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Lindsay International Sales & Service v. Wegener  
Date: September 15, 2017
Citation: 297 Neb. 788
Docket Number: S-16-1051

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the district court’s dismissal of this appeal, applied the savings clause of Neb. Rev. Stat. 25-1144.01, and reinstated the appeal, holding that, contrary to the conclusion of the district cour...

State v. Rivera  
Date: September 15, 2017
Citation: 297 Neb. 709
Docket Number: S-16-255

Justia Opinion Summary: At issue was whether the county court erred in overruling Defendant’s motion to suppress. The county court overruled Defendant’s motion after finding that the community caretaking exception to the Fourth Amendment applie...

White v. Busboom  
Date: September 15, 2017
Citation: 297 Neb. 717
Docket Number: S-16-377

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment in favor of Plaintiff, a former officer at the Tecumseh State Correctional Institution, and against Scott Busboom, an officer at the facility, holding that Busboom was entitled to...

In re Estate of Radford  
Date: September 15, 2017
Citation: 297 Neb. 748
Docket Number: S-16-415

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the decision of the county court concerning the distribution of the Sheila Foxley Radford Trust, holding that the county court had insufficient evidence upon which it could base its findings....

Wayne L. Ryan Revocable Trust v. Ryan  
Date: September 15, 2017
Citation: 297 Neb. 761
Docket Number: S-16-628

Justia Opinion Summary: In this appeal from an order denying intervention in a corporation dissolution, the Supreme Court affirmed, holding that the intervenors were seeking only to relitigate matters already decided by the court. Specifically,...

Streck, Inc. v. Ryan Family, LLC  
Date: September 15, 2017
Citation: 297 Neb. 773
Docket Number: S-16-664

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the district court’s order denying an intervener’s motion to intervene in her own behalf in this complaint alleging breach of a lease. Streck, Inc. filed a complaint against the Ryan Family, LL...

State ex rel. Counsel for Dis. v. Fitch
Date: September 8, 2017
Citation: 297 Neb. 705
Docket Number: S-16-1164
In re Estate of Fuchs  
Date: September 8, 2017
Citation: 297 Neb. 667
Docket Numbers: S-16-694, A-16-849

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the district court’s dismissal of Plaintiff’s application to probate his father’s will. Plaintiff allegedly learned about his father’s will more than three years after he and his brother commen...

Salem Grain Co. v. Consolidated Grain & Barge Co.  
Date: September 8, 2017
Citation: 297 Neb. 682
Docket Number: S-16-995

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the district court’s order dismissing with prejudice Plaintiff’s complaint for failure to state a claim upon which relief could be granted. Plaintiff, which operated commercial grain warehouses...

Cano v. Walker  
Date: September 1, 2017
Citation: 297 Neb. 580
Docket Number: S-16-634

Justia Opinion Summary: The common-law rule in contracts that common-law rule that the release of one joint obligor on a promissory note operates to release all represents settled law in Nebraska and should have been applied by the district cou...

Armstrong v. Clarkson College  
Date: September 1, 2017
Citation: 297 Neb. 595
Docket Number: S-16-717

Justia Opinion Summary: In this breach of contract action brought by Kelly Armstrong (Plaintiff), a former student at Clarkson College (Defendant), the Supreme Court reversed the district court’s denial of Defendant’s motion to set aside a jury...

Knapp v. Ruser  
Date: September 1, 2017
Citation: 297 Neb. 639
Docket Number: S-16-785

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the orders of the district court sustaining Defendants’ motion for summary judgment and overruling Plaintiff’s motion to alter or amend the judgment in this action brought by Plaintiff against...

Cohan v. Medical Imaging Consultants (supplemental opinion)
Date: August 25, 2017
Citation: 297 Neb. 568
Docket Number: S-16-145
In re Estate of Psota  
Date: August 25, 2017
Citation: 297 Neb. 570
Docket Number: S-16-873

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the probate court denying the application of the decedent’s wife (Wife) to be treated as an omitted spouse under a section of the Nebraska Probate Code after the decedent made n...

State v. Jones  
Date: August 18, 2017
Citation: 297 Neb. 557
Docket Number: S-16-1001

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant pled no contest to first degree murder and was sentenced to life imprisonment. Defendant was sixteen years old at the time of the murder. Defendant’s life sentence was later vacated pursuant to Miller v. Alabam...

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