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State v. Williams

S-16-0083 State v. Decabooter Williams (Appellant)

Douglas County District Court, Judge J. Russell Derr

Attorneys: Robert W. Kortus (Nebraska Commission on Public Advocacy) (Appellant) --- Nathan A. Liss (Attorney General’s Office)

Civil: Postconviction

State v. Rocha

S-16-0009, State v. Eric O. Rocha, Sr.

District Court of Scotts Bluff County, Judge Randall L. Lippstreu

Attorneys: Todd W. Lancaster (Nebraska Commission on Public Advocacy); Douglas J. Peterson, Nathan A. Liss (Attorney General’s Office)

Criminal: Direct Appeal (Possession of Methamphetamine, Driving under Suspension)

Proceedings Below: Appellant was convicted of possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) and driving under suspension

In re Adoption of Chase T.

S-15-1145 In re Adoption of Chase T.

Douglas County Court, Judge Lawrence E. Barrett

Attorneys: Angela Lennon, Koenig Dunne Divorce Law, PC LLO & George T. Babcock (Law Offices of Evelyn N. Babcock) (Appellant) --- Desirae M. Solomon

Civil: Adoption; standing; in loco parentis doctrine; same-sex partners

Proceedings below: The county court denied Appellant’s motion to intervene for lack of standing.

Millard Gutter Company v. Farm Bureau Property & Casualty Insurance Co

S-15-0912, Millard Gutter Co. v. Farm Bureau Property & Casualty Ins. Co. (Appellant)

County Court of Douglas County, Judge Shelly R. Stratman

Attorneys: Theodore R. Boecker, Jr. (Boecker Law, P.C., L.L.O.) --- Michael T. Gibbons & Aimee C. Bataillon (Woodke & Gobbons, P.C., L.L.O.)(Appellant)

Civil: Insurance; breach of contract; subject matter jurisdiction; attorney fees

State v. Cerritos-Valdez

S-16-0314 State v. Jose Cerritos-Valdez (Appellant)

Sarpy County, Judge David Arterburn

Attorneys: Patrick J. Boylan (Public Defender’s Office) (Appellant) --- George R. Love (Assistant Attorney General)

Criminal: Plea: Criminal attempt of a Class I misdemeanor; DUI, .15 or greater

State v. Baxter

S-16-0237 State v. Shannon L. Baxter (Appellant)

Franklin County, Judge Stephen R. Illingworth

Attorneys: Richard Calkins (Appellant) --- Siobhan E. Duffy (Assistant Attorney General)

Criminal: Plea: Possession of a Controlled Substance; Unlawful Acts Relating to Drugs

Proceedings below: The district court denied the motion to continue the sentencing hearing and imposed a sentence of 2 years’ imprisonment with 12 months’ post-release supervision and a concurrent 3 month sentence for Unlawful Acts.

State v. Marrs

S-16-0192 State v. James D. Marrs (Appellant)

Saunders County District Court, Judge Mary C. Gilbride

Attorneys: James D. Marrs (Appellant) --- Kimberly A. Klein (Attorney General’s Office)

Criminal: DNA testing

Proceedings below: The district court overruled Appellant’s motion for DNA testing.

Issues: The district court erred and abused its discretion by overruling all pending motions without further hearing.

In re Conservatorship of Abbott

S-15-0967 In the Matter of the Conservatorship of Marcia G. Abbott. Marcia Abbott, Settlor of the Trust, and Mark Abbott, Designated Successor Trustee (Appellants) v. Cynthia J. Sellon and Russell G. Abbott (Cross-appellants)

S-16-0040 In the Matter of the Abbott Living Trust dated August 8, 1995. Marcia Abbott, Settlor of the Trust, and Mark Abbott, Designated Successor Trustee (Appellants) v. Cynthia J. Sellon and Russell G. Abbott (Cross-appellants)

Sarpy County, Judge Lawrence Barrett

In re Interest of Darryn C.

S-15-1159 In re Interest of Darryn C.

Separate Juvenile Court for Douglas County, Judge Christopher E. Kelly

Attorneys: Jeffrey A. Wagner (Schirber & Wagner LLP) (for Appellant, Sharon J., intervener) --- early case summary review, no brief filed by Appellee/State.

Civil: Custody

In re Guardian and Conservatorship of Kaiser

S-16-0219 In re Guardianship/Conservatorship of Loyola Jane Kaiser

Fillmore County Court, Judge Michael P. Burns

Attorneys: Joseph H. Murray (Germer Murray & Johnson) (Appellant, Heartland Trust Co., Conservator) --- Joseph N. Bixby (for Appellees Paula J. Asmus and Carol Harris)

Civil: Authority to file elective share on behalf of the ward

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