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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.

State v. Pratt (PFR)

S-11-0760, State v. Juneal Dale Pratt (Appellant)

Douglas County, Judge W. Russell Bowie

Attorneys: Tracy L. Hightower-Henne (Hightower Law LLC) (Appellant)--- James D. Smith (Attorney General’s Office) --- Amy Miller (Amicus Curiae American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Nebraska)

Civil: Request for DNA Testing

State v. Mortensen (PFR)

S-12-0454, State v. Randy L. Mortensen (Appellant)

Butler County, Judge Mary C. Gilbride

Attorneys: Stacy M. Foust (Attorney General’s Office) --- Robert J. Bierbower (for Appellant)

Criminal: Motion for Discharge

In re Interest of Violet T.

S-13-0084, In re Interest of Violet T.

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

Attorneys: Debra Tighe-Dolan (County Attorney’s Office) (Appellant) --- Kate E. Placzek (for Appellee natural mother Abigail T.)

Civil: Dismissal of petition for lack of subject matter jurisdiction

Proceedings below: The trial court found because the child lived in Iowa, it did not have jurisdiction over the child and dismissed the State’s petition.

In re Interest of Samantha L.

S-13-0264, In re Interest of Samantha L.

Separate Juvenile Court for Douglas County, Judge Vernon Daniels

Attorneys: Matthew P. Saathoff (Saathoff Law Group) (Appellant William H., father) --- Molly Adair-Peterson (for Kelly L., mother) --- Shakil Malik (Deputy County Attorney for the State)

Civil: Change in permanency plan for minor child

Rader v. Speer Auto

S-13-0229, Lorna Rader (Appellant) v. Speer Auto

Workers’ Compensation Court, Judge John Hoffert

Attorneys: Roger D. Moore (Rehm Bennett & Moore PCLLO) (Appellant) – Jon S. Reid (Lamson Dugan & Murray LLP)

Civil: The trial court found that because more than 300 weeks had elapsed after the Appellant had filed her Petition for Modification, the April 10, 2009 Award could not be modified.

ML Manager, LLC v. Jensen

S-12-1147, ML Manager, L.L.C. and SOJ Loan, L.L.C. (Appellant) v. Dale and Vicky Jensen and Pioneer Ventures, L.L.C.

Lancaster County, Judge Stephanie Stacy

Attorneys: Joel Bacon (Keating, O’Gara, Nedved & Peter PCLLO) (Appellant) --- Terry R. Wittler, Gregory S. Frayser (Cline Williams Wright Johnson & Oldfather LLP)

Civil: Garnishment

Tuttle v. Bunge Milling, Inc. (reargument)

S-12-0320, Edward Tuttle (Appellant) v. Bunge Milling Inc.

Nebraska Workers’ Compensation Court, Judge Michael K. High

Attorneys: Jeffry D. Patterson (Bartle & Geier) (Appellant) --- Melvin C. Hansen, Brian C. Hansen (Hansen Lautenbaugh & Buckley LLP) (Appellee)

Civil: Determination of new or recurrence of injury