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Twin Towers Condominium Association v. Bel Fury Investments Group LLC

S 13-1047, Twin Towers Condominium Association v. Bel Fury Investments Group LLC, Gateway Community Bank, Credit Bureau Services, and Domina Law Group PC LLO

Douglas County, Honorable Joseph S. Troia

Attorneys: Brian J. Muench  for Appellant Bel Fury Investments Group; Thomas J. Young For Appellee Twin Towers; David A. Domina, Brian E. Jorde, and Shawn M. Grimsley (Domina Law Group); Janice M. Woolley and Erin R. Harris (McGill, Gotsdier, Wrokman & Lepp).

Civil:  Nonpayment of Condominium Dues and Lien Foreclosure

State v. Stevens

S-14-0036, State v. Malique Stevens (Appellant)

Lancaster County, Judge Jodi L. Nelson

Attorneys: Matthew K. Kosmicki (Brennan & Nielsen Law Offices, P.C.) (for appellant) — Jon Bruning & Melissa R. Vincent (Attorney General’s Office) (for appellee)

Criminal: Denial of transfer to juvenile court, consolidation of trials, in-court identification, impeachment, excessive sentence

State v. Dominguez

S-14-0047, State v. Dominguez (Appellant)

Lancaster County, Judge Jodi L. Nelson

Attorneys: Jennifer M. Houlden (Public Defender’s Office) (Appellant) — Austin N. Relph (Attorney General’s Office)

Criminal: Robbery, a Class II felony

Proceedings Below: Following a jury trial, Appellant was found guilty of robbery and sentenced to 6 to 10 years imprisonment.

First Tennessee Bank National Association v. Newham

S-14-0326, First Tennessee Bank National Association (Appellant) v. Jason Newham

Cass County, Judge Jeffrey J. Funk

Attorneys: Brian J. Muench (Appellant)— Edward F. Noethe & Michael G. Monday (McGinn, McGinn, Springer & Noethe)

Civil: Breach of promissory note

Proceedings Below: The court determined that the statute of limitations had expired and entered summary judgment in favor of Jason Newham. The court overruled appellant’s motion for new trial.  

Lehn v. Sutton

S-14-0309, Carol Lehn (Appellant) v. Mary Elizabeth Sutton and Richard P. McGowan

Douglas County, Judge Gary B. Randall

Attorneys: James D. Sherrets (Appellant)--Barbara J. Prince (Appellee)

Civil: Slander of Title

Proceedings Below: The district court dismissed the complaint for lack of subject matter jurisdiction and, alternatively, failure to state a claim on which relief could be granted.

Maclovi-Sierra v. City of Omaha

S-13-1139, Walter Maclovi-Sierra (Appellant) v. City of Omaha (Appellee)

Douglas County, Judge Leigh Ann Retelsdorf

Attorneys: Robert M. Knowles and Christina M. Knowles of Knowles Law Firm (Appellant) — Thomas O. Mumgaard (Appellee)

Civil: tort claim under Political Subdivision Tort Claims Act

Valpak of Omaha, LLC v. Department of Revenue

S-14-0125, Valpak of Omaha LLC (Appellant) v. Nebraska Department of Revenue, et al.

Lancaster County, Hon. Paul D. Merritt, Jr.

Attorneys:  William Hargens, Nicholas K. Niemann, Matthew R. Ottemann (McGrath North)---L. Jay Bartel (Asst. Attorney General)

Civil:  Administrative Procedure Act - Use Tax

Proceedings below:    District court affirmed the Department’s assessment of use tax against Valpak.

State v. Cook

S-13-0271, State v. Richard K. Cook (Appellant)

Douglas County District Court, Judge J. Russell Derr

Attorneys: Erin E. Tangeman (Attorney General’s Office) --- Jerry L. Soucie (Appellant)

Criminal: Postconviction

Proceedings below: The district court granted an evidentiary hearing on certain grounds identified in Appellant’s 2nd amended postconviction motion and denied an evidentiary hearing on other grounds.  Appellant’s motion to alter/amend the order was denied following dismissal of the interlocutory appeal.

State v. Ortega

A-14-0185, State v. Rodrigo Ortega (Appellant)

Dakota County, Judge Paul Vaughn

Attorneys: Austin N. Relph (Attorney General’s Office) --- Randy S. Hisey, Zachary S. Hindman (Bikakis Mayne Arneson Hindman & Hisey) (Appellant)

Criminal: Resisting Arrest; Driving During Revocation, 2nd Offense; No Operator’s License