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Hopkins v. Macias

A-16-467,  Hopkins (Appellant) v. Macias

 Douglas County, District Court Judge Peter C. Batallion

Attorney for Appellant:  Karen S. Nelson (Carlson & Burnett, LLP)

Attorney for Appellee:  Barry S. Grossman 

Dissolution Action:  Custody

Action Taken by Trial Court:  Following a trial, the district court gave the appellee sole legal and physical custody of the minor child subject to appellant’s parenting time.

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Landrum v. City of Omaha Planning Board

S-16-0383, Matthew Landrum et al. (Appellants) v. City of Omaha Planning Board et al.(Cross Appellants) and Daryl Liese et al.

Douglas County, Judge J. Michael Coffey

Attorneys: Rex J. Moats (Moats Law Firm) — Alan M. Thelen (City Attorney’s Office) and Russell S. Daub

Civil: Zoning - special use permit, conditional use permit, amendment to overlay district

State v. Belk

S-16-0346, State v. Joshua E. Belk (appellant)

Platte County, Honorable Robert E. Steinke

Attorneys: William J. Neiman for appellant--- Siobhan E. Duffy (Attorney General’s Office)

Civil: Action for postconviction relief

Proceedings below: District court dismissed motion after conducting an evidentiary hearing

Issues: Did the district court err in failing to find Belk received ineffective assistance of counsel because counsel recommended he take a plea agreement and failed to perform and share discovery with Belk?

ACI Worldwide Corp. v. BHMI, Inc. (15)

S-16-0358, ACI Worldwide Corp. (Appellant) v. BHM, Inc., Jack T. Baldwin, Lynne J. Baldwin, Michael E. Meeks, and John and Jane Does

Douglas County, Judge J. Russell Derr

Attorneys: Gregory C. Scaglione, Patrice D. Ott, John V. Matson (Koley Jessen PCLLO) and Eric J. Magnusun, Ryan W. Marth, Christopher P. Sullivan (all admitted pro hac vice) (Robins Kaplan LLP) (for Appellant) --- Michael F. Coyle, Timothy J. Thalken, Robert W. Futhey (Fraser Stryker PCLLO) (Appellees)

Midland Properties v. Wells Fargo, N.A.

S-16-260, Midland Properties, LLC and Jerry Morgan (appellants) v. Wells Fargo, N.A. and HBI, LLC, and H&S Partnership, LLP (appellees)

District Court for Douglas County, Hon. Timothy P. Burns.

Attorneys:      Douglas W. Ruge for appellants; Jennifer L. Andrews and Alison M. Gutierrez (Kutak Rock, LLP) for appellee Wells Fargo; Thomas J. Young and Lilly Richardson-Severn (General Counsel for H&S Partnership) for appellees HBI, LLC and H&S Partnership, LLP)

In re Estate of Pluhacek

S-16-654, In the Matter of the Estate of Dorothy Pluhacek a/k/a Mary Pluhacek a/k/a Sr. M. Dorothy de N.D., deceased

County Court for Douglas County, Honorable Thomas K. Harmon

Attorneys: Shane J. Placek for Margaret Hickey, the Provincial Superioress of the Omaha province of the Notre Dame Sisters (the office appointed as executor of the will at issue). No responsive brief filed.

Civil: Action to probate a partially hand-written will

State ex rel. Counsel for Discipline v. Gast

S-15-0800, State of Nebraska ex rel. Counsel for Discipline of the Nebraska Supreme Court v. William E. Gast

Original Proceeding

Attorneys: Kent L. Frobish (Assistant Counsel for Discipline) --- no brief filed on behalf of Respondent Gast

Civil: Attorney Discipline Matter