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In the Matter of the Nebraska Public Service Commission, Appl. PI-205

S-16-0734, In the Matter of the Nebraska Public Service Commission, Appl. PI-205; Golden Plains Services, Inc. d/b/a/ GPS Transportation [appellant] v. Nebraska Public Service Commission

Public Service Commission: Rod Johnson (Hearing officer); Frank Landis, Tim Schram, Gerald Vap, and Crystal Rhoades

Attorneys: Jack L. Shultz (O’Neill, Heinrich, Damkroger, Bergmeyer & Schultz PCLLO) for appellant; Jay Bartel (Attorney General’s Office) for appellee

Administrative: Interpretation of PSC rule

State v. Schiesser (PFR)

S-16-0115, State v. Michael R. Schiesser (Appellant)

Lancaster County, Judge Lori Maret

Attorneys: Melissa R. Vincent (Attorney General’s Office) --- John Stevens Berry Jr. (for Appellant)

Criminal: Attempt to aid in consummation of a felony, a Class I misdemeanor

Armstrong v. Clarkson College

S-16-0717, Kelly Armstrong v. Clarkson College (Appellant)

District Court for Douglas County, Judge Marlon A. Polk

Attorneys: Brien M. Welch & Kathryn J. Cheatle (Cassem, Tierney, Adams, Gotch & Douglas) (Appellant) --- Jason M. Bruno & Robert S. Sherrets (Sherrets Bruno & Vogt, LLC)

Civil: Breach of contract

Proceedings Below: Following a jury trial, Appellee was awarded a verdict in the amount of $1,000,000.

Kroemer v. Omaha Track Equipment, LLC

S-16-0856, Ribbonweld, LLC (Appellant) v. Norman Kroemer, and Omaha Track Equipment LLC

District Court for Douglas County, Judge J. Russell Derr

Attorneys: Julie Jorgensen (Morrow, Willnauer, Klosterman & Church L.L.C.)(Appellant) --- Albert M. Engles (Engles, Ketcham, Olsen & Keith, P.C.)(for Norman Kroemer) --- Ronald L. Brown (for Omaha Track Equipment, LLC)

Civil: Settlement and allocation; employee injury

McGauley v. Washington County

S-16-0897, Dawn McGauley, Personal Representative of the Estate of James E. McGauley, Deceased (Appellant) v. Washington County, a Political Subdivision, and Martin Marietta Materials, Inc.

Washington County District Court, Hon. John E. Samson

Attorneys:  David A. Domina and Christian T. Williams (Domina Law Group) for Appellant; Robert S. Keith and Philip O. Cusic (Engles, Ketcham, Olson, and Keith) for Washington County and Tiernan T. Siems and Karen M. Keeler (Erickson and Sederstrom) for Martin Marietta Materials, Inc.

State v. Jessop

S-16-1009 & S-16-1010, State v. Phillip M. Jessop (Appellant)

Douglas County, Judge Peter C. Bataillon

Attorneys: Sarah E. Marfisi (Attorney General’s Office) --- Douglas A. Johnson (Public Defender’s Office)

Criminal: Plea: Theft by Unlawful Taking; Theft by Deception

Proceedings below: In these consolidated cases, Appellant entered no contest pleas to the two crimes. He was sentenced 4-6 years for theft by unlawful taking and a consecutive sentence of 18-18 months for theft by deception.

State v. Hidalgo

S-16-0660, State of Nebraska v. Robert Hidalgo (Appellant)

Douglas County District Court, Judge Duane C. Dougherty

Attorneys: Michael J. Wilson & Glenn Shapiro (Schaefer Shapiro, LLP) (Appellant) – Austin N. Relph (Assistant Attorney General)

Criminal: Felon in possession of a weapon; search and seizure

Proceedings Below: Following a stipulated bench trial, the district court found Appellant guilty and sentenced him to 3 to 5 year’s imprisonment.

Nadeem v. State

A-16-0113, Mohammed Nadeem (Appellant) v. State of Nebraska

Lancaster County, District Court Judge Robert R. Otte

Attorney for Appellant:  Jeffry D. Patterson

Attorney for Appellee:  Douglas J. Peterson, Ryan S. Post (Attorney General’s Office)

Civil Action:  Request for Compensation pursuant to the Nebraska Claims for Wrongful Conviction and Imprisonment Act

Action Taken by Trial Court:  The trial court dismissed Appellant’s complaint after finding that it failed to state a claim for which relief could be granted.

In re Interest of Austin G.

A-16-0947, In re Interest of Austin G., a child under 18 years of age. State of Nebraska v. Kayla S. (Appellant)

Wayne County, County Court Judge Ross A. Stoffer

Attorney for Appellant:  Kyle C. Dahl

Attorney for Appellee:  Eric W. Knutson (County Attorney’s Office)

Attorney for Guardian Ad Litem:  Mark D. Albin

Juvenile Action:  Termination of Parental Rights

Robertson v. U Save Foods, Inc.

A-16-0397, Ellen Robertson and Timothy Robertson (Appellants) v. U Save Foods, Inc.

Sarpy County, District Judge David Arterburn

Attorneys for Appellant: Greg Garland (Greg Garland Law), Tara DeCamp (DeCamp Law, P.C., L.L.O.), and Kathy Pate Knickrehm

Attorneys for Appellee: Robert W. Futhey and David P. Kennison (Fraser Stryker, P.C., L.L.O.)

Civil Action:  Personal Injury