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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

Mischo v. Chief School Bus Service

A-13-0011, James Mischo (Appellant) v. Chief School Bus

Workers’ Compensation Court, Judge Thomas E. Stine

Attorney for Appellant:  Roger D. Moore (Rehm, Bennett & Moore, P.C., L.L.O.)

Attorney for Appellee:  Abigail A. Wenninghoff (Larson, Kuper & Wenninghoff,  P.C., L.L.O.)

Workers’ Compensation:  Application of Further Award

In re Interest of Joshua C.

A-13-0296, In re Interest of Joshua C. and Brenden C., Children under 18 years of age. State of Nebraska v. Amber C. (Appellant)

Separate Juvenile Court for Douglas County, Judge Douglas F. Johnson

Attorney for Appellant:  Joy M. Suder (Douglas County Public Defender’s Office)

Attorney for Appellee (State):  Amy N. Schuchman (Douglas County Attorney’s Office)

Attorney for Appellees (Ray C. & Barbara C.):  Anne E. Troia

Attorney for Appellee (Brian C.):  John J. Ekeh (Ekeh Law Firm)

Frederick v. Merz

A-12-0665, David L. Frederick and Carol Frederick, husband and wife, and Doglas E. Merz, on behalf of Salem Grain Company Inc., a Nebraska Corporation (Appellants) v. Mary Merz, Bruce Merz, William R. Duey, and Kay Richter (Cross-Appellants)

District Court for Richardson County, District Judge Daniel E. Bryan, Jr.

Attorneys for Appellants:  J.L. Spray & Patricia L. Vannoy (Mattson Ricketts Law Firm)

Attorneys for Appellees/Cross-Appellants:  Terry Dougherty & Kari A. F. Scheer (Woods Aitken Law Firm)

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In re Interest of Kodi L.

S-13-0242, In re Interest of Kodi L.

Madison County, Judge Ross Stoffer

Attorneys: Joel E. Carlson (Appellant Michael L.) --- Gail E. Collins (County Attorney’s Office) --- Bradley C. Easland (GAL)

Civil: Dismissal

Proceedings below: The GAL filed a motion to exclude Appellant from the case. The county court granted the motion and dismissed Appellant from the case.

Issues: The juvenile court erred in excluding Appellant as a party to the proceedings.

Harold Warp Pioneer Village Foundation v. Ewald

S-13-0129 and 13-0165, Harold Warp Pioneer Village Foundation (Appellant) v. Doug Ewald, Tax Commissioner, Ruth Sorenson, Property Tax Administrator (Appellees) and Kearney County Board of Equalization

(Consolidated appeals)

Tax Equalization and Review Commission

Attorneys: Daniel L Ashwege (Knapp Fangmeyer Aschwege Besse & Marsh) (Appellant) --- Jonathan D. Cannon, Special Assistant Attorney General (Appellees)

Civil: Exemption of property