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Blaser v. County of Madison, Nebraska (20)


S-11-1048, Blaser, et al. (Appellees) v. County of Madison (Appellant)

Madison County, Judge Robert B. Ensz

Attorneys:  Vincent Valentino (Appellant) --- Todd B. Vetter (Appellees) (Fitzgerald, Vetter & Temple)

Civil:   Negligence

Proceedings Below:  The district court found the county liable for negligence, and awarded damages to the driver and passenger of a truck who crashed into a washout area on a vacated road.

State v. Alarcon-Chavez (20)

S-11-0779, State v. Leodan Alarcon-Chavez (Appellant)

Madison County, Judge Robert B. Ensz

Attorneys:  Melissa A. Wentling, Kyle M. Melia (Public Defender’s Office) and Todd Lancaster (Nebraska Commission on Public Advocacy) (Appellant) --- Kimberly A. Klein (Attorney General’s Office)

Criminal:  Count I: First degree murder; Count II: Use of a deadly weapon to commit a felony; and Count III: Witness tampering

Cain v. Cain


S-11-1054 , Sherry Cain v. Donald Cain, Jr. (Appellant) 

Custer County, Judge Mark D. Kozisek

Attorneys: John P. Rademacher (Tye & Rademacher, P.C., L.L.O.) --- Kent A. Schroeder & Luke M. Simpson (Ross, Schroeder, & George, LLC) (Appellant) 

Civil: Jurisdiction of district court related to dissolution of marriage proceedings

Proceedings below: The district court denied Donald’s request to vacate an order entered during marriage dissolution proceedings

Rosberg v. Vap


S-11-0734, Kelly R. Rosberg and Paul A. Rosberg (Appellants) v. Gerald Vap and Rod Johnson

Lancaster County, Judge Karen B. Flowers

Attorneys: Paul A. Rosberg and Kelly R. Rosberg (Pro Se Appellants) --- Mark A. Fahleson and Tara L. Tesmer (Rembolt Ludtke LLP)

Civil: Contest Election

Bridgeport Ethanol LLC v. Department of Revenue


S-11-0916, Bridgeport Ethanol, L.L.C. (Appellant) v. Nebraska Dep’t of Revenue and Douglas Ewald, State Tax Commissioner (Appellee)

Lancaster County District Court--Judge John Colborn

Attorneys:  William E. Peters, Peters & Chunka, P.C., L.L.O. (Appellant), Jon Bruning, L. Jay Bartel, Office of the Attorney General (Appellee)

Civil:  Tax Refund

State v. Harris / State v. Gaskill


S-11-0527, State v. Jason J. Harris (Appellant) and 
S-11-0528, State v. Timothy A. Gaskill (Appellant) (consolidated cases)

Lancaster County, Judge Robert R. Otte

Attorneys: Joshua W. Wier (Dornan Lustgarten & Troia PCLLO) (for Appellants) --- Stacy M. Foust (Assistant Attorney General)

Criminal: Violation of the Sex Offender Registration Act under Neb. Rev. Stat. § 29-4011(1), a Class IV felony

Bacon v. Kiewit Construction Co. (***)


S-11-0541, Ronald “Tim” Bacon v. DBI/SALA, a/k/a DB Industries, Inc., (Appellant) and Kiewit Construction Co; Ridgetop Holdings, Inc,; Davis Erection Co., Inc., Employer; and Liberty Mutual Group, Its Workers’ Compensation Carrier

Douglas County, Judge James T. Gleason

Bacon v. Kiewit Construction Co.


S-11-0194 Ronald “Tim” Bacon (Appellant) v. Kiewit Construction Co., DBI/SALA, a/k/a DB Industries, Inc. and Ridgetop Holdings, Inc., Davis Erection Co., Inc., employer; and Liberty Mutual Insurance Group, its workers compensation carrier

Douglas County, Judge James T. Gleason

Attorneys: James E. Harris, Britany S. Shotkoski (Harris Kuhn LLP) (for Appellant) --- Julie A. Martin (Nolan Olson & Stryker PCLLO) (for Appellees Davis Erection Co., Inc., and Liberty Mutual Group)

Civil: Credit against settlement proceeds

State ex rel. Counsel/Discipline v. Beltzer


S-11-0688, State of Nebraska ex rel. Counsel for Discipline of the Nebraska Supreme Court (Relator) v. John Beltzer (Respondent)

Original Action

Attorneys: John W. Steele (Assistant Counsel for Discipline) --- Robert B. Creager (Anderson Creager & Wittstruck PCLLO) (for Respondent)

Civil: Attorney Discipline

Proceedings below: Respondent admitted to the amended formal charges that he used client funds held in trust for business expenses.

Issues: The only issue before the Supreme Court is the issue of an appropriate sanction.