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State v. Lavalleur

S-13-0821, State v. Curtis H. Lavalleur (Appellant)

Lancaster County District Court, Judge Andrew Jacobson

Attorneys: Kimberly A. Klein (Attorney General’s Office) --- Dennis Keefe & Webb E. Bancroft (Public Defender’s Office) (Appellant)

Criminal: Attempted sexual assault

Proceedings below: Following a jury trial, Appellant was found not guilty of sexual assault, but was found guilty of attempted sexual assault and sentenced to 24 to 36 months of imprisonment. 

Rice v. Myer

S-13-0699, Larry L. Rice (Appellant) v. Fred W. Myer, et al. (Cross-Appellants/Appellees)

Sioux County, Judge Travis O’Gorman

Attorneys: John F. Simmons (Simmons Olsen Law Firm PC) (Appellees) --- Daniel H. Skavdahl (Skavdahl Edmund & Stecher Law Offices) (Appellant)

Civil: Action to terminate severed mineral interests pursuant to Neb. Rev. Stat. §§ 57-228 to 57-231; equity.

Nichols v. Nichols (***)

S-13-0841, Bonnie Nichols (Appellant) v. Margie Nichols (Appellee)

Lancaster County, Judge Stephanie Stacy

Attorneys: Megan N. Mikolajczyk, David A. Domina (Domina Law Group pc llo) (Appellant) --- no brief filed by Appellee

Big John Billiards, Inc. v. State of Nebraska

S-13-0803, Big John Billiards, Inc. a Nebraska Corporation,(Cross-Appellant and Appellee) and Douglas County Health Department (Appellee) v. State of Nebraska, Department of Health and Human Services, Kerry Winterer, as Chief Executive Office and Director, Nebraska Liquor Control Commission, Hobart Rupe, as Executive Director of the Nebraska Liquor Control Commission (Appellants)

Lancaster County, Judge Jodi L. Nelson

Robertson v. Jacobs Cattle Company

S-13-0860, James E. Robertson, Patricia Robertson, Duane L. Jacobs and Carolyn Sue Jacobs (Appellants) v. Jacobs Cattle Company, partnership; Dennis D. Jacobs; Ardith Jacobs, Trustee of the Leonard Jacobs Family Trust; and Ardith Jacobs a/k/a Betty Jacobs, Trustee of the Ardith Jacobs Living Revocable Trust

Valley County, Judge Karin Noakes

Attorneys: Patrick J. Nelson (Law Office of Patrick J. Nelson, LLC) (Appellants) --- David A. Domina, Megan N. Mikolajczyk (Domina Law Group pc llo) and Gregory G. Jensen (Appellees)

In re Trust of Nabity

S-13-670, In the Matter of the Trust Created by LaVerne D. Nabity and Evelyn A. Nabity Robert Nabity and Mark Nabity, Co-Trustees v. Elizabeth Rubek, Interested Party (Appellant)

S-13-671, In re Evelyn A. Nabity, an Incapacitated Person Robert Nabity, Guardian/Conservator v. Mary Christine Rose, Interest Party (Appellant)

Douglas County Court, Judge Darryl R. Lowe

State ex rel. Counsel/Discipline v. Council

S-13-0379, State ex rel. Counsel for Discipline of the Nebraska Supreme Court (Relator) v. Brenda J. Council (Respondent)

Original Action

Attorneys: John W. Steele (Assistant Counsel for Discipline) --- Vince Powers (Vince Powers & Associates)

Civil: Attorney Discipline

Potter v. McCulla

S-13-0944, Barbara L. Potter v. Patrick S. McCulla, Hartford Underwriters Insurance Company (Appellees) and Tracy N. Garcia, D.D.D., L.L.C. and FirstComp Insurance Company (Appellants)

Nebraska Workers’ Compensation Court, Judge Michael Fitzgerald

Attorneys: Julie Jorgensen (Morrow Willnauer Klosterman Church LLC) (Appellees McCulla and Hardford) --- Brynne E. Holsten, L. Tyler Laflin, (Engles Ketcham Olson & Keith PC) (Appellants)

Hoppens v. Department of Motor Vehicles

S-13-0755, Daniel Hoppens (Appellant) v. Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles

Douglas County, Judge Gregory M. Schatz

Attorneys: Thomas Petersen (Petersen Law Office) — Jon Bruning & Milissa Johnson-Wiles (Attorney General’s Office)

Civil: Revocation of operator’s license

Proceedings Below: The district court affirmed the order of the Department of Motor Vehicles, which revoked Appellant’s operator’s license for 1 year under the Administrative License Revocation Act.

In re Public Service Commission v. Telrite Communications

S-13-00870, Telrite Corp. D/B/A Life Wireless (Appellant) v. Nebraska Public Service Commission

Nebraska Public Service Commission

Attorneys: Stephen M. Bruckner, Russell A. Westerhold, and Jacqueline M. DeLuca of Fraser Stryker, PC, LLO, for Appellant; L. Jay Bartel, Attorney General, for Appellee

Administrative: Permit/license revocation

Proceedings Below: The Commission revoked Telrite’s designation as an eligible telecommunications carrier (ETC).