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Else v. Else

A-13-0156, Dennis R. Else (Appellant) v. Cheri J. Else

Saunders County, District Court Judge Mary C. Gilbride

Attorney for Appellant:  John C. Hahn, Brent C. Stephenson (Jeffrey, Hahn, Hemmerling & Zimmerman, P.C., L.L.O.)

Attorney for Appellee:  John H. Sohl

Civil Action:  Dissolution of Marriage

Action Taken by Trial Court:  The court adopted a property settlement agreement and made findings concerning whether certain alleged expenses associated with a cattle operation were properly deducted from proceeds of the sale of cattle.

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Speece v. Allied Professionals Insurance Company

S-13-0700, Dr. Brett Speece v. Allied Professionals Insurance Company (Appellant)

Fillmore County, Judge Vicky L. Johnson

Attorneys: Joseph S. Daly & Mary M. Schott (Sodoro, Daly, Shomaker & Selde, PC, LLO) (Appellant) --- Andrew D. Strotman, Jonathan J. Papik & Cristin McGarry Berkhausen (Cline Williams Wright Johnson & Oldfather, LLP)

Civil: Mandatory arbitration clause; federal preemption

Proceedings below: The district court denied Appellant’s motion to compel arbitration.

State v. Berney

S-13-0829, State v. Matthew Berney (Appellant)
S-13-0830, State v. Matthew Berney (Appellant)

Douglas County, Judge Shelly R. Stratman

Attorneys: Nathan A. Liss (Attorney General’s Office) --- Thomas C. Riley & John P. Ashford (Public Defender’s Office) (Appellant)

Criminal: Excessive sentence; burglary; habitual criminal

Wingfield v. Hill Brothers Transportation, Inc.

S-13-0716, Wingfield (Appellant) v. Hill Brothers Transportation , Inc.

Workers’ Compensation Court, Judge John R. Hoffert

Attorneys: Stacy L. Morris (Lamson, Dugan & Murray, LLP) (Appellant) --- Caroline M. Westerhold (Baylor, Evnen, Curtiss, Grimit & Witt, LLP)

Civil: Compensability of employee’s injury

Proceedings below: The trial court dismissed Appellant’s workers’ compensation petition.

Elting v. Elting

S-13-0551, Perry Elting, Rejean Elting, and Knud Elting, v. Kerwin Elting

Nuckolls County, Judge Vicky L. Johnson

Attorneys: Steven E. Guenzel and Cameron E. Guenzel (Johnson, Flodman, Guenzel, and Widger) (Appellants)--- Daniel E. Klaus and Sheila A. Bentzen (Rembolt Ludtke, L.L.P.)

Civil: Appeal from bench trial entering judgment in favor of Appellees enforcing their rights under a partnership agreement.

Wayne G. v. Jacqueline W. (PFR)

S-12-1037, Wayne G. (Appellant) v. Jacqueline W.

Seward County, Judge Gerald Rouse

Attorneys: Jerrod P. Jaeger (Appellant) --- Eric J. Williams (Appellee)

Civil: Paternity; Termination of parental rights

Proceedings below: After a trial, the court terminated Appellant’s parental rights. The Court of Appeals affirmed. See Wayne G. v. Jacqueline W., 21 Neb. App. 551 (2013). Appellant filed a Petition for Further Review which was granted by the Nebraska Supreme Court.

State v. Lockett

S-13-0814, State v. Millard F. Lockett (Appellant)

Lancaster County, Judge Steven Burns

Attorneys: John Jorgensen (Public Defender’s Office) (Appellant) --- J. Kirk Brown (Attorney General’s Office)

Criminal: Double Jeopardy; violation of community supervision provisions

Proceedings below: The trial court denied Appellant’s plea in bar. This appeal followed.

Issues: The trial court erred in overruling Appellant’s plea in bar and failing to find a nonfrivolous double jeopardy claim.