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Robertson v. Jacobs Cattle Company

S-15-0026 James E. Robertson, Patricia Robertson, Duane L. Jacobs and Carolyn Sue Jacobs (Appellants) v. Jacobs Cattle Co., a partnership; Dennis D. Jacobs; Ardith Jacobs, Trustee of the Leonard Jacobs Family Trust and Ardith Jacobs, Trustee of the Ardith Jacobs Living Revocable Trust.

Valley County District Court, Judge Karin L. Noakes

Attorneys: Patrick J. Nelson (The Law Office of Patrick J. Nelson, L.L.C.)(Appellants) --- David Domina & Megan Mikolajczyk (Domina Law Group PC LLO) & Gregory G. Jensen

Civil: Partnership

State v. Ortega

S-14-0782 State v. Rodrigo A. Ortega (Appellant)

Dakota County District Court, Judge Paul J. Vaughan

Attorneys: Nathan A. Liss (Attorney General’s Office) --- Todd W. Lancaster (Commission on Public Advocacy) (Appellant)

Criminal: Possession of firearm by prohibited person, subsequent offense, attempted assault on police officer, possession of methamphetamine, habitual criminal

Stamm v. Fisher (PFR)

S-14-0592 Vickki S. Stamm (Appellant) v. Ryan Fisher, et al.

Buffalo County District Court, Judge Teresa K. Luther

Attorneys: Michele J. Romero (Stamm Romero & Associates, P.C., L.L.O.) --- Larry W. Beucke (Parker, Grossart, Bahensky, Beucke & Bowman, L.L.P.)

Civil: Adverse possession; quiet title

Purdie v. Department of Correctional Services (PFR)

S-15-0282 Keith D. Purdie (Appellant) v. Nebraska Department of Correctional Services

Lancaster County District Court, Judge Lori Maret

Attorneys: Keith Purdie (Pro se Appellant) --- Kyle J. Citta (Attorney General’s Office)

Civil: Custody classification; Administrative Procedure Act

Brandl v. City of Madison

S-14-1095 Frances Brandl (Appellant) v. City of Madison

Madison County District Court, Judge Mark A. Johnson

Attorneys: Thomas H. DeLay (Stratton, DeLay, Doele, Carlson & Buettner, P.C., L.L.O.) (Appellant) --- Steven D. Davidson (Baird Holm LLP)

Civil: Breach of contract

Omaha Police Union Local 101 v. City of Omaha

S-14-1153 Omaha Police Union Local 101 v. City of Omaha (Appellant)

Douglas County District Court, Judge Joseph S. Troia

Attorneys: Michael P. Dowd (Dowd Howard & Corrigan, L.L.C.) --- Christopher R. Hedican (Baird Holm LLP) (Appellant)

Civil: Collective bargaining agreement

Zornes v. Zornes

S-14-0775, Eric M. Zornes, as Trustee of The Eric M. Zornes Revocable Trust v. Julia A. Zornes, as Trustee of The Julia A. Zornes Revocable Trust

Lancaster County, Hon. Andrew R. Jacobsen

Attorneys: James B. Luers & Krista M. Carlson, Wolfe Snowden, Lincoln--- Jane Langan Mach & Sheila A. Bentzen, Rembolt Ludtke, Lincoln.

Civil: accord and satisfaction; partition

In re Estate of Lorenz (PFR)

S-13-0528 In re Estate of Lorenz

Douglas County, Judge Sheryl L. Lohaus

Attorneys: Jeffrey A. Silver (Appellant) --- Richard A. DeWitt, Robert M. Gonderinger, David J. Skalka (Croker, Huck, Kasher, DeWitt, Anderson & Gondringer, L.L.C.)

Civil: Probate

Proceedings below: The probate court granted Appellee’s motion for summary judgment.  Appellant filed a Petition for Further Review which was granted by the Nebraska Supreme Court.

State v. Collins

S-15-0109 State v. Fredrick A. Collins, Jr. (Appellant)

Douglas County District Court, Judge Gregory M. Schatz

Attorneys: Erin E. Tangeman (Attorney General’s Office) --- Mary M. Dvorak (Public Defender’s Office) (Appellant)

Criminal: First degree sexual assault statutory rape, Class II felony

Proceedings below: Appellant was found guilty based on a plea of no contest and sentenced to 10 to 15 years of incarceration. The State filed a Petition to Bypass the Court of Appeals which was granted by the Nebraska Supreme Court.

State v. Sidzyik

S-14-1130 State (Appellee) v. Donald L. Sidzyik (Appellant)

Douglas County, Honorable Duane C. Doughterty

Attorneys: Jason E. Troia of Dornan, Lustgarten & Troia PC LLO, and George R. Love for the State of Nebraska

Civil: Postconviction Relief

Proceedings below: Following an evidentiary hearing, the District Court found that Appellant’s trial counsel was not ineffective and denied Appellant’s petition for postconviction relief.