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D.I. v. Gibson  
Date: February 24, 2017
Citation: 295 Neb. 903
Docket Number: S-15-1166

Justia Opinion Summary: D.I. was committed for treatment as a dangerous sex offender under the Sex Offender Commitment Act (SOCA). The Supreme Court upheld the commitment. The Douglas County public defender’s office represented D.I. during the...

State v. Lester  
Date: February 24, 2017
Citation: 295 Neb. 878
Docket Number: S-15-742

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, Defendant was convicted of first-degree murder, first-degree assault, robbery, attempted robbery, and four counts of use of a deadly weapon to commit a felony. The Supreme Court affirmed, holding (1)...

deNourie & Yost Homes, LLC v. Frost  
Date: February 24, 2017
Citation: 295 Neb. 912
Docket Number: S-16-014

Justia Opinion Summary: Homeowners obtained loans from Bank for the construction of a new home and entered into an agreement with Contractor to complete the new home construction. When Homeowners defaulted on payments owed to Contractor and on...

Merie B. on behalf of Brayden O. v. State  
Date: February 24, 2017
Citation: 295 Neb. 933
Docket Number: S-16-437

Justia Opinion Summary: Brayden O. was a seventeen-year-old girl who suffered from Coffin-Lowry Syndrome and other disabilities. Brayden had been receiving home and community-based waiver services through the Medicaid division of the Nebraska D...

State v. McCumber  
Date: February 24, 2017
Citation: 295 Neb. 941
Docket Number: S-16-446

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was convicted and sentenced for refusing to submit to a chemical test, refusing to submit to a preliminary breath test, and driving without a license. On appeal, Defendant challenged the district court’s determ...

State v. Torres  
Date: February 17, 2017
Citation: 295 Neb. 830
Docket Number: S-16-269

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, Appellant was convicted of two counts of first degree murder and other crimes. Appellant was sentenced to death on each murder conviction. The Supreme Court affirmed on appeal. Appellant later filed a...

Harring v. Gress  
Date: February 17, 2017
Citation: 295 Neb. 852
Docket Number: S-16-362

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant was previously married to the decedent. Together, they had a son (Son). After the decedent died, Appellant filed a claim with the estate on Son’s behalf seeking one-half of Son’s reasonable secondary educationa...

Henn v. American Family Mutual Insurance Co.  
Date: February 17, 2017
Citation: 295 Neb. 859
Docket Number: S-16-597

Justia Opinion Summary: Rosemary Henn filed a putative class action in a federal court alleging that American Family Mutual Insurance Company wrongfully failed to compensate her and others similarly situated by depreciating labor costs in calcu...

Anderson v. Union Pacific Railroad Co.  
Date: February 10, 2017
Citation: 295 Neb. 785
Docket Number: S-15-1224

Justia Opinion Summary: Dan Anderson filed suit against Union Pacific Railroad Company under the Federal Employers’ Liability Act, asserting that he suffered permanent injuries resulting from a fall during the course of his employment. The jury...

Frederick v. City of Falls City  
Date: February 10, 2017
Citation: 295 Neb. 795
Docket Number: S-16-236

Justia Opinion Summary: David Leon Frederick sent a public records request to the City of Falls City administrator requesting certain records in the physical custody of Falls City and the Falls City Economic Development and Growth Enterprise, I...

State v. Watson  
Date: February 10, 2017
Citation: 295 Neb. 802
Docket Number: S-16-335

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, Defendant was found guilty of first degree murder and use of a weapon to commit a felony. Defendant was sentenced to life imprisonment plus ten to twenty years’ imprisonment. The Supreme Court affirme...

In re Interest of Luz P.  
Date: February 10, 2017
Citation: 295 Neb. 814
Docket Number: S-16-534, S-16-535, A-16-536, S-16-537, S-16-538

Justia Opinion Summary: The State filed motions for termination of Mother’s parental rights to her five children due to abandonment, neglect, and aggravated circumstances. After a hearing, the county court granted the State’s motions to termina...

Tryon v. City of North Platte  
Date: February 3, 2017
Citation: 295 Neb. 706
Docket Number: S-15-1156

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellants filed an amended complaint seeking to invalidate a contract between the City of North Platte, Nebraska and Priority Medical Transport, LLC on the ground that the City provided insufficient notice of its confli...

Douglas County v. Archie  
Date: February 3, 2017
Citation: 295 Neb. 674
Docket Number: S-15-322

Justia Opinion Summary: After Douglas County Youth Center terminated Daniel Archie’s employment, Archie brought an administrative appeal. The Douglas County Civil Service Commission reversed the termination and ordered that Archie be reinstated...

Woodward v. Lahm  
Date: February 3, 2017
Citation: 295 Neb. 698
Docket Number: S-15-928

Justia Opinion Summary: After Joel Woodward was convicted of driving under the influence (DUI) a second time, the Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) issued an order revoking Woodward’s commercial driver’s license (CDL) for life. Woodwa...

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