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Aguilar v. Schulte

A-13-0541, Aguilar v. Schulte (Appellant)

Douglas County, District Court Judge Thomas A. Otepka

Attorney for Appellant:  James Walter Crampton

Attorney for Appellee:  Catherine Mahern, Nathaniel Romano (Milton R. Abrahams Legal Clinic)

Civil Action:  Custody

Action Taken by Trial Court:  The district court awarded the parties joint physical custody of their minor child and allowed the appellee the authority to travel with the child to Mexico during his parenting time.

Unger v. Olsen's Agricultural Laboratory, Inc.

A-13-0511, Harriett Jane Unger (Appellee/Cross-Appellant) v. Olsen’s Agricultural Laboratory, Inc. (Appellant)

Nebraska Workers’ Compensation Court

Attorney for Appellant:  Patrick R. Guinan (Erickson | Sederstrom, P.C., LLO)

Attorney for Appellee:  P. Stephen Potter

Workers’ Compensation Action: Award of Benefits for Occupational Disease

Action Taken by Trial Court:  The trial court found that claimant gave timely notice and had proven occupational disease, and awarded benefits.

Hall v. County of Lancaster (***)

S-13-0724, Jeff Hall v. The County of Lancaster (Appellant) and Norris School District No. 160 (Cross-Appellant)

Lancaster County, Judge Steven D. Burns

Attorneys: Richard C. Grabow (County Attorney’s Office) (County of Lancaster) — Jeanelle R. Lust (Knudsen, Berkheimer, Richardson & Endacott, LLP) (Norris School District) and Terry R. Wittler (Cline Williams Wright Johnson & Oldfather, LLP) and Vince Powers (Vincent M. Powers & Associates) (Jeff Hall)

Civil: Negligence

In re Trust of Brennemann (PFR)

S-12-1029, In re Trust of Rolf H. Brennemann, Kim Abbott, Beneficiary (Appellant) v. John E. Brennemann, Mamie Brennemann and William Brennemann, Trustees

Grant County, Judge James T. Orr

Attorneys: Neil E. Williams, Nathaniel J. Mustion (Lane & Williams PCLLO) (Appellees) --- David A. Domina, Brian E. Jorde (DominaLaw Group pcllo) (Appellant)

Civil: Trust accounting

Kotrous v. Zerbe

S-13-589, Jimmie Kotrous (appellant) v. Ryan Zerbe et al.

Knox County, Hon. James G. Kube

Attorneys:  George H. Moyer (Moyer & Moyer) for Appellant Jimmie Kotrous--- James P. Meuret for Appellees Ryan Zerbe and Ryan Camden

Civil:  boundary fence; implied contract

In re Estate of Gsantner

S-13-0633, In re Estate of Gsantner

Douglas County, Honorable Lawrence Barrett

Attorneys:  Dean Suing (Katskee, Henatsch & Suing) – Andrew Sigerson

Civil: Probate

Proceedings below:  Award to Personal Representative of Fees.

Issues:  The probate court erred in finding the compensation awarded to the personal representative was reasonable under Neb. Rev. Stat. § 30-2480 (Reissue 2008).

State v. Matit

S-13-0317,  State v. Yai Bol a/k/a Daniel D. Matit (Appellant)

Lancaster County District Court, Judge Paul D. Merritt, Jr.

Attorneys: Elizabeth Elliott (Public Defender’s Office) --- George R. Love (Attorney General’s Office)

Criminal: DUI, .15 or above, 4th Offense with refusal of chemical test; driving during revocation

Mid-Plains Community College v. NE Community College Insurance Trust

S-13-0491, Mid-Plains Community College, a Nebraska Corporation (Cross-Appellant) v. Underwriters at Lloyd’s, London (Appellant)

Lancaster County, Judge Andrew Jacobsen

Attorneys: John M. Guthery, Richard D. Sievers (Perry Guthery Haase & Gessford PC, LLO) (Appellant) --- Gary J. Nedved, Joel Bacon, Thomas P. McCarty (Keating O’Gara Nedved & Peter PCLLO)

Civil: Declaratory judgment action

In re Interest of Taurrencia E.

S-13-0732, In re Interest of Taurrencia E.

Separate Juvenile Court for Lancaster County, Judge Linda S. Porter

Attorneys: Chelsie Goetz (Public Defender’s Office) (Appellant Taurrencia E.) --- CJ Roberts (Special Asst. Attorney General for Nebraska Department of Health & Human Services)

Civil: Disposition and placement under LB 561

Proceedings below: The juvenile court approved the Motion for Approval of Higher Level of Care and Alternative Disposition and placed Appellant at YRTC under an order of Intensive Supervised Probation.

Kelliher v. Soundy

S-13-000538, Michael E. Kelliher v. Travis Soundy, Schijohn L.L.C., and Clover Investments, L.L.C.

Buffalo County, Judge John P. Icenogle

Attorneys:  Justin R. Herrmann (Appellant) (Jacobsen, Orr, Lindstrom & Holbrook, P.C., L.L.O.) --- Brian R. Symington (Appellee Schijohn) (Parker, Grossart, Bahensky, Beucke & Bowman, L.L.P.)

Civil:  Lis Pendens, Collateral Order Doctrine