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Recent Decisions From the Nebraska Supreme Court

State ex rel. Counsel for Dis. v. Trembly
Date: June 15, 2018
Citation: 300 Neb. 195
Docket Number: S-17-461
Cullinane v. Beverly Enterprises - Nebraska, Inc.
Date: June 15, 2018
Citation: 300 Neb. 210
Docket Number: S-17-486
In re Application of Northeast Nebraska Public Power District  
Date: June 15, 2018
Citation: 300 Neb. 237
Docket Number: S-17-529

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the arbitration board finding that a discount to wholesale customers who renewed their contractual relationship with Nebraska Public Power District (NPPD) was not discriminatory...

Upper Republican Natural Resources District v. Dundy County Board of Equalization  
Date: June 15, 2018
Citation: 300 Neb. 256
Docket Number: S-17-814

Justia Opinion Summary: At issue was the tax exempt status of land purchased by the Upper Republican Natural Resources District (NRD) as part of a ground water integrated management plan. The NRD retired irrigated acres and converted them to...

State v. Hatfield  
Date: June 8, 2018
Citation: 300 Neb. 152
Docket Number: S-16-893

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the order of the district court vacating Defendant’s conviction for driving under the influence (DUI) and granting him a new trial on the grounds that his warrantless blood draw was unlawful an...

State v. Vanness  
Date: June 8, 2018
Citation: 300 Neb. 159
Docket Number: S-17-687

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed Defendant’s convictions for operating a motor vehicle during a time of suspension, possession of a controlled substance, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Defendant was sentenced to a com...

Heiden v. Norris  
Date: June 8, 2018
Citation: 300 Neb. 171
Docket Number: S-17-689

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme court vacated the district court’s order granting grandparent visitation to Frederick and Ann Heiden and remanded with directions to dismiss, holding that the Heidens were not grandparents of the children at...

State ex rel. Marcelo K. v. Ricky K.  
Date: June 8, 2018
Citation: 300 Neb. 179
Docket Number: S-17-723

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court dismissed for lack of jurisdiction the State’s appeal from the district court’s order disestablishing paternity of one child and taking no action on other claims in this proceeding initiated by the Stat...

Heineman v. Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society  
Date: June 8, 2018
Citation: 300 Neb. 187
Docket Number: S-17-983

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the district court’s declaration that the arbitration agreement at issue in this case was void and unenforceable on state law grounds and for being contrary to public policy, holding that the c...

Zelenka v. Pratte  
Date: June 1, 2018
Citation: 300 Neb. 100
Docket Number: S-17-086

Justia Opinion Summary: The district court properly found that Peter Zelenka met his burden of proving that a French bulldog named “Princess Pot Roast,” referred to by the parties as “Pavlov,” was a gift from Jason Pratte and correctly ordered...

State v. Thieszen  
Date: June 1, 2018
Citation: 300 Neb. 112
Docket Number: S-17-539

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed Defendant’s sentence of seventy years to life imprisonment imposed for a murder he committed at the age of fourteen. Defendant pled guilty to second degree murder. In 1988, the district court...

LeRette v. Howard  
Date: June 1, 2018
Citation: 300 Neb. 128
Docket Number: S-17-580

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the district court’s partial granting of Defendants’ motion for judgment notwithstanding the verdict (JNOV) and modified the jury award in this case alleging legal malpractice and fraudulent mi...

Eadie v. Leise Properties, LLC  
Date: June 1, 2018
Citation: 300 Neb. 141
Docket Number: S-17-646

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the district court’s dismissal of Plaintiffs’ amended complaint with prejudice for failure to state a claim because amendment to state a claim was plausible. Plaintiffs, the next-door neighbo...

State v. Brown  
Date: May 25, 2018
Citation: 300 Neb. 57
Docket Numbers: S-17-442, S-17-443, S-17-444

Justia Opinion Summary: The district court did not err when it used Defendant’s Missouri conviction as a prior conviction to enhance his sentences for his present driving under the influence (DUI) convictions. In each of these separate cases,...

State ex rel. Counsel for Dis. v. Halstead
Date: May 25, 2018
Citation: 300 Neb. 69
Docket Number: S-17-530
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