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State v. Rakosnik

A-13-0663, State of Nebraska v. Lewis Rakosnik (Appellant)

Pawnee County, District Court Judge Daniel L. Bryan, Jr.

Attorney for Appellant:  John S. Berry (Berry Law Firm)

Attorney for Appellee:  Jon Bruning, Kimberly A. Klein (Attorney General’s Office)

Criminal Action:   Knowing and Intentional Abuse of a Vulnerable Adult, Attempted Theft by Deception, Attempted Knowing and Intentional Abuse of a Vulnerable Adult.

Action Taken by Trial Court:  Appellant was convicted of the above crimes following a jury trial.

Loveless v. Loveless

A-13-0196, Craig A. Loveless (Appellant) v. JoAnn Loveless (Cross-Appellant)

Hall County, District Court Judge James D. Livingston

Attorney for Appellant:  Kevin A. Brostrom, Matthew C. Boyle (Lauritsen, Brownell, Brostrom & Stehlik, PC, LLO)

Attorney for Appellee:  Susan M. Koenig (Mayer, Burns, Koenig & Janulewicz)

Civil Action:  Dissolution of Marriage

U.S.S. Hazard, Inc. v. City of Omaha Zoning Board of Appeals

A-13-0337, U.S.S. Hazard, Inc., a Nebraska corporation, and John Portera, its President v. City of Omaha Zoning Board of Appeals (Appellant)

Douglas County, District Court Judge James T. Gleason

Attorney for Appellant:  Alan M. Thelen, Rosemarie R. Horvath (City Attorney’s Office)

Attorney for Appellee:  David A. Domina (DOMINALAW Group)

Civil Action:  Issuance of Building Permits

In re Estate of Knickman

A-13-0405, In re Estate of Knickman

Otoe County Court, Judge Jeffrey J. Funke

Attorney for Appellant: Gerald M. Stilmock (Brandt, Horan, Hallstrom & Stilmock)

Attorney for Appellee: Donald R. Witt (Baylor, Evnen, Curtiss, Grimit & Witt)

Probate: Claim filed against Estate

O'Flannagan v. Ochsner

A-13-0773, Patrick O’Flannagan v. Elizabeth Oschner (Appellant)

District Court for Adams County, District Judge Terri S. Harder

Attorneys for Appellant:  Roger G. Steele & Liana Steele (Steele Law Firm)

Attorneys for Appellee:  Sheila A. Bentzen, Peter C. Wegman, & Mark R. Richardson (Rembolt Ludtke Law Firm)

Civil Action:  Negligence, personal injury

State v. Mumin

A-13-0783, State v. Dukhan Iqraa Jihad Mumin (Appellant)

Lancaster County District Court, Judge Karen Flowers

Attorney for Appellant: John Jorgensen (Lancaster County Public Defender’s Office)

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

Criminal:  Possession of a Controlled Substance; Habitual Criminal

In re Interest of Nery V.

A-13-0999, In re Interest of Nery V.

Hall County, County Court Judge Phillip M. Martin, Jr.

Attorney for Appellant:  Janice I. Reeves (Truell, Murray, & Associates)

Attorney for Appellee:  Megan Alexander (Hall County Attorney’s Office); Matthew C. Boyle, for the father on cross-appeal (Lauritsen, Brownell, Brostrom, & Sthelik); Susan Koenig, guardian ad litem (Mayer, Burns, Koenig, & Janulewicz)

Civil Action:  Denial of Motion to Reinstate Visitation.

Johnson v. DHS Drilling Company

A-13-0510, Darrell Johnson v. DHS Drilling Company and Liberty Mutual Insurance Company (Appellants)

Workers’ Compensation Court, Judge Michael Fitzgerald

Attorney for Appellants:  Thomas J. Freeman, Thomas D. Wulff (Wulff & Freeman, LLC)

Attorney for Appellee:  Jamie Gaylene Scholz (Law Offices of Jamie G. Scholz, PC LLO)

Workers Compensation Action:  Compensability of Injuries and Benefits

In re Interest of Avery S.

A-13-0843, In re Interest of Avery S., a child under 18 years of age. State of Nebraska v. Katherine J. (Appellant)

Douglas County, Separate Juvenile Court Judge Wadie Thomas

Attorney for Appellant:  Jeff Wagner, Liam K. Meehan (Schirber & Wanger, LLP)

Attorney for Appellee:  Erin Hurley (Douglas County Attorney’s Office)

Juvenile Action:  Continued Detention of Minor Children

Herbolsheimer v. Koenig

A-13-0536, Edith M. Herbolsheimer n/k/a Edith M. Waldren (Appellant) v. Chad R. Koenig

Dodge County, District Court Judge Geoffrey Hall

Attorney for Appellant:  Chinazo Christopher Odigbo

Attorney for Appellee:  Timothy M. Schulz (Yost, Schafersman, Lamme, Hillis, Mitchell, Schulz & Hartmann, P.C.)

Civil Action:  Modification of Child Custody

Action Taken by Trial Court:  The trial court granted Koenig’s application for modification of child custody and ordered Herbolsheimer to pay child support.