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State v. Benavides
Date: September 30, 2016
Citation: 294 Neb. 902
Docket Number: S-15-1053
Donut Holdings v. Risberg
Date: September 30, 2016
Citation: 294 Neb. 861
Docket Number: S-15-851
Hartley v. Metropolitan Util. Dist.
Date: September 30, 2016
Citation: 294 Neb. 870
Docket Number: S-15-976
State v. Rothenberger  
Date: September 23, 2016
Citation: 294 Neb. 810
Docket Number: S-14-1160

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, Defendant was convicted of refusal to submit to a chemical test. Defendant was sentenced to six months’ probation. The district court and court of appeals affirmed. The Supreme Court affirmed, holding...

State v. Mitchell  
Date: September 23, 2016
Citation: 294 Neb. 832
Docket Number: S-15-086

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, Defendant was convicted of driving under the influence (DUI), fourth offense, with refusal to submit to a chemical test, and for driving during revocation. The court of appeals affirmed. Defendant pet...

Steckelberg v. Nebraska State Patrol  
Date: September 23, 2016
Citation: 294 Neb. 842
Docket Number: S-15-879

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff, a trooper with the Nebraska State Patrol, was an applicant for a lateral transfer to the position of “Executive Protection Trooper.” After another applicant was awarded the position, Plaintiff filed a public r...

State v. Raatz  
Date: September 23, 2016
Citation: 294 Neb. 852
Docket Number: S-16-194

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant pleaded no contest to criminal mischief, a Class IV felony. After a hearing, the district court sentenced Defendant to a term of imprisonment of twenty to forty months. Defendant appealed, arguing that the dist...

State v. Cornwell  
Date: September 16, 2016
Citation: 294 Neb. 799
Docket Number: S-15-1040

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was charged by information with driving under the influence and refusing to submit to a chemical test. Defendant filed a motion to quash the information, alleging that Neb. Rev. Stat. 60-6,197 and 60-6,197.03(6...

Schlake v. Schlake  
Date: September 16, 2016
Citation: 294 Neb. 755
Docket Number: S-15-263

Justia Opinion Summary: While they were married, Marcia and Gene Schlake purchased residential property as joint tenants. After the parties divorced, Marcia conveyed a remained interest in her undivided one-half interest to her two children but...

State v. Harris  
Date: September 16, 2016
Citation: 294 Neb. 766
Docket Number: S-15-332

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant pled guilty to possession of a deadly weapon by a prohibited person and, after a jury trial, was found guilty of second degree murder and of using a deadly weapon to commit a felony. The Supreme Court affirmed...

In re Interest of Alec S.  
Date: September 16, 2016
Citation: 294 Neb. 784
Docket Number: S-15-658

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2015, the State filed a motion to terminate Mother’s parental rights to her minor child. After conducting a termination hearing, the juvenile court terminated Mother’s parental rights, finding by clear and convincing...

State ex rel. Counsel for Dis. v. Martin
Date: September 16, 2016
Citation: 294 Neb. 805
Docket Number: S-16-740
State v. Jenkins  
Date: September 9, 2016
Citation: 294 Neb. 684
Docket Number: S-14-1087

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, Defendant was convicted of two counts of robbery. The district court found Defendant to be a habitual criminal and sentenced her to consecutive prison terms of thirty to fifty years on each robbery co...

State v. Hood  
Date: September 9, 2016
Citation: 294 Neb. 747
Docket Number: S-15-1124

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was charged with motor vehicle homicide, manslaughter, driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs causing serious bodily injury, and other charges arising out of an accident in which the driver of another...

Funk v. Lincoln-Lancaster County Crime Stoppers  
Date: September 9, 2016
Citation: 294 Neb. 715
Docket Number: S-15-743

Justia Opinion Summary: Still images from a video of Plaintiff conducting a legitimate transaction at an ATM were placed on the Lincoln-Lancaster County Crime Stoppers (Crime Stoppers) Web site with text stating that Plaintiff had used someone’...

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