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State v. Baker  
Date: November 17, 2017
Citation: 298 Neb. 216
Docket Number: S-16-979

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the trial court convicting Defendant of two counts of murder and two counts of attempted murder. The court held (1) the search warrant that authorized police to search for and s...

State v. Lavalleur  
Date: November 17, 2017
Citation: 298 Neb. 237
Docket Number: S-17-139

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court denied the district court’s order denying Defendant’s second plea in bar asserting a double jeopardy violation. After a jury trial, Defendant was convicted of attempted first degree sexual assault. The...

State v. Mora  
Date: November 9, 2017
Citation: 298 Neb. 185
Docket Number: S-16-1120

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the district court convicting Defendant of several counts of first degree sexual assault of a child and sentencing him accordingly. The court held (1) the district court did not...

State ex rel. Counsel for Dis. v. Gast
Date: November 9, 2017
Citation: 298 Neb. 203
Docket Number: S-17-318
O'Brien v. Cessna Aircraft Co.  
Date: November 3, 2017
Citation: 298 Neb. 109
Docket Number: S-15-1212

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the trial court entering judgment for Defendants in this tort action filed by a pilot injured in an airplane crash. Patrick O’Brien, a pilot who was seriously injured when the...

State v. Bridgeford  
Date: November 3, 2017
Citation: 298 Neb. 156
Docket Numbers: S-16-1032, S-16-1035

Justia Opinion Summary: In these consolidated appeals, the Supreme Court affirmed the orders of the district court denying Defendants’ motions for absolute discharge. Gerard Bridgeford and Judith Bridgeford were charged with several drug-rela...

State ex rel. Counsel for Dis. v. Halstead
Date: November 3, 2017
Citation: 298 Neb. 149
Docket Number: S-16-774
Burdess v. Washington County Board of Equalization  
Date: November 3, 2017
Citation: 298 Neb. 166
Docket Number: S-17-026

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the order of the Nebraska Tax Equalization and Review Commission (TERC), which affirmed the valuation of the Washington County Board of Equalization of two parcels of land owned by William Burd...

Anderson v. EMCOR Group, Inc.  
Date: November 3, 2017
Citation: 298 Neb. 174
Docket Number: S-17-040

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the order of the Workers’ Compensation Court awarding an injured employee unspecified vocational rehabilitation. A vocational rehabilitation counselor recommended formal training. A vocational...

In re Interest of Becka P.  
Date: October 27, 2017
Citation: 298 Neb. 98
Docket Numbers: S-16-1131, S-16-1132, S-16-1133

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the county court, sitting as a juvenile court, to decline to adopt a case plan and court report recommended by the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). Instead, the j...

State v. Lintz  
Date: October 27, 2017
Citation: 298 Neb. 103
Docket Number: S-16-1158

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the order of the district court affirming the county court’s order denying Appellant’s motion for absolute discharge, holding that thee court was unable to review the trial court’s determinatio...

State v. Dyer  
Date: October 27, 2017
Citation: 298 Neb. 82
Docket Number: S-16-742

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the court of appeals determining that the district court did not abuse its discretion in sentencing Defendant to two years’ imprisonment and twelve months’ postrelease supervisi...

State v. Amaya  
Date: October 20, 2017
Citation: 298 Neb. 70
Docket Number: S-16-959

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the district court’s denial of Appellant’s successive motion for postconviction relief without conducting an evidentiary hearing and without requiring a response from the State. The district co...

Marshall v. Marshall  
Date: October 13, 2017
Citation: 298 Neb. 1
Docket Number: S-15-035

Justia Opinion Summary: In this divorce case, the Supreme Court reversed the decision of the court of appeals, which affirmed in part and reversed in part the district court’s judgment, and remanded the cause with directions to affirm the decre...

State v. Irish  
Date: October 13, 2017
Citation: 298 Neb. 61
Docket Number: S-16-1200

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court dismissed Appellant’s appeal from the district court’s order that denied his request to modify his probation order. In 2015, Appellant was convicted of proximately causing serious bodily injury to anoth...

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