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Fairhead v. Express Homes, Inc.

A-16-0099, Gary Fairhead v. Express Homes, Inc. (Appellant)

Douglas County, District Judge Horatio Wheelock

Attorney for Appellant: Matthew S. McKeever (Copple, Rockey, McKeever & Schlecht, P.C., L.L.O.)

Attorney for Appellee: Eva M. Jessen (Sodoro, Daly, Shomaker & Selde, P.C., L.L.O)

Civil Action:  Arbitration Agreement - Forum Selection Clause

Walters v. Colford

S-16-0641, Gary Walters, Denise Walters, Aaron Schmid, Jacquelyne Romshek, and Corey Micek (appellants) v. Steven Colford and Sara Colford and Daniel Adamy

Butler County District Court, Judge Mary C. Gilbride

Attorneys: Jeffrey Silver –  Todd Vetter (Colfords)/Robert Bierbower (Adamy)

Civil: Nuisance, violation of restrictive covenants, conspiracy

Hike v. Department of Roads

S-16-0593, In the Matter of Hike v. Nebraska Department of Roads

Sarpy County, Judge William Zastera

Attorneys: Jason Bruna (Sherrets Bruno & Vogt) (Appellants)– Attorney General

Civil: Constitutional Inverse Condemnation

Proceedings below:  The court determined the Appellants’ claims were subject to a 2 year statute of limitations period under Neb. Rev. Stat. 25-218 and thus, the claims were time-barred.

In re Estate of Chapman

S-16-0347, In Re Estate of James S. Chapman, Carol Vinjamuri and Lois Bentz v. Penny Dupuy

District Court for Sarpy County, Hon. David K. Arterburn

Attorneys: Jill Gettman & Scott Daniel, Gettman & Mills --- Brian Jorde, Domina Law

Civil: disqualification of counsel

Proceedings Below: The district court disqualified Jill Gettman from representation of the contestants/appellants Vinjamuri and Bentz.

State v. Wood

S-16-0190, State v. Robyn J. Wood (Appellant)

Douglas County District Court, Judge J. Russell Derr

Attorneys: Nathan A. Liss (Attorney General’s Office) --- Jim K. McGough (McGoughLaw P.C., L.L.O.) (Appellant)

Criminal: 1st degree sexual assault of protected person, Class III felony; motion in limine

Proceedings below: Following a jury trial, Appellant was convicted and sentenced to probation.

State v. Cross

S-16-0376, State of Nebraska v. Shawn L. Cross (Appellant)

Scottsbluff County District Court, Hon. Randall L. Lippstreu

Attorneys:  Appellant proceeds pro se; Kimberly A. Kline and Douglas J. Peterson for Appellee

Civil:   Postconviction action             

Proceedings below:  The court denied Cross’ motion for new trial without an evidentiary hearing.

Ryan Revocable Trust v. Ryan

S-16-0628, Ryan Revocable Trust v. Ryan

District Court of Sarpy County, Hon. William B. Zastera

State v. Loding

S-16-0614, State of Nebraska v. Bashir V. Loding (Appellant)

Douglas County District Court, Judge Gregory M. Schatz

Attorneys: Douglas J. Peterson & Nathan A. Liss (Attorney General’s Office) — Thomas C. Riley & W. Patrick Dunn (Public Defender’s Office) (Appellant)

Criminal: 1st degree sexual assault of a child; insufficient evidence; ineffective assistance; excessive sentence

Proceedings Below: Following a jury trial, Appellant was convicted and sentenced to 35 to 50 years imprisonment.

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