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State v. Lavalleur

S-15-0481 State v. Curtis H. Lavalleur (Appellant)

Lancaster County, Judge Andrew Jacobsen

Attorneys: Webb E. Bancroft (Public Defender’s Office) (Appellant) --- George R. Love (Attorney General’s Office)

Criminal: Attempted first degree sexual assault

In re Interest of Dale L.

S-15-0205 In re Interest of Dale L. (Appellant)

Lancaster County, Judge Reggie Ryder

Attorneys: Ashley J. Bohnet (County Attorney’s Office) --- Sarah Safarik (Public Defender’s Office) (Appellant)

Criminal: Transfer of case from juvenile court to county court

Proceedings below: The separate juvenile court transferred Appellant’s juvenile case to Lancaster County Court. Upon appeal, the Court of Appeals asked the parties to address the issue of jurisdiction in the briefs.

Murdoch v. Bennett

S-15-0075 Bryan J. Murdoch (Appellant) v. Anne R. Bennett v. Adam D. Bennett (Intervenor)

Cass County District Court, Hon. David K. Arterburn           

Attorneys:  John A. Kinney, Jill M. Mason (Kinney Law, P.C., L.L.O.) (Appellant); Adam E. Astley (Slowiaczek, Albers & Astley, P.C., L.L.O); Julie E. Bear – (Reinsch, Slattery, Bear & Minahan, P.C., L.L.O.) (Intervenor)

Civil: Appeal from a district court decision dismissing complaint to establish paternity.

Village at North Platte v. Lincoln County Board of Equalization

A-15-0508 Village at North Platte (Appellant) v. Lincoln County Board of Equalization

Tax Equalization and Review Commission

Attorneys; William E. Peters (Peters & Chunka PCLLO) (Appellant) --- Joe W. Wright (County Attorney’s Office)

Civil: Dismissal of property valuation protest

Proceedings below: The Board of Equalization dismissed the protest citing Neb. Rev. Stat. 77-1502(2). TERC affirmed the Board’s decision.

Fochtman v. Fochtman

A-14-1002, Sherry M. Fochtman v. Randy R. Fochtman (Appellant)

Hamilton County, District Court Judge Rachel A. Daugherty

Attorney for Appellant:  John B. McDermott (Shamberg, Wolf, McDermott & Depue)

Attorney for Appellee/Cross-Appellant:  Scott D. Grafton (Graton Law Office, P.C.)

Civil Action:  Decree of Dissolution of Marriage

Action Taken by Trial Court:  The district court dissolved the parties’ marriage and distributed the marital estate.

In re Interest of Dana H.

A-15-0246, In re Interest of Dana H., a child under 18 years of age. State of Nebraska v. Dana H. (Appellant)

Separate Juvenile Court of Lancaster County, Judge Linda S. Porter

Attorneys for Appellant:  Joseph Nigro and Chelsie E. Krell (Lancaster County Public Defender’s Office)

Attorney for Appellee:  Maureen E. Lamski (Lancaster County Attorney’s Office)

Juvenile Action:  Motion to Suppress

State v. Brooks

A-15-0017, State of Nebraska v. Clinton Brooks (Appellant)

Lancaster County, District Court Judge Robert Otte

Attorney for Appellant:  Joe Nigro and Yohance Christie (Public Defender’s Office)

Attorney for Appellee:  Douglas J. Peterson, George R. Love (Attorney General’s Office)

Criminal Action:  Theft by Deception and Unauthorized Practice of Law

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Robertson v. Jacobs Cattle Company

S-15-0026 James E. Robertson, Patricia Robertson, Duane L. Jacobs and Carolyn Sue Jacobs (Appellants) v. Jacobs Cattle Co., a partnership; Dennis D. Jacobs; Ardith Jacobs, Trustee of the Leonard Jacobs Family Trust and Ardith Jacobs, Trustee of the Ardith Jacobs Living Revocable Trust.

Valley County District Court, Judge Karin L. Noakes

Attorneys: Patrick J. Nelson (The Law Office of Patrick J. Nelson, L.L.C.)(Appellants) --- David Domina & Megan Mikolajczyk (Domina Law Group PC LLO) & Gregory G. Jensen

Civil: Partnership