Davis v. State

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Davis v. State

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February 3, 2017
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Case Summary

S-16-0355, Johnnie W. Davis [appellant] v. State of Nebraska, Nebraska Department of Correctional Services, Nebraska Attorney General's Office, Nebraska Board of Parole, Dave Heineman, Jon Bruning, Michael Kenney, Kyle Poppert, George Green, Sharon Lindgreen, Kathy Blut, Esther Casmer, Rex Richard, Miguel A. Gomez, Rosalyn Cotton, and James Pearson

Lancaster County, Honorable Lori A. Maret

Attorneys: Jeanelle R. Lust and Charles E. Wilbrand (Knudsen Berkheimer) for appellant; Douglas Peterson, Bijan Koohmaraie, and David Lopez (Attorney General's Office) for appellees

Civil: Negligence and ' 1983 action

Proceedings below: District court granted defendants/appellees' motion to dismiss

Issues: Did the district court err in 1) dismissing the entire complaint with prejudice; 2) determining the Nebraska Parole Board and its members are immune from the claims; 3) determining non-parole board defendants cannot be held liable; 4) failing to weigh the role of the non parole board defendants; 5) determining the State has not waived soverign immunity for the claims asserted; 6) determining the negligence action triggers the discretionary function exemption of Neb. Rev. Stat. ' 83-1,121; 7) determining the ' 1983 claims were not plead with specificity; 8) determining the state defendants are granted qualified immunity against the ' 1983 claims; 9) not allowing appellant to amend his complaint.