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State v. Hood

S-15-1124, State v. Edward E. Hood (Appellant)

Garden County District Court, Hon. Derek C. Weimer

Attorneys:                   Douglas J. Peterson and Stacey M. Foust (Attorney General’s Office);

                                   Kelly S. Breen (Commission on Public Advocacy) (Appellant)

Criminal:                     Speedy trial

Davydzenkava v. Davydzenkau

S-15-0779, Natallia Davydzenkava, n/k/a/ Natallia Washburn (appellant) v. Uladzimir Davydzenkau

Douglas County, Hon. Leigh A. Retelsdorf

Attorneys:                   Douglas W. Ruge (appellant); Chales Grimes (Vacanti Shattuck Attorneys)

Civil:                            Child support

State v. Parnell (20)

S-15-0684, State v. Tracy N. Parnell (Appellant)

Douglas County District Court, Hon. Gary B. Randall

Attorneys:                  Douglas J. Peterson and Stacey M. Foust (Attorney General’s Office);

                                  Thomas C. Riley, Allyson A. Mendoza, & Mary Mullin Dvorak (Public Defender’s Office) (Appellant)

Criminal:                    1st Degree Murder; evidence

Malone v. City of Omaha

S-15-676, John J. Malone, Sr., (Appellant) v. City of Omaha

District Court for Douglas County, Hon. Marlon A. Polk

Attorneys: Brian J. Koenig & Eric A. Nanfito (Koley Jessen P.C., L.L.O.) (Appellant) – Alan M. Thelen & Jennifer J. Taylor (City Attorney’s Office)

Civil: Ordinance; injunction; summary judgment

Logan v. Logan

S-15-0570, Lori Jean Logan v. Terry Lee Logan (Appellant)

Dakota County, Hon. Paul J. Vaughan

Attorneys: Craig H. Lance — Michele Lewon (Kollars & Lewon, PLC)

Civil: Contempt proceeding

Hargesheimer v. Gale (15)

S-16-0107, Christy J. Hargesheimer and Richard S. Hargesheimer (Appellants) v. John Gale, Secretary of State for the State of Nebraska, Nebraskans for the Death Penalty, Inc., a Nebraska Corporation and Ballot Question Committee, Judy Glassburner, Aimee Melton, and Bob Evnen

District Court for Lancaster County, Hon. Lori A. Maret

State v. Milos

S-15-1025 State v. Josif Milos

Lancaster County, Judge Robert R. Otte

Attorneys: George R. Love (Attorney General’s Office) — Mariclare Thomas (Appellant)

Criminal:  Possession of controlled substance; motion to suppress

Proceedings Below: The district court denied Appellant’s motion suppress and found Appellant guilty following a bench trial.

Issues: The district court erred in (1) overruling Appellant’s motion to suppress, and (2) finding sufficient evidence to convict Appellant.

State v. Rask

S-15-1009 State v. Bruce Rask

Kearney County, Judge Terri Harder

Attorneys: Melissa R. Vincent (Attorney General’s Office) --- Kevin K. Knake (Law Office of Richard L. Alexander) (Appellant)

Criminal: DUI; evidence; jury instructions

Proceedings below: Following a jury trial, the county court found Appellant guilty of DUI, third offense, and sentenced him to a period of incarceration, a fine, and 15 year license suspension.  The district court affirmed.

Jacob v. Department of Correctional Services

S-15-826, Steven M. Jacob [appellant] v. Nebraska Department of Correctional Services [appellee]

District Court of Lancaster County, Honorable Robert R. Otte

Attorneys: Douglas Peterson and Kyle Citta of the AG’s Office for appellee; Steven Jacob (pro se) for appellant

Civil: Declaratory judgment action

Nichols v. Fairway Building Products, L.P.

S-15-0888, Dennis “DJ” Nichols (Appellee; Cross Appellant) v. Fairway Building Products, L.P., and its workers’ compensation insurer, Pennsylvania Manufacturers’ Association Insurance Co. (Appellant; Cross Appellee)

Nebraska Workers’ Compensation Court, Hon. John R. Hoffert

Attorneys:                   Christa Binstock Israel (Atwood, Holsten, Brown, Deaver & Spier Law Firm, P.C., L.L.O.) – Christopher A. Sievers (Prentiss Grant LLC).

Criminal:                     Workers’ compensation.