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State v. Edwards  
Date: November 16, 2018
Citation: 301 Neb. 579
Docket Number: S-17-1234

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the district court denying Appellant’s second motion for postconvcition relief, holding that Appellant’s second motion was barred by the limitation period set forth in Neb. Rev....

In re Estate of Graham  
Date: November 16, 2018
Citation: 301 Neb. 594
Docket Number: S-17-1296

Justia Opinion Summary: In this challenge related to a decedent’s estate the Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the county court determining that the evidence was insufficient to prove damages for the conversion of estate property allegedly...

State v. Allen  
Date: November 16, 2018
Citation: 301 Neb. 560
Docket Number: S-17-771

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the district court’s denial of Appellant’s motion for postconviction relief without an evidentiary hearing, holding that Appellant’s postconviction motion failed to state a claim for relief. A...

Krause v. Five Star Quality Care, Inc.  
Date: November 16, 2018
Citation: 301 Neb. 612
Docket Number: S-18-009

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the finding of the Workers’ Compensation Court that Employee, who was injured during the course and scope of her employment, had reached maximum medical improvement prior to the stroke she suff...

State v. McColery  
Date: November 9, 2018
Citation: 301 Neb. 516
Docket Number: S-17-1121

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the district court’s finding that the State had a lien on an appearance bond deposit assigned to a debtor’s former attorney, holding that appearance bond funds are not personal property “regist...

Cruz v. Lopez  
Date: November 9, 2018
Citation: 301 Neb. 531
Docket Number: S-17-1240

Justia Opinion Summary: At issue in this appeal was whether the statutory scheme regulating intrastate motor carriers imputes an employer-employee relationship between a general contractor and a subcontracting motor carrier’s employee for purpo...

State v. Golyar  
Date: November 9, 2018
Citation: 301 Neb. 488
Docket Number: S-17-955

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed Defendant’s conviction of first-degree murder murder and second-degree arson and the sentences imposed in connection with the convictions, holding that the evidence was sufficient to support th...

Gerber v. P & L Finance Co.  
Date: November 2, 2018
Citation: 301 Neb. 463
Docket Number: S-17-710

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the order of the Court of Appeals denying Paul Gerber’s motion seeking to recover attorney fees from P & L Finance Co., Inc., holding that, while the pleading was styled as a “Motion for Attorn...

State v. Thompson  
Date: November 2, 2018
Citation: 301 Neb. 472
Docket Number: S-17-952

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed Defendant’s convictions of driving under the influence, fifth offense, two counts of child abuse resulting in serious bodily injury, and other offenses but vacated the sentences imposed, holdin...

State ex rel. Counsel for Dis. v. Lundstrom
Date: November 2, 2018
Citation: 301 Neb. 485
Docket Number: S-18-872
State v. Washington  
Date: October 26, 2018
Citation: 301 Neb. 420
Docket Numbers: S-17-1002, S-17-1026

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the district court’s denial of Defendant’s motion to vacate and the subsequent reinstatement of the sentences originally ordered, holding that the district court did not err by not addressing D...

Weatherly v. Cochran  
Date: October 26, 2018
Citation: 301 Neb. 426
Docket Number: S-17-1329

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court dismissed the appeal brought from an order of the district court extending a harassment protection order for one year as moot but applied the public interest exception to mootness to address whether a r...

Thomas Grady Photography v. Amazing Vapor, Ltd.  
Date: October 26, 2018
Citation: 301 Neb. 401
Docket Number: S-17-818

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the district court affirming the order of the county court finding Thomas Anderson individually liable to Grady Photography under two oral contracts, holding that there was no p...

Colwell v. Mullen  
Date: October 26, 2018
Citation: 301 Neb. 408
Docket Number: S-17-889

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the district court granting summary judgment in favor of Defendants, a tax attorney and the accounting firm for which he worked, in this malpractice action, holding that Plainti...

In re Adoption of Micah H.  
Date: October 26, 2018
Citation: 301 Neb. 437
Docket Number: S-18-146

Justia Opinion Summary: In vacating the adoption decree in this case, the Supreme Court addressed the proper interpretation of the relevant adoption statutes, as well as the Nebraska Indian Child Welfare Act (NICWA), and whether Father abandone...

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