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State v. York

A-12-1061, State of Nebraska v. Tracy York (Appellant)

Scotts Bluff  County, District Court Judge Randall L. Lippstreu

Attorney for Appellant:  Bell Island (Island & Huff)

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

Criminal Action: Prosecution for DUI and Refusal to Submit to a Chemical Test.

Kelley v. Department of Health and Human Services

S-12-0736, Anthony Kelley and Arva Kelley, individually and as guardians and next friends on behalf of their minor children Ashley Kelley, Anthony Kelley, Ali Kelley, Anika Kelley, Aliyahh Kelley, Alesha Kelley, and Antrel Kelley [appellants] v.

Klingelhoefer v. Monif

S-12-1117, David J. Klingelhoefer, as Successor Trustee of the Constantce K. Klingelhoefer Revocable Trust and as Manager of the Constance Klingelhoefer LLC (appellee) v. Kerry L. Monif, Donald G. Klingelhoefer, Lisa Urwiller et al. (appellants)

 Buffalo County, Hon. John P. Icenogle

Attorneys: Daniel E. Klaus (Rembolt Ludtke) (appellee); David J. Lanphier (Broom, Clarkson, Lanphier & Yamamoto) (appellants)

Civil: Trust; attorney fees

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.

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