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In re Guardianship of Pozela

S-12-1065, In re Guardianship of Brydon J. Pozela, Eric Lambrecht (Intervenor-Appellant) v. Sylvia Pozela (Guardian-Appellee)

Sarpy County Court, Judge Todd Hutton

Attorneys: Amy Sherman (Sherman & Gilner) (Appellee) --- Molly Blazek (Anderson Bressman PCLLO) (for Appellant, biological father Eric Lambrecht)

Civil: Guardianship; attorney fees

Proceedings below: The trial court found Appellee should have guardianship over the ward/minor child.

Gridiron Management Group, LLC v. Travelers Indemnity Company

S-12-1129, Gridiron Management Group, LLC, (Appellant) v. Travelers Indemnity Co.

Lancaster County, Hon. Karen Flowers

Attorneys:  Michael J. Mullen (Burns Law Firm) (Appellant); Justin High and CeCelia C. Ibson

Civil:  Administrative Procedure Act – Review of Department of Insurance Order

State v. Morgan (20)

S-12-0410, State v. Daniel Morgan (Appellant)

Scotts Bluff County, Judge Randall L. Lippstreu

Attorneys: David S. MacDonald (Public Defender’s Office) (Appellant) --- Stacy M. Foust (Attorney General’s Office)

Criminal: First degree murder and use of a firearm to commit a felony

Proceedings below:  A jury found Appellant guilty of both charges. The district court sentenced Appellant to life in prison for murder and a consecutive sentence of 17 to 34 years for use of a firearm to commit a felony.

Coffin v. Hinrichs

S-12-1160, Kenneth C. Coffin [appellant] v. Lacie J. Hinrichs

Madison County, Honorable Robert B. Ensz

Attorneys: Kathleen Koenig Rockey (Copple, Rockey, McKeever & Schlecht) for appellant; Mark A. Keenan for appellee

Civil: Paternity/termination of parental rights

Proceedings below: District court denied father’s complaint for paternity/visitation and granted mother’s cross-complaint for termination of father’s parental rights

McCord & Burns Law Firm, L.L.P. v. Piuze

S-12-0877, McCord & Burns Law Firm, L.L.P. (Appellant) v. Michael J. Piuze and Michael J. Piuze, PC, d/b/a/ Law Offices of Michael J. Piuze (Appellee/Cross-Appellant)

Lancaster County, Judge John A. Colborn

Attorneys: Maren Lynn Chaloupka (Chaloupka Holyoke Snyder Chaloupka Longoria & Kishiyama PCLLO) and Jeffry D. Patterson (Bartle & Geier) (Appellant) --- Robert W. Mullin (Lieben Whitted Houghton Slowiaczek & Cavanaugh PCLLO)

Civil: Fee division agreement; breach of implied contract, quantum meruit

White v. Kohout

S-13-0046, William White, et al. (Appellants) v. Marvin Kohout, et al.

Seward County, Judge Alan G. Gless

Attorneys: Thomas R. Wilmoth, David A Jarecke, & Vanessa A. Silke (Blankenau Wilmoth Jarecke LLP) (Appellants) --- Stephen D. Mossman, Patricia L. Vamoy (Mattson, Ricketts, Davies, Stewart & Calkins)

Civil: Attorney fees

Proceedings below: The district court found the appellants filed a frivolous action in bad faith and awarded $16,342.28 in attorney’s fees.

State v. Brauer

S-12-1169, State v. Nathan Brauer (Appellant)

Cheyenne County, Judge Derek Weimer

Attorneys: Kimberly A. Klein (Attorney General’s Office) --- Maren Lynn Chaloupka (Chaloupka Holyoke Snyder Chaloupka Longoria & Kishiyama) (Appellant)

Criminal: Third degree sexual assault of a child

Proceedings below: Appellant was found guilty by the trial court. He was sentenced 24 to 36 months in prison. Appellant filed a Petition to Bypass the Court of Appeals that was granted by the Nebraska Supreme Court.

Service Employees Internatl Union v. Douglas County School Dist. No. 1

S-13-0009, Service Employees International Union (AFL-CIO) Local 226 v. Douglas County School District

Nebraska Commission of Industrial Relations

Attorneys:  Timothy S. Dowd of Dowd Howard & Corrigan for the Appellants, Local 226; David J. Kramer and D. Ashley Robinson of Baird Holm, LLP for the Appellees Douglas County School District

Civil: Union – Mandatory Subject of Bargaining

Freeman v. Groskopf

S-12-0996, Jessica Freeman (Appellee) v. Michael L. Groskopf (Appellant)

Sarpy County, Judge Max J. Kelch.

Attorneys:  Benjamin E. Maxwell (Appellant) (Adams & Sullivan, P.C., L.L.O.) --- Christopher Perrone & Ryan D. Caldwell (Appellee) (Perrone Law & Caldwell Law).

Civil:  Child Support Modification

Carney v. Miller

S-12‑1138, Jeanette Carney v. Jacquelyn Miller (Appellant)

Lancaster County, Judge Steven Burns

Attorneys:  John Jelkin (Attorney General’s Office for Appellant) – Elaine Waggoner

Civil: 42 U.S.C. § 1983; qualified immunity from suit; statute of limitations

Proceedings below:  Plaintiff filed suit against Appellnat in her personal capacity for violation of plaintiff’s civil rights. Appellant filed a motion for summary judgment asserting qualified immunity. The district court denied Appellant’s summary judgment motion.