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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).

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.