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In re Estate of Murphy

A-12-1001, In re Estate of Marilyn Murphy: Patrick Murphy (Appellant) v. Elaine Clemens, Personal Representative

Holt County, County Judge James J. Orr

Attorney for Appellant:  George H. Moyer (Moyer & Moyer)

Attorney for Appellee:  Boyd W. Strope (Strope & Gotschall PC, LLO)

Civil Action:  Probate--Breach of Fiduciary Duty

Action Taken by Trial Court: The county court denied Patrick Murphy’s petition to surcharge the personal representative. 

O'Brien v. Bellevue Public Schools

A-12-0843, Robert O’Brien (Appellant) v. Bellevue Public Schools

Sarpy County, District Judge William B. Zastera

Attorney for Appellant:  Jeremy C. Jorgenson

Attorneys for Appellee:  Laura K. Essay, Kevin R. McManaman, Michael W. Khalili (Knudsen, Berkheimer, Richardson & Endacott, LLP)

Civil Action:  Summary Judgment--Wrongful Termination

State v. Alfredson

S-13-0036, State v. Joshua G. Alfredson (Appellant)

Lancaster County, Judge Karen B. Flowers

Attorneys: Nathan A. Liss (Assistant Attorney General) --- Nancy K. Peterson  (Appellant)

Civil: Postconviction relief

Proceedings below: The district court denied Alfredson’s motion for postconviction relief after an evidentiary hearing on Alfredson’s claim trial counsel was ineffective in failing to advise of a plea offer

Hara v. Reichert

S-13-0073, Sherry Hara v. Russell Reichert

Scotts Bluff County, Hon. Leo Dobrovolny

Attorneys: Todd Morten, Island & Huff --- Robert Brenner

Civil: issue preclusion

Kuhnel v. BNSF Railway Company

S-12-0296, Edwin H. Kuhnel (Appellant) v. Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway Co.

Scots Bluff County, Judge Randall L. Lippstreu

Attorneys: Michael J. Wilson (Schaefer Shapiro LLP) (Appellant) --- Nichole S. Bogen, Thomas C. Sattler (Wolfe Snowden Hurd Luers & Ahl LLP)

Civil: Federal Employer’s Liability Act (FELA); injury to covered worker

Ewald v. Central Nebraska Public Power and Irrigation District

S-13-0277, Douglas A. Ewald, Tax Commissioner and Ruth Sorensen, Property Tax Administrator (Appellants) v. Central Nebraska Public Power and Irrigation District and Keith County Board of Equalization

Tax Equalization and Review Commission

Attorneys: Jonathan D. Cannon, Special Asst. Attorney General (Appellants) --- Randy Fair (Keith County Attorney for Keith County Bd. of Equal.) --- Charles D. Brewster (Anderson Klein Swan & Brewster) (for Central Neb. Public Power and Irrigation District)

Deleon v. Reinke Manufacturing Company

S-13-0015, Joel Deleon v. Reinke Manufacturing Co. (Appellant)

Nebraska Worker’s Compensation Court, Judge John Hoffert

Attorneys: Lee S. Loudon & Ami M. Huff (Appellee) --- Benjamin E. Maxell (Adams & Sullivan PC) (Appellant)

Civil: Temporary Total Disability; Indemnity, penalty, interest, attorney fees

Liljestrand v. Dell Enterprises, Inc.

S-13-0063, Adam Liljestrand v. Dell Enterprises, Inc. d/b/a The Dundee Dell (Appellant)

Nebraska Workers’ Compensation Court

Attorneys: Ronald E. Frank, Harry A. Hoch, III (Sodoro Daly Shomaker & Selde PCLLO) --- Thomas M. Locher, Joseph J. Kehm, Robert H. Grennan (Locher Pavelka Dostal Braddy & Hammes LLC) (for Appellant)

Civil: Workers’ Compensation

State v. DeJong

S-12-0432, State v. Susan M. DeJong (Appellant)

Jefferson County, Judge Paul W. Korslund

Attorneys: James W. Mowbray, Jeffery Pickens (Nebraska Commission on Public Advocacy) (Appellant) --- James D. Smith (Attorney General’s Office)

Criminal: First degree murder, use of a weapon

Proceedings below: A jury found Appellant guilty of both offenses. She was sentenced to life in prison for first degree murder with a consecutive 50 to 50 year sentence for use of a weapon.

State v. Gintonio

A-12-1020, State v. James R. Gintonio (Appellant)

Douglas County, Judge Gregory M. Schatz

Attorneys: Juliet A. Summers (Public Defender’s Office) --- Nathan A. Liss (Attorney General’s Office)

Criminal: Possession of a controlled substance; methamphetamine

Proceedings below: After overruling Appellant’s motion to suppress, the matter proceeded to a stipulated trial to the court. He was found guilty and sentenced 180 days in jail.

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