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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.

State v. Harrison

S-15-1085 State v. David K. Harrison (Appellant)

Douglas County, Judge Horacio J. Wheelock

Attorneys: Pro Se Appellant --- George R. Love (Attorney General’s Office)

Civil: Postconviction; Life Sentence

Proceedings below: The district court denied Appellant’s motion for postconviction relief finding it was time barred and successive.

State v. Gonzales (20)

S-15-0149 State v. Raymond F. Gonzales, Jr. (Appellant)

Dakota County, Judge Paul J. Vaughan

Attorneys: Todd W. Lancaster (Nebraska Commission on Public Advocacy) (Appellant) --- Austin N. Relph (Attorney General’s Office)

Criminal: First Degree Murder; Use of a Firearm to Commit a Felony

Proceedings below: A jury found Appellant guilty. He was sentenced to life in prison for first degree murder with a consecutive sentence of 30-40 years for use of a weapon to commit a felony.

Stanosheck v. Jeanette

S-15-0490 Elizabeth E. Stanosheck v. Joseph P. Jeanette (Appellant)

Cass County, Judge Jeffrey Funke

Attorneys: Amie C. Martinez (Anderson Creager & Wittstruck PC LLO) and Megan M. Schutt (Senior Certified Law Clerk) for Appellee --- Steven M. Delaney, A. Bree Robbins (Reagan Melton & Delaney LLP) for Appellant

Civil: Dissolution

Martin v. Martin

S-15-0672 Rhonda Brown f/k/a Rhonda Martin (Appellant) v. Dean Martin

Lancaster County, Judge Steven D. Burns

Attorneys: Corey J. Wasserburger (Johnson Flodman Guenzel & Widger) (Appellee) --- Matt Catlett (Appellant)

Civil: Contempt; Modification of decree

Proceedings below: The court entered an order of contempt and entered a sanction. The court also modified the decree regarding transportation.

Sellers v. Sellers

S-15-0618, Krista Sellers (Appellant) v. Ryan Sellers

Lincoln County, Hon. Richard Birch

Attorneys:  Patrick Heng (Appellant) – Timothy Brouillette (Brouillette, Dugan)

Civil: dissolution

Proceedings below: The trial court dissolved the marriage of the parties and divided the assets and liabilities of the marriage.  

State v. Jenkins (20)

S-15-0169 State v. Erica A. Jenkins (Appellant)

Douglas County, Judge Peter C. Bataillon

Attorneys: Stacy M. Foust (Attorney General’s Office) – Beau Finley (Finley & Kahler PCLLO) and Sean M. Conway (Dornan Lustgarten & Troia PCLLO) (Appellant)

Criminal: First Degree Murder; Use of a Firearm to Commit a Felony; Possession of a Deadly Weapon by a Prohibited Person

Burns v. Burns (PFR)

S-14-0789 Michael P. Burns v. Kerry E. Burns (Appellant)

Adams County District Court, Judge James E. Doyle IV

Attorneys: Robert Sullivan (Appellee) --- Matt Catlett (Appellant)

Civil: Custody

Proceedings below: The Court of Appeals vacated the judgment, and remanded the cause with directions. See Burns v. Burns, 23 Neb. App. 420 (2015). Appellee filed a Petition for Further Review which was granted by the Nebraska Supreme Court.

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