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State v. Olbricht

A-15-0404, State of Nebraska v. Cody Olbricht (Appellant)

Scotts Bluff County, District Court Judge Randall Lippstreu

Attorney for Appellant:  Leonard G. Tabor

Attorney for Appellee:  Douglas J. Peterson, George R. Love (Attorney General’s Office)

Criminal Action:  Knowing and intentional child abuse resulting in serious bodily injury.

Action Taken by Trial Court:  Following a bench trial, the court found Appellant guilty of the above offense and sentenced him to 15 to 30 years’ imprisonment.

State v. Perez-Cruz

A-15-0273, State of Nebraska v. Raymundo Perez-Cruz (Appellant)

Lancaster County, District Court Judge Andrew Jacobsen

Attorney for Appellant:  Jim K. McGough (McGoughLaw P.C., L.L.O.)

Attorney for Appellee:   Douglas J. Peterson & George R. Love (Attorney General’s Office)

Criminal Action:  First Degree Sexual Assault of a Child

Action Taken by Trial Court:  The trial court found the appellant guilty of first degree sexual assault of a child and sentenced him to 25 to 40 years’ imprisonment.

State v. Mitchell

A-15-0086, State of Nebraska v. Travis T. Mitchell  (Appellant)

Lancaster County, District Court Judge John Colborn

Attorney for Appellant:  Joseph D. Nigro and Christopher Eickholt (Public Defender’s Office)

Attorney for Appellee:  Douglas J. Peterson and Melissa R. Vincent (Attorney General’s Office)

Criminal Action:  Driving under the influence (DUI) with refusal to submit to a chemical test and driving during revocation.

State v. Lowery

A-14-721, State of Nebraska v. Joseph R. Lowery (Appellant)

Scotts Bluff County, District Judge Leo Dobrovolny

Attorney for Appellant:  Jose L. Rodriguez (Deputy Public Defender)

Attorney for Appellee:  Austin N. Relph (Assistant Attorney General)

Criminal Action:  Motion to Suppress; Possession with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine)

In re Interest of Giavanna G.

A-15-0470, In re Interest of Giavonna G., a child under 18 years of age. State of Nebraska v. Mario G. (Appellant)

Douglas County, Separate Juvenile Court Judge Vernon C.R. Daniels

Attorney for Appellant:  Anne E. Troia (Anne E. Troia, P.C., L.L.O.)

Attorney for Appellee:  Donald W. Kleine, Jennifer C. Clark, Jocelyn Brasher (County Attorney’s Office)

Civil Action:  Termination of Parental Rights

Martinez v. Excel Corporation

S-15-0420 Juan Martinez-Ceja v. Excel Corporation

Workers’ Compensation Court, Judge Tom Stine

Attorneys: Maria A. Vera (Vera Law Firm) --- Defendant waived submission of brief

Civil: Attorney lien for fees and costs

Proceedings below: The trial court granted in part and denied in part Plaintiff Attorney’s motion for attorney lien for fees and costs based on quantum meruit.  Plaintiff’s attorney filed this appeal.

State v. Determan (PFR)

S-13-0756 State v. Aaron L. Determan (Appellant)

Saline County, Judge Vicky L. Johnson

Attorneys: Jeffrey A. Gaertig (Carlson, Schafer, & Davis, P.C., LLO) (Appellant) --- Melissa R. Vincent (Attorney General’s Office)

Civil: Postconviction relief

Waldron v. Roark

S-15-0144 Marilyn Waldron (Appellant) v. Lancaster County Deputy Sheriff James Roark, individually and in his official capacity

Lancaster County, Judge Robert R. Otte

Attorneys: Vincent M. Powers (Vincent M. Powers & Associates) (Appellant) — Richard C. Grabow (County Attorney’s Office)

Civil:  Violation of civil rights under 42 U.S.C. § 1983

Proceedings Below: The district court sustained Roark’s motion for summary judgment.

State v. Irish

S-15-0270 State v. Bryant L. Irish

Madison County, Judge Mark A. Johnson

Attorneys: Stacy M. Foust (Attorney General’s Office) --- Alan G. Stoler (Appellant)

Civil: DUI causing serious bodily injury

Proceedings below: The trial court found Appellant guilty and sentenced him to 180 days imprisonment and 5 years probation.

State v. Casterline (20)

S-15-0045 State v. Andrew Casterline (Appellant)

Webster County District Court, Judge Stephen Illingworth

Attorneys: Nathan A. Liss (Attorney General’s Office) --- Charles D. Brewster (Anderson, Klein, Swan & Brewster) (Appellant)

Criminal: 1st degree Murder; use of deadly weapon to commit felony; burglary

Proceedings below: Following a jury trial, Appellant was found guilty on all three counts.

Issues: The district court erred by 1) finding sufficient evidence to convict Appellant of First