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Gillespie v. Gillespie

S-12-0757, Daniel J. Gillespie (Appellant) v. Victoria A. Gillespie

Madison County, Judge Robert B. Ensz

Attorneys: Kathleen Koenig Rockey (Copple Rockey McKeever & Schlecht PCLLO) (Appellant) --- Mark Keenan (Appellee)

Civil: Dissolution with child custody

Proceedings below: The trial court dissolved the marriage and divided the assets and liabilities. The court awarded primary physical custody of the children to Appellee subject to parenting time by Appellant. The court set child support and awarded alimony to Appellee.

Cartwright v. State

S-12-0749, Sandra Cartwright (Appellant) v. State of Nebraska and the State of Nebraska acting through the Department of Administrative Services, Dave Heineman, in his individual capacity, Gerry Oligmueller, in his individual capacity and Randy Palmer, in his individual capacity

Lancaster County, Judge Paul D. Merritt, Jr.

Attorneys: Kathleen M. Neary (Vincent Powers & Associates) (Appellant) --- Stephanie Caldwell (Attorney General’s Office)

State v. Dixon

S-12-0525, State v. Armon M. Dixon (Appellant)

Lancaster County, Judge Jodi Nelson

Attorneys: Shawn Elliott (Public Defender’s Office) --- Kimberly Klein (Attorney General’s Office)

Criminal: First degree sexual assault; use of a weapon; robbery; habitual criminal

27 Superior, L.L.C. v. Seldin

S-12-0771, 27 Superior LLC et al. (appellants) v. Theodore M. Seldin et al.

Douglas County, Judge Thomas A. Otepka

Attorneys: James Sherrets (Sherrets Bruno & Vogt) (Appellants) / Sam King & Robert Lepp (McGill Gotsdiner, Workman & Lepp)

Civil: This is an arbitration dispute.

Proceedings below: The district court dismissed the appellants’ action. It concluded that it lacked subject matter jurisdiction

First National Bank of Omaha v. Davey

S-12-0761, First National Bank of Omaha (Appellant) v. Scott L. Davey and Deborah A. Davey

Douglas County, Hon. Marlon A. Polk

Attorneys: Donald J. Pavelka, Jr., and Patricia D. Schneider (Locher Pavelka Dostal Braddy and Hammes); Thalia Downing Carroll (Thompson Law Office)

Civil: Deficiency Judgment

Durre v. Wilkinson Development, Inc.

S-12-0627, Mark Durre, as Personal Representative of the Estate of Diana Durre (Appellant) v. Wilkinson Development, Inc., a Nebraska Corporation, Love Signs of North Platte, L.L.C., d/b/a Condon’s House of Signs, and Tri-City Sign Company (Appellees)

Lincoln County—Judge Donald E. Rowlands

Smith v. Mark Chrisman Trucking Inc.

S-12-0754, William Jerry Smith (Appellant) v. Mark Chrisman Trucking, Inc.

Nebraska Workers’ Compensation Court, Judge Michael K. High

Attorneys: Michael W. Meister (Appellant) --- Carla S. Ideus (Baylor Evnen LLP)

Civil: Right to benefits/loss of earning power calculation

Proceedings below: The trial court granted Appellee’s motion for summary judgment and thus denied Appellant’s right to a determination of his losses based upon an earning power analysis.

State v. Rocha

S-12-0411 State v. Eric O. Rocha, Sr. (Appellant)

Scotts Bluff County, Judge Leo P. Dobrovolny

Attorneys: James R. Mowbray, Todd W. Lancaster (Nebraska Commission on Public Advocacy) (Appellant) --- Stacy M. Foust (Attorney General’s Office)

Criminal: Count I: First degree sexual assault on a child less than 12 years of age; Counts II through V: Child abuse, knowingly and intentionally.

Gibbs Cattle Co. v. Bixler (20)

A-12-0687) Gibbs Cattle Co., a Nebraska Corporation v. Edna F. Bixler, et al. and Margaret Bixler and Edward Stephen Cassells (Appellants)

Sioux County, Judge Travis P. O’Gorman

Attorneys: John F. Simmons (Simmons Olsen Law Firm PC) (Appellants) --- Steven C. Smith (Smith Snyder & Petitt) (For Gibbs Cattle Co.)

Civil: Dormant mineral interests; action to terminate severed mineral interests pursuant to Neb. Rev. Stat. §§ 57-228 through 57-231.

DMK Biodiesel, LLC v. McCoy

S-12-0699, DMK Biodiesel LLC and Lanoha Biofuels LLC (Appellants) v. John McCoy, John Hanson, Phil High, and Renewable Fuels Technology LLC

Buffalo County, Honorable John P. Icenogle

Attorneys: David Domina and Brandon Hanson from DominaLaw Group (Appellants); Daniel Lindstrom and Justin Herrman from Jacobsen, Orr, Lindstrom, & Holbrook (Individual Appellees); Steve Grasz and Andrew Weeks from Husch Blackwell (Appellee – Renewable Fuels Technology)

Civil – Misrepresentation / Fraud; Nebraska Securities Act