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Heckman v. Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway Company

S-12-0335, Eddie Heckman v. Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad Company (Appellant)

Box Butte County, Judge Travis O’Gorman

Attorneys: Nichole S. Bogen, Thomas C. Sattler (Wolfe Snowden Hurd Luers & Ahl LLP) (Appellant) --- Andrew W. Snyder (Chaloupka Holyoke Snyder Chaloupka Longoria & Kishiyama PCLLO)---Deborah R. Gilg (U.S. Attorney), Kathryn Keneally (Assistant Attorney General), Robert L. Homan(Assistant U.S. Attorney) (for United States, Department of Justice as Amicus Curiae)

State v. Floyd

A-12-0056, State v. William C. Floyd, Jr. (Appellant)

Douglas County, Judge Thomas A. Otepka

Attorneys: Pro Se Appellant --- James D. Smith (Attorney General’s Office)

Civil: Postconviction

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

Issues: The trial court erred in (1) dismissing Appellant’s motion for postconviction relief; (2) denying an evidentiary hearing; (3) not appointing counsel to represent Appellant.

 

Vlach v. Vlach

S-12-866, Ronald G. Vlach (Appellant) v. Rhonda K. Vlach (Appellee)

Dodge County --Judge Geoffrey C. Hall

Attorneys:  Donald D. Schneider (Appellant) ---Susan A. Anderson, Anderson & Bressman Law Firm, P.C., L.L.O. 

Civil:  Declaratory Judgment

State v. Branch

S-12-1010, State v. James Branch (Appellant)

Douglas County, Judge W. Mark Ashford

Attorneys: Sean M. Conway (Dornan Lustgarten & Troia PCLLO) (Appellant) --- George R. Love (Attorney General’s Office)

Civil: Postconviction; life sentence

Proceedings below: The trial court denied Appellant postconviction relief without holding an evidentiary hearing.

Issues: The district court erred in failing to grant Appellant an evidentiary hearing on his amended motion for postconviction relief.

State v. Schanaman

S-12-0808, State v. David Schanaman (Appellant)

Kimball County, Judge Derek C. Weimer

Attorneys: Todd Morten (Island & Huff PCLLO) (appellant) --- Melissa Vincent (Attorney General’s Office)

Criminal: Plea: Motion to withdraw plea

Proceedings below: The trial court denied Appellant’s motion to withdraw plea. The district court affirmed.

Krings v. Garfield County Board of Equalization

S-12-0623, Ladd D. Krings v. Garfield County Board of Equalization

Tax Equalization and Review Commission

Attorneys: Jonathan D. Cannon (Special Assistant Attorney General for Douglas A. Ewald, Tax Commissioner and Ruth Sorensen, Property Tax Administrator) (Appellants) --- no briefs filed on behalf of Petitioner or Garfield County

Civil: Valuation of certain real property in Garfield County, Nebraska.

State v. Pangborn

S-12-0941, State v. Matthew Pangborn (Appellant)

Gage County, Judge Paul Korslund

Attorneys: Brett McAuthur (Appellant) --- George R. Love (Attorney General’s Office)

Criminal: Abuse of a Vulnerable Adult (4 counts); Attempted Abuse of a Vulnerable Adult (1 count); Strangulation (3 counts); Attempted Strangulation (one count).

Proceedings below: Appellant was found guilty of all the crimes alleged. He was sentenced to a total of 15 to 23 years in prison.

Braunger Foods, LLC v. Sears (PFR)

S-11-1109, Braunger Foods, LLC f/n/a TOBA of Iowa, LLC d/b/a Braunger Foods (Appellant) v. Michael K. Sears and Hungry’s North, Inc.

Dakota County, Judge Paul J. Vaughan

Attorneys: Anthony L. Osborn, Jeana L. Goosmann (Appellant) --- Pro Se Appellee

Civil: Enforcement of personal guaranty

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