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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

State v. Anderson

A-14-0319, State of Nebraska v. David A. Anderson (Appellant)

Sarpy County, District Court Judge

Attorney for Appellant:  Patrick J. Boylan (Public Defender’s Office)

Attorney for Appellee:  Austin N. Relph (Attorney General’s Office)

Criminal Action:  First Degree Sexual Assault of a Child

Action Taken by Trial Court:  Anderson was convicted of the above offense.

In re Conservatorship of Trobough

A-13-0815, In re Conservatorship of Marie J. Trobough, a protected person, Lorraine D. Bain (Appellant) v. Lynne Timmerman-Fees, Special Conservator, and Gloria Clippinger, an interested party

County Court for Douglas County, County Judge Darryl R. Lowe

Attorney for Appellant:  Susan J. Spahn (Walentine O’Toole Law Firm)

Attorneys for Appellee (Clippinger):  Daniel Hassing, Robert J. Murray, and Kyle Wallor (Lamson Dugan Law Firm)

Attorney for Appellee (Timmerman):  Kirk E. Goettsch (Goettsch Law Firm)

Civil Action:  Conservatorship

Hartley v. Metropolitan Utilities District of Omaha

A-14-0050, Kristina J. Hartley (Appellant) v.  Metropolitan Utilities District of Omaha

Douglas County, District Judge Marlon A. Polk

Attorney for Appellant:  Joy Shiffermiller (Shiffermiller Law Office, P.C., L.L.O.)

Attorney for Appellee:  Mark Mendenhall (Metropolitan Utilities District of Omaha)

Civil Action:  Gender Discrimination, Nebraska Fair Employment Practice Act

State v. Vance

A-14-0009, State of Nebraska v. Jeremiah L. Vance (Appellant)

District Court for Lancaster County, District Judge John A. Colborn

Attorney for Appellant:  Shawn D. Elliott (Lancaster County Public Defender’s Office)

Attorney for Appellee:  Kimberly A. Klein (Attorney General’s Office)

Criminal Action:  First degree sexual assault of a child, third degree sexual assault of a child