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Herman Trust v. Brashear, L.L.P.

A-13-0895 to A-13-0897, Herman Trust v. Brashear, LLP, et al. (Appellants)   

Douglas County, District Judge Timothy P. Burns

Attorney for Appellants:  Steven D. Davidson (Baird Holm, L.L.P.)

Attorney for Appellee: James P. Waldron and Christopher J. Tjaden (Gross & Welch, P.C., L.L.O.)

Civil Action: Motion to Dismiss/Motion for Summary Judgment

Roskop Dairy, LLC v. GEA Farm Technologies, Inc. (15)

S-14‑0115,  Roskop Dairy, Inc. (appellant) v. GEA Farm Technologies and Midwest Livestock Systems, Inc.

Gage County, Judge Paul Korslund

Attorneys:  Kristopher Covi (McGrath, North) (Appellant) ‑‑‑Ann Byrne, pro hoc vice & William Bremer, pro hoc vice (Bremer & Nelson), Catherine Stegman & Joseph Daly (Sodoro, Daly)

Civil: breach of warranty of merchantability and negligence

Schrag v. Spear (PFR)

S-13-0258, Ember M. Schrag (Appellant) v. Andrew S. Spear

Lancaster County, Judge Steven D. Burns

Attorneys: Stephanie R. Hupp (McHenry Haszard Roth Jupp Burkholder & Blomenberg PCLLO) (Appellant) --- Amie C. Martinez (Anderson Creager Wittstruck PCLLO)

Civil: Paternity; removal

In re Interest of Eric H.

S-14-0424, In re Interest of Eric H. et al.

Douglas County Separate Juvenile Court, Judge Wadie Thomas, Jr.

Attorneys: Molly M. Blazek & Jeffrey Kunz, Senior Certified Law Student (Law Office of Molly M. Blazek) (Appellant - mother) --- Erin Hurley (County Attorney’s Office) (Appellee – the State) --- Patrick A. Campagna, Britt H. Dudzinski & A. Jill Stigge, Senior Certified Law Clerk (Lustgarten & Roberts, P.C., L.L.O.) (Appellee – GAL)

Civil: Pre-adjudication abuse/neglect; GAL removal; dual role

Blackstar v. Health and Human Services

S-14-0007,  Merie Blackstar on behalf of Brayden O. v. State of Nebraska

Lancaster County, Judge Stephanie Stacy

Attorneys: Terrance A. Poppe & Benjamin D. Kramer of Morrow, Poppe, Watermeier & Lonowski, P.C. –Jon Bruning, Attorney General

Civil: Entitlement to Home and Community-Based Waiver Services

Proceedings Below: Upheld Department of Health and Human Services’ (DHHS) decision to discontinue benefits to child.

State v. Hale (20)

S-14-0183, State v. Terrance Hale (Appellant)

Douglas County, Judge Leigh Ann Retelsdorf

Attorneys:  Scott C. Sladek (Public Defender’s Office) (Appellant) --- George R. Love (Attorney General’s Office)

Criminal: First degree murder

Proceedings below: A jury found Appellant guilty of first degree murder. He was sentenced to life in prison.

Synergy4 Enterprises. Inc. v. Pinnacle Bank

S-14-0176, Synergy4 Enterprises, Inc., Michele K. Quinn, and Darold A. Bauer [appellants] v. Pinnacle Bank

Douglas County, Honorable Duane C. Dougherty

Attorneys: James S. Mitchell and Clifford T. Lee (Rasmussen & Mitchell) for appellants; Steven D. Davidson (Baird Holm) for appellee

Civil: Equitable action on a credit agreement

Proceedings below: District court granted defendant’s motion for summary judgment, finding the claim was barred by statute

In re Guardianship/Conservatorship of Barnhart

S-14-0420, In re Guardianship and Conservatorship of Barnhart

Douglas County Court, Judge Marcela A. Keim

Attorneys: Michael C. Cox, Heather Voegele-Anderson (Koley Jessen PCLLO) (for Interested Parties/Appellants) --- Daniel J. Guinan, David C. Mullin (Fraser Stryker PCLLO) (for Appellees Co-Guardians and Co-Conservators)

Civil: Guardianship/Conservatorship

Proceedings below: The trial court determined the interested parties did not have standing to object to the appointment of the co-guardians and co-conservators.

Klawitter v. Midlands Foot Specialists, P.C.

S-13-1004, Elizabeth Klawitter (Cross-Appellant) v. Steven D. Meinhold (Appellant) and Midlands Foot Specialists, PC

Douglas County, Hon. Peter C. Bataillon

Attorneys:  Kathryn J. Derr; Brent M. Kuhn

Civil:  Dissolution of Business, Breach of Agreements, and Accounting

Proceedings below:    District court made various rulings on the parties’ various claims against one another.

Meyer v. Meyer

S-14-0214, Stacy J. Meyer v. Jason J. Meyer (Appellant)

Adams County, Judge Terri S. Harder

Attorneys: John B. McDermott (Shalberg Wolf McDermott & DePue) (Appellant) --- no brief filed by Appellee.

Civil: Termination of child support

Proceedings below: The trial court denied Appellant’s request to terminate child support.

Issues: The district court erred in failing to suspend Appellant’s child support obligation.