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State v. McCurry (20)

S-15-1114 State v. Caroline McCurry (Appellant)

District Court of Douglas County, Honorable Thomas A. Otepka

Attorneys: Austin N. Relph (Attorney General’s Office) --- Thomas C. Riley (Public Defender) (Appellant)

Criminal: 1st degree murder; use of firearm to commit felony; possession of firearm by prohibited person

Guardian Tax Partners v. Skrupa Investment

S-15-0999, Tax Guardian Partners v. Skrupa Inv. (Appellant)

Douglas County, Hon. Gary Randall

Attorneys: Kristopher J. Covi & Jay D. Koehn (McGrath North Mullin & Kratz, PC, LLO for Appellant) --- Steven G. Ranum (Croker, Huck, Kasher, DeWitt, Anderson & Gonderinger, L.L.C.)

Civil: partition

Proceedings below: The district court granted Tax Guardian’s motion for partial summary judgment on the issue of title. The district court certified it as final under Neb. Rev. Stat. § 25-1315. Skrupa appeals.

Last Pass Aviation v. Westco

S-16-207 Last Pass Aviation, Inc., Tony D. Peterson, and Lucas J.H. Peterson v. Western Cooperative Company (Appellant)

Box Butte County District Court, Judge Travis P. O’Gorman

Attorneys: Gary J. Nedved (Keating, O’Gara, Nedved, & Peter, P.C., L.L.O.) and Jon Worthman (Worthman Law Office) for Appellees — Steven W. Olsen and Adam A. Hoesing, (Simmons Olsen Law Firm, P.C.) for Appellants

Civil:    Declaratory Judgment/Contract Enforcement — Covenant Not to Compete

State v. Smith

S-16-0199 State v. Brian D. Smith (Appellant)

Washington County District Court, Judge John E. Samson

Attorneys: Melissa R. Vincent (Attorney General’s Office) --- Jeffery A. Pickens (Nebraska Commission on Public Advocacy)

Criminal: Kidnapping

Mansuetta v. Mansuetta

S-16-0116 Valerie A. Mansuetta (appellant) v. Nicholas T. Mansuetta (appellee)

District Court for Buffalo County, Hon. William T. Wright.

Attorneys:                  Kent A. Schroeder (Ross, Schroeder & George, LLC) (appellant); Heather Swanson Murray (Swanson Murray Law, LLC) (appellee)

Civil:                           prenuptial agreement                  

Mock v. Neumeister

S-15-1226, Clarence E. Mock, III, Special Administrator of the Estate of Carl Landgraf (Appellant) v. Gail L. Neumeister and Marlene Neumeister

Otoe County District Court, Honorable David K. Arterburn

Attorneys: Thomas M Locher & Joseph J. Kehm (Locher Pavelka Dostal Braddy & Hammes, LLC) & William Reinsch (Reinsch, Slattery, Bear & Minahan, P.C., L.L.O.) (Appellant) --- Jeanette Stull & Justin J. Knight (Perry, Guthery, Haase & Gessford, P.C., L.L.O.)

Civil: Set aside deeds; undue influence; burden of proof

State v. Burries (20)

S-15-1008 State v. Anthony L. Burries (Appellant)

District Court of Douglas County, Honorable J. Russell Derr

Attorneys: Stacy M. Foust (Attorney General’s Office) --- Michael J. Wilson & Glenn Shapiro (Schafer Shapiro, LLP) (Appellant)

Criminal: 1st degree murder

Proceedings below: Following a jury trial, Appellant was convicted of 1st degree murder and sentenced to life imprisonment.

Addy v. Lopez

S-15-0934, Rebecca G. Addy v. Carlos J. Lopez, Lyle J. Carman, and Werner Construction, Inc.

Lancaster County District Court, Hon. Robert Otte

Attorneys: Kent A. Schroeder, Ross Schroeder, Kearney; Robert S. Keith, Engles Ketcham, Omaha

Civil: final order; agency

Douglas County Nebraska v. Archie (PFR)

S-15-0322 Douglas County, Nebraska (Appellant) v. Daniel Archie and the Douglas County Civil Service Commission

District Court of Douglas County, Honorable Marlon A. Polk

Attorneys: Meghan M. Bothe & Timothy K. Dolan (County Attorney’s Office) (Appellant) --- Rick G. Wade (Norby & Wade LLP) (Appellee Archie)

Criminal: Employment

State v. Harris

S-16-0283 State v. Jack E. Harris (Appellant)

Douglas County District Court, Judge William Zastera, Sarpy County Judge acting as Douglas County Judge

Attorneys: Sarah P. Newell (Nebraska Commission on Public Advocacy) (Appellant) --- Kimberly A. Klein (Attorney General’s Office)

Civil: Postconviction

Proceedings below: Following an evidentiary hearing, the district court denied Appellant’s motion for postconviction relief.