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State v. Oliveira-Coutinho (20)

S-13-0798 State v. Jose Carlos Oliveira-Coutinho (Appellant)

Douglas County District Court, Judge Thomas A. Otepka

Attorneys: Stacy M. Foust (Attorney General’s Office) --- Todd W. Lancaster (Nebraska Commission on Public Advocacy) & Horacio Wheelock (Horacio Wheelock Law Offices PC, LLO) (Appellant)

Criminal: 1st degree murder; theft by deception

Proceedings below: Appellant was convicted following a jury trial and sentenced by a three-judge panel.

In re Matter of Fecht v. Pierce Elevator, Inc. ***

S-14-0899 In re Matter of Fecht v. Pierce Elevator, Inc.

Nebraska Public Service Commission

Attorneys: Rocky Weber, Andrew Pease, Crosby Guenzel LLP (Appellant Matthew Christensen, Claimant) --- Richard Garden, Austin McKillip, Gregory Frayser, Cline Williams Wright Johnson & Oldfather, LLP (Appellee/Cross-Appellants/Claimants)--- L. Jay Bartel (Attorney General’s Office for John A. Fecht, Director, Warehouse Department of the Public Service Commission)

Civil: administrative appeal; distribution of proceeds under the Grain Warehouse Act

State v. Wang

A-14-0671 State v. Jin Wang (Appellant)


Lancaster County, Judge Robert Otte


State v. Vela

S-14-0557 State v. Erick F. Vela (Appellant)


Madison County, Judge James G. Kube


Timberlake v. Douglas County

S-14-770 Rachelle L. Timberlake v. Douglas County (Appellant)

Douglas County District Court, Judge W. Mark Ashford

Attorneys: Donald Kleine / Bernard Monbouquette (Douglas County) –John Corrigan (Dowd, Howard & Corrigan)

Civil: Nebraska Wage Payment and Collection Act; Injured on Duty determination

State v. Frederick

S-14-0727 State v. Frederick (Appellant)


Buffalo County District Court, Judge John P. Icenogle


Manhart v. Manhart

A-14-0312, Joan E. Manhart (Appellant) v. Paul I. Manhart

District Court for Douglas County, District Judge W. Russell Bowie III

Attorneys for Appellant:  Ryan A. Steen, Scott E. Daniel, & Jill Vinjamuri Gettman (Gettman Mills Law Firm)

Attorney for Appellee:  Hannah C. Woolridge (Slowiaczek Albers Law Firm)

Civil Action:  Dissolution of marriage

McDaniel v. Western Sugar Cooperative

A-14-0793, Phillip McDaniel (Appellant) v. Western Sugar Cooperative and The Phoenix Insurance Company, Inc.

Nebraska Workers’ Compensation Court, Judge Michael K. High

Attorney for Appellant:  Rolf Edward Shasteen (Shasteen & Morris, P.C., L.L.O.)

Attorney for Appellee:  Patrick B. Donahue, Dennis R. Riekenberg (Cassem, Tierney, Adams, Gotch & Douglas)

Workers’ Compensation Action:  Action for workers’ compensation benefits as a result of an assault by a coworker.