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Kiser v. Grinnell

A-16-0477, Will C. Kiser v. Ariel P. Grinnell (Appellant)

District Court of Washington County, District Judge John E. Samson

Attorney for Appellant:  Jeffrey A. Wagner (Schirber & Wagner, L.L.P.)

Attorney for Appellee:  James A. Adams (The Law Offices of James A. Adams, P.C., L.L.O.)

Civil Action:  Motion for New Trial on Newly Discovered Evidence

Action taken by the Trial Court:  The district court granted Will’s motion for new trial on the basis of newly discovered evidence and vacated its prior decree of paternity and custody.

State v. Fair

A-15-798, State v. Fair (Appellant)

 Lancaster County, District Court Judge John A. Colborn

Attorney for Appellant:  Robert W. Kortus (Nebraska Commission on Public Advocacy)

Attorney for Appellee:  Douglas J. Peterson, Stacy M. Foust (Attorney General’s Office)

Civil Action:  DNA Testing Act

Goracke v. BNSF Railway Company

A-15-1023, Travis P. Goracke v. BNSF Railway Company, a Delaware Corporation (Appellant)

Douglas County, District Court Judge Duane C. Dougherty

Attorney for Appellant:  Thomas C. Sattler, Andrew D. Weeks (Sattler & Bogen, LLP)

Attorney for Appellee:  Jayson D. Nelson (Hunegs, LeNeave & Kvas, P.A.)

Civil Action:  Reinstatement of Action

Ponec v. Guy Strevey & Associates, Inc.

A-15-0775, James F. Ponec and Ann M. Ponec, individually, and as trustees of the James F. Ponec and Ann M. Ponec Trust, dated 3/8/96 (Appellants) v. Guy Strevey & Associates, Inc., and Guy Strevey, individually, and Hornor, Townsend & Kent

District Court for Douglas County, District Judge Gary B. Randall

Attorney for Appellants:  Gail E. Bolivar (Bolivar Law Firm)

Attorneys for Appellees (Strevey):  Jonathan James Papik & James M. Bausch (Cline Williams Law Firm)

In re Estate of Ackerman

A-15-0977, In re Estate of Elsie R. Ackerman, Deceased. Sandra Underwood (Appellant) v. Judith Bolejack, personal representative, and Judith Bolejack, individually

Lancaster County, County Court Judge Holly J. Parsley

Attorney for Appellant:  Wayne E. Janssen

Attorney for Appellee:  Joel Bacon (Keating, O’Gara, Nedved & Peter, P.C., L.L.O.)

Civil Action:  Probate disposition of assets

Perea v. Gomez

A-15-1024, John Perea v. Ricardo Gomez, Jr. (Appellant)

Douglas County, District Court Judge James T. Gleason

Attorney for Appellant:  Jordan W. Adam (Fraser, Stryker PC LLO)

Attorney for Appellee:  Terrence J. Salerno, Danny C. Leavitt

Civil Action:  Negligence

Action Taken by Trial Court:  Ricardo Gomez, Jr., was the driver of a vehicle involved in an accident with a motorcycle driven by John Perea. The jury returned a verdict in Perea’s favor. The trial court overruled Gomez’s objections to the jury instructions.

House v. House

A-15-1132, Douglas House (Appellant) v. Michele House

Lancaster County, District Judge Susan I. Strong

Attorney for Appellant: Pro Se

Attorney for Appellee:  Jordan M. Talsma (Deputy Lancaster County Attorney)

Civil Action:  Child Support Enforcement - Contempt

Action Taken by Trial Court:  District court found Douglas House to be in willful contempt of child support order. The court sentenced Douglas to 30 days in jail but provided for suspension and purge of the sentence conditioned on Douglas making required payments.

State v. Milton

A-16-0289, State of Nebraska v. Jarvis Milton (Appellant)

Douglas County, District Court Judge Gregory M. Schatz

Attorney for Appellant:  Thomas C. Riley, Zoe R. Wade (Public Defender’s Office)

Attorney for Appellee:  Douglas J. Peterson, Kimberly A. Klein (Attorney General’s Office)

Criminal Action:  Possession of a deadly weapon by a prohibited person

Action Taken by Trial Court:  The trial court denied Milton’s motion to suppress. Milton was then convicted following a jury trial.

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