District Judge Andrew Jacobsen Sits with Nebraska Supreme Court

District Judge Andrew Jacobsen Sits with Nebraska Supreme Court

Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Nebraska District Court Judge Andrew R. Jacobsen of Lincoln, Nebraska, was invited to sit with the Nebraska Supreme Court on November 30, 2022.

Jacobsen heard arguments in the case of Core Bank v. Allied Construction Services, DNB Electrical Contracting, Inc., Kay Dee Company L.L.C., Krause Swaney, Inc., and Fred’s Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. v. DEMU Properties, L.L.C.  In this case, the trial court heard live testimony during a motion for summary judgment, overruled the Appellant’s motion to continue the summary judgment hearing, and sustained Appellee’s motion for summary judgment. On its own motion, the Supreme Court ordered this case to be transferred from the docket of the Court of Appeals to its docket. 

He sat in place of Justice Jonathan J. Papik, who was recused from the case. The Court session was held in the Supreme Court Courtroom of the Nebraska State Capitol in Lincoln.

Seven justices make up the Nebraska Supreme Court: Chief Justice Mike Heavican and six associate justices. On occasion, a justice must recuse him or herself from a case, and a judge from a district court or the Court of Appeals is asked to sit with the Supreme Court.    

The November 30, 2022, oral arguments can be viewed on the Court’s archive.


Screenshot from argument session on Nebraska Public Media:

(L to R) Justice Jonathan Papik, Justice Stephanie Stacy, Justice Lindsey Miller-Lerman, Chief Justice Mike Heavican, Justice William Cassel, Justice Jeff Funke, and Justice John Freudenberg. Arguing before the Court is attorney Ryan Kunhart. Recording Court arguments is Allyson Stewart.