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McKinney v. Okoye

S-13-0155, Carla McKinney (Appellant) v. Mathis I. Okoye and Nebraska Forensic Medical Services

Lancaster County, Judge Paul D. Merritt, Jr.

Attorneys: George H. Moyer (Moyer & Moyer) (Appellant) --- James A. Snowden, Nathan D. Anderson (Wolfe Snowden Hurd Luers & Ahl, LLP)

Civil: Malicious prosecution

Doe v. Board of Regents of The University of Nebraska

S-12-1136, John Doe (Appellant) v. Board of Regents of the University of Nebraska; University of Nebraska medical Center; John Gollan, M.D., Ph.D., Jeffrey Hill, M.D., Carl Smith, M.D., Sonja Kinney, M.D., David O’Dell, M.d., Wendy Grant, M.D., Sharon Stoolman, M.D., Michael Spann, M.D., in those individuals’ official and individual capacities

Douglas County, Judge Shelly S. Stratman

Attorneys: John Doe (Pro Se Appellant) --- Amy L. Longo, Lawrence K. Sheehan (Ellick Jones Buelt Blazek & Longo LLP)

Harris v. O'Connor

S-13-103, Keith Harris (Appellant) v. Robert O’Connor, Jr. (Appellee)

Douglas County, Judge Timothy P. Burns  

Attorneys: Thomas Wulff; Thomas Freeman (Wulff & Freeman, LLC) (Appellant); William M. Lamson, Jr.; Jason W. Grams (Lamson, Dugan, and Murray, LLP)

Civil: Malpractice action; appeal from order sustaining  motion for summary judgment.   

State v. Schuller

S-13-0221, State v. Mathew C. Schuller (Appellant)

Lancaster County, Judge Karen B. Flowers

Attorneys: Melissa R. Vincent (Attorney General’s Office) --- Robert B. Creager (Anderson, Creager & Wittstruck, P.C., L.L.O.)(Appellant)

Criminal: Possession of Child Pornography, a Class III felony; 4th Amendment Search and Seizure

Proceedings below: Following a bench trial, Appellant was convicted of possession of child pornography.  Motion to suppress evidence denied after suppression hearing.

Visoso v. Cargill Meat Solultions

S-13-0454, Odilon Visoso (Appellant) v. Cargill Meat Solutions

Nebraska Workers’ Compensation Court, Judge Daniel R. Fridrich

Attorneys: Ryan Holsten and Leslie Stryker (Senior Certified Law Student) (Atwood Holsten Brown & Deaver PCLLO) (for Appellant) --- Caroline M. Westerhold, Jenny L. Panko (Baylor Evnen Curtiss Grimit & Witt LLP)

Civil: Determination of benefits; permanent disability and loss of earning capacity

State v. Johnson

S-13-0118, State v. Scott D. Johnson (Appellant)

Lancaster County, Judge John Colborn

Attorneys: Shawn Elliott (Public Defender) --- George R. Love (Attorney General’s Office)

Criminal: Revocation of probation; abuse of a vulnerable adult

Underwood v. Nebraska State Patrol

S-13-207, Troy Underwood (Appellant) v. Nebraska State Patrol

Douglas County, Hon. W. Mark Ashford

Attorneys: Lawrence Whelan (Appellant)--- Jody R. Gittins & Jon Bruning (for Nebraska State Patrol)

Civil: concealed handgun permit

O'Siochain v. Nebraska State Bar Association

S-13-0539, Mark R. O’Siochan (Appellant) v. Nebraska State Bar Association

Nebraska State Bar Commission

Attorneys: Stephanie Caldwell and Spencer Shucard (Senior Certified Law Clerk) (Attorney General’s Office for the Nebraska State Bar Commission) --- Robert C. Guinan (for Appellant)

Civil: Denial of admission on motion to the Nebraska Bar Association as a Class I-A applicant pursuant to Neb. Ct. R.§ 3-105(A)(1).

State v. Fester

S-13-0401 State v. Gregory D. Fester, II (Appellant)

Cass County, Judge Randall Rehmeier

Attorneys: Michael Ziskey (Fankhauser Nelsen Werts Ziskey & Merwin PC) (Appellant) --- Melissa R. Vincent (Attorney General’s Office)

Civil: Postconviction; life sentence

State v. Bruckner

S-13-1064, State v. Cody M. Bruckner (Appellant)

Sarpy County, Judge Max Kelch

Attorneys: John P. Grant (Appellant) --- Erin E. Tangeman (Attorney General’s Office) and Joel R. Rische (Senior Cert. Law Clerk)

Criminal: Plea: enhanced sentence for DUI

Proceedings below: The court found that Appellant had 3 valid DUI convictions prior to the current conviction and enhanced the conviction to 4th Offense DUI. He was sentenced 12 to 24 months in prison.