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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

Barthel v. Liermann

A-12-0745, Dorothy Barthel (Appellant) v. Charles A. Liermann, et al.

District Court for Holt County, District Judge Mark D. Kozisek

Attorney for Appellant:  Mark Porto (Shamberg Wolf Law Firm)

Attorney for Appellees:  Mark D. Fitzgerald (Fitzgerald Vetter Law Firm)

Civil Action:  Action under Neb. Rev. Stat. § 31-224 with respect to drainage ditch maintenance

In re Interest of Brianna B.

A-13-0054, In re Interest of Brianna B., a child under 18 years of age. State of Nebraska v. May Lynn L. (Appellant)


A-13-0055, In re Interest of Mariella B., a child under 18 years of age. State of Nebraska v. May Lynn L. (Appellant)

Lincoln County, Juvenile Court Judge Michael Piccolo

Attorney for Appellant:  Felica K. Fair (Fair Law Office, PC, LLO

Attorney for Appellee (Department of Health and Human Services):  Eric M. Stott (Special Assistant Attorney General)

In re Estate of Bowley

A-13-0048, In the Matter of the Estate of Bowley  (Appellant)

Lincoln County, County Court Judge Michael E. Piccolo

Attorney for Appellants:  Monelle M. Beal, Patrick M. Heng (Waite, McWha & Heng)

Attorney for Appellee:  Katherine R. Hall

Attorney for Appellee:  Kent E. Florom (Lindemeier, Gillett & Dawson)

Probate Action:  Action to remove personal representative and appoint a special administrator

Barrett v. Wallin

A-13-0326, Barrett (Appellant)  v. Wallin (Appellee/Cross-Appellant)

Chase County, District Court Judge David W. Urbom

Attorney for Appellant:  George Zeilinger, Lori A. Zeilinger

Attorney for Appellee/Cross-Appellant:  Todd R. McWha, Patrick M. Heng, Angela M. Franz (Waite, McWha & Heng)

Civil Action:  Breach of contract

In re Guardianship and Conservatorship of Herrick

A-12-0962,  In re Guardianship of Herrick

Dawson County, County Court Judge Carlton Clark

Attorney for Appellant:  Kent A. Schroeder (Ross, Schroeder & George, LLC)

Attorney for Appellee:  Nathan T. Bruner (Greenwall, Bruner, Frank, LLC)

Probate Action:  Resignation of conservator, accounting, surcharge and indemnification

Action Taken by Trial Court:  The county court found that the original conservator’s accounting was insufficient and surcharged her in the amount of $4,200.