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Mental Health Board of the Fourth Judicial District v. L.T.

S-16-0024 Mental Health Board of the Fourth Judicial District (Appellant) v. L.T.

Douglas County District Court, Judge Marlon A. Polk

Attorneys: Eric W. Wells (County Attorney’s Office) (Appellant) ---

Civil: Sex Offender Commitment Act; petition in error

State v. Draper (20)

S-15-1222 State v. Peter Draper (Appellant)

Franklin County District Court, Judge Stephen R. Illingworth

Attorneys: Stacy M. Foust (Attorney General’s Office) --- Charles D. Brewster (Anderson, Klein, Brewster & Brandt) (Appellant)

Criminal: Child abuse resulting in death; child abuse resulting in serious bodily injury

Proceedings below: Appellant was convicted following a jury trial and sentenced to consecutive sentences of 60 years to life imprisonment and 49-50 years.

In re Interest of Sandrino T.

S-15-1084 In re Interest of Sandrino T.

S-15-1087 In re Interest of Remus M.

Separate Juvenile Court for Lancaster County, Judge Reggie Ryder

Attorneys: George Dungan (Public Defender’s Office) (Appellant - Trifu) --- Steffanie Garner Kotik (Kotik & McClure Law) (Appellant – Marchidon) --- Christopher Reid (County Attorney’s Office)

Civil: Transfer; jurisdiction; standard of review; ATM skimmer

In re Interest of Nizigiyimana R.

S-15-0975 In re Interest of Nizigiyimana R.

Hall County Court Sitting as a Juvenile Court, Judge Phillip M. Martin, Jr.

Attorneys: Bruce E. Stephens (Appellants) --- Stacie A. Goding (Myers & Goding, P.C., L.L.O.) (GAL) --- Megan Alexander (County Attorney’s Office)

Civil: Intervention

Proceedings below: The trial court denied Appellants’ motion for leave to intervene.

Issues: The trial court erred in 1) denying Appellants’ motion for leave to intervene, and 2) no allowing certain evidence proposed by Appellants.

 

State v. Rice

S-15-0932 State v. David L. Rice (Appellant)

Douglas County District Court, Judge James T. Gleason

Attorneys: Katie L. Benson (County Attorney’s Office) --- Timothy L. Ashford (Appellant)

Civil: Reimbursement of costs and fees

Proceedings below: Appellant’s counsel, Timothy Ashford, was appointed to represent him in his post-conviction action.  The district court denied payment of attorney’s fees.  Appellee waived its right to file a brief.

In re Interest of Nettie F.

S-16-0241 In re Interest of Nettie F.

Separate Juvenile Court for Douglas County, Judge Patricia A. Lamberty

Attorneys: Karen S. Nelson (Carlson & Burnett, LLP (Appellants) --- Ryan M. Hoffman & Mark F. Jacobs (Anderson, Bressman & Hoffman, P.C., L.L.O.) (GAL)

Civil: Placement

Proceedings below: The trial court denied joint placement under the Nebraska Fostering Connections Act

State v. Arizola

S-16-0077 State v. Arizola (Appellant)

Lancaster County District Court, Judge Susan I. Strong

Attorneys: Austin N. Relph (Attorney General’s Office) --- Nathan Sohriakoff (Public Defender’s Office)(Appellant)

Criminal: Refusal of a chemical test, two prior convictions; motion to suppress; plea in bar; motion to quash

State v. Rohde

S-16-0065 State v. Rohde (Appellant)

Lancaster County District Court, Judge Steven D. Burns

Attorneys: Austin N. Relph (Attorney General’s Office) --- Nathan Sohriakoff (Public Defender’s Office) (Appellant)

Criminal: Refusal of a chemical test, three prior convictions; enhancement; plea in bar; motion to quash

Proceedings below: Appellant pled no contest to refusal of a chemical test.  The district court overruled Appellant’s motion to quash and plea in bar. 

In re Interest of L.S.

S-15-0909) In re Interest of L.S.

S-15-0910) In re Interest of L.S.

Separate Juvenile Court for Douglas County, Judge Elizabeth G. Crnkovich

Attorneys: Regina T. Makaitis (Appellant – Patricia B.) --- Karen C. Hicks (Hicks Law, P.C., LLO) (Appellee on Cross-Appeal– Calvin S.) --- Jennifer C. Clark (County Attorney’s Office)

Civil: Guardianship

Proceedings below: The trial court changed the permanency goal from reunification to guardianship.

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