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State v. Gifford

A-15-0492, State of Nebraska v. Tyrone D. Gifford (Appellant)

Lancaster County, District Court Judge Robert Otte

Attorney for Appellant:  Mark E. Rappl

Attorney for Appellee:  Douglas J. Peterson, Austin N. Relph (Attorney General’s Office)

Criminal Action:  driving under the influence

Action Taken by Trial Court:  The trial court denied Gifford’s motion to suppress his refusal of a chemical blood alcohol test and found him guilty of driving under the influence of alcohol with refusal of a chemical test (2 prior convictions).

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Maystrick v. Maystrick

S-15-0589, Lynnea Maystrick v. Kent Maystrick (Appellant)  

District Court for Sarpy County, Hon. David K. Arterburn

Attorneys: Michael N. Schirber; Michael W. Heavey

Civil: Divorce / Disqualification of Counsel

Proceedings below: District court sustained Lynnea’s objection to Michael N. Schirber’s representation of Kent.

Lindner v. Kindig

S-15-0630 Klaus P. Lindner (Appellant) v. Douglas Kindig, Mayor of the City of La Vista, Brenda Carlisle, Ron Sheehan, Alan Ronon, Anthony Gowan, Kelly Sell, Mike Crawford, Mark Ellerbeck,

Terilyn Quick, as Members of the City Council of and for the City of La Vista, a Nebraska City of the First Class

District Court of Sarpy County, Judge William B. Zastera

Attorneys: K.C. Engdahl (Appellant) --- Gerald L. Freidrichsen (Fitzgerald, Schorr, Barmettler & Brennan, P.C., L.L.O.)

Civil: Statute of limitations

Sickler v. Sickler

S-15-0594 Madeline Loretta Sickler n/k/a Madeline Loretta Schmitz v. Steven Dale Sickler (Appellant)

Buffalo County District Court, Judge Mark J. Young

Attorneys: Michele J. Romero (Knapp, Fangmeyer, Aschwege, Besse & Marsh, P.C.) --- Kent A. Schroeder (Ross, Schroeder & George, LLC) (Appellant)

Civil: Dissolution; contempt

Proceedings below: The district court found Appellant to be in civil contempt of a 2006 order and ordered him to serve 90 days in jail or pay $37,234.84 to purge the sentence.

Lindsay v. Fitl

S-15-0757, Stephen Lindsay, as Special Administrator of the Estate of Mary F. Lindsay, Mary H. Lindsay, Daniel Lindsay, Michael Lindsay, Alice Lindsay, Stephen Lindsay, individually, and Marguerite Ford v. Patricia M. Fitl, Personal Representative of the Estate of James G. Fitl

District Court for Douglas County, Hon. Marlon A. Polk

Attorneys: Thomas M. White, C. Thomas White, and Amy S. Jorgensen (White & Jorgensen, Omaha); Michael S. Degan (Husch Blackwell, Omaha)

State v. Neisius

S-15-0816, State of Nebraska v. Karry R. Neisius (Appellant)

District Court for Dixon County, Hon. Paul J. Vaughan

Attorneys: George R. Love (Appellee) – Michelle M. Schlecht (Copple, Rockey, McKeever & Schlecht)

Criminal: Operating a commercial motor vehicle without obtaining a commercial driver’s license

Proceeding below: After a bench trial on stipulated facts, the county court found Neisius guilty of operating a commercial motor vehicle without obtaining a commercial driver’s license. The district court affirmed.

The Cattle National Bank & Trust Company v. Watson

S-15-0512), The Cattle National Bank & Trust Co. v. Robert Watson, Shona Watson, Bill Watson, and Rebecca Watson (Appellants)

S-15-0872), The Cattle National Bank & Trust Co. v. Robert Watson, Shona Watson, Bill Watson, and Rebecca Watson (Appellants)

District Court for Lancaster County, Hon. Andrew R. Jacobsen

Attorneys: John M. Guthery of PERRY, GUTHERY, HAASE & GESSFORD, P.C. L.L.O. v. Bill and Rebecca Watson (pro-se Appellants)

Civil: Guaranty/Collection

State ex rel. Unger v. Johnson

A-15-0808 State ex rel Michael Unger, Sheriff of the County of Stanton, Nebraska (Appellant) v. State of Nebraska; Honorable Mark A. Johnson, District Judge; The State of Nebraska District 7 Probation Office; and the State of Nebraska Office of Probation Administration

Lancaster County, Judge Robert R. Otte

Attorneys: Vincent Valentino, Brandy Johnson (Appellant) --- Douglas Peterson (Attorney General) and Elizabeth Gregory (Assistant Attorney General)

State v. Nguyen (PFR)

S-15-0142 State v. Bao M. Nguyen (Appellant)

Lancaster County, Judge John Colborn

Attorneys: Jerry L. Soucie (Appellant) --- Nathan A. Liss (Attorney General’s Office)

Criminal: Plea: Carry a concealed weapon, 2nd offense, a class IV felony