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Strode v. Saunders County Board of Equalization

S-12-0911, S-12-0912, S-12-0913, S-12-0914), Randy and Helen Strode (Petitioners) v. Saunders County Board of Equalization (Respondent)

Consolidated appeals

Tax Equalization and Review Commission

Attorneys: Scott Tingelhoff (Saunders County Attorney) --- Terry K. Barber (Barber & Barber PCLLO) (Petitioners)

Civil: Tax protest of valuation of real property; zoned for public and semi-public use

City of Papillion v. Pinnacle Enterprises, Inc.

S-12-0385, City of Papillion v. Pinnacle Enterprises, Inc. (Appellant)

Sarpy County, Judge Daniel E. Bryan, Jr.

Attorneys: Paul F. Peters (Appellant) --- Michael N. Schirber (Schirber & Wagner, LLP)  

Civil: Condemnation proceedings; costs and fees

Proceedings below: The district court found there had been only one eminent domain taking and awarded attorney fees, court costs, and expert witness fees to Pinnacle.

Beveridge v. Savage

S-12-1007, Reid Beveridge (Appellant) v. John and Jill Savage (Appellee)

Cass County District Court, Judge Randall L. Rehmeier 

Attorneys: Christopher A. Sievers and Joseph F. Gross, (Timmermier, Gross & Prentiss) (Appellant); T. Cody Farrens and Douglas Phillips (Klass Law Firm, L.L.P.)

Civil: Landlord/tenant; Appeal from grant of summary judgment in favor of Appellees  

State v. Sikes

S-12-0399, State v. Gary L. Sikes (Appellant)

Hall County, Judge William T. Wright

Attorneys: Vicky A. Kenney (Public Defender’s Office) ---George R. Love (Attorney General’s Office)

Criminal: Plea: DUI, 3rd offense

Proceedings below: Appellant entered a plea to DUI, 3rd offense. He was sentenced to 365 days in jail, a $600 fine and revocation of his license for 15 years.

Fox v. Whitbeck

S-12-0821, Mary Fox (Appellee) v. Raymond Whitbeck and John McWilliams (Intervenor/Appellant) and Sherry McWill (Intervenor)

Douglas County, Judge J. Michael Coffey

Attorneys: Ralph E. Peppard (Appellee) --- Theodore R. Boecker, Jr. (Boecker Law PCLLO) (for Intervenor/Appellant)

Civil: Lien on property; sheriff’s sale of property

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