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In re Interest of Carmelo G.

S-16-0981, In re Interest of Carmelo G.

Douglas County Separate Juvenile Court, Judge Vernon Daniels

Attorneys: Thomas C. Riley & Zoe R. Wade (Public Defender’s Office) (Appellant - mother) --- Paulette Merrell (Douglas County Attorney)     

Civil: Placement

Proceedings below: The trial court continued the protective placement of the minor child excluding Appellant’s home.

Vaneiser, LLC v. Nebraska Bank of Commerce

A-15-0980, VanEiser, LLC (Appellant) v. Nebraska Bank of Commerce (Cross-Appellant)

District Court for Lancaster County, District Judge Jodi L. Nelson

Attorneys for Appellant:  Daniel E. Klaus & Sheila Anne Bentzen (Rembolt Ludtke Law Firm)

Attorney for Appellee/Cross-Appellant:  Trev E. Peterson (Knudsen Berkheimer Law Firm)

Civil Action:  Breach of contract

Public Association of Government Employees v. City of Lincoln, NE

A-16-0007, Public Association of Government Employees v. City of Lincoln, Nebraska (Appellant)

Nebraska Commission of Industrial Relations, Commissioners Sarah S. Pillen, William G. Blake, and Joel E. Carlson

Attorney for Appellant:  John C. Hewitt (Cline Williams Wright Johnson & Oldfather, L.L.P.)

Attorney for Appellee:  Gary L. Young, Thomas P. McCarty (Keating, O’Gara, Nedved & Peter, P.C., L.L.O.)

Civil Action:  prohibited practice under Nebraska’s Industrial Relations Act (IRA)

Hopkins v. Macias

A-16-467,  Hopkins (Appellant) v. Macias

 Douglas County, District Court Judge Peter C. Batallion

Attorney for Appellant:  Karen S. Nelson (Carlson & Burnett, LLP)

Attorney for Appellee:  Barry S. Grossman 

Dissolution Action:  Custody

Action Taken by Trial Court:  Following a trial, the district court gave the appellee sole legal and physical custody of the minor child subject to appellant’s parenting time.

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State v. Belk

S-16-0346, State v. Joshua E. Belk (appellant)

Platte County, Honorable Robert E. Steinke

Attorneys: William J. Neiman for appellant--- Siobhan E. Duffy (Attorney General’s Office)

Civil: Action for postconviction relief

Proceedings below: District court dismissed motion after conducting an evidentiary hearing

Issues: Did the district court err in failing to find Belk received ineffective assistance of counsel because counsel recommended he take a plea agreement and failed to perform and share discovery with Belk?

ACI Worldwide Corp. v. BHMI, Inc. (15)

S-16-0358, ACI Worldwide Corp. (Appellant) v. BHM, Inc., Jack T. Baldwin, Lynne J. Baldwin, Michael E. Meeks, and John and Jane Does

Douglas County, Judge J. Russell Derr

Attorneys: Gregory C. Scaglione, Patrice D. Ott, John V. Matson (Koley Jessen PCLLO) and Eric J. Magnusun, Ryan W. Marth, Christopher P. Sullivan (all admitted pro hac vice) (Robins Kaplan LLP) (for Appellant) --- Michael F. Coyle, Timothy J. Thalken, Robert W. Futhey (Fraser Stryker PCLLO) (Appellees)

Midland Properties v. Wells Fargo, N.A.

S-16-260, Midland Properties, LLC and Jerry Morgan (appellants) v. Wells Fargo, N.A. and HBI, LLC, and H&S Partnership, LLP (appellees)

District Court for Douglas County, Hon. Timothy P. Burns.

Attorneys:      Douglas W. Ruge for appellants; Jennifer L. Andrews and Alison M. Gutierrez (Kutak Rock, LLP) for appellee Wells Fargo; Thomas J. Young and Lilly Richardson-Severn (General Counsel for H&S Partnership) for appellees HBI, LLC and H&S Partnership, LLP)