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State v. Edwards

A-12-0567, State v. Joseph G. Edwards (Appellant)


Merrick County, District Judge Michael Owens


Attorney for Appellants:  Matthew C. Boyle (Lauritsen Brownell Brostrom & Stehlik)


Attorney for Appellee:  George R. Love (Assistant Attorney General)


Criminal Action:  1st degree sexual assault; abuse of a vulnerable adult; sexual assault of a child


In re Interest of Jayden W.

A-12-0539, In re Interest of Jayden W.


Separate Juvenile Court for Douglas County, Judge Douglas F. Johnson


Attorney for Appellant, Jonathan W., natural father: Kate Placzek


Attorney for Appellee: Amy Schuchman (County Attorney’s Office)


Civil Action: Termination of Parental Rights


Action Taken by Trial Court: The trial court found statutory factors were established warranting termination and that such termination was in the minor child’s best interests.

In re Estate of Evans

A-12-0527, In re Estate of Donald J. Evans; Ted L. Evans (Appellant) v. Mary C. Evans and Steven P. Vinton (Successor Personal Representative)


Lincoln County, County Judge Michael E. Piccolo


Attorney for Appellant:  Christopher S. Bartling (Bartling & Hinkle, P.C.)


Attorney for Appellee (Mary C. Evans):  Kent E. Florom (Lindemeier, Gillett & Dawson)


Attorney for Appellee (Steven P. Vinton):  Steven P. Vinton (Bacon & Vinton, L.L.C.)


Civil Action:  Probate


Aguirre v. Union Pacific Railroad Company

A-12-0493, Jose Luis Aguirre (Appellant) v. Union Pacific Railroad


Douglas County, District Court Judge W. Mark Ashford


Attorney for Appellant:  James R. Welsh, Christopher Welsh (Welsh & Welsh, P.C., L.L.O.)


Attorney for Appellee:  Kyle Wallor, John M. Walker (Lamson, Dugan and Murray, LLP)


Civil Action:  Negligence


State v. Cruz

A-12-0467, State v. Jose Luis Cruz (Appellant)


Madison County, District Judge Robert Ensz


Attorney for Appellant: Charles W. Balsiger


Attorney for Appellee:  George R. Love (Attorney General’s Office)


Hernandez v. JBS USA, L.L.C.

A-12-0435, Yasiel Isaac Hernandez v. JBS USA, L.L.C.  (Appellant)


Workers’ Compensation Court 


Attorney for Appellant:  Abigail A. Wenninghoff (Larson, Kuper & Wenninghoff P.C., L.L.O.)


Attorney for Appellee:  Lee S. Loudon, Ami M. Huff (Law Office of Lee S. Loudon, PC, LLO)


Action:  Workers’ Compensation


Fast Ball Sports LLC v. Metropolitan Entertainment & Convention Auth.

A-12-0425, Fast Ball Sports, LLC (Appellant) v. Metropolitan Entertainment & Convention Authority


Douglas County, District Court Judge Leigh Ann Retelsdorf


Attorney for Appellant:  Jason M. Bruno (Sherrets Bruno & Vogt, LLC)


Attorney for Appellee:  Mark C. Laughlin, Ryan M. Sewell (Fraser Stryker PC LLO)


Civil Action:  Contract


Kuhnel v. BNSF Railway Company

A-12-0296, Kuhnel (Appellant) v. BNSF Railway Company


Scotts Bluff County, District Court Judge Randall L. Lippstreu


Attorney for Appellant:  Michael J. Wilson (Schaefer Shapiro, LLP), James L. Cox (Brent Coon & Associates)


Attorney for Appellee: Nichole S. Bogen, Thomas C. Sattler (Wofle, Snowden, Hurd, Luers & Ahl, LLP)


Civil Action:  Federal Employer’s Liability Act


Muzzey v. Buhr

A-12-192, Muzzey v. Buhr (Appellants)


Scotts Bluff County District Court Judge Leo Dobrovolny


Attorney for Appellant:  Rhonda R. Flower (Law Office of Rhonda R. Flower)

Attorney for Appellee:  Leonard G. Tabor


Civil Action:  Grandparent Visitation


Action Taken by Trial Court:  The trial court ordered grandparent visitation between the minor child and the appellees.


Assignments of Error on Appeal:  The Appellants assign that the trial court erred by ordering grandparent visitation.