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State ex rel. Counsel for Dis. v. Moore
Date: July 22, 2016
Citation: 294 Neb. 283
Docket Number: S-15-1177
Lorenzen v. Lorenzen  
Date: July 22, 2016
Citation: 294 Neb. 204
Docket Number: S-15-514

Justia Opinion Summary: Jennifer Lorenzen filed a complaint seeking to dissolve her marriage to David Lorenzen. The parties reached an agreement on certain issues, but a trial was required to determine other property-related issues, including t...

Weitz Co., LLC v. Hands, Inc.  
Date: July 22, 2016
Citation: 294 Neb. 215
Docket Number: S-15-581

Justia Opinion Summary: The Weitz Company, LLC, a general contractor, submitted a bid on a planned nursing facility. Weitz’s bid incorporated the amount of a bid submitted to Weitz by H&S Plumbing and Heating for the plumbing work and the heati...

Edwards v. Hy-Vee, Inc.  
Date: July 22, 2016
Citation: 294 Neb. 237
Docket Number: S-15-682

Justia Opinion Summary: Susan Edwards slipped on a piece of watermelon while shopping at a grocery store operated by Hy-Vee, Inc. and fell. Approximately six feet from where Edwards fell a man was handing out watermelon samples to customers. Pl...

State v. Bol  
Date: July 22, 2016
Citation: 294 Neb. 248
Docket Number: S-15-706

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant, whose native language was Dinka Bor, pleaded no contest to first degree murder. After a colloquy, the trial court accepted Defendant’s plea, finding that Defendant had entered his plea freely, voluntarily, kno...

In re Interest of Alan L.  
Date: July 22, 2016
Citation: 294 Neb. 261
Docket Number: S-15-860

Justia Opinion Summary: After two commitment hearings, the juvenile court entered an order committing Alan L. to the Office of Juvenile Services (OJS) for commitment at a youth rehabilitation and treatment center. In its first order, the court...

State ex rel. Counsel for Dis. v. Weinberg
Date: July 22, 2016
Citation: 294 Neb. 289
Docket Number: S-16-266
Stanosheck v. Jeanette  
Date: July 15, 2016
Citation: 294 Neb. 138
Docket Number: S-15-490

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2014, Elizabeth Stanosheck filed for divorce from Joseph Jeanette. After a trial in 2015, the district court entered judgment diving the marital estate. The Supreme Court affirmed in part and vacated in part, holding...

Burnett v. Maddocks  
Date: July 15, 2016
Citation: 294 Neb. 152
Docket Number: S-15-712

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2006, a Colorado court entered a decree for adult adoption making Plaintiff, who was fifty-eight years old at the time, the heir of Merrill Maddocks under the intestacy laws. In 2014, Merrill died without leaving any...

State v. Duncan  
Date: July 15, 2016
Citation: 294 Neb. 162
Docket Number: S-15-763

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, Defendant was found guilty of theft by unlawful taking, more than $500 but less than $1500, a class IV felony. The conviction was based on the accusation that Defendant unlawfully took two items belon...

State v. Aguallo  
Date: July 15, 2016
Citation: 294 Neb. 177
Docket Number: S-15-849

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant entered a plea of no contest to sexual assault of a child, third degree. At sentencing, the district court considered the effect of certain amendments made to Nebraska’s sentencing laws by 2015 Neb. Laws, L.B....

State v. Carr  
Date: July 15, 2016
Citation: 294 Neb. 185
Docket Number: S-15-921, S-15-922

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant pleaded guilty to robbery. In a separate criminal case, Defendant pleaded no contest to attempted robbery, use of a firearm to commit a felony, and manslaughter. A few days before the sentencing hearing, Defend...

State v. Thompson  
Date: July 15, 2016
Citation: 294 Neb. 197
Docket Number: S-15-971

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was convicted of driving under the influence (DUI), third offense, with a blood alcohol concentration of .15 or greater. The district court sentenced Defendant to a period of twenty-four months’ probation and,...

Lingenfelter v. Lower Elkhorn Natural Res. Dist.  
Date: July 8, 2016
Citation: 294 Neb. 46
Docket Number: S-14-1112

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant, a farmer, owned Dunaway Farm and Rehfeld Farm, both of which were located within the jurisdiction of the Lower Elkhorn Natural Resources District. Beginning in 2010, Appellant used the well on Rehfeld Farm to...

Cisneros v. Graham  
Date: July 8, 2016
Citation: 294 Neb. 83
Docket Number: S-15-392

Justia Opinion Summary: Hilda Graham (Hilda), the owner of a certificate of deposit (CD), changed the payable-on-death beneficiary to Elaine Cisneros (Cisneros) in 2013. That same year, Hilda appointed Gregory Graham (Graham) as her power of at...

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