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Pearson v. Archer-Daniels-Midland Milling Company

S-12-0729, Thomas L. Pearson (Appellant) v. Archer-Daniels-Midland Milling Company


Nebraska Workers’ Compensation Court


Attorneys: Eric B. Brown (Atwood Holsten Brown & Deaver PCLLO) (Appellant) --- Brynne E. Holsten (Engles Ketcham Olson & Keith PC)


Civil: Determination of benefits for injured worker


Sorensen v. Veach

S-12-0390, Brian Sorensen (Appellant) v. Troy Veach


Dodge County, Judge Geoffrey C. Hall


Attorneys: Matt Catlett (Appellant) --- Michael Whaley (Gross Welch)


Civil: Dissolution of limited liability company; copyright


Proceedings below: The district court dissolved Powerfish, L.L.C. and equalized and divided its assets. Sorensen moved the court to reconsider or modify that part of its order that required the parties to sell the Powerfish “logo design.” After a hearing, the court overruled that motion.


State v. Van Richardson (PFR)

S-11-0921, State v. Bryan Van Richardson (Appellant)


Hall County, Judge James D. Livingston


Attorneys: Jerry Fogerty (Appellant) --- Nathan A. Liss (Attorney General’s Office)


Criminal: Possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance; cocaine; Class ID felony


In re Estate of Odenreider

S-12-0579, In re Estate of Ira Wegner Odenreider


Dodge County, Judge Kenneth Vampola


Attorneys: Robert A. Mooney (Gross & Welch PCLLO) (for Appellants Robert Wegner, Mark Wegner and Laura Sherman) ---William J. Bianco (Bianco Stroh LLC) (for Appellee Christy L. Neel)


Civil: Probate; objection to distribution


State v. McGuire (20)

S-12-0279, State v. Shawn A. McGuire (Appellant)


Douglas County, Judge J. Russell Derr


Attorneys: Sarah M. Mooney (Appellant) --- Stacy M. Foust (Attorney General’s Office)


Criminal: Second degree murder; use of a deadly weapon; conspiracy to deliver and possess a controlled substance.


State v. Watt (20)

S-12-0177 State v. Kevin J. Watt (Appellant)


Douglas County, Judge Gary B. Randall


Attorneys: Stuart J. Dornan, Jason E. Troia (Dornan Lustgarten & Troia PCLLO) (Appellant) --- Erin E. Tangeman (Attorney General’s Office)


Criminal: First degree murder; first degree assault, 2 counts of use of a weapon to commit a felony and possession of a deadly weapon by a prohibited person.


State v. Jacob

S-11-0439, State v. Steven M. Jacob (Appellant)


Lancaster County District Court, Judge Jeffre Cheuvront


Attorneys: Pro Se Appellant --- James D. Smith (Attorney General’s Office)


Civil: Postconviction; life sentence


Proceedings below: The district court denied Appellant’s motion for postconviction relief without an evidentiary hearing.


State v. McClain (20)

S-12-0256, State v. Dontavis C. McClain (Appellant)


Douglas County, Judge W. Mark Ashford


Attorneys: Sean M. Conway (Dornan Lustgarten & Troia PCLLO) (Appellant) --- Erin E. Tangeman (Attorney General’s Office)


Criminal: Count I: First Degree Murder; Count II: Use of a Weapon to Commit a Felony and Count III: Conspiracy


State v. Brooks

S-12-0624, State v. Corey A. Brooks (Appellant)


Douglas County, Judge Joseph S. Troia


Attorneys: Justin Quinn (Appellant) --- Kimberly A. Klein (Attorney General’s Office)


Criminal: Motion for absolute discharge; first degree murder


Proceedings below: The trial court overruled Appellant’s motion for discharge finding that the continuance granted in the unconsolidated companion case sufficed to continue the murder case as well as it applied “to all charges.” (T21).