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Ficke v. Wolken (PFR)

A-13-0906 Gerald Ficke v. Gilbert Wolken (Appellant)


Gage County, Judge Paul Korslund

State v. Kleckner

A-14-0960 State (Appellant) v. Breanna N. Kleckner


Sarpy County, Judge William B. Zastera

Litherland v. Jurgens *** (15)

S-14-0818 Janice K. Litherland (Appellant) v. Gary M. Jurgens and Velda Lee Lenners


State v. Sims

S-14-0931) State v. Michael Joseph Sims (Appellant)

S-14-1073) State v. Michael Joseph Sims (Appellant)

Douglas County District Court, Judge Gary B. Randall

Attorneys: George R. Love (Attorney General’s Office) --- Michael Joseph Sims (Pro se Appellant)

Civil: Postconviction

Proceedings below: The district court denied Appellant’s motion to appeal in forma pauperis.

State v. Huston

S-14-0752 State v. Dallas L. Huston (Appellant)


Lancaster County District Court, Judge John A. Colborn

In re Interest of Jassenia H.

S-14-1076 In re Interest of Jassenia H.

Separate Juvenile Court for Lancaster County, Judge Toni G. Thorson

Attorneys: Joy Shiffermiller (Shiffermiller Law Office, P.C., L.L.O.)(Appellant GAL) --- Lisa F. Lozano (for Appellee, Monique M.)

Civil: ICWA

Proceedings below: The trial court determined that ICWA applies in this case.  The GAL appealed the finding.

Issues: The trial court erred in determining ICWA applied to the proceedings given the mother determined to give up custody within four hours of the birth.

Ivey v. Gibson

S-14-980, David Ivey [appellant] v. William R. Gibson and TyLynne Bauer


District court of Madison County, Honorable Mark A. Johnson

Tedd Bish Farm, Inc. v. Southwest Fencing Services, L.L.C.

S-14-0915, Tedd Bish Farm, Inc. (Appellant) v. Southwest Fencing Services, L.L.C.

Hamilton County, Judge Rachel A. Daugherty

Attorneys:  Scott Pauley (Conway, Pauley & Johnson) (Appellant) – Matthew Reilly (Erickson, Sederstrom)

Civil:  Negligence Action

Proceedings Below:  The district court affirmed the county court’s order of partial summary judgment on the issue of mitigation of damages for the alleged crop damage (after a final judgment on general damages).

State v. Modlin (PFR)

S-14-0590 State v. Nathan A. Modlin (Cross-Appellant/Appellee)

Hall County District Court, Judge Teresa K. Luther

Attorneys: Nathan A. Liss (Attorney General’s Office) --- David W. Jorgensen (Nye, Hervert, Jorgensen & Watson, P.C.) (Appellant)

Criminal: DUI; motion to suppress

Proceedings below: Appellant was convicted in county court. The district court affirmed on appeal.  The Court of Appeals affirmed on appeal.  Appellant filed a Petition for Further Review which was granted by the Nebraska Supreme Court.

State v. Oldson (20)

S-13-0562 State v. John R. Oldson (Appellant)

Howard County District Court, Judge Karin L. Noakes

Attorneys: James D. Smith (Attorney General’s Office) --- James R. Mowbray & Sarah P. Newell (Nebraska Commission on Public Advocacy)

Criminal: 2nd degree murder

Proceedings below: Appellant was convicted following a jury trial and sentenced to not less than, nor more than life imprisonment.