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Federal National Mortgage Association v. Marcuzzo

S-13-0929, Federal National Mortgage Association v. Brian S. Marcuzzo and Dona M. Marcuzzo (appellants)

Sarpy County District Court, Honorable William B. Zastera

Attorneys: Douglas W. Ruge for appellants; Dustin J. Kessler (Fitzgerald Schorr) for appellee

Civil: Forcible entry and detainer/quiet title

Proceedings below: County court ordered appellants to deliver possession to appellee in a forcible entry and detainer action after appellee obtained title via a deed of trust foreclosure. District court affirmed on appeal.

Gaver v. Schneider's O.K. Tire Company, Inc.

S-13-1014, Gaver v. Schneider’s O.K. Tire Company, Inc.

Platte County, Judge Robert R. Steinke

Attorneys: Ralph A. Froehlich (Locher, Pavelka, Dostal, Braddy & Hammes) (for Appellant); Stan A. Emerson (Sipple, Hansen, Emerson, Schumacher & Klutman)

Civil: Enforceability of noncompetition agreement

Proceedings Below: The district court entered a declaratory judgment finding that two noncompetition agreements between the parties were invalid and unenforceable.

State v. Hessler

S-13-0850, State v. Jeffrey Hessler (Appellant)

Scotts Bluff County, Judge Randall Lippstreu

Attorneys: Alan G. Stoler, Jerry M. Hug (Alan G. Stoler PCLLO)(Appellant) --- James D. Smith (Attorney General’s Office)

Civil: Postconviction relief; Writ of Error Coram Nobis

Proceedings below: The district court determined that Appellant was procedurally barred from relief on all issues and did not reach the merits of any issue presented.

Grove v. City of Ralston

S-13-0921, Andrea Grove, by her father and Next Friend Tom Grove, and Tom Grove Individually vs. City of Ralston

Douglas County District Court, Judge Duane C. Doughtery

Attorneys: Ronald J. Palagi for Appellants; Thomas J. Culhane and Matthew Reilly (Erickson Sederstrom) for Appellee.

Civil – Negligence under Political Subdivision Tort Claims Act

Schanuth v. Schanuth

S-13-290, Barbara J. Schanuth v. Michael C. Schanuth

Sarpy County District Court, Judge William B. Zastera

Attorneys: Michael N. Schirber (Schirber & Wagner, L.L.P.) (Appellant); Philip B. Katz (Koenig, Dunne Divorce Law, P.C., L.L.O.)

Civil: Appeal from dissolution of marriage action where the district court made rulings concerning the allocation of martial and non-marital property.   

State v. Smith

S-13-0891, State v. Brian D. Smith (Appellant)

Washington County, Judge John B. Samson

Attorneys: Jeffery A. Pickens (Nebraska Commission on Public Advocacy) (Appellant) --- James D. Smith (Attorney General’s Office)

Civil: Motion to correct illegal, unconstitutional, and void sentence

Proceedings below: The trial court found it did not have jurisdiction over Appellant’s motion as he did not bring his claim under a procedure recognized by Nebraska law and dismissed the motion.

Shepard v. Bruning

S-13-1032, George Shepard v. Robert Houston (Appellant)

Lancaster County, Judge Andrew R. Jacobsen

Attorneys: Jessica M. Forch (Assistant Attorney General) (for Appellant) --- Pro Se Appellee

Civil: Constitutionality of Neb. Rev. Stat. § 29-4106, DNA Identification Information Act.

State v. Tolbert (20)

S-13-0847, State v. Angelo Tolbert (Appellant)

Douglas County, Judge Mark Ashford

Attorneys: Scott S. Sladek, Brenda J. Leuck (Public Defender’s Office) (Appellant) --- Kimberly A. Klein (Attorney General’s Office)

Criminal: Count I: Murder in the First Degree; Count II: Use of a Firearm to Commit a Felony; Count III, Assault in the First Degree; Count IV: Use of a Firearm to Commit a Felony

State v. Hill (20)

S-13-0698, State v. Thylun Hill (Appellant)

Douglas County, Judge Leigh Ann Retelsdorf

Attorneys: Kelly M. Steenbock (Public Defender’s Office) (Appellant) --- Erin E. Tangeman (Attorney General’s Office)

Criminal: Count I: First Degree Murder: Count II: Use of a Firearm to Commit a Felony; Count III: Possession of a Firearm by a Prohibited Person.