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Brown v. Brown

A-13-0191, Edwin F. Brown (Appellant) v. DeLana L. Brown

District Court for Lancaster County, District Judge Paul D. Merritt, Jr.

Attorneys for Appellant:  Stephanie R. Hupp & Zachary L. Blackman (McHenry Haszard Law Firm) & Tara Gardner

Attorneys for Appellee:  Terrance A. Poppe & Benjamin D. Kramer (Morrow Poppe Law Firm)

Civil Action:  Dissolution of marriage

Mischo v. Chief School Bus Service

A-13-0011, James Mischo (Appellant) v. Chief School Bus

Workers’ Compensation Court, Judge Thomas E. Stine

Attorney for Appellant:  Roger D. Moore (Rehm, Bennett & Moore, P.C., L.L.O.)

Attorney for Appellee:  Abigail A. Wenninghoff (Larson, Kuper & Wenninghoff,  P.C., L.L.O.)

Workers’ Compensation:  Application of Further Award

Smith v. Nebraska Medical Center

A-12-1224, Grace Smith v. The Nebraska Medical Center and Safety National Casualty Corporation (Appellants)

Workers’ Compensation Court, Judge James R. Coe

Attorney for Appellant:  William J. Birkel (McGrath, North, Mullin & Kratz, P.C., L.L.O.)

Attorney for Appellee:  Sheldon Gallner, Laura L. Pattermann & Adam C. Tabor (Gallner & Patterman,  P.C.)

Workers’ Compensation:  Determination of Benefits

State v. Earith

A-12-1189, State of Nebraska v. Jaime Earith (Appellant)

Saline County, District Court Judge Vicky L. Johnson

Attorney for Appellant:  Joseph M. Casson

Attorney for Appellee:  Jon B running, Erin E. Tangeman, Siobhan E. Duffy (Attorney General’s Office)

Criminal Action:  Possession of a Controlled Substance; methamphetamine; possession of marijuana, less than one ounce

City of Beatrice v. Meints

A-12-1083 through 12-1107, City of Beatrice, Nebraska v. Daniel A. Meints (Appellant)

Gage County, District Court Judge Daniel E. Bryan, Jr.

Attorney for Appellant:  Terry K. Barber (Barber & Barber, P.C., L.L.O.)

Attorney for Appellee:  Gregory A. Butcher (City Attorney’s Office)

Criminal Action:  Beatrice City Code 16-623, unregistered motor vehicles

In re Interest of Landen W.

A-12-1055, In re Interest of Landen W., a child under 18 years of age. State of Nebraska v. Nichole B. (Appellant)

Douglas County, Separate Juvenile Court Judge Wadie Thomas

Attorney for Appellant:  Matthew R. Kahler (Finley & Kahler)

Attorney for Appellee:  Donald W. Kleine, Jennifer C. Clark (County Attorney’s Office)

Juvenile Action:  Termination of Parental Rights

State v. Welch

A-12-0951, State of Nebraska v. Deandra C. Welch (Appellant)

Lancaster County, District Judge Robert Otte

Attorney for Appellant:  John Jorgensen (Deputy Public Defender)

Attorney for Appellee:  Melissa R. Vincent (Assistant Attorney General)

Criminal Action:  Possession of a Firearm by a Prohibited Person; Driving Under Suspension

Shear v. City of Wayne Civil Service Commission

A-12-0830, Philip Shear (Appellant) v. City of Wayne Civil Service Commission and The City of Wayne, Nebraska, a municipal corporation

District Court for Wayne County, District Judge Robert B. Ensz

Attorneys for Appellant:  Steven M. Delaney & Richard M. Whitworth (Reagan Melton Law Firm)

Attorneys for Appellees:  Jerry L. Pigsley & Karen A. Haase (Harding Schultz Law Firm)

Civil Action:  Termination from employment of public employee

Frederick v. Merz

A-12-0665, David L. Frederick and Carol Frederick, husband and wife, and Doglas E. Merz, on behalf of Salem Grain Company Inc., a Nebraska Corporation (Appellants) v. Mary Merz, Bruce Merz, William R. Duey, and Kay Richter (Cross-Appellants)

District Court for Richardson County, District Judge Daniel E. Bryan, Jr.

Attorneys for Appellants:  J.L. Spray & Patricia L. Vannoy (Mattson Ricketts Law Firm)

Attorneys for Appellees/Cross-Appellants:  Terry Dougherty & Kari A. F. Scheer (Woods Aitken Law Firm)

State v. Warrack

A-13-0025, State of Nebraska v. John T. Warrack (Appellant)

Lancaster County, District Court Judge Karen B. Flowers

Attorney for Appellant:  Michelle M. Mitchell

Attorney for Appellee:  Jon Bruning, George R. Love (Attorney General’s Office)

Criminal Action:  Aiding and abetting delivery of a controlled substance within 1000 feet of a school and attempted delivery of a controlled substance

Action Taken by Trial Court:  A jury convicted appellant of both of the above offenses.