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State ex rel. Counsel for Dis. v. Gast
Date: May 19, 2017
Citation: 296 Neb. 687
Docket Number: S-15-800
Janice M. Hinrichsen Inc. v. Messersmith Ventures, LLC  
Date: May 19, 2017
Citation: 296 Neb. 712
Docket Number: S-16-086

Justia Opinion Summary: Janice M. Hinrichsen, Inc. (JMH) had a judgment against Risk Assessment and Management, Inc. (RAM) in a previous action. In the instant action brought under the Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act (UFTA), JMH alleged that RA...

Thomas v. Board of Trustees of Nebraska State Colleges  
Date: May 19, 2017
Citation: 296 Neb. 726
Docket Number: S-16-480

Justia Opinion Summary: While Tyler Thomas and Joshua Keadle were both students at Peru State College, Keadle allegedly abducted, raped, and murdered Thomas. Appellants filed a fifth amended complaint against the Board of Trustees of the Nebras...

Clarke v. First National Bank of Omaha  
Date: May 12, 2017
Citation: 296 Neb. 632
Docket Number: S-16-146

Justia Opinion Summary: Linda Clarke filed suit against First National Bank of Omaha (FNB) alleging that she, rather than Gregg Graham, was the owner of a certificate of deposit. FNB filed a third-party action seeking recovery against Graham to...

State v. Barrera-Garrido  
Date: May 12, 2017
Citation: 296 Neb. 647
Docket Number: S-16-426

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant appealed the district court’s order that overruled his motion for postconviction relief without conducting an evidentiary hearing. Appellant pled no contest to one count of first degree false imprisonment and o...

In re Estate of Vollmann  
Date: May 12, 2017
Citation: 296 Neb. 659
Docket Number: S-16-608

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court held that “medical assistance” provided to Medicaid recipients includes costs for room and board and other “nonmedical” expenses at nursing facilities, and therefore, those costs can be recovered from t...

State v. Loding  
Date: May 12, 2017
Citation: 296 Neb. 670
Docket Number: S-16-614

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant appealed his conviction for first degree sexual assault of a child, rendered after a jury trial, and his conviction of thirty-five to fifty years’ imprisonment with credit for 129 days served. The Supreme Court...

Winder v. Union Pacific Railroad Co.  
Date: May 5, 2017
Citation: 296 Neb. 557
Docket Number: S-15-1100

Justia Opinion Summary: In this case brought under the Federal Employers’ Liability Act and the Federal Safety Appliance Acts (FSAA), the Supreme Court held that the trial court did not err in overruling Plaintiff’s motion for a directed verdic...

In re Robert L. McDowell Revocable Trust  
Date: May 5, 2017
Citation: 296 Neb. 565
Docket Number: S-16-071

Justia Opinion Summary: In this dispute between the adult children of Robert T. McDowell and Betty Jane McDowell, the county court found ineffective Betty’s exercise of a limited power of appointment given to her by Robert’s trust when she appo...

State ex rel. Veskrna v. Steel  
Date: May 5, 2017
Citation: 296 Neb. 581
Docket Number: S-16-118

Justia Opinion Summary: In this mandamus action, the State Court Administrator appealed from the district court’s denial of his motion for summary judgment and issuance of the writ of mandamus ordering the disclosure, pursuant to Nebraska’s pub...

State v. Artis
Date: May 5, 2017
Citation: 296 Neb. 606
Docket Number: S-16-464
Kohout v. Bennett Construction  
Date: May 5, 2017
Citation: 296 Neb. 608
Docket Number: S-16-609

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court ruled that the Nebraska Workers’ Compensation Court did not err in determining that Bennett Construction, a sole proprietorship owned and operated by Mark Bennett, was neither Robert Kohout’s direct emp...

State ex rel. Counsel for Dis. v. Island
Date: May 5, 2017
Citation: 296 Neb. 624
Docket Number: S-16-715
County of Douglas v. Nebraska Tax Equalization & Review Commission  
Date: April 27, 2017
Citation: 296 Neb. 501
Docket Number: S-16-548

Justia Opinion Summary: At issue in this case was the adjustment of the valuation of three subclasses of residential real property in Douglas County. The Tax Equalization and Review Commission (TERC) issued an order to show cause why it should...

In re Estate of Pluhacek  
Date: April 27, 2017
Citation: 296 Neb. 528
Docket Number: S-16-654

Justia Opinion Summary: Dorothy Pluhacek died at 100 years of age. Thereafter, Margaret Hickey, the Provincial Superioress of the Omaha province of the Notre Dame Sisters, filed an application for information probate of a document that Hickey c...

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