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In re Interest of Sloane O.

S-15-1137 In re Interest of Sloane O.

Separate Juvenile Court for Douglas County, Judge Douglas Johnson

Attorneys: Anthony Clowe (County Attorney’s Office) --- Karen S. Nelson (Carlson & Burnett LLP) (Appellant, Sabrina O., mother)

Civil: Placement

State v. Mitchell (PFR)

S-15-0086 State v. Travis T. Mitchell (Appellant)

Lancaster County, Judge John Colborn

Attorneys: Nathan J. Sohriakoff (Public Defender’s Office) (Appellant) --- Melissa R. Vincent (Attorney General’s Office)

Criminal: DUI, Refusal to submit to a chemical test, 4th offense, driving during revocation

Birkett v. State

S-15-0778 Jill Birkett and Travis Birkett, Individually and as Parent and Next Friend of B.B., a minor child (Appellants) v. State of Nebraska and the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services

Gage County, Judge Paul W. Korslund

Attorneys: Jeffrey A. Wagner, Ryan P. Watson (Schirber & Wagner LLP) (Appellants) --- David A. Lopez, Bijan Koohmaraie (Attorney General’s Office)

Civil: Nebraska State Tort Claims Act; exceptions to sovereign immunity

State v. DuBray

S-15-1032 State v. Dominick L. Dubray (Appellant)

Box Butte County, Judge Travis P. O’Gorman

Attorneys: Self Represented Appellant --- Stacy M. Foust (Attorney General’s Office)

Civil: Postconviction

Proceedings below: The court sustained the State’s motion to dismiss and denied Appellant postconviction relief without an evidentiary hearing.

Strode v. City of Ashland, Nebraska

S-15-0956 Randy Strode and Helen Strode (Appellants) v. City of Ashland, Nebraska and Saunders County, Nebraska

Saunders County District Court, Hon. Mary C. Gilbride

Attorneys: Terry K. Barber, for appellants. Mark A. Fahleson and Sheila A. Bentzen (Rembolt Ludtke), for appellee City of Ashland. Duke Drouillard, for appellee Saunders County.

Civil: Inverse condemnation

Proceedings Below: Court dismissed or entered summary judgment against the plaintiffs’ claims.

State v. Cornwell

S-15-1040 State v. Chancey Cornwell (Appellant)

Lancaster County, Judge John Colborn

Attorneys: David J. Tarrell (Appellant) --- Nathan A. Liss (Attorney General’s Office)

Criminal: DUI - refusal to submit to a chemical test, two prior convictions

Proceedings below: The district court denied Appellant’s motion to quash.  Following a jury trial, Appellant was found guilty and sentenced 2 to 5 and 15 years of license revocation.

Amory v. City of Lincoln

S-15-0846 Dawn Amory (Appellant) v. City of Lincoln

District Court of Lancaster County, Hon. Andrew Jacobsen

Civil: Sovereign Immunity & Negligence

Attorneys: Cameron E. Guenzel (Johnson, Flodman, Guenzel, & Widger)—Jocelyn Walsh Golden (City Attorney’s Office)

In re Interest of Alec S. (PFR)

S-15-0658 In re Interest of Alec S.

Douglas County Separate Juvenile Court, Judge Christopher Kelly

Attorneys: Matthew R. Kahler (Finley & Kahler Law Firm, P.C., L.L.O.) (Appellant) --- Anthony Hernandez & Jocelyn Brasher, Senior Certified Law Clerk (County Attorney’s Office)

Civil: Termination

Proceedings below:  Following a bench trial, Appellant was convicted and sentenced to 18 to 30 years. The Court of Appeals reversed and remanded. Appellant filed a Petition for Further Review which was granted by the Nebraska Supreme Court.

Hartley v. Metropolitan Utilities District of Omaha

S-15-0976 Kristina J. Hartley v. Metropolitan Utilities District of Omaha (Appellant)

Douglas County District Court, Judge Marlon A. Polk

Attorneys: Mark Mendenhall (Appellant) --- Abby Osborn & Joy Shiffermiller (Shiffermiller Law Office, P.C., L.L.O.)

Civil: Nebraska Fair Employment Practice Act

State v. Olbricht (PFR)

S-15-0404 State v. Cody Olbricht (Appellant)

Scotts Bluff County District Court, Judge Randall Lippstreu

Attorneys: Leonard G. Tabor (Appellant) --- George R. Love (Attorney General’s Office)

Criminal: Child abuse

Proceedings below:  Following a bench trial, Appellant was convicted and sentenced to 18 to 30 years. The Court of Appeals reversed and vacated. See State v. Olbricht, 23 Neb. App. 607 (2016). Appellee filed a Petition for Further Review which was granted by the Nebraska Supreme Court.

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