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Navarrette v. Navarrette

S-13-0977, Michelle Navarrette (Appellant) v. William Navarrette

Douglas County, Judge Marlon A. Polk

Attorneys: Lawrence G. Whelan (for Appellant); James A. Adams (for Appellee/cross-appellant)

Civil: Divorce

Proceedings Below: The district court vacated a decree of dissolution under its equity jurisdiction due to a conflict as to whether the husband, William Navarrette, received notice of final hearing.

Issues: Did the district court err in vacating the decree of dissolution?

State v. Payne

S-13-0495, State of Nebraska v. Christopher M. Payne (Appellant)

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

Attorneys:  Michael J. Wilson (Schaefer Shapiro LLC);

Nathan A. Liss (Assistant Attorney General)

Civil:  Postconviction

Proceedings below:  District court denied motion for postconviction relief without an evidentiary hearing after determining that claims were procedurally barred because there was no direct appeal of the defendant’s conviction.

State v. Matthews (PFR)

S-12-1052, State v. William W. Matthews (Appellant)

Hall County, Judge William T. Wright

Attorneys: Gerard A. Piccolo (Public Defender) --- Melissa R. Vincent (Attorney General’s Office)

Criminal: Attempted murder; terroristic threats; use of a weapon

State v. Piper

S-13-1029, State v. Kerstin M. Piper a/k/a Kerstin Clarkson (Appellant)

Scotts Bluff County, Judge Randall L. Lippstreu

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

Criminal: DUI, 2nd offense

Proceedings below: A jury found Appellant guilty of DUI, 2nd offense. She was sentenced to a term of probation.

State v. Sanders

S-13-0901, State v. Ricky Sanders (Appellant)

Douglas County, Judge Gregory M. Schatz

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

Civil: Postconviction

Proceedings below: The trial court denied Appellant’s motion for postconviction relief. Appellant filed a Petition to Bypass the Court of Appeals which was granted by the Nebraska Supreme Court.

State v. Hansen (PFR)

S-13-0653, State v. Daphne Hansen (Appellant)

Antelope County, Judge James G. Kube

Attorneys: Matthew M. Munderloh (Johnson & Mock) (Appellant) --- J. Kirk Brown (Attorney General’s Office)

Criminal: Second-degree arson, conspiracy to commit arson, and aiding consummation of a felony

State obo Connor H. v. Blake G.

S-13-0995) State obo Connor H. v. Blake Goering v. Amanda Haufle (Appellant)
S-13-1000) In re Name Change of Haufle

(Consolidated Appeals)

Johnson County, Judge Daniel E. Bryan, Jr.

Attorneys: Marc Odgaard (Hanson, Hrock & Kuntz) for Appellant; Diane Merwin (Frankhauser, Nelsen, Wertz, Ziskey & Merwin) for the Appellee

Civil: Name Change of Minor Child

State v. Larkin

S-13-0807, State v. Travis Larkin (Appellant)

Lancaster County, Judge Steven D. Burns

Attorneys: John Jorgensen (Public Defender’s Office for Appellant) --- Stacy M. Foust (Attorney General’s Office)

Criminal: 3rd degree sexual assault of a child

Proceedings below: A jury found Appellant guilty of 3rd degree assault of a child. He was sentenced 1-3 years in prison.  The State filed a Petition to Bypass the Court of Appeals which was granted by the Nebraska Supreme Court.

Millennium Laboratories, Inc. v. Ward

S-13-0826, Millennium Laboratories, Inc. and Amos Burdine and Jackson Benefield [appellants] v. Brian Ward

Sarpy County, Honorable William B. Zastera

Attorneys: James P. Fitzgerald (McGrath North) and Lance A. Etcheverry (Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, LLP, of Los Angeles, CA) for appellants; Michael T. Hilgers and Carrie S. Dolton (Gober Hilgers LLC) and Heather A. Boice (Perkins Coie LLP of Chicago, IL) for appellee.

State v. Wetherell

S-13-0805, State v. Niccole A. Wetherell (Appellant)

Sarpy County, Judge William Zastera

Attorneys: Stacy M. Foust (Attorney General’s Office) --- Pro Se Appellant

Civil: Postconviction (Life sentence)

Proceedings below: The trial court denied Appellant postconviction relief without an evidentiary hearing.

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