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In re Conservatorship of Abbott

S-15-0967 In the Matter of the Conservatorship of Marcia G. Abbott. Marcia Abbott, Settlor of the Trust, and Mark Abbott, Designated Successor Trustee (Appellants) v. Cynthia J. Sellon and Russell G. Abbott (Cross-appellants)

S-16-0040 In the Matter of the Abbott Living Trust dated August 8, 1995. Marcia Abbott, Settlor of the Trust, and Mark Abbott, Designated Successor Trustee (Appellants) v. Cynthia J. Sellon and Russell G. Abbott (Cross-appellants)

Sarpy County, Judge Lawrence Barrett

In re Interest of Darryn C.

S-15-1159 In re Interest of Darryn C.

Separate Juvenile Court for Douglas County, Judge Christopher E. Kelly

Attorneys: Jeffrey A. Wagner (Schirber & Wagner LLP) (for Appellant, Sharon J., intervener) --- early case summary review, no brief filed by Appellee/State.

Civil: Custody

In re Guardian and Conservatorship of Kaiser

S-16-0219 In re Guardianship/Conservatorship of Loyola Jane Kaiser

Fillmore County Court, Judge Michael P. Burns

Attorneys: Joseph H. Murray (Germer Murray & Johnson) (Appellant, Heartland Trust Co., Conservator) --- Joseph N. Bixby (for Appellees Paula J. Asmus and Carol Harris)

Civil: Authority to file elective share on behalf of the ward

State v. Bluett

A-15-1168 State v. Charles Bluett (Appellant)

Douglas County, Judge J. Russell Derr

Attorneys: Timothy F. Shanahan (Public Defender’s Office for Appellant) --- Austin N. Relph (Attorney General’s Office)

Criminal: Motion to Transfer to Juvenile Court; Robbery; Use of a deadly weapon

Proceedings below: The court denied Appellant’s motion for transfer. The State filed a Petition to Bypass the Court of Appeals which was granted by the Nebraska Supreme Court.

Sanders v. Frakes

A-15-0898 Ricky Sanders (Appellant) v. Scott Frakes

Lancaster County District Court, Judge Stephanie Stacy

Attorneys: Gerald Soucie (Appellant) --- George R. Love (Attorney General’s Office)

Civil: Habeas Corpus

Proceedings below: The district court granted Frakes’ motion to dismiss. Appellant filed a Petition to Bypass the Court of Appeals which was granted by the Nebraska Supreme Court.

State v. Senn (PFR)

A-15-0734 State v. Joseph D. Senn, Jr. (Appellant)

Richardson County, Judge Daniel E. Bryan, Jr.

Attorneys: Keith M. Kollasch (Appellant) --- George R. Love (Attorney General’s Office)

Criminal: Carrying a concealed weapon

Proceedings below:  A jury found Appellant guilty of carrying a concealed weapon. On appeal, the conviction was reversed by the Court of Appeals. See State v. Senn, 24 Neb. App. 160 (2016). The State of Nebraska filed a Petition for Further Review which was granted by the Nebraska Supreme Court.

In re Estate of Evertson (PFR)

A-15-0104 In re Estate of Bruce F. Evertson

County Court for Morrill County, Judge Paul G. Wess

State v. Castaneda

S-16-0273 State v. Juan Castaneda (Appellant)

Douglas County, Judge Peter C. Bataillon

Attorneys: Annie O. Hayden (Public Defender’s Office for Appellant) --- Stacy Foust (Attorney General’s Office)

Criminal: First degree murder (2 counts); use of a deadly weapon to commit a felony (3 counts); attempted murder in the 2nd degree; attempted robbery; conspiracy

State v. Garza

S-16-0231 State v. Christopher Garza (Appellant)

Douglas County, Judge Marlon Polk

Attorneys: Annie O. Hayden (Public Defender’s Office for Appellant) --- Melissa R. Vincent (Attorney General’s Office)

Criminal: First Degree murder, use of a weapon to commit a felony

State v. Mantich

S-16-0221 State v. Douglas M Mantich (Appellant)

Douglas County, Judge J. Russell Derr

Attorneys: Adam J. Sipple (Johnson & Mock) (Appellant) --- Melissa R. Vincent (Attorney General’s Office)

Criminal: Felony murder

Proceedings below: This court vacated the life sentence imposed on Appellant in 1993 based on postconviction claims. On remand, the trial court imposed a sentence of 90-90 years for felony murder.

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