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Hodson v. Taylor (***)

S-13-1131, Cole Hodson v. Bradley Taylor, Laura Taylor, Whitney Taylor, Ronald D. Willers, Marilyn M. Willers, and Willers Cove Owners Association

Washington County, Hon. James G. Kube

Civil:     Recreational Liability Act

Attorneys: Terry Sibberson, Andrew Sibberson (Sibberson, Strigenz & Sibberson, Omaha), Jeffrey Farnham, Andrew Simpson (Farnham & Simpson, Omaha); David Woodke, Earl Green (Woodtke & Gibbons, Omaha)

Balames v. Ginn (15)

S-13-1087, Thomas Balames, individually and as attorney in fact for Richard J. Kostyra et al. v. Robert V. Ginn and Brashear L.L.P., f/k/a Brashear and Ginn (Appellants)

Douglas County, Judge James T. Gleason

Attorneys: Mark C. Laughlin & Patrick S. Cooper (Fraser Stryker PC LLO)  —  Steven E. Achelpohl (Gross & Welch, PC LLO), Lawrence J. Acker (Lawrence J. Acker, PC), and Jay Ferguson

Civil: Legal malpractice

Rafert v. Meyer

S-14-0003, Jlee Rafert, Loraine L. Smith, Jean K. Regier, Katherine A .Micek and Peggy J. Johnson (Appellants) v. Robert J. Meyer, Douglas E. Merz, and Weaver and Merz Law

Richardson County, Judge Daniel E. Bryan

Attorneys: Gary J. Nedved, Joel Bacon (Keating O’Gara Nedved & Peter PCLLO) ---Mark C. Laughlin, Jacqueline M. DeLuca (Fraser Stryker PCLLO) (for Robert J. Meyer)

Civil: Action for breach of trust.

United General Title Insurance Company v. Malone

S-13-1002, United General Title Insurance Company [appellant] v. Daniel Malone, Tara Heitkamp, A.G. Ventures, L.L.C. d/b/a Guardian Title Services, Precision Title Services, L.L.C. d/b/a Guardian Title Services, Eagle Rune Square, L.L.C., Eagle Run Square II, L.L.C. Eat Smart L.L.C., N.W.

Hartman v. DEJ, LLC

S-14-0142, Rob Hartman v. DEJ, LLC, and Dina Corbett (appellants)

Cass County, Honorable Jeffrey J. Funke

Attorneys: Craig Martin and Daniel Hassing (Lamson Dugan) for appellants; David V. Chebatoris (Svoboda & Chebatoris) for appellee

Civil: breach of commercial lease

Proceedings below: District court interpreted the terms of the lease and ordered appellants to file an insurance claim

Sanitary Improvement District No. 19 v. City of Valley

S-13-0880, SID No. 19 of Douglas County, Nebraska v. City of Valley, Nebraska

Douglas County, Judge Marion A. Polk

Attorneys: James Lang and Kathleen Foster (Laughlin, Peterson & Lang) for Appellant SID No. 196; Terry Grennan (Cassem Tierney Adams Gotch & Douglas), Jeffrey Farnham, and Andréa Griffin (Farnham & Simpson) for Appellee City of Valley

Civil: Community Development Law/Annexation

Jacob v. Department of Correctional Services

A-14-0035, Steven M. Jacob v. Nebraska Department of Correctional Services, Robert Houston, Director

Lancaster County, Judge Robert Otte

Attorneys: Pro Se Appellant --- Ryan Post (Assistant Attorney General) (for DCS)

Civil: Judicial review under the Administrative Procedures Act, Neb. Rev. Stat. § 84-917, declaratory judgment

Despain v. Despain

S-13-1133, Abigail K. Despain v. William E. Despain (appellant)

Saunders County, Judge Mary C. Gilbride

Attorneys: John H. Sohl – Mark A. Steele (Appellant)

Civil: Marital Dissolution Action

Proceedings below: William filed a motion for a new trial after receiving an unsigned journal order from the court but before the court entered the decree. More than a month after the court entered the decree, it overruled William’s motion for a new trial.

Sanitary and Improvement District No. 1, Butler County v. Adamy

A-13-1091, Sanitary and Improvement District No. 1, Butler County, Nebraska, on behalf of itself and all other similarly situated (Appellant) v. Karen Adamy et al. (Appellees and Cross-Appellants)

Cass County, Judge Randall Rehmeier and Judge Jeffrey J. Funk

Attorneys: Charles W. Campbell (Angle Murphy & Campbell PCLLO) (Appellees) --- Raymond E. Baker (Baker PC), Jacqueline M. De Wispelare (Jacqueline M. De Wispelare LLC) --- Michael W. Heavey (Columbo & Heavy PC) (for Appellant)

State v. Armendariz

S-13-0998, State v. Jonathon L. Armendariz (Appellant)

Sarpy County, Judge David Arterburn

Attorneys: Pro Se Appellant --- Erin E. Tangeman

Civil: Postconviction, Life Sentence

Proceedings below: The trial court denied Appellant’s Motion for Postconviction Relief, denied his request for an evidentiary hearing and denied his request for appointment of counsel.