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Pearce v. Mutual of Omaha Insurance Company

S-14-0947, Kevin P. Pearce (Appellant) v. Mutual of Omaha Insurance Company and Continuum Worldwide Corp.

Douglas County, Judge Thomas A. Otepka

Attorneys: Rodney K. Vincent (Appellant) ---James M. Bausch, Richard P. Jeffries, Adam W. Barney (Cline Williams)

Civil: Replevin - Arbitration

Proceedings below:    District court denied Pearce’s motion to compel the defendants to participate in an arbitration involving Pearce and an entity related to the defendants.

Brozek v. Brozek

S-14-0957 and 14-1141, Shelley Brozek v. Kirk Brozek (Appellant) (consolidated appeals)

Antelope County, Hon. Mark Johnson

Attorneys: David Domina, Christoper Mihalo (Domina Law Group pc llo) (Appellant) --- Russell Westerhold

Civil: Divorce

Grammer v. Lucking

S-14-1080 Joleen and Terry Grammer (Appellants) v. Darren and Cory Lucking

Jefferson County District Court, Judge Paul W. Korslund

Attorneys: Rodney J. Rehm (Rehm, Bennett & Moore, P.C., LLO) (Appellants) --- Susan K Sapp & Robert M. Kinney-Walker (Cline Williams Wright Johnson & Oldfather, L.L.P.)

Civil: Summary judgment; dog chase

State v. Goynes

S-15-0352 State (Appellee) v. Duante L. Goynes (Appellant)

Douglas County District Court, Honorable Marlon Polk

Attorneys: Duante L. Goynes (Pro se Appellant) --- Nathan A. Liss (Attorney General’s Office)

Civil: Postconviction Relief

Proceedings below: The district court denied Appellant’s petition for postconviction relief.

State v. Cardeilhac (20)

S-15-0217 State v. Dylan Cardeilhac (Appellant)

Scotts Bluff County, Judge Travis P. O’Gorman

Attorneys: Todd W. Lancaster (Nebraska Commission on Public Advocacy)(for Appellant) --- Melissa R. Vincent (Attorney General’s Office)

Criminal: Second Degree Murder

Proceedings below: A jury found Appellant guilty of 2nd degree murder. He was sentenced 60 years to life in prison.

State v. Lavalleur

S-15-0481 State v. Curtis H. Lavalleur (Appellant)

Lancaster County, Judge Andrew Jacobsen

Attorneys: Webb E. Bancroft (Public Defender’s Office) (Appellant) --- George R. Love (Attorney General’s Office)

Criminal: Attempted first degree sexual assault

In re Interest of Dale L.

S-15-0205 In re Interest of Dale L. (Appellant)

Lancaster County, Judge Reggie Ryder

Attorneys: Ashley J. Bohnet (County Attorney’s Office) --- Sarah Safarik (Public Defender’s Office) (Appellant)

Criminal: Transfer of case from juvenile court to county court

Proceedings below: The separate juvenile court transferred Appellant’s juvenile case to Lancaster County Court. Upon appeal, the Court of Appeals asked the parties to address the issue of jurisdiction in the briefs.

Murdoch v. Bennett

S-15-0075 Bryan J. Murdoch (Appellant) v. Anne R. Bennett v. Adam D. Bennett (Intervenor)

Cass County District Court, Hon. David K. Arterburn           

Attorneys:  John A. Kinney, Jill M. Mason (Kinney Law, P.C., L.L.O.) (Appellant); Adam E. Astley (Slowiaczek, Albers & Astley, P.C., L.L.O); Julie E. Bear – (Reinsch, Slattery, Bear & Minahan, P.C., L.L.O.) (Intervenor)

Civil: Appeal from a district court decision dismissing complaint to establish paternity.

Village at North Platte v. Lincoln County Board of Equalization

A-15-0508 Village at North Platte (Appellant) v. Lincoln County Board of Equalization

Tax Equalization and Review Commission

Attorneys; William E. Peters (Peters & Chunka PCLLO) (Appellant) --- Joe W. Wright (County Attorney’s Office)

Civil: Dismissal of property valuation protest

Proceedings below: The Board of Equalization dismissed the protest citing Neb. Rev. Stat. 77-1502(2). TERC affirmed the Board’s decision.

Fochtman v. Fochtman

A-14-1002, Sherry M. Fochtman v. Randy R. Fochtman (Appellant)

Hamilton County, District Court Judge Rachel A. Daugherty

Attorney for Appellant:  John B. McDermott (Shamberg, Wolf, McDermott & Depue)

Attorney for Appellee/Cross-Appellant:  Scott D. Grafton (Graton Law Office, P.C.)

Civil Action:  Decree of Dissolution of Marriage

Action Taken by Trial Court:  The district court dissolved the parties’ marriage and distributed the marital estate.