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In re Estate of Graham

S-14-0804 In re Estate of Hilda Graham, deceased. Merle Gallagher v. Gregory G. Graham, personal representative (Appellant)

Douglas County, Judge Darryl R. Lowe

Attorney: Norman Denenberg — Edward W. Hasenjager

Probate: Removal of Personal Representative

Proceedings Below: The court removed appellant as personal representative and ordered him to pay damages.

Castonguay v. Retelsdorf

S-14-0292, Paul Castonguay (Appellant) v. Leigh Ann Retelsdorf, et al.

Lancaster County, Hon. Stephanie F. Stacy

Attorneys:                   Paul Castonguay, pro se;  Attorney General (Blake E. Johnson, Asst. AG)

Civil:                            Civil Rights

Proceedings below:     District court denied Paul Castonguay’s motion to proceed in forma pauperis on the basis that venue was not proper in Lancaster County.

Coufal v. Coufal

S-14-0591 Dale Coufal (Appellant) v. Lavon Coufal

Buffalo County District Court, Judge William T. Wright

Attorneys: Kent A. Schroeder (Ross, Schroeder & George, LLC)(Appellant) --- Gregory G. Jensen

Civil: Dissolution; distribution of assets

Proceedings below: The district court denied Appellant’s motion for new trial or in the alternative to amend or alter dissolution decree.

Murray v. Stine

S-14-389 & 14-753 John E. Murray and Jim J. Fitl, as co-Trustees of the Murray/Fitl Children’s Trust, a Nebraska Trust (Appellants) v. Greg Stine, an individual, an officer in Premier Bank, and as former interim manager of Mid City Bank, Premier Bank, a Nebraska Banking Institution f/k/a Purdum State Bank, John F. Lund, Harold Rock, John C. Lindsay, William J. Lindsay Jr., Dennis A. O’Neal, Robert J. Hearron, Vance D. Gardiner, Maurice C. Reiner, George Guina, Ken Grigsby, Philip Dawson, Mary F. Lindsay, Mary H.

State v. Oliveira-Coutinho (20)

S-13-0798 State v. Jose Carlos Oliveira-Coutinho (Appellant)

Douglas County District Court, Judge Thomas A. Otepka

Attorneys: Stacy M. Foust (Attorney General’s Office) --- Todd W. Lancaster (Nebraska Commission on Public Advocacy) & Horacio Wheelock (Horacio Wheelock Law Offices PC, LLO) (Appellant)

Criminal: 1st degree murder; theft by deception

Proceedings below: Appellant was convicted following a jury trial and sentenced by a three-judge panel.

In re Matter of Fecht v. Pierce Elevator, Inc. ***

S-14-0899 In re Matter of Fecht v. Pierce Elevator, Inc.

Nebraska Public Service Commission

Attorneys: Rocky Weber, Andrew Pease, Crosby Guenzel LLP (Appellant Matthew Christensen, Claimant) --- Richard Garden, Austin McKillip, Gregory Frayser, Cline Williams Wright Johnson & Oldfather, LLP (Appellee/Cross-Appellants/Claimants)--- L. Jay Bartel (Attorney General’s Office for John A. Fecht, Director, Warehouse Department of the Public Service Commission)

Civil: administrative appeal; distribution of proceeds under the Grain Warehouse Act

State v. Wang

A-14-0671 State v. Jin Wang (Appellant)


Lancaster County, Judge Robert Otte


State v. Vela

S-14-0557 State v. Erick F. Vela (Appellant)


Madison County, Judge James G. Kube


Timberlake v. Douglas County

S-14-770 Rachelle L. Timberlake v. Douglas County (Appellant)

Douglas County District Court, Judge W. Mark Ashford

Attorneys: Donald Kleine / Bernard Monbouquette (Douglas County) –John Corrigan (Dowd, Howard & Corrigan)

Civil: Nebraska Wage Payment and Collection Act; Injured on Duty determination

State v. Frederick

S-14-0727 State v. Frederick (Appellant)


Buffalo County District Court, Judge John P. Icenogle