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State v. Hansen (PFR)

S-13-0653, State v. Daphne Hansen (Appellant)

Antelope County, Judge James G. Kube

Attorneys: Matthew M. Munderloh (Johnson & Mock) (Appellant) --- J. Kirk Brown (Attorney General’s Office)

Criminal: Second-degree arson, conspiracy to commit arson, and aiding consummation of a felony

State obo Connor H. v. Blake G.

S-13-0995) State obo Connor H. v. Blake Goering v. Amanda Haufle (Appellant)
S-13-1000) In re Name Change of Haufle

(Consolidated Appeals)

Johnson County, Judge Daniel E. Bryan, Jr.

Attorneys: Marc Odgaard (Hanson, Hrock & Kuntz) for Appellant; Diane Merwin (Frankhauser, Nelsen, Wertz, Ziskey & Merwin) for the Appellee

Civil: Name Change of Minor Child

State v. Larkin

S-13-0807, State v. Travis Larkin (Appellant)

Lancaster County, Judge Steven D. Burns

Attorneys: John Jorgensen (Public Defender’s Office for Appellant) --- Stacy M. Foust (Attorney General’s Office)

Criminal: 3rd degree sexual assault of a child

Proceedings below: A jury found Appellant guilty of 3rd degree assault of a child. He was sentenced 1-3 years in prison.  The State filed a Petition to Bypass the Court of Appeals which was granted by the Nebraska Supreme Court.

Millennium Laboratories, Inc. v. Ward

S-13-0826, Millennium Laboratories, Inc. and Amos Burdine and Jackson Benefield [appellants] v. Brian Ward

Sarpy County, Honorable William B. Zastera

Attorneys: James P. Fitzgerald (McGrath North) and Lance A. Etcheverry (Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, LLP, of Los Angeles, CA) for appellants; Michael T. Hilgers and Carrie S. Dolton (Gober Hilgers LLC) and Heather A. Boice (Perkins Coie LLP of Chicago, IL) for appellee.

State v. Wetherell

S-13-0805, State v. Niccole A. Wetherell (Appellant)

Sarpy County, Judge William Zastera

Attorneys: Stacy M. Foust (Attorney General’s Office) --- Pro Se Appellant

Civil: Postconviction (Life sentence)

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

State v. Kays (PFR)

S-11-0504, State v. Charles E. Kays (Appellant)

Douglas County, Judge Leigh Ann Retelsdorf

Attorneys: George R. Love (Attorney General’s Office) --- Frank E. Robak, Sr. (Appellant)

Criminal: Sexual assault of a child, 1st degree (one count); Sexual assault of a child, 3rd degree (2 counts)

State v. Castillo-Zamora

S-14-0020, State v. Jesus Castillo-Zamara (Appellant)

Hall County District Court, Judge James D. Livingston

Attorneys: George R. Love (Attorney General’s Office) --- Gerard A. Piccolo (Public Defender’s Office) (Appellant)

Criminal: First degree sexual assault, a Class II felony

Proceedings below: Appellant was convicted following a jury trial. 

State ex rel. Counsel/Discipline v. Connor

S-13-0963, State of Nebraska ex rel. Counsel for Discipline of the Nebraska Supreme Court (Relator) v. James Connor (Respondent)

Original Action

Attorneys: Thomas J. Anderson and Tim J. Kielty (for Respondent) --- Kent Frobish (Assistant Counsel for Discipline)

Civil: Attorney Discipline

State v. Loyuk

S-13-0806, State v. Anoroy Loyuk (Appellant)

Lancaster County, Judge Paul D. Merritt, Jr.

Attorneys: Valerie McHargue (Public Defender’s Office for Appellant) --- Kimberly Klein (Attorney General’s Office)

Criminal: Sexual Abuse of an Inmate or Parolee, 1st degree

Proceedings below: Appellant was found guilty by a jury. He was sentenced to an 18 month probation sentence. Appellant filed a Petition to Bypass the Court of Appeals which was granted by the Nebraska Supreme Court.

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