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Barth v. Barth

A-13-0709, Christian A. Barth (Cross-Appellant) v. Mindi J. Barth (Appellant)

Lincoln County, District Court Judge Donald E. Rowlands

Attorney for Appellant:  Stephanie Flynn

Attorney for Appellee:  Shane M. Cochran (Snyder, Hilliard & Bishop, LLO)

Civil Action:  Dissolution of marriage

Action Taken by Trial Court:  The district court dissolved the parties’ marriage, awarded custody of their minor child to Christian, and ordered Mindi to pay child support of $305 per month.

State v. Wulf

A-13-0288, State of Nebraska v. Tim R. Wulf (Appellant)

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

Attorney for Appellant:  Steven W. Holland (Holland Law Office, P.C.)

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

Criminal Action:  Theft in excess of $1,500

Action Taken by Trial Court:  Wulf was convicted of the above crime.

Pestal v. Malone

A-13-0182, Mark Steven Pestal and Kimberly Ann Pestal v. John J. Malone, Sr. and Karen Malone (Appellants)

Douglas County, District Court Judge Leigh Ann Retelsdorf

Attorney for Appellant:  Eric A. Nanfito

Attorney for Appellee:  James B. McVay (Tiedeman, Lynch, Kampfe, McVay & Respeliers) for Appellees Mark and Kimberly Pestal; Patrick M. Flood (Hotz, Weaver, Flood, Breitkrutz & Grant) for Appellees Steven and Elizabeth Gleason.

Civil Action:  Adverse Possession, Prescriptive Easement, Property Rights

Else v. Else

A-13-0156, Dennis R. Else (Appellant) v. Cheri J. Else

Saunders County, District Court Judge Mary C. Gilbride

Attorney for Appellant:  John C. Hahn, Brent C. Stephenson (Jeffrey, Hahn, Hemmerling & Zimmerman, P.C., L.L.O.)

Attorney for Appellee:  John H. Sohl

Civil Action:  Dissolution of Marriage

Action Taken by Trial Court:  The court adopted a property settlement agreement and made findings concerning whether certain alleged expenses associated with a cattle operation were properly deducted from proceeds of the sale of cattle.

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Speece v. Allied Professionals Insurance Company

S-13-0700, Dr. Brett Speece v. Allied Professionals Insurance Company (Appellant)

Fillmore County, Judge Vicky L. Johnson

Attorneys: Joseph S. Daly & Mary M. Schott (Sodoro, Daly, Shomaker & Selde, PC, LLO) (Appellant) --- Andrew D. Strotman, Jonathan J. Papik & Cristin McGarry Berkhausen (Cline Williams Wright Johnson & Oldfather, LLP)

Civil: Mandatory arbitration clause; federal preemption

Proceedings below: The district court denied Appellant’s motion to compel arbitration.

State v. Berney

S-13-0829, State v. Matthew Berney (Appellant)
S-13-0830, State v. Matthew Berney (Appellant)

Douglas County, Judge Shelly R. Stratman

Attorneys: Nathan A. Liss (Attorney General’s Office) --- Thomas C. Riley & John P. Ashford (Public Defender’s Office) (Appellant)

Criminal: Excessive sentence; burglary; habitual criminal

Wingfield v. Hill Brothers Transportation, Inc.

S-13-0716, Wingfield (Appellant) v. Hill Brothers Transportation , Inc.

Workers’ Compensation Court, Judge John R. Hoffert

Attorneys: Stacy L. Morris (Lamson, Dugan & Murray, LLP) (Appellant) --- Caroline M. Westerhold (Baylor, Evnen, Curtiss, Grimit & Witt, LLP)

Civil: Compensability of employee’s injury

Proceedings below: The trial court dismissed Appellant’s workers’ compensation petition.