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Nebraska v. Rask  
Date: August 26, 2016
Citation: 294 Neb. 612
Docket Number: S-15-1009

Justia Opinion Summary: A police officer discovered Bruce Rask asleep in the cab of his running pickup truck. Rask was ultimately charged with several offenses including driving under the influence (third offense). A jury later found him guilty...

Klein v. Oakland/Red Oak Hold.  
Date: August 26, 2016
Citation: 294 Neb. 535
Docket Number: S-15-380

Justia Opinion Summary: Jeremy and Kimberly Klein, and Robert and Elaine Lynch, (collectively, appellees) purchased a trust deed at a trustee’s sale for certain real estate. Prior to the trustee’s sale, treasurer’s tax deeds for the same real e...

Nebraska v. Parnell  
Date: August 26, 2016
Citation: 294 Neb. 551
Docket Number: S-15-684

Justia Opinion Summary: In a direct appeal, Tracy Parnell challenged his convictions by jury of first degree murder, attempted first degree murder, two counts of use of a deadly weapon to commit a felony, and possession of a weapon by a prohibi...

Interiano-Lopez v. Tyson Fresh Meats  
Date: August 26, 2016
Citation: 294 Neb. 586
Docket Number: S-15-722

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2013, Wilmer Interiano-Lopez was living in Sioux City, Iowa, and working for Tyson at a meatpacking plant in Dakota City, Nebraska. One of his jobs involved cutting the stomach or “paunch” of cows to allow the content...

City of Springfield v. City of Papillion  
Date: August 26, 2016
Citation: 294 Neb. 604
Docket Number: S-15-882

Justia Opinion Summary: The City of Springfield filed suit against the City of Papillion, and Sarpy County, seeking to enjoin Papillion from annexing land which had been indicated as Springfield’s area of future growth in a map adopted by the C...

Hopkins v. Hopkins  
Date: August 19, 2016
Citation: 294 Neb. 417
Docket Number: S-14-790

Justia Opinion Summary: Mother and Father divorced pursuant to a decree that granted Mother full custody of the parties' two daughters, with regular visitation for Father. Almost a decade later, Mother filed an application to modify visitation....

State v. Jenkins  
Date: August 19, 2016
Citation: 294 Neb. 475
Docket Number: S-15-169

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, Defendant was found guilty of murder in the first degree, use of a deadly weapon to commit a felony, and possession of a deadly weapon by a prohibited person. Defendant appealed, arguing that the dist...

State v. Saylor  
Date: August 19, 2016
Citation: 294 Neb. 492
Docket Number: S-15-329

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1984, the State charged Defendant with the murder of his grandmother for hiring her killing. After a stipulated bench trial, the district court found Defendant guilty of second degree murder. The district court senten...

Malone v. City of Omaha  
Date: August 19, 2016
Citation: 294 Neb. 516
Docket Number: S-15-676

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2011, the City of Omaha enacted an ordinance requiring contractors doing work within the City to obtain a license. Appellant challenged the ordinance on various grounds. As relevant on appeal, Appellant alleged that t...

Drake-Williams Steel, Inc. v. Continental Cas. Co.  
Date: August 5, 2016
Citation: 294 Neb. 386
Docket Number: S-15-445, S-15-446

Justia Opinion Summary: At the center of this dispute was defective rebar that was incorporated into the construction of concrete pile caps that would form support for the Pinnacle Bank Arena. Some of the pile caps had to be modified in order t...

State ex rel. Dep’t of Ins. v. Countrywide Truck Ins. Agency  
Date: August 5, 2016
Citation: 294 Neb. 400
Docket Number: S-15-515

Justia Opinion Summary: This action began in 1998, when the State filed a complaint on the relation of the State Department of Insurance, which was appointed as receiver of an insolvent insurance company. The case reached the Supreme Court at l...

Bixenmann v. Dickinson Land Surveyors, Inc.  
Date: August 5, 2016
Citation: 294 Neb. 407
Docket Number: S-15-695

Justia Opinion Summary: Lawrence Bixenmann tripped and fell on a stake that the owner of Dickinson Land Surveyors (Dickinson) had placed on the property of Lawrence and Norma Bixenmann while performing a land survey. The Bixenmanns brought this...

Huntington v. Pedersen  
Date: July 29, 2016
Citation: 294 Neb. 294
Docket Number: S-14-1134

Justia Opinion Summary: In two separate garnishment proceedings, Appellants, judgment creditors, served garnishment interrogatories on the judgment debtors’ attorney (Attorney). Appellants did not challenge Attorney’s answers in the first garni...

State v. Milos  
Date: July 29, 2016
Citation: 294 Neb. 375
Docket Number: S-15-1025

Justia Opinion Summary: After a bench trial, Defendant was convicted of possession of a controlled substance and sentenced to probation. On appeal, Defendant challenged the district court’s denial of his motion to suppress and in finding suffic...

State v. Smith  
Date: July 29, 2016
Citation: 294 Neb. 311
Docket Number: S-15-127

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, Defendant was found guilty of attempted second degree murder, first degree assault, and use of a weapon to commit a felony. The Court of Appeals reversed. The Supreme Court affirmed, holding that Defe...

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