Saunders County District Court, Hon. Mary C. Gilbride

Attorneys: Terry K. Barber, for appellants. Mark A. Fahleson and Sheila A. Bentzen (Rembolt Ludtke), for appellee City of Ashland. Duke Drouillard, for appellee Saunders County.

Civil: Inverse condemnation

Proceedings Below: Court dismissed or entered summary judgment against the plaintiffs’ claims.

In re Interest of Sloane O.

S-15-1137 In re Interest of Sloane O.

Separate Juvenile Court for Douglas County, Judge Douglas Johnson

Attorneys: Anthony Clowe (County Attorney’s Office) --- Karen S. Nelson (Carlson & Burnett LLP) (Appellant, Sabrina O., mother)

Civil: Placement

Birkett v. State

S-15-0778 Jill Birkett and Travis Birkett, Individually and as Parent and Next Friend of B.B., a minor child (Appellants) v. State of Nebraska and the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services

Gage County, Judge Paul W. Korslund

Attorneys: Jeffrey A. Wagner, Ryan P. Watson (Schirber & Wagner LLP) (Appellants) --- David A. Lopez, Bijan Koohmaraie (Attorney General’s Office)

Civil: Nebraska State Tort Claims Act; exceptions to sovereign immunity

State v. Mitchell (PFR)

S-15-0086 State v. Travis T. Mitchell (Appellant)

Lancaster County, Judge John Colborn

Attorneys: Nathan J. Sohriakoff (Public Defender’s Office) (Appellant) --- Melissa R. Vincent (Attorney General’s Office)

Criminal: DUI, Refusal to submit to a chemical test, 4th offense, driving during revocation

State v. Cornwell

S-15-1040 State v. Chancey Cornwell (Appellant)

Lancaster County, Judge John Colborn

Attorneys: David J. Tarrell (Appellant) --- Nathan A. Liss (Attorney General’s Office)

Criminal: DUI - refusal to submit to a chemical test, two prior convictions

Proceedings below: The district court denied Appellant’s motion to quash.  Following a jury trial, Appellant was found guilty and sentenced 2 to 5 and 15 years of license revocation.