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State v. Aguallo

S-15-0849 State v. Manuel A. Aguallo (Appellant)

Box Butte County, Judge Travis P. O’Gorman

Attorneys: Bell Island (Island & Huff PCLLO) (Appellant) --- Nathan A. Liss (Attorney General’s Office)

Criminal: Third degree sexual assault of a child, a Class IIIA felony

Edwards v. HyVee, Inc.

S-15-0682, Susan L. Edwards (Appellant) v. Hy-Vee, Inc.  

Douglas County, Hon. Thomas A. Otepka

Attorneys:  James R. Welsh, Christopher Welsh for Appellant;

Daniel J. Welch, Catherine Dunn Whittinghill

Civil:                            Tort - Negligence

State v. Rothenberger (PFR)

S-14-1160 State v. Douglas Rothenberger (Appellant)

Scotts Bluff County, Judge Leo Dobrovolny

Attorneys: Bell T. Island (Island & Huff PCLLO) (Appellant) --- Nathan A. Liss (Attorney General’s Office)

Criminal: Refusal to submit to a chemical test

Denisse v. Denisse

S-15-00604 Yolanda Denisse (appellant) v. Daniel L. Denisse

Keith County District Court, Judge Richard A. Birch

Attorneys: Gregory J. Beal (Appellant) – R. Bradley Dawson

Civil: Dissolution of Marriage

Issues: The Court erred in refusing to exercise its inherent power to enforce compliance with its own order or judgment, as requested, in post-decree matters.


State v. Carr

S-15-0921) State v. Joshua D. Carr (Appellant)

S-15-0922) State v. Joshua D. Carr (Appellant)

Lancaster County District Court, Judge Steven D. Burns

Attorneys: Austin N. Relph (Attorney General’s Office) --- Sarah P. Newell (Nebraska Commission on Public Advocacy)(Appellant)

Criminal: Plea; newly discovered evidence

State v. Duncan

S-15-0763 State v. Brody Duncan (Appellant)

Seward County, Judge James Stecker

Attorneys: Bob Creager (Anderson Creager Wittstruck PCLLO) (Appellant) --- George R. Love (Attorney General’s Office)

Criminal: Theft, greater than $1500

Proceedings below: A jury found Appellant guilty of theft. He was sentenced to a term of probation.

State v. Starks

S-15-0822 State v. Courtney W. Starks (Appellant)

Douglas County, Judge Marlon A. Polk

Attorneys: Pro Se Appellant—Kimberly A. Klein (Attorney General’s Office)

Civil: Postconviction; Life sentence

Proceedings below: The trial court entered an order denying both an evidentiary hearing and postconviction relief.

State v. Harrison

S-15-1085 State v. David K. Harrison (Appellant)

Douglas County, Judge Horacio J. Wheelock

Attorneys: Pro Se Appellant --- George R. Love (Attorney General’s Office)

Civil: Postconviction; Life Sentence

Proceedings below: The district court denied Appellant’s motion for postconviction relief finding it was time barred and successive.

State v. Gonzales (20)

S-15-0149 State v. Raymond F. Gonzales, Jr. (Appellant)

Dakota County, Judge Paul J. Vaughan

Attorneys: Todd W. Lancaster (Nebraska Commission on Public Advocacy) (Appellant) --- Austin N. Relph (Attorney General’s Office)

Criminal: First Degree Murder; Use of a Firearm to Commit a Felony

Proceedings below: A jury found Appellant guilty. He was sentenced to life in prison for first degree murder with a consecutive sentence of 30-40 years for use of a weapon to commit a felony.

Stanosheck v. Jeanette

S-15-0490 Elizabeth E. Stanosheck v. Joseph P. Jeanette (Appellant)

Cass County, Judge Jeffrey Funke

Attorneys: Amie C. Martinez (Anderson Creager & Wittstruck PC LLO) and Megan M. Schutt (Senior Certified Law Clerk) for Appellee --- Steven M. Delaney, A. Bree Robbins (Reagan Melton & Delaney LLP) for Appellant

Civil: Dissolution