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State v. Kirchhoff

A-15-935, State v. Kirchhoff

Lancaster County, District Judge Steven D. Burns

Attorneys for Appellant: Joe Nigro and Paul E. Cooney (Lancaster County Public Defender’s Office)

Attorneys for Appellee: Douglas Peterson and George Love (Attorney General’s Office)

Criminal Action: Motion to Suppress; Possession of a Controlled Substance

State v. Alford

A-15-0527, State of Nebraska v. Cletus S. Alford (Appellant)

Douglas County, District Court Judge J. Michael Coffey

Attorney for Appellant:  Gregory A. Pivovar

Attorney for Appellee:  Douglas J. Peterson, Melissa R. Vincent (Attorney General’s Office)

Criminal Action:  2nd Degree Assault; Use of a Deadly Weapon to Commit a Felony; Possession of  Deadly Weapon by a Prohibited Person

State v. Ostrum

A-15-0985, State of Nebraska v. Russell Ostrum (Appellant)

District Court of Lancaster County, District Judge Robert R. Otte

Attorney for Appellant:  Brett McArthur

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

Criminal Action:  Assault and Battery

State v. Hall

A-15-0548, State of Nebraska. v. James H. Hall, Jr. (Appellant)

Lancaster County, District Court Judge Lori A. Maret

Attorney for Appellant:  Robert Wm Chapin, Jr.

Attorney for Appellee:  Douglas J. Peterson, George R. Love (Attorney General’s Office)

Criminal Action:  Hall was convicted of three counts of possession of a firearm by a prohibited person and one count of possession of a defaced firearm.

Action Taken by Trial Court:  The trial court accepted the jury’s verdict and found Hall guilty of the above offenses.

Mattson v. Mattson

A-15-538,  Sarah M. Mattson v. Jason E. Mattson (Appellant)

 Douglas County, District Court Judge Gary B. Randall

Attorney for Appellant:  Travis Thorne Bennington

Attorney for Appellee:  Michael B. Lustgarten; Britt H. Dudzinski (Lustgarten & Roberts, P.C., L.L.O.)

Civil Action:  Dissolution of Marriage

State v. Washington

A-15-317; A-15-323,  State v. Washington (Appellant)

Douglas County, District Court Judge Peter C. Batallion

Attorney for Appellant:  Brian S. Munnelly

Attorney for Appellee:  Douglas J. Peterson, Austin N. Ralph (Attorney General’s Office)

Criminal Action: first degree assault, second degree assault, three counts of use of a deadly weapon to commit a felony, two counts of possession of a firearm by a prohibited person, possession of a stolen firearm, and discharging a firearm in certain cities, villages, and counties

City of Springfield v. City of Papillion

S-15-0882 City of Springfield (Appellant) v. City of Papillion

District Court of Sarpy County, Judge William B. Zastera

Attorneys: William E. Seidler, Jr. (Seidler & Seidler, P.C.) (Appellant) --- Karla R. Rupiper & Jessica E. Thomas (City of Papillion)

Civil: Annexation; standing; County Industrial Sewer Construction Act

State v. Lester (20)

S-15-742 State v. Adrian Lester (Appellant)

Douglas County, Honorable W. Mark Ashford

Attorneys: Nathan A. Liss (County Attorney’s Office) --- Sean M. Conway (Dornan, Lustgarten & Troia PC LLO) (Appellant)

Criminal: Murder; jury selection; evidence

Proceedings below:  following a jury trial, Appellant was found guilty on eight counts and sentenced to life imprisonment.

State of Florida ex rel. Dept. of Insurance v. Countrywide Truck Ins.

S-15-0515 State of Florida, Ex. Rel. The Department of Insurance v. Countrywide Insurance Agency, Inc., et al. (Appellants)

Douglas County, Judge Peter C. Bataillon

Attorneys: Robert F. Craig & Anna M. Bednar (Robert F. Craig, P.C.) --- William E. Gast (William E. Gast, P.C.)(Appellants)

Civil: Insurance; sanctions; recusal