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In re Trust of Brennemann (PFR)

S-12-1029, In re Trust of Rolf H. Brennemann, Kim Abbott, Beneficiary (Appellant) v. John E. Brennemann, Mamie Brennemann and William Brennemann, Trustees

Grant County, Judge James T. Orr

Attorneys: Neil E. Williams, Nathaniel J. Mustion (Lane & Williams PCLLO) (Appellees) --- David A. Domina, Brian E. Jorde (DominaLaw Group pcllo) (Appellant)

Civil: Trust accounting

Kotrous v. Zerbe

S-13-589, Jimmie Kotrous (appellant) v. Ryan Zerbe et al.

Knox County, Hon. James G. Kube

Attorneys:  George H. Moyer (Moyer & Moyer) for Appellant Jimmie Kotrous--- James P. Meuret for Appellees Ryan Zerbe and Ryan Camden

Civil:  boundary fence; implied contract

In re Estate of Gsantner

S-13-0633, In re Estate of Gsantner

Douglas County, Honorable Lawrence Barrett

Attorneys:  Dean Suing (Katskee, Henatsch & Suing) – Andrew Sigerson

Civil: Probate

Proceedings below:  Award to Personal Representative of Fees.

Issues:  The probate court erred in finding the compensation awarded to the personal representative was reasonable under Neb. Rev. Stat. § 30-2480 (Reissue 2008).

State v. Matit

S-13-0317,  State v. Yai Bol a/k/a Daniel D. Matit (Appellant)

Lancaster County District Court, Judge Paul D. Merritt, Jr.

Attorneys: Elizabeth Elliott (Public Defender’s Office) --- George R. Love (Attorney General’s Office)

Criminal: DUI, .15 or above, 4th Offense with refusal of chemical test; driving during revocation

Mid-Plains Community College v. NE Community College Insurance Trust

S-13-0491, Mid-Plains Community College, a Nebraska Corporation (Cross-Appellant) v. Underwriters at Lloyd’s, London (Appellant)

Lancaster County, Judge Andrew Jacobsen

Attorneys: John M. Guthery, Richard D. Sievers (Perry Guthery Haase & Gessford PC, LLO) (Appellant) --- Gary J. Nedved, Joel Bacon, Thomas P. McCarty (Keating O’Gara Nedved & Peter PCLLO)

Civil: Declaratory judgment action

In re Interest of Taurrencia E.

S-13-0732, In re Interest of Taurrencia E.

Separate Juvenile Court for Lancaster County, Judge Linda S. Porter

Attorneys: Chelsie Goetz (Public Defender’s Office) (Appellant Taurrencia E.) --- CJ Roberts (Special Asst. Attorney General for Nebraska Department of Health & Human Services)

Civil: Disposition and placement under LB 561

Proceedings below: The juvenile court approved the Motion for Approval of Higher Level of Care and Alternative Disposition and placed Appellant at YRTC under an order of Intensive Supervised Probation.

Kelliher v. Soundy

S-13-000538, Michael E. Kelliher v. Travis Soundy, Schijohn L.L.C., and Clover Investments, L.L.C.

Buffalo County, Judge John P. Icenogle

Attorneys:  Justin R. Herrmann (Appellant) (Jacobsen, Orr, Lindstrom & Holbrook, P.C., L.L.O.) --- Brian R. Symington (Appellee Schijohn) (Parker, Grossart, Bahensky, Beucke & Bowman, L.L.P.)

Civil:  Lis Pendens, Collateral Order Doctrine

State ex rel. Counsel/Discipline v. Pivovar

S-12-1165, State ex rel. Counsel for Discipline of the Nebraska Supreme Court v. Gregory A. Pivovar

Original Action

Attorneys: D.C. “Woody” Bradford (Bradford & CoenenLLC) (for Respondent) --- John W. Steele (Assistant Counsel for Discipline)

Civil: Attorney Discipline

Proceedings below: The referee found violations of the Nebraska Rules of Professional Conduct and recommended a suspension along with a 2 year probation and practice monitor.

Issues: What is the appropriate sanction?

Davydzenkava v. Davydzenkau

S-13-0502, Natallia Davydzenkava, n/k/a Natallia Washburn (Appellant) v. Uladzimir Davydzenkau (Appellee).

Douglas County, Judge Leigh Ann Retelsdorf

Attorneys:  Douglas W. Ruge (Appellant) --- Charles L. Grimes (Appellee) (Vacanti Shattuck).

Civil:  Uniform Interstate Family Support Act, Personal and Subject Matter Jurisdiction

Proceedings Below:  The district court determined that it lacked both subject matter and personal jurisdiction and granted Uladzimir’s motion to set aside the judgment and dismiss the underlying action.

State v. Hillard

S-13-0372, State v. Robert S. Hillard (Appellant)

Jefferson County, Judge Alan G. Gless

Attorneys: J. Kirk Brown (Attorney General’s Office) ---Eric J. Williams (Appellant)

Criminal: new direct appeal on driving during suspension, refusal to submit to a chemical test and failure to appear.