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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

Doe v. Fireman's Fund Insurance Company

S-13-0075, Jane Doe (Appellant) v. Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company (Appellee)

Red Willow County, Judge David W. Urbom.

Attorneys:       Vincent M. Powers (Appellant) --- Patrick Q. Hustead & Christopher J. Shannon (Appellee) (The Hustead Law Firm) & Stephen L. Ahl (Appellee) (Wolfe, Snowden, Hurd, Luers, & Ahl).

Civil:   Insurance (duty to defend, duty of good faith and fair dealing) and Bankruptcy (violation of automatic stay).

State v. Taylor (PFR)

A-12-0241, State v. Robert C. Taylor (Appellant)

Lancaster County, Judge Robert E. Otte

Attorneys: Robb N. Gage (Appellant) ---Nathan Liss (Attorney General’s Office)

Criminal: Plea; DUI, 4th Offense

State ex rel. Counsel/Discipline v. Tonderum

S-13-0083, State of Nebraska ex rel. Counsel for Discipline of the Nebraska Supreme Court (Relator) v. Donna J. Tonderum (Respondent)

Original Proceeding

Attorneys: Kent L. Frobish (Assistant Counsel for Discipline) ---no brief filed by Respondent

Civil: Attorney Discipline Action

Proceedings below: Respondent did not file an answer to the Formal Charges. Upon the relator’s motion for judgment on the pleadings, the Court sustained the motion as to the facts and directed briefing on the issue of discipline.