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Huntington v. Pedersen

S-14-1134 James Huntington and Tony C. Clark, individually and on behalf of the shareholders of Professional Management Midwest, Inc. (Appellants) v. Donald H. Pedersen, Marcee Pedersen, Practice Business Consultants, LLC, Professional Practice Healthcare Billing, LLC, and Professional Practice Consultants, LLC

Douglas County District Court, Judge J. Russell Derr

Attorneys: Theodore R. Boecker, Jr., for appellants. The garnishee, K.C. Engdahl, represents himself.

Civil: Garnishment

Bixenmann v. Dickinson Land Surveyors, Inc.

S-15-695, Lawrence M. Bixenmann and Norma J. Bixenmann (appellants) v. Dickinson Land Surveyors, Inc. (appellee)

Douglas County, Hon. Leigh A. Retelsdorf

Attorneys:  James R. Welsh and Christopher Welsh (Welsh & Welsh) (appellants); Albert M. Engles and James E. Boesen (Engles, Ketcham, Olson & Keith) (appellant)

Civil:  professional negligence

Weitz Company, LLC v. Hands, Inc.

S-15-0581 The Weitz Company, LLC v. Hands, Inc. d/b/a H&S Plumbing and Heating (Appellant)

Douglas County, Judge Joseph S. Troia

Attorney: Brian S. Kruse (Rembolt Ludtke LLP) — Gregory C. Scaglione, Kristin M.V. Krueger & Patrice D. Ott (Koley Jessen PC, LLO)

Civil: Breach of contract and promissory estoppel

State v. Aguallo

S-15-0849 State v. Manuel A. Aguallo (Appellant)

Box Butte County, Judge Travis P. O’Gorman

Attorneys: Bell Island (Island & Huff PCLLO) (Appellant) --- Nathan A. Liss (Attorney General’s Office)

Criminal: Third degree sexual assault of a child, a Class IIIA felony

Edwards v. HyVee, Inc.

S-15-0682, Susan L. Edwards (Appellant) v. Hy-Vee, Inc.  

Douglas County, Hon. Thomas A. Otepka

Attorneys:  James R. Welsh, Christopher Welsh for Appellant;

Daniel J. Welch, Catherine Dunn Whittinghill

Civil:                            Tort - Negligence

State v. Rothenberger (PFR)

S-14-1160 State v. Douglas Rothenberger (Appellant)

Scotts Bluff County, Judge Leo Dobrovolny

Attorneys: Bell T. Island (Island & Huff PCLLO) (Appellant) --- Nathan A. Liss (Attorney General’s Office)

Criminal: Refusal to submit to a chemical test

Denisse v. Denisse

S-15-00604 Yolanda Denisse (appellant) v. Daniel L. Denisse

Keith County District Court, Judge Richard A. Birch

Attorneys: Gregory J. Beal (Appellant) – R. Bradley Dawson

Civil: Dissolution of Marriage

Issues: The Court erred in refusing to exercise its inherent power to enforce compliance with its own order or judgment, as requested, in post-decree matters.


State v. Carr

S-15-0921) State v. Joshua D. Carr (Appellant)

S-15-0922) State v. Joshua D. Carr (Appellant)

Lancaster County District Court, Judge Steven D. Burns

Attorneys: Austin N. Relph (Attorney General’s Office) --- Sarah P. Newell (Nebraska Commission on Public Advocacy)(Appellant)

Criminal: Plea; newly discovered evidence

State v. Duncan

S-15-0763 State v. Brody Duncan (Appellant)

Seward County, Judge James Stecker

Attorneys: Bob Creager (Anderson Creager Wittstruck PCLLO) (Appellant) --- George R. Love (Attorney General’s Office)

Criminal: Theft, greater than $1500

Proceedings below: A jury found Appellant guilty of theft. He was sentenced to a term of probation.

State v. Starks

S-15-0822 State v. Courtney W. Starks (Appellant)

Douglas County, Judge Marlon A. Polk

Attorneys: Pro Se Appellant—Kimberly A. Klein (Attorney General’s Office)

Civil: Postconviction; Life sentence

Proceedings below: The trial court entered an order denying both an evidentiary hearing and postconviction relief.