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Underwood v. Nebraska State Patrol

S-13-207, Troy Underwood (Appellant) v. Nebraska State Patrol

Douglas County, Hon. W. Mark Ashford

Attorneys: Lawrence Whelan (Appellant)--- Jody R. Gittins & Jon Bruning (for Nebraska State Patrol)

Civil: concealed handgun permit

O'Siochain v. Nebraska State Bar Association

S-13-0539, Mark R. O’Siochan (Appellant) v. Nebraska State Bar Association

Nebraska State Bar Commission

Attorneys: Stephanie Caldwell and Spencer Shucard (Senior Certified Law Clerk) (Attorney General’s Office for the Nebraska State Bar Commission) --- Robert C. Guinan (for Appellant)

Civil: Denial of admission on motion to the Nebraska Bar Association as a Class I-A applicant pursuant to Neb. Ct. R.§ 3-105(A)(1).

State v. Fester

S-13-0401 State v. Gregory D. Fester, II (Appellant)

Cass County, Judge Randall Rehmeier

Attorneys: Michael Ziskey (Fankhauser Nelsen Werts Ziskey & Merwin PC) (Appellant) --- Melissa R. Vincent (Attorney General’s Office)

Civil: Postconviction; life sentence

State v. Bruckner

S-13-1064, State v. Cody M. Bruckner (Appellant)

Sarpy County, Judge Max Kelch

Attorneys: John P. Grant (Appellant) --- Erin E. Tangeman (Attorney General’s Office) and Joel R. Rische (Senior Cert. Law Clerk)

Criminal: Plea: enhanced sentence for DUI

Proceedings below: The court found that Appellant had 3 valid DUI convictions prior to the current conviction and enhanced the conviction to 4th Offense DUI. He was sentenced 12 to 24 months in prison.

State v. Vandever

S-12-1023, State v. Wesley S. Vandever (Appellant)

Scotts Bluff County, Judge Randall Lippstreau

Attorneys: Todd Morten (Island & Huff PCLLO) (Appellant) --- Stacy M. Foust (Attorney General’s Office)

Criminal: Possession of a controlled substance.

Proceedings below: Appellant was found guilty and sentenced to 300 days in jail. The State of Nebraska filed a Petition to Bypass the Court of Appeals which was granted by the Nebraska Supreme Court.

Steffy v. Steffy (PFR)

S-12-0082, Brian David Steffy (Appellant) v. Randi Jo Steffy

Cass County, Judge Randall L. Rehmeier

Attorneys: Karen S. Nelson (Schirber &Wagner LLP) (Appellant) --- Steven M. Delaney (Reagan Melton & Delaney LLP)

Civil: Dissolution/Modification of decree with custody issues

Kerford Limestone Co. v. Department of Revenue

S-13-0035, Kerford Limestone Co. (Cross-Appellant) v. Nebraska Department of Revenue, a Nebraska Administrative Agency, and Douglas Ewald, in his capacity as State Tax Commissioner for the State of Nebraska (Appellants)

Lancaster County, Judge Stephanie F. Stacy

Attorneys: Shannon L. Doering, Luke Vavricek (Cross-Appellant) --- L. Jay Bartel (Attorney General’s Office)

Civil: Deficiency Assessment; Consumer’s Use Tax

In re Interest of Mya C. (PFR)

S-12-0811, In re Interest of Mya C.

Separate Juvenile Court for Lancaster County, Judge Reggie Ryder

Attorneys: Matt Catlett (for Appellant Nyamal M.) --- Daniel J. Zieg (County Attorney’s Office)

Civil: Adjudication

Proceedings below: The trial court entered a dispositional order and rehabilitative plan which required Appellant to pursue a GED or high school diploma. The Court of Appeals dismissed the appeal for lack of jurisdiction. Appellant filed a Petition for Further Review which was granted by the Nebraska Supreme Court.

Carey v. City of Hastings

S-13-0110, Mike Carey and Becky Carey (Appellees) v. City of Hastings (Appellant)

Adams County, Judge Stephen R. Illingworth

Attorneys:  Michael O. Mead, Special City Attorney, of Whelan, Scherr, Glen & Mead (Appellant) — Arthur R. Langvardt of Langvardt, Valle & James (Appellees)

Civil: building permit

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