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State v. Hoelting

S-13-0677, State of Nebraska v. Thomas J. Hoelting (Appellant)

Burt County, Hon. John E. Samson

Attorneys:  Nicholas E. Wurth; Kimberly A. Klein (Assistant Attorney General)

Civil:  Postconviction

Proceedings below:  District court denied motion for postconviction relief without an evidentiary hearing and without appointing counsel.

Issues: The district court erred in denying Appellant’s petition for post-conviction relief without appointing counsel to assist him pursuant to his request.


State v. Kudlacz

S-13-0570, State v. Robert Kudlacz (Appellant)

Sarpy County, Judge David Arterburn

Attorneys: Joseph Kuehl (Lefler & Kuehl Law Office) (Appellant) --- Nathan A. Liss (Attorney General’s Office)

Criminal: Motion to set aside conviction

Proceedings below: The trial court denied Appellant’s motion to set aside conviction.

Issues: The trial court erred in denying Appellant’s motion to set aside his conviction.



Correa v. Estate of Hascall

S-13‑0749, Gloria Correa v. The Estate of Dean Hascall and Neomi D. Hascall, as Personal Representative of the Estate.

Sarpy County District Court, Judge William Zastera

Attorneys:  Patrick McNamara (Appellant) – Karen Weinhold (Engles, Ketcham)

Civil: Tort Action

Proceedings below:  Summary Judgment in favor of Appellees.

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State v. Rakosnik

A-13-0663, State of Nebraska v. Lewis Rakosnik (Appellant)

Pawnee County, District Court Judge Daniel L. Bryan, Jr.

Attorney for Appellant:  John S. Berry (Berry Law Firm)

Attorney for Appellee:  Jon Bruning, Kimberly A. Klein (Attorney General’s Office)

Criminal Action:   Knowing and Intentional Abuse of a Vulnerable Adult, Attempted Theft by Deception, Attempted Knowing and Intentional Abuse of a Vulnerable Adult.

Action Taken by Trial Court:  Appellant was convicted of the above crimes following a jury trial.

McDougle v. Health & Human Services Regulation & Licensure

S-12-1186, Eric McDougle, LMHP, PLADC v. State of Nebraska DHHS, Regulation and Licensure

Lancaster County, Judge Andrew Jacobsen

Attorneys: Denise Destache (Lamson, Dugan and Murray, LLP) for Appellant Eric McDougle — Julie Agena, Assistant Attorney General, for Appellee State of Nebraska

Civil: Agency license revocation; Administrative Procedures Act

American Red Cross v. Dantzler

S-13-0918, American Red Cross (Appellant) v. Rita Dantzler

Lancaster County, Hon. Stephen D. Burns

Attorneys:  Christopher A. Sievers (Timmermier Gross & Prentiss); Dirk V. Block, Steven J. Riekes (Marks Clare & Richards)

Civil:  Subrogation - Workers’ Compensation

Proceedings below:  District court sustained defendant’s motion to dismiss for failure to state a claim.

Simmons v. Precast Haulers, Inc.

S-13-0848, Michael Simmons v. Precast Haulers, Inc. (Appellant)

Workers’ Compensation Court, Judge Laureen K. Van Norman

Attorneys: Gregory D. Worth (McAnany, Van Cleave & Phillips, P.A.) (Appellant) --- Travis Allen Spier (Atwood, Holsten, Brown, Deaver & Spier Law Firm, P.C., L.L.O.)

Civil: Excessive award

Proceedings below: The trial court awarded Appellee attorney’s fees, medical appliances, and compensation for home care provided by his wife.

deNourie & Yost Homes, LLC v. Frost

S-13-0656, deNourie & Yost Homes, LLC (Appellant) v. Joe Frost and Amy Frost and Security State Bank d/b/a Dundee Bank

Douglas County, Judge Gary B. Randall

Attorneys: Jerrold L. Strasheim (Appellant) --- Kristopher J. Covi (McGrath North Mullin & Kratz PCLLO) (Appellees Joe Frost and Amy Frost) --- Christopher J. Tjaden, Michael J. Whaley, Adam J. Wachal (Gross & Welch PCLLO) (for Appellee Dundee Bank)

Civil: Fraudulent inducement; contract; estoppel