Oral Arguments are happening now. View them on the web or via Mobile App on iPhone / iPad or Android (4.0+).

You are here


Court of Appeals Courtroom, State Capitol Building, Lincoln, Nebraska

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.

State obo Jade K. v. Luke K.

A-12-1144, State obo Jade K. v. Luke K. (Appellant) v. Chaz G.

Saline County, District Court Judge Vicky Johnson

Attorney for Appellant:  Marc. J. Odgaard  (Hanson, Hroch & Kuntz)

Attorney for Appellee:  Mark J. Krieger & Terri M. Weeks (Bowman & Krieger)

Civil Action:  custody

Action Taken by Trial Court:  The trial court awarded the parties joint legal custody and placed physical custody with the appellee. The trial court further ordered the appellant to pay child support.

Holloway v. Poole

A-12-1126, Daniel R. Holloway (Appellant) v. Angel D. Poole

Lancaster County, District Court Judge Karen B. Flowers

Attorney for Appellant:  Terrance A. Poppe, Benjamin D. Kramer (Morrow, Poppe, Watemeier & Lonowski, P.C.)

Attorney for Appellee:  Eddy Rodell, Stephanie Flynn

Civil Action:  Paternity, Custody, Child Support

Action Taken by Trial Court:  The trial court awarded custody of the parties’ minor child to Poole subject to Holloway’s parenting time. The trial court also ordered Holloway to pay child support to Poole.

Gerson v. Ward


A-12-1037, Gerson (Appellant) v. Ward

Seward County, District Court Judge Gerald E. Rouse

Attorney for Appellant:  Jerrod P. Jaeger (Jaeger Law Office, PC, LLO)

Attorney for Appellee: Eric J. Williams  

Civil Action:  Paternity and Termination of Parental Rights

Action Taken by Trial Court:  The trial court found that the appellant was the father of the minor child and found that statutory grounds and best interests of the child required termination of the appellant’s parental rights.

State v. Lantz

A-12-1012, State v.  Lantz (Appellant)

Jefferson County, District Court Judge Paul W. Korslund

Attorney for Appellant:  James R. Mowbray & Kelly S. Breen (Nebraska Commission on Public Advocacy)

Attorney for Appellee:  Jon Bruning & Stacy M. Foust (Attorney General’s Office)

Criminal Action:  First Degree Sexual Assault of A Child

Action Taken by Trial Court: The district court denied appellant’s motion to suppress and, following a jury trial, appellant was convicted of three counts of first degree sexual assault of a child.

Video Arguments

This text will be replaced

Video Arguments

This text will be replaced

In re Interest of Kodi L.

S-13-0242, In re Interest of Kodi L.

Madison County, Judge Ross Stoffer

Attorneys: Joel E. Carlson (Appellant Michael L.) --- Gail E. Collins (County Attorney’s Office) --- Bradley C. Easland (GAL)

Civil: Dismissal

Proceedings below: The GAL filed a motion to exclude Appellant from the case. The county court granted the motion and dismissed Appellant from the case.

Issues: The juvenile court erred in excluding Appellant as a party to the proceedings.