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State v. Juranek (20)

S-13-0542, State v. Michael Juranek (Appellant)

Douglas County, Judge Gary Randall

Attorneys: Kelly M. Steenbock (Public Defender’s Office) (Appellant) --- George R. Love (Attorney General’s Office)

Criminal: First degree murder; use of a weapon to commit a felony

Proceedings below: After a trial to the court, Appellant was found guilty of both counts. He was sentenced to life imprisonment for first degree murder and five to ten years for use of a weapon to commit a felony.

State v. Robinson

S-13-0306, State v. Danny R. Robinson, Jr. (Appellant)

Douglas County, Judge Thomas A. Otepka

Attorneys: Michael J. Wilson, Jessica P. Douglas (Schaefer Shapiro LLP) (Appellant) --- Stacy M. Foust (Attorney General’s Office)

Civil: Postconviction

Proceedings below: The Supreme Court determined Appellant’s direct appeal. See State v. Robinson, 271 Neb. 698 (2006). The district court denied Appellant’s request for postconviction relief after holding an evidentiary hearing on some of the issues presented.

Carlson v. Versicherungs-Aktiegesellschaft (15)

S-13-049, Carolyn Carlson and Richard Carlson (appellants) v. Allianz Versicherungs Aktiengesellschaft

Lancaster County District Court, Judge Robert R. Otte

Attorneys:         Thomas G. Sundvold and Raymond D. McElfish ---Kyle Waller and Sarah Macdissi (Lamson Dugan Murray)

Civil: Vacation of order; declaratory judgment

Gaytan v. Wal-Mart

S-13-0039, Guadalupe Gaytan, Special Administrator of the Estate of Jose Sanchez Dominguez, Deceased v. Wal-Mart, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., Wal-Mart Real Estate Business, ABC Corporation, Graham Construction, Inc., and D&BR Building Systems, Inc.

Douglas County, Judge Leigh Ann Retelsdorf

Attorenys: Ronald J. Palagi and Joseph B. Muller (The Law Offices of Ronald J. Palagi, PC, LLO) for appellant; Jerald L. Rauterkus and Adam White (Erickson Sederstron, PC) for appellees.

Civil: Wrongful death

Coffey v. Planet Consulting, LLC

S-13-0194, William D. Coffey (Appellant) v. Planet Group, Inc.

Douglas County, Hon. Shelly R. Stratman

Attorneys: Theodore R. Boecker for Appellant Coffey; Julie Schultz Self, Heather Voegele-Anderson, and Kristin M.V. Farwell (Koley Jessen) for Appellee.

Civil: Breach of Contract / Nebraska Wage Payment and Collection Act

In re Trust of Batt

S-12-1226, In re Matter of the Trust Created by Lawrence I. Batt

Douglas County, Judge John E. Huber and Judge Darryl E. Lowe

Attorneys: D.C. Bradford and Ryan Dougherty (Bradford & Coenen, LLC) for appellant Valerie H. Batt; Bruce Vosburg and Gerald L.Friedrichsen (Fitzgerald, Schorr, Barmettler & Brennan, PC, LLO) for co-trustees; appellees.

Civil: Trust Administration Proceeding

Wisniewski v. Heartland Towing, Inc.

S-13-0171, Victoria Wisniewski (Appellant) v. Heartland Towing, Inc. v. Christopher Hawes

Douglas County, Hon. W. Mark Ashford

Attorneys:   Robert S. Sherrets---Christopher P. Welsh

Civil: Attorney Fee Award in Personal Injury Case

Proceedings below:  After a judgment was entered in Victoria Wisniewski’s favor in this personal injury case, the district court granted her attorney’s motion to pay attorney fees and costs from the judgment that had been deposited with the court.

Ensign v. BNSF Railway Company

A-13-0112, Randy Ensign (Appellant) v. BNSF Railway Company

District Court for Box Butte County, District Judge Travis P. O’Gorman

Attorneys for Appellant:  Andrew W. Snyder (Chaloupka Holyoke Law Firm) & Roger C. Denton & Elizabeth Wilkins (Schlichter Bogard Law Firm)

Attorneys for Appellee:  Nochole S. Bogen & Thomas C. Sattler (Sattler & Bogen)

Civil Action:  Action under the Federal Employers’ Liability Act

Oak Hills Highlands Association, Inc. v. Levasseur

A-12-1173, Oak Hills Highlands Assoc., Inc (Appellant) v. LeVasseur, et al. 

Douglas County, District Court Judge Peter C. Bataillon

Attorney for Appellant:  Ben Thompson (Thompson Law Office, PC, LLO)

Attorney for Appellee:  Albert M. Engles, James C. Boesen (Engles, Ketcham, Olson & Keith, PC)

Civil Action:  Suit to Foreclose Condominium Assessment Liens

Action Taken by Trial Court:  The district court granted summary judgment in favor of the appellees.