Court of Appeals Courtroom, State Capitol Building, Lincoln, Nebraska
S-13-1014, Gaver v. Schneider’s O.K. Tire Company, Inc.
Platte County, Judge Robert R. Steinke
Attorneys: Ralph A. Froehlich (Locher, Pavelka, Dostal, Braddy & Hammes) (for Appellant); Stan A. Emerson (Sipple, Hansen, Emerson, Schumacher & Klutman)
Civil: Enforceability of noncompetition agreement
Proceedings Below: The district court entered a declaratory judgment finding that two noncompetition agreements between the parties were invalid and unenforceable.
S-13-0850, State v. Jeffrey Hessler (Appellant)
Scotts Bluff County, Judge Randall Lippstreu
Attorneys: Alan G. Stoler, Jerry M. Hug (Alan G. Stoler PCLLO)(Appellant) --- James D. Smith (Attorney General’s Office)
Civil: Postconviction relief; Writ of Error Coram Nobis
Proceedings below: The district court determined that Appellant was procedurally barred from relief on all issues and did not reach the merits of any issue presented.
S-13-0921, Andrea Grove, by her father and Next Friend Tom Grove, and Tom Grove Individually vs. City of Ralston
Douglas County District Court, Judge Duane C. Doughtery
Attorneys: Ronald J. Palagi for Appellants; Thomas J. Culhane and Matthew Reilly (Erickson Sederstrom) for Appellee.
Civil – Negligence under Political Subdivision Tort Claims Act
S-13-290, Barbara J. Schanuth v. Michael C. Schanuth
Sarpy County District Court, Judge William B. Zastera
Attorneys: Michael N. Schirber (Schirber & Wagner, L.L.P.) (Appellant); Philip B. Katz (Koenig, Dunne Divorce Law, P.C., L.L.O.)
Civil: Appeal from dissolution of marriage action where the district court made rulings concerning the allocation of martial and non-marital property.
S-13-0891, State v. Brian D. Smith (Appellant)
Washington County, Judge John B. Samson
Attorneys: Jeffery A. Pickens (Nebraska Commission on Public Advocacy) (Appellant) --- James D. Smith (Attorney General’s Office)
Civil: Motion to correct illegal, unconstitutional, and void sentence
Proceedings below: The trial court found it did not have jurisdiction over Appellant’s motion as he did not bring his claim under a procedure recognized by Nebraska law and dismissed the motion.
S-13-1032, George Shepard v. Robert Houston (Appellant)
Lancaster County, Judge Andrew R. Jacobsen
Attorneys: Jessica M. Forch (Assistant Attorney General) (for Appellant) --- Pro Se Appellee
Civil: Constitutionality of Neb. Rev. Stat. § 29-4106, DNA Identification Information Act.
S-13-0847, State v. Angelo Tolbert (Appellant)
Douglas County, Judge Mark Ashford
Attorneys: Scott S. Sladek, Brenda J. Leuck (Public Defender’s Office) (Appellant) --- Kimberly A. Klein (Attorney General’s Office)
Criminal: Count I: Murder in the First Degree; Count II: Use of a Firearm to Commit a Felony; Count III, Assault in the First Degree; Count IV: Use of a Firearm to Commit a Felony
S-13-0698, State v. Thylun Hill (Appellant)
Douglas County, Judge Leigh Ann Retelsdorf
Attorneys: Kelly M. Steenbock (Public Defender’s Office) (Appellant) --- Erin E. Tangeman (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.
S-13-0821, State v. Curtis H. Lavalleur (Appellant)
Lancaster County District Court, Judge Andrew Jacobson
Attorneys: Kimberly A. Klein (Attorney General’s Office) --- Dennis Keefe & Webb E. Bancroft (Public Defender’s Office) (Appellant)
Criminal: Attempted sexual assault
Proceedings below: Following a jury trial, Appellant was found not guilty of sexual assault, but was found guilty of attempted sexual assault and sentenced to 24 to 36 months of imprisonment.
S-13-0699, Larry L. Rice (Appellant) v. Fred W. Myer, et al. (Cross-Appellants/Appellees)
Sioux County, Judge Travis O’Gorman
Attorneys: John F. Simmons (Simmons Olsen Law Firm PC) (Appellees) --- Daniel H. Skavdahl (Skavdahl Edmund & Stecher Law Offices) (Appellant)
Civil: Action to terminate severed mineral interests pursuant to Neb. Rev. Stat. §§ 57-228 to 57-231; equity.