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Monday, August 1, 2011 to Friday, September 12, 2014

Wilson v. Wilson

A-12-1031, Jon R. Wilson (Appellant) v. Kelly M. Wilson

Dodge County, District Court Judge Geoffrey C. Hall

Attorney for Appellant:  Bradley D. Holtorf (Sidner, Svoboda, Schilke, Thomsen, Holtorf, Boggy, Nick & Placek)

Attorney for Appellee:  Denise Frost (Johnson & Mock)

Civil Action:  Dissolution of Marriage

Fuller v. Lewis

A-13-0353, Debra Stefan, Successor Personal Representative of the Estate of Virginia Hawkins, Deceased (Appellant) v. Roger Lewis

District Court for Hitchcock County, District Judge David W. Urbom

Attorney for Appellant:  Nick Halbur (Thompson Law Firm)

Attorney for Appellee:  Maurice A. Green (Green Law Firm)

Civil Action:  Equity action concerning ownership of funds in joint checking account

State v. Gomez

A-13-0081, State of Nebraska v. Jorge Gomez (Appellant)

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

Attorney for Appellant:  Ross Pesek (Dornan Lustgarten Law Firm)

Attorney for Appellee:  Nathan A. Liss (Attorney General’s Office)

Criminal Action:  Possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute

Action taken by the Trial Court:  The trial court denied Gomez’ motion to suppress. Following a bench trial, Gomez was found guilty and sentenced to 1 year in jail.

State v. Herrin

A-12-1026, State of Nebraska v. Doris Herrin (Appellant)

Dawson County, District Court Judge Jams E. Doyle IV

Attorney for Appellant:  Brian J. Davis (Berreckman & Davis, P.C.)

Attorney for Appellee:   Jon Bruning, Nathan A. Liss (Attorney General’s Office)

Criminal Action:  Manslaughter

Action Taken by Trial Court:  A jury found Appellant guilty of manslaughter, and she was sentenced to 18 to 20 years’ imprisonment.

State v. Huff

A-12-1072, State of Nebraska v. Herchel H. Huff (Appellant)

District Court for Furnas County, District Judge James E. Doyle IV

Attorney for Appellant:  Brian J. Davis (Berreckman Davis Law Firm)

Attorney for Appellee:  Erin E. Tangeman (Attorney General’s Office)

Civil Action:  Postconviction

Action taken by the Trial Court:  The trial court denied some of Huff’s postconviction claims without an evidentiary hearing.

State v. Esch

A-13-0241, State of Nebraska v. Trent R. Esch (Appellant)

Custer County, District Court Judge Karin L. Noakes

Attorney for Appellant:  David W. Jorgensen (Nye, Hervert, Jorgensen & Watson, P.C.)

Attorney for Appellee:  Jon Bruning, J. Kirk Brown (Attorney General’s Office)

Criminal Action:  Criminal Mischief, Use of a Weapon to Commit a Felony

Action Taken by Trial Court:  A jury found Appellant guilty of the above offenses and determined the pecuniary loss was $7,500.

Thurston v. Nelson

A-13-0056, T. Sidney Thurston and Jean Thurston  (Appellants) v. Robert Nelson, d/b/a Nelson Construction and Nelson Construction & Custom Homes, Inc.

District Court for Grant County, District Judge Travis P. O’Gorman

Attorney for Appellants:  Gregory J. Beal (Beal Law Firm)

Attorney for Appellees:  James L. Zimmerman

Civil Action:  Breach of contract, negligence, breach of implied warranty

Action taken by the Trial Court:  The jury returned a verdict in favor of the defendants.

Henderson v. Smallcomb

A-13-0093, Gary Henderson (Appellant) v. Heath Smallcomb, et. al,

Buffalo County, District Court Judge John P. Icenogle

Attorney for Appellant:  Vincent M. Powers

Attorney for Appellee:  Nicholas R. Norton, Jeffrey H. Jacobsen (Jacobsen, Orr, Lindstrom, & Holbrook, P.C., L.L.O.) and Sonya K. Koperski (Leininger, Smith, Johnson, Baack & Allen)

Civil Action:  Premises Liability

Rusty's Fertilizer, Inc. v. Maloley

A-13-0089, Rusty’s Fertilizer, Inc. (Appellant) v. Fred Maloley

Dawson County, District Court Judge James E. Doyle

Attorney for Appellant:  Larry W. Beucke (Parker, Grossart, Bahensky, Beucke & Bowman, L.L.P.)

Attorney for Appellee:  Tod A. McKeone (Heldt & McKeone)

Civil Action:  Breach of Contract, Cross-claim for negligence