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City of Beatrice v. Meints

A-12-1083 through 12-1107, City of Beatrice, Nebraska v. Daniel A. Meints (Appellant)

Gage County, District Court Judge Daniel E. Bryan, Jr.

Attorney for Appellant:  Terry K. Barber (Barber & Barber, P.C., L.L.O.)

Attorney for Appellee:  Gregory A. Butcher (City Attorney’s Office)

Criminal Action:  Beatrice City Code 16-623, unregistered motor vehicles

State v. Warrack

A-13-0025, State of Nebraska v. John T. Warrack (Appellant)

Lancaster County, District Court Judge Karen B. Flowers

Attorney for Appellant:  Michelle M. Mitchell

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

Criminal Action:  Aiding and abetting delivery of a controlled substance within 1000 feet of a school and attempted delivery of a controlled substance

Action Taken by Trial Court:  A jury convicted appellant of both of the above offenses.

State v. Lantz

A-12-1012, State v.  Lantz (Appellant)

Jefferson County, District Court Judge Paul W. Korslund

Attorney for Appellant:  James R. Mowbray & Kelly S. Breen (Nebraska Commission on Public Advocacy)

Attorney for Appellee:  Jon Bruning & Stacy M. Foust (Attorney General’s Office)

Criminal Action:  First Degree Sexual Assault of A Child

Action Taken by Trial Court: The district court denied appellant’s motion to suppress and, following a jury trial, appellant was convicted of three counts of first degree sexual assault of a child.

In re Interest of Jayden D.

A-13-0193, In re Interest of Jayden D. and Dayten J., Children under 18 Years of Age. State of Nebraska v. Yolanda W. (Appellant)

Separate Juvenile Court of Lancaster County, Judge Reggie L. Ryder

Attorney for Appellant:  Patrick T. Carraher (Legal Aid of Nebraska)

Attorneys for Appellee (State):  Maureen Hannon Lamski & Daniel J. Zieg (Lancaster County Attorney’s Office)

Juvenile Action:  Motion to transfer to tribal court

Smith v. Nebraska Medical Center

A-12-1224, Grace Smith v. The Nebraska Medical Center and Safety National Casualty Corporation (Appellants)

Workers’ Compensation Court, Judge James R. Coe

Attorney for Appellant:  William J. Birkel (McGrath, North, Mullin & Kratz, P.C., L.L.O.)

Attorney for Appellee:  Sheldon Gallner, Laura L. Pattermann & Adam C. Tabor (Gallner & Patterman,  P.C.)

Workers’ Compensation:  Determination of Benefits

State v. Earith

A-12-1189, State of Nebraska v. Jaime Earith (Appellant)

Saline County, District Court Judge Vicky L. Johnson

Attorney for Appellant:  Joseph M. Casson

Attorney for Appellee:  Jon B running, Erin E. Tangeman, Siobhan E. Duffy (Attorney General’s Office)

Criminal Action:  Possession of a Controlled Substance; methamphetamine; possession of marijuana, less than one ounce

Holloway v. Poole

A-12-1126, Daniel R. Holloway (Appellant) v. Angel D. Poole

Lancaster County, District Court Judge Karen B. Flowers

Attorney for Appellant:  Terrance A. Poppe, Benjamin D. Kramer (Morrow, Poppe, Watemeier & Lonowski, P.C.)

Attorney for Appellee:  Eddy Rodell, Stephanie Flynn

Civil Action:  Paternity, Custody, Child Support

Action Taken by Trial Court:  The trial court awarded custody of the parties’ minor child to Poole subject to Holloway’s parenting time. The trial court also ordered Holloway to pay child support to Poole.

State obo Jade K. v. Luke K.

A-12-1144, State obo Jade K. v. Luke K. (Appellant) v. Chaz G.

Saline County, District Court Judge Vicky Johnson

Attorney for Appellant:  Marc. J. Odgaard  (Hanson, Hroch & Kuntz)

Attorney for Appellee:  Mark J. Krieger & Terri M. Weeks (Bowman & Krieger)

Civil Action:  custody

Action Taken by Trial Court:  The trial court awarded the parties joint legal custody and placed physical custody with the appellee. The trial court further ordered the appellant to pay child support.

Gerson v. Ward


A-12-1037, Gerson (Appellant) v. Ward

Seward County, District Court Judge Gerald E. Rouse

Attorney for Appellant:  Jerrod P. Jaeger (Jaeger Law Office, PC, LLO)

Attorney for Appellee: Eric J. Williams  

Civil Action:  Paternity and Termination of Parental Rights

Action Taken by Trial Court:  The trial court found that the appellant was the father of the minor child and found that statutory grounds and best interests of the child required termination of the appellant’s parental rights.

In re Interest of Landen W.

A-12-1055, In re Interest of Landen W., a child under 18 years of age. State of Nebraska v. Nichole B. (Appellant)

Douglas County, Separate Juvenile Court Judge Wadie Thomas

Attorney for Appellant:  Matthew R. Kahler (Finley & Kahler)

Attorney for Appellee:  Donald W. Kleine, Jennifer C. Clark (County Attorney’s Office)

Juvenile Action:  Termination of Parental Rights