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Goens v. Department of Administrative Services

A-14-0656, LaVern Goens (Appellant) v. DAS

Lancaster County, District Court Judge Andrew R. Jacobsen

Attorney for Appellant: Joy Shiffermiller (Shiffermiller Law Office)

Attorney for Appellee: Jon Bruning & Elizabeth A. Gregory (Attorney General’s Office)

Civil Action:  Wrongful Termination

Action Taken by Trial Court:  The trial court affirmed the final order of the Nebraska State Personnel Board upholding the decision of the Nebraska Department of Administrative Services terminating the appellant’s employment.

Lasu v. Issak

A-14-0478, Mirab Lasu v. Hussein Issak (Appellant)  

Douglas County, District Judge Thomas A. Otepka

Attorney for Appellant:  Patrick McCormick

Attorney for Appellee: Brandie M. Fowler & Kyle Allen (Higgins Law)

Civil Action: Child Support

Action Taken by Trial Court: The district court ordered Issak to pay child support in the amount of $613 per month for two minor children.

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Dowd Grain Company, Inc. v. County of Sarpy

S-14-0611, Dowd Grain Company, Inc. (Appellant) v. County of Sarpy

District Court for Sarpy County, Hon. David K. Arterburn

Attorneys: Duane J. Dowd and Terry J. Grennan (Cassem, Tierney, Adams, Gotch & Douglas); L. Kenneth Polikov, Sarpy County Attorney, and Michael A. Smith, Deputy County Attorney

Civil: Declaratory Judgment - Constitutional Challenge to County Ordinance

Arens v. Nebco, Inc.

S-14-0290 Lenard Arens (Appellant) v. NEBCO, Inc.

Lancaster County, Judge Jodi L. Nelson

Attorneys: Joy Shiffermiller (Appellant) --- Shannon Doering, Luke Vavricek (Appellee)

Civil: employment discrimination

Proceedings below: The jury returned a verdict in favor of NEBCO and the district court denied Arens’ motion for new trial.

Carrel v. Serco, Inc.

S-14-0377 Benjamin Carrel v. Serco, Inc. (Appellant)

Gage County District Court, Judge Paul W. Korslund


State v. Armagost (PFR)

S-14-0058 State v. Armagost (Appellant)

Merrick County District Court, Judge Michael Owens

Sellers v. Wissmann

S-14-0879 Jason C. Wissmann & Rebecca M. Wissman (Appellants) v. Monty Ray Sellers & Teresa Ann Sellers


Richardson County District Court, Judge Daniel E. Bryan Jr.


Fisher v. TD Lovercheck

S-14-0529 David Fisher and Pamela Fischer, husband and wife, and David Fisher and Pamela Fisher, Trustees (Appellants) v. The Heirs and Devisees of T.D. Lovercheck, et al.

Banner County, Judge Derek C. Weimer

Attorneys: Philip M. Kelly & Jerald L. Ostdiek (Douglas, Kelly, Ostdiek and Ossian) (Appellants) — Leslie A. Shaver & John F. Simmons (Simmons Olsen Law Firm, P.C.) (U.S. Bank, Appellee)

Civil: Termination of severed mineral interest

Facilities Cost Management Group, LLC v. Nebraska City Public Schools

S-14-0380 Facilities Cost Management Group, LLC v. Otoe County School District 66-111 a/k/a Nebraska City Public Schools (Appellant)

Douglas County District Court, Judge J. Michael Coffey