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Burns v. Burns

A-16-0491, Michael P. Burns v. Kerry E. Burns (Appellant)

Adams County, Hon. James E. Doyle           

Civil: Jurisdiction in Contempt Proceeding

Attorneys: Robert M. Sullivan (Sullivan Shoemaker P.C., L.L.O.) — Matt Catlett (for Appellant)

Proceedings below: The district court overruled Kerry’s motion to vacate an order that held her in contempt of a prior order and sanctioning her therefor.

Issues: The district court erred in denying Kerry’s motion to vacate as the court’s previous orders are void.


County of Douglas v. Tax Equalization and Review Commission

S-16-0548, County of Douglas (Appellant) v. Tax Equalization and Review Commission

Tax Equalization and Review Commission

Attorneys: Shakil A. Malik (County Attorney’s Office for Appellant) --- L. Jay Bartel (Attorney General’s Office for Appellee TERC) --- Scott P. Moore, Allison D. Balus (Baird Holm LLP) (for Amici Curiae Midwest Housing Equity Group, Inc., and Family Housing Advisory Services, Inc.)

Civil: Equalization and valuation of residential property under Neb. Rev. Stat. § 77-5023 et seq.

Davis v. State

S-16-0355, Johnnie W. Davis [appellant] v. State of Nebraska, Nebraska Department of Correctional Services, Nebraska Attorney General’s Office, Nebraska Board of Parole, Dave Heineman, Jon Bruning, Michael Kenney, Kyle Poppert, George Green, Sharon Lindgreen, Kathy Blut, Esther Casmer, Rex Richard, Miguel A. Gomez, Rosalyn Cotton, and James Pearson

Lancaster County, Honorable Lori A. Maret

In re Interest of Becka P.

S-16-0646) In re Interest of Becka P.
S-16-0647) In re Interest of Thomas P.
S-16-0648) In re Interest of Robert P.

Garden County Court Sitting as a Juvenile Court, Judge Randin Roland

Attorneys: Michael R. Snyder (Snyder & Hilliard, P.C., L.L.O.) (for parents Robert P. and Veronica M. - Appellants) --- Philip E. Pierce (County Attorney’s Office)

Civil: Educational surrogate; contempt; jurisdiction

Donald v. Donald

S-16-0547, Lacy Donald v. Alex Donald (Appellant)

Lancaster County District Court, Judge Steven Burns

Attorneys: Tara L. Gardner & Joel Bacon (Keating, O’Gara, Nedved, & Peter, P.C., L.L.O.) --- Sean M. Reagan & A. Bree Robbins (Reagan, Melton & Delaney, L.L.P.) (Appellant)

Civil: Dissolution; custody

Clarke v. First National Bank of Omaha

S-16-0146, Linda Clarke v. First National Bank of Omaha v. Gregg Graham (Appellant)

Douglas County, Hon. Shelly R. Stratman

Attorneys: Norman Denenberg (Appellant Graham) ---Susan J. Spahn (Endacott Peetz & Timmer) (First National Bank of Omaha) --- Edward W. Hasenjager; Howard A. Kaiman (Appellee Clarke)

Civil: breach of contract

State v. Chacon

S-16-0419) and 16-0425) State v. Jesus A. Chacon (Appellant)

Hall County, Judge John Icenogle

Attorneys: Sarah E. Marfisi (Attorney General’s Office) --- Matthew A. Works (Public Defender’s Office for Appellant)

Criminal: Plea: Possession of a controlled substance, Class IV felony (2 counts); DUI

State v. Artis

S-16-0464, State v. Tareik Q. Artis (Appellant)

Lancaster County, Judge Lori Maret

Attorneys: Robert Wm. Chapin, Jr. (Appellant) --- Sarah E. Marfisi (Attorney General’s Office)

Criminal: Plea: possession of a controlled substance; possession of a stolen firearm

Proceedings below: The court accepted Appellant’s plea to the charges. He was sentenced 2 to 2 years for possession of a controlled substance and 15 to 20 years for possession of a stolen firearm. The sentences were ordered to be served consecutively.

Kiser v. Grinnell

A-16-0477, Will C. Kiser v. Ariel P. Grinnell (Appellant)

District Court of Washington County, District Judge John E. Samson

Attorney for Appellant:  Jeffrey A. Wagner (Schirber & Wagner, L.L.P.)

Attorney for Appellee:  James A. Adams (The Law Offices of James A. Adams, P.C., L.L.O.)

Civil Action:  Motion for New Trial on Newly Discovered Evidence

Action taken by the Trial Court:  The district court granted Will’s motion for new trial on the basis of newly discovered evidence and vacated its prior decree of paternity and custody.

State v. Fair

A-15-798, State v. Fair (Appellant)

 Lancaster County, District Court Judge John A. Colborn

Attorney for Appellant:  Robert W. Kortus (Nebraska Commission on Public Advocacy)

Attorney for Appellee:  Douglas J. Peterson, Stacy M. Foust (Attorney General’s Office)

Civil Action:  DNA Testing Act