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Hill v. State of Nebraska

S-16-0558 and 16-0560 (consolidated appeals) Greg Hill, Brent Coffey, James Uerling, Warren Schaffert, each individually and on behalf of a class of similarly situated persons (Appellants) v. State of Nebraska and Nebraska Department of Natural Resources, a State Agency

Furnas County, Judge James E. Doyle IV

Attorneys: Douglas J. Peterson (Attorney General) and Justin D. Lavene, Emily K. Rose, Kathleen A. Miller (Attorney General’s Office) --- David A. Domina (DominaLaw Group pc llo) (Appellants)

Ivey v. Gibson

S- 15-1166, David Ivey v. William R. Gibson, et al.

District Court for Madison County, Hon. Mark A. Johnson

Attorneys: James D. Smith (Assistant Attorney General) & Joseph M. Smith (Madison County Attorney) (Appellants) -- Ryan J. Stover (Stratton, DeLay, Doele, Carlson & Buettner)

Civil: Motion for fees and expenses by court-appointed attorney

State v. McCumber

S-16-0446 State v. Ricky J. McCumber (Appellant)

Wayne County, Judge James G. Kube

Attorneys: George T. Babcock (Appellant) --- Nathan A. Liss (Attorney General’s Office)

Criminal: Refusal to submit to a chemical test, 3rd offense; refusal to submit to a preliminary breath test; driving without a license

Proceedings below: After a stipulated trial to the court, Appellant was found guilty of the above crimes.

State v. Alarcon-Chavez

S-16-0456 State v. Leodan Alarcon-Chavez (Appellant)

Madison County, Judge Mark A. Johnson

Attorneys: Martin V. Klein (Carney Law PC) (Appellant) --- Kimberly A. Klein (Attorney General’s Office)

Civil: Postconviction

Proceedings below: Appellant’s direct appeal was affirmed by the Nebraska Supreme Court. See State v. Alarcon-Chavez, 284 Neb. 322 (2012). Appellant filed a 4th Amended Motion for Postconviction Relief in the trial court. After an evidentiary hearing, the motion was denied.

State v. Todd

S-16-0621 State v. Dawnelle C. Todd (Appellant)

Dodge County, Judge Geoffrey C. Hall

Attorneys: George R. Love (Attorney General’s Office) --- Adam J. Sipple (Johnson & Mock) (Appellant)

Criminal: Denial of plea in bar

Proceedings below: After granting the State’s motion for mistrial during Appellant’s jury trial, the county court denied Appellant’s plea in bar. The district court affirmed.

DeNourie & Yost Homes, LLC v. Frost

S-16-0014 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: Christopher J. Tjaden, Michael J. Whaley, Adam J. Wachal (Gross & Welch PCLLO) (for Dundee Bank) --- Jerrold L. Strasheim (for Appellant) --- Kristopher J. Covi, Jay D. Koehn (McGrath North Mullin & Kratz PCLLO)

Civil: Civil conspiracy

State v. Nollen

S-16-0133 State v. Dale v. Nollen (Appellant)

Washington County, Judge John E. Samson

Attorneys: Adam J. Sipple (Johnson & Mock) (Appellant) --- Melissa R. Vincent (Attorney General’s Office)

Criminal: First degree murder; vacate sentence

Proceedings below: After Appellant’s life sentence was vacated following Miller v. Alabama, 132 S.Ct. 2455 (2012); Nollen was resentenced 90 years to life in prison.

Stewart v. Heineman

A-16-0018 Greg Stewart and Stillman Stewart, Lisa Blakey and Janet Rodriguez; and Todd Vesley and Joel Busch v. Dave Heineman, in his official capacity as Governor of Nebraska; Kerry Winterer, in his official capacity as the Chief Executive Officer of the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services; and Thomas Pristow, in his official capacity as Director of the Nebraska Division of Children and Family Services (Appellants)

 Lancaster County District Court, Judge John H. Colborn

In re McDowell Revocable Trust

S-16-0071 In re Robert L. McDowell Revocable Trust

Custer County Court, Judge Tami K. Schendt

Attorneys: Richard A. DeWitt, David J. Skalka (Croker Huck Kasher DeWitt Anderson & Gonderinger LLC) (for Appellee/Cross-Appellant Roger R. Stockall, Trustee) ---John M. Lingelbach, James Tews, Minja Herlan (Koley Jessen PCLLO) (Appellant Sandra K. Stockall) --- Brian S. Koerwitz, Kend E. Endacott (Endacott Peetz & Timmer PCLLO) (for Jane O. Hornung, Petitioner/Appellee)

Civil: Action to Declare Rights under the Nebraska Uniform Trust Code

Harring v. Gress

S-16-0362 Marcia M. Harring (appellant) v. Janis J. Gress and Fredrick Gress, co-personal representatives of the Estate of Darin Gress, deceased

Thayer County District Court, Judge Vicky L. Johnson

Attorneys: Daniel L. Werner (for Appellant Harring) – Sheri Burkholder (McHenry, Haszard, Roth, Hupp, Burkholder & Blomenberg)

Civil: judgment lien, a constructive trust, or a trust under the probate code’s § 30-2491(b)(2)

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