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Recent Decisions From the Nebraska Supreme Court

State v. Rogers
Date: July 21, 2017
Citation: 297 Neb. 265
Docket Number: S-16-1114
State v. Vela
Date: July 21, 2017
Citation: 297 Neb. 227
Docket Number: S-16-465
Applied Underwriters, Inc. v. S.E.B. Services of New York, Inc.
Date: July 21, 2017
Citation: 297 Neb. 246
Docket Number: S-16-496
City of Lincoln v. County of Lancaster
Date: July 21, 2017
Citation: 297 Neb. 256
Docket Number: S-16-852
State v. Cross  
Date: July 14, 2017
Citation: 297 Neb. 154
Docket Number: S-16-376

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the district court’s dismissal of Appellant’s motion for new trial claiming newly discovered evidence, holding that Appellant failed to satisfy the timeliness requirements of Neb. Rev. Stat. 29...

Landrum v. City of Omaha Planning Board  
Date: July 14, 2017
Citation: 297 Neb. 165
Docket Number: S-16-383

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed in part and in part vacated and dismissed a district court order that dismissed Homeowners’ amended petition in order challenging a conditional use permit issued by the Omaha Planning Board and...

Stephens v. Stephens  
Date: July 14, 2017
Citation: 297 Neb. 188
Docket Number: S-16-431

Justia Opinion Summary: Accrued investment earnings or appreciation of nonmarital assets during the marriage are presumed marital unless the party seeking the classification of the growth as nonmarital proves that the growth is readily identifi...

Hike v. State  
Date: July 14, 2017
Citation: 297 Neb. 212
Docket Number: S-16-593

Justia Opinion Summary: In Hike I, Leo and Joanna Hike filed a petition of appeal seeking compensation after the State exercised its power of eminent domain in 2008 to acquire a parcel of the Hikes’ property for an expansion of a highway. The S...

Cohan v. Medical Imaging Consultants  
Date: July 7, 2017
Citation: 297 Neb. 111
Docket Number: S-16-145

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellants Mary and Terry Cohan brought a medical malpractice action against Appellees alleging that Appellees’ negligent treatment caused Mary’s breast cancer to progress undiagnosed for one year, which led to Mary suff...

Farmers Co-op v. State (supplemental opinion)
Date: July 7, 2017
Citation: 297 Neb. 132
Docket Numbers: S-16-312, S-16-313, S-16-312, S-16-313
McGauley v. Washington County  
Date: July 7, 2017
Citation: 297 Neb. 134
Docket Number: S-16-897

Justia Opinion Summary: The personal representative of James McGauley’s estate brought a wrongful death action against Washington County for the death of McGauley, a quarry worker who was killed while operating a dump truck on a road being buil...

Erin W. v. Charissa W.  
Date: July 7, 2017
Citation: 297 Neb. 143
Docket Number: S-16-958

Justia Opinion Summary: Charissa was pregnant when she married Erin. Several months later, Charissa gave birth to a daughter. Charissa listed Erin as the child’s father on her birth certificate. The parties later separated. One year later, Char...

Jill B. v. State  
Date: June 30, 2017
Citation: 297 Neb. 57
Docket Number: S-15-778

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs sued the State and the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (collectively, the State) after a state employee falsely told them that K.D.M. had no sexual abuse history and, upon K.D.M’s placement in...

State v. Gach  
Date: June 30, 2017
Citation: 297 Neb. 96
Docket Number: S-16-156

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant moved to vacate his conviction for one count of assault in the first degree and withdraw his plea of no contest to the charge, arguing that the district court erred by failing to properly advise him of the immi...

In re Petition of Golden Plains Services Transportation, Inc.  
Date: June 30, 2017
Citation: 297 Neb. 105
Docket Number: S-16-734

Justia Opinion Summary: 291 Neb. Admin. Code ch. 3, 010.01C does not limit “open class” carriers to providing only prearranged transportation but allows carriers to also operate on a for-hire basis. Golden Plains Services Transportation, Inc....

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