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State v. Elseman (20)

S-12-1077, State v. Ryan M. Elseman (Appellant)

Douglas County, Judge J. Michael Coffey

Attorneys: Kimberly A. Klein (Attorney General’s Office) --- Donald L. Schense (Appellant)

Criminal: First degree murder; use of a weapon to commit a felony

Proceedings below: A jury found Appellant guilty of both counts. He was sentenced to life in prison for the murder charge with a consecutive sentence of 25-30 years for the weapons charge.

State v. Fox

S-13-0408, State v. Matthew Fox (Appellant)

Lancaster County, Judge Robert Otte

Attorneys: George R. Love (Attorney General’s Office) --- Pro Se Appellant

Civil: Postconviction

Proceedings below: The trial court denied Appellant’s motion for postconviction relief without an evidentiary hearing.

Peterson v. Homesite Indemnity Company

S-12-0875, Dowayne Peterson (Appellant) v. Homesite Indemnity Company

Sarpy County, Judge Max J. Kelch

Attorneys: Ralph A. Froelich (Locher Pavelka Dostal Braddy & Hammes) (Appellant) --- Thomas A. Grennan, Andrew J. Wilson (Gross & Welch PCLLO)

Civil: Insurance contract interpretation; breach of contract

In re Interest of Landon H.

S-13-0140, In re Interest of Landon H.

Separate Juvenile Court for Lancaster County, Judge Toni G. Thorson

Attorneys: Daniel Zieg (County Attorney’s Office) --- David Thompson (for Appellant Bonnie H., natural mother)

Civil: Termination of parental rights; withdrawal of counsel

Proceedings below: The trial court allowed Appellant’s counsel to withdraw prior to the hearing on the motion for termination finding counsel could not ethically represent Appellant. The trial court terminated Appellant’s parental rights.

State obo Brian M. v. Brian F.

S-12-1123, State of Nebraska obo Brian M. v. Brian F.

Douglas County, Judge Peter Bataillon

Attorneys: Kathryn L. Hoyme (State of Nebraska)/ Pro se Appellee

Civil: This is the State’s appeal from Brian F.’s successful petition to have a decree of paternity set aside, based on genetic testing, and to terminate his child support obligations.

In re Interest of Danaisha W.

S-13-0218, In re Interest of Danaisha W. et al.

Separate Juvenile Court for Lancaster County, Judge Linda S. Porter

Attorneys: Hazel Rodriguez (Legal Aid of NE) (for Appellant Dennisca W.) --- Carolyn Bosn (County Attorney’s Office)

Civil: Visitation order

Proceedings below: The trial court suspended visitation between Appellant and the minor children but in the order, set forth specific terms Appellant could abide by in order for supervised visitation to occur.

State v. Jones (20)

S-12-1208, State v. Antwan Jones (Appellant)

Douglas County, Judge Peter Bataillon

Attorneys: Thomas C. Riley (Public Defender’s Office) (Appellant) ---Kimberly Klein (Attorney General’s Office)

Criminal: Count I: First Degree Murder; Count II: Use of a Firearm to Commit a Felony; Count III: Possession of a Firearm by a Prohibited Person.

McIver v. McIver

A-13-0052, Amy McIver (Cross-Appellant) v. Kevin McIver (Appellant)

District Court for Douglas County, District Judge Leigh A. Retelsdorf

Attorney for Appellant:  Jerrad R. Ahrens (Cordell Law Firm)

Attorney for Appellee/Cross-Appellant:  Virginia A. Albers (Lieben Whitted Law Firm)

Civil Action:  Dissolution of marriage

In re Interest of Keisha G.

A-12-1203, In re Interest of Keisha G.:  State of Nebraska v. Michael G. (Appellant)

Hall County, County Judge Arthur S. Wetzel

Attorney for Appellant:  Jerry Fogarty

Attorney for Appellee:  Tanya J. Hansen (Leininger, Smith, Johnson, Baack, Placzek & Allen) 

Juvenile Action:  Termination of Parental Rights

Belitz v. Belitz

A-12-0461, Kathleen Belitz n/k/a Kathleen Monaco v. John F. Belitz, Jr. (Appellant)

District Court for Douglas County, District Judge James T. Gleason

Attorney for Appellant:  Joan Watke Stacy

Attorney for Appellee:  Joni Visek

Civil Action:  Modification of custody, removal from Nebraska

Action taken by the Trial Court:  The trial court found a material change in circumstances such that the mother should have custody of the minor child and granted her permission to remove the child to Illinois.

 

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