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Addy v. Lopez

S-15-0934, Rebecca G. Addy v. Carlos J. Lopez, Lyle J. Carman, and Werner Construction, Inc.

Lancaster County District Court, Hon. Robert Otte

Attorneys: Kent A. Schroeder, Ross Schroeder, Kearney; Robert S. Keith, Engles Ketcham, Omaha

Civil: final order; agency

Douglas County Nebraska v. Archie (PFR)

S-15-0322 Douglas County, Nebraska (Appellant) v. Daniel Archie and the Douglas County Civil Service Commission

District Court of Douglas County, Honorable Marlon A. Polk

Attorneys: Meghan M. Bothe & Timothy K. Dolan (County Attorney’s Office) (Appellant) --- Rick G. Wade (Norby & Wade LLP) (Appellee Archie)

Criminal: Employment

State v. Harris

S-16-0283 State v. Jack E. Harris (Appellant)

Douglas County District Court, Judge William Zastera, Sarpy County Judge acting as Douglas County Judge

Attorneys: Sarah P. Newell (Nebraska Commission on Public Advocacy) (Appellant) --- Kimberly A. Klein (Attorney General’s Office)

Civil: Postconviction

Proceedings below: Following an evidentiary hearing, the district court denied Appellant’s motion for postconviction relief.

State v. Williams

S-16-0083 State v. Decabooter Williams (Appellant)

Douglas County District Court, Judge J. Russell Derr

Attorneys: Robert W. Kortus (Nebraska Commission on Public Advocacy) (Appellant) --- Nathan A. Liss (Attorney General’s Office)

Civil: Postconviction

State v. Rocha

S-16-0009, State v. Eric O. Rocha, Sr.

District Court of Scotts Bluff County, Judge Randall L. Lippstreu

Attorneys: Todd W. Lancaster (Nebraska Commission on Public Advocacy); Douglas J. Peterson, Nathan A. Liss (Attorney General’s Office)

Criminal: Direct Appeal (Possession of Methamphetamine, Driving under Suspension)

Proceedings Below: Appellant was convicted of possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) and driving under suspension

In re Adoption of Chase T.

S-15-1145 In re Adoption of Chase T.

Douglas County Court, Judge Lawrence E. Barrett

Attorneys: Angela Lennon, Koenig Dunne Divorce Law, PC LLO & George T. Babcock (Law Offices of Evelyn N. Babcock) (Appellant) --- Desirae M. Solomon

Civil: Adoption; standing; in loco parentis doctrine; same-sex partners

Proceedings below: The county court denied Appellant’s motion to intervene for lack of standing.

Millard Gutter Company v. Farm Bureau Property & Casualty Insurance Co

S-15-0912, Millard Gutter Co. v. Farm Bureau Property & Casualty Ins. Co. (Appellant)

County Court of Douglas County, Judge Shelly R. Stratman

Attorneys: Theodore R. Boecker, Jr. (Boecker Law, P.C., L.L.O.) --- Michael T. Gibbons & Aimee C. Bataillon (Woodke & Gobbons, P.C., L.L.O.)(Appellant)

Civil: Insurance; breach of contract; subject matter jurisdiction; attorney fees

State v. Cerritos-Valdez

S-16-0314 State v. Jose Cerritos-Valdez (Appellant)

Sarpy County, Judge David Arterburn

Attorneys: Patrick J. Boylan (Public Defender’s Office) (Appellant) --- George R. Love (Assistant Attorney General)

Criminal: Plea: Criminal attempt of a Class I misdemeanor; DUI, .15 or greater

State v. Baxter

S-16-0237 State v. Shannon L. Baxter (Appellant)

Franklin County, Judge Stephen R. Illingworth

Attorneys: Richard Calkins (Appellant) --- Siobhan E. Duffy (Assistant Attorney General)

Criminal: Plea: Possession of a Controlled Substance; Unlawful Acts Relating to Drugs

Proceedings below: The district court denied the motion to continue the sentencing hearing and imposed a sentence of 2 years’ imprisonment with 12 months’ post-release supervision and a concurrent 3 month sentence for Unlawful Acts.

State v. Marrs

S-16-0192 State v. James D. Marrs (Appellant)

Saunders County District Court, Judge Mary C. Gilbride

Attorneys: James D. Marrs (Appellant) --- Kimberly A. Klein (Attorney General’s Office)

Criminal: DNA testing

Proceedings below: The district court overruled Appellant’s motion for DNA testing.

Issues: The district court erred and abused its discretion by overruling all pending motions without further hearing.