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State v. Todd

S-16-0621 State v. Dawnelle C. Todd (Appellant)

Dodge County, Judge Geoffrey C. Hall

Attorneys: George R. Love (Attorney General’s Office) --- Adam J. Sipple (Johnson & Mock) (Appellant)

Criminal: Denial of plea in bar

Proceedings below: After granting the State’s motion for mistrial during Appellant’s jury trial, the county court denied Appellant’s plea in bar. The district court affirmed.

DeNourie & Yost Homes, LLC v. Frost

S-16-0014 DeNourie & Yost Homes, LLC (Appellant) v. Joe Frost and Amy Frost and Security State Bank d/b/a Dundee Bank

Douglas County, Judge Gary B. Randall

Attorneys: Christopher J. Tjaden, Michael J. Whaley, Adam J. Wachal (Gross & Welch PCLLO) (for Dundee Bank) --- Jerrold L. Strasheim (for Appellant) --- Kristopher J. Covi, Jay D. Koehn (McGrath North Mullin & Kratz PCLLO)

Civil: Civil conspiracy

State v. Nollen

S-16-0133 State v. Dale v. Nollen (Appellant)

Washington County, Judge John E. Samson

Attorneys: Adam J. Sipple (Johnson & Mock) (Appellant) --- Melissa R. Vincent (Attorney General’s Office)

Criminal: First degree murder; vacate sentence

Proceedings below: After Appellant’s life sentence was vacated following Miller v. Alabama, 132 S.Ct. 2455 (2012); Nollen was resentenced 90 years to life in prison.

Stewart v. Heineman

A-16-0018 Greg Stewart and Stillman Stewart, Lisa Blakey and Janet Rodriguez; and Todd Vesley and Joel Busch v. Dave Heineman, in his official capacity as Governor of Nebraska; Kerry Winterer, in his official capacity as the Chief Executive Officer of the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services; and Thomas Pristow, in his official capacity as Director of the Nebraska Division of Children and Family Services (Appellants)

 Lancaster County District Court, Judge John H. Colborn

In re McDowell Revocable Trust

S-16-0071 In re Robert L. McDowell Revocable Trust

Custer County Court, Judge Tami K. Schendt

Attorneys: Richard A. DeWitt, David J. Skalka (Croker Huck Kasher DeWitt Anderson & Gonderinger LLC) (for Appellee/Cross-Appellant Roger R. Stockall, Trustee) ---John M. Lingelbach, James Tews, Minja Herlan (Koley Jessen PCLLO) (Appellant Sandra K. Stockall) --- Brian S. Koerwitz, Kend E. Endacott (Endacott Peetz & Timmer PCLLO) (for Jane O. Hornung, Petitioner/Appellee)

Civil: Action to Declare Rights under the Nebraska Uniform Trust Code

Harring v. Gress

S-16-0362 Marcia M. Harring (appellant) v. Janis J. Gress and Fredrick Gress, co-personal representatives of the Estate of Darin Gress, deceased

Thayer County District Court, Judge Vicky L. Johnson

Attorneys: Daniel L. Werner (for Appellant Harring) – Sheri Burkholder (McHenry, Haszard, Roth, Hupp, Burkholder & Blomenberg)

Civil: judgment lien, a constructive trust, or a trust under the probate code’s § 30-2491(b)(2)

O'Connor v. Kearny Junction LLC

S-16-0230 Raymond J. O’Connor and Jennifer S. O’Connor v. Kearny Junction LLC (Appellant)

Buffalo County District Court, Judge Mark J. Young

Attorneys: Arend R. Baack (Leininger, Smith, Johnson, Baack, Placzek & Allen) --- Kenneth F. George & Luke M. Simpson (Ross, Schroeder & George, LLC) (Appellant)

Civil: Real Property

Janice M. Hinrichsen, Inc. v. Messersmith Ventures, LLC

S-16-086, Janice M. Hinrichsen, Inc. (appellant) v. Messersmith Ventures, LLC (appellee)

District Court for Buffalo County, Hon. John P. Icenogle, retired.

Attorneys:                  Larry W. Beucke (Parker, Grossart, Bahensky, Beucke, Bowman & Symington, LLP) (appellant); Michael W. Baldwin (appellant)

Civil:                           fraudulent transfer of assets

In re Interest of Luz P.

S-16-0534) In re Interest of Luz P.

S-16-0535) In re Interest of Jonathan V.

S-16-0536) In re Interest of Eva D

S-16-0537) In re Interest of Lindsey C.

S-16-0538) In re Interest of Esvin C.

Buffalo County Court Sitting as a Juvenile Court, Honorable John P. Rademacher

Attorneys: D. Brandon Brinegar (Ross, Schroeder & George, LLC)(Appellant - mother) --- Mandi J. Amy (County Attorney’s Office

Civil: Termination

Blackstar v. Health and Human Services

S-16-0437 Merie B. on behalf of Brayden O. v. State of Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services and Vivianne M. Chaumont

District court for Lancaster County, Honorable Robert R. Otte

Attorneys: Douglas Peterson & Ryan S. Post (Attorney General’s Office)(Appellants) --- Terrance A. Poppe, Andrew K. Joyce, Annie E. Brown, Senior Certified Law Clerk (Morrow, Poppe, Watermeier & Lonowski, P.C.)

Civil: Administrative Procedure Act; Madicaid