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Klawitter v. Midlands Foot Specialists, P.C.

S-13-1004, Elizabeth Klawitter (Cross-Appellant) v. Steven D. Meinhold (Appellant) and Midlands Foot Specialists, PC

Douglas County, Hon. Peter C. Bataillon

Attorneys:  Kathryn J. Derr; Brent M. Kuhn

Civil:  Dissolution of Business, Breach of Agreements, and Accounting

Proceedings below:    District court made various rulings on the parties’ various claims against one another.

Meyer v. Meyer

S-14-0214, Stacy J. Meyer v. Jason J. Meyer (Appellant)

Adams County, Judge Terri S. Harder

Attorneys: John B. McDermott (Shalberg Wolf McDermott & DePue) (Appellant) --- no brief filed by Appellee.

Civil: Termination of child support

Proceedings below: The trial court denied Appellant’s request to terminate child support.

Issues: The district court erred in failing to suspend Appellant’s child support obligation.



Johnson v. Gage

S-14-0166, James L. Johnson (Appellant) v. Brian Gage, Warden, Tecumseh State Correctional Institution, et al.

Johnson County, Hon. Daniel E. Bryan

Attorneys:  James L. Johnson, pro se;

Blake E. Johnson (Asst. Attorney General)

Civil:  Habeas Corpus

Proceedings below:    District court denied petition for writ of habeas corpus after determining that prisoner did not recommence serving his Nebraska sentence upon transfer pursuant to the Interstate Corrections Compact.

State v. Wells

S-14-0331, State of Nebraska v. Aron D. Wells, Sr. (Appellant)

Lancaster County, Judge Stephanie F. Stacy

Attorneys: Mark E. Rappl (Appellant) — Jon Bruning & George R. Love (Attorney General’s Office)

Criminal: Third degree assault on an officer & possession of a controlled substance

Proceedings Below: The district court overruled appellant’s motion to suppress. Following a bench trial, the court convicted appellant of third degree assault on an officer and possession of a controlled substance.

State v. Muhannad

S-14-0129, State v. Wa’il Muhannad (Appellant)

Douglas County, Judge Gary B. Randall

Attorneys: Alan G. Stoler (Appellant) --- Stacy M. Foust (Attorney General’s Office)

Criminal: denial of plea in bar; double jeopardy

Proceedings below: The court found that prosecution was not barred. Appellant filed a Petition to Bypass the Court of Appeals which was granted by the Nebraska Supreme Court.

State v. Sellers

S-13-1049, State v. Terry J. Sellers (Appellant)

Douglas County, Judge Peter C. Bataillon

Attorneys: Pro Se Appellant--- George R. Love (Attorney General’s Office)

Civil: Postconviction

Proceedings below: The Supreme Court affirmed Appelant’s conviction and sentence. See State v. Sellers, 279 Neb. 220 (2009). The district court denied Appellant’s motion for postconviction relief finding Appellant did not meet his burden to show counsel’s performance prejudiced him.

Professional Fire Fighters Association of Omaha #385 v. City of Omaha

S-14-0230) Professional Fire Fighters Association of Omaha, Local 385 (Appellants) v. City of Omaha, Nebraska, A Municipal Corporation

S-14-0375) Professional Fire Fighters Association of Omaha, Local 385 (Appellants) v. City of Omaha, Nebraska, A Municipal Corporation

S-14-0627) Professional Fire Fighters Association of Omaha, Local 385 (Appellants) v. City of Omaha, Nebraska, A Municipal Corporation

(Consolidated Appeals)

Douglas County, Judge Peter C. Bataillon

Richards obo Castro v. McClure

S-14-0092, Alison Richards obo Makayla C. v. Dustin McClure (Appellant)

Scotts Bluff County, Judge Leo Dobrovolny

Attorneys: Lindsay A. Snyder (Smith Snyder & Petitt) (Appellant) --- no brief filed by Appellee, case in default

Civil: Harassment protection order

Proceedings below: An ex parte HPO was entered against Appellant. After a hearing, the court entered the HPO for a period of one year.

General Drivers & Helpers Union v. County of Douglas

S-14-0531, General Drivers & Helpers Union, Local No. 554 [appellant] v. County of Douglas, Nebraska, and Tom Doyle, Douglas County Engineer

Douglas County, Honorable Russell Bowie, III

Attorneys: M.H. Weinberg for appellant; Timothy K. Dolan and Meghan M. Bothe (Douglas County Attorneys) for appellees

Civil: Declaratory judgment seeking interpretation of collective bargaining agreement.

Proceedings below: Parties filed cross motions for summary judgment; district court granted appellees’ motion and denied appellant’s.

Hughes v. School District of Aurora

S-13-1144, John Hughes (Appellant) v. School District of Aurora

Hamilton County, Judge Owens

Attorneys: Tina M. Marroquin, Pollack & Ball, LLC (Appellant)--Andrea D. Snowden and Robert B. Seybert, Baylor, Evnen, Crutiss, Grimit, & Witt, LLP (Appellee)

Civil: Personal Injury

Proceedings Below: School district’s motion for summary judgment granted.

Issue: Did the district court err by granting by granting the school district’s motion for summary judgment?