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05/30/2016 (All day)

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Jacob v. Department of Correctional Services

S-15-826, Steven M. Jacob [appellant] v. Nebraska Department of Correctional Services [appellee]

District Court of Lancaster County, Honorable Robert R. Otte

Attorneys: Douglas Peterson and Kyle Citta of the AG’s Office for appellee; Steven Jacob (pro se) for appellant

Civil: Declaratory judgment action

Nichols v. Fairway Building Products, L.P.

S-15-0888, Dennis “DJ” Nichols (Appellee; Cross Appellant) v. Fairway Building Products, L.P., and its workers’ compensation insurer, Pennsylvania Manufacturers’ Association Insurance Co. (Appellant; Cross Appellee)

Nebraska Workers’ Compensation Court, Hon. John R. Hoffert

Attorneys:                   Christa Binstock Israel (Atwood, Holsten, Brown, Deaver & Spier Law Firm, P.C., L.L.O.) – Christopher A. Sievers (Prentiss Grant LLC).

Criminal:                     Workers’ compensation.

Funk v. Lincoln-Lancaster County Crime Stoppers Inc.

S-15-0743, Shayla Funk (appellee) v. Lincoln-Lancaster County Crime Stoppers, Inc. and City of Lincoln (appellant)

Lancaster County, Hon. Steven D. Burns

Attorneys:                   Vincent M. Powers (appellee); Elizabeth D. Elliott (Assistant City Attorney for City of Lincoln) (appellant)

Civil:                            libel and slander

Fire Ridge Estates Homeowners Association, Inc. v. Marsh

S-15-0421, Fire Ridge Estates Homeowners Association, Inc. v. Eric F. Marsh (Appellant) v. Kenneth A. Zarybnicky, Mark W. Ringsdorf, Karl A. Dankof, James C. Dean, Aron D. Huddleston, Julie A Tartaglia, Katy Cheatle, Joseph E. Wherry, Michael T. Knust, Shaune M. Miller, et al.

District Court for Douglas County, Hon. Kimberly Miller Pankonin

Attorneys:                   David L. Welch, Jeremiah D. Elliott (Pansing Hogan Law Firm) – James B. McVay (Tiedeman Lynch Law Frim)

Cruise v. Department of Insurance

S-15-0372 Cruise v. Department of Insurance

Court: Lancaster County District Court, Hon. Stephanie Stacy            

Attorneys: Robert Wm. Chapin, Jr. (attorney at law) - Appellant

                James D. Smith (Assistant Attorney General)

Civil: Administrative Procedure Act

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State v. Saylor

S-15-0329, State v. James Saylor (appellant)

Lancaster County, Hon. Steven D. Burns

Attorneys:                   Kimberly A. Klein (Attorney General’s Office); Joshua D. Barber (Barber & Barber, P.C., L.L.O.) (appellant)

Civil:                            Postconviction relief

Proceedings below:  Following an evidentiary hearing, the district court denied Appellant’s motion for postconviction relief.                                                   

State v. Smith

S-15-0127 State v. William E. Smith (Appellant)

Lancaster County, Judge Paul D. Merritt, Jr.

Attorneys: Pro Se Appellant --- Stacy M. Foust (Attorney General’s Office)

Civil: Postconviction

Proceedings below: The district court denied Appellant’s amended motion for postconviction relief without an evidentiary hearing.

State v. Thompson

S-15-0971 State v. Robert C. Thompson (Appellant)

Madison County, Judge James G. Kube

Attorneys: Chelsey R. Hartner (Public Defender’s Office) (Appellant) --- Nathan A. Liss (Attorney General’s Office)

Criminal: Plea: DUI, greater than .15 g or more, 3rd offense

RM Campbell Industrial, Inc. v. Midwest Renewable Energy LLC

S-15-529, RM Campbell Industrial, Inc. (appellee) v. Midwest Renewable Energy, LLC (appellant)

Douglas County, Hon. Timothy P. Burns

Attorneys:  Karl Von Oldenburg (Brumbaugh & Quandahl) (appellee); Jerrold L. Strasheim (appellant)

Civil: breach of contract