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Morrow v. State  
Date: September 21, 2016
Docket Number: A16-0117

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, Defendant was convicted of one count of first-degree premeditated murder and two counts of attempted first-degree premeditated murder. The Supreme Court affirmed the convictions on appeal. Defendant l...

State v. Robertson  
Date: September 14, 2016
Docket Number: A14-2130

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, Defendant was convicted of first-degree premeditated murder and other crimes. Defendant was sentenced to life imprisonment without the possibility of release. Defendant appealed, asserting a number of...

Jaeger v. Palladium Holdings, LLC  
Date: August 31, 2016
Docket Number: A14-0803

Justia Opinion Summary: This case arose out of the foreclosure of Respondent’s townhome. Respondent’s townhome association served Respondent’s adult son with notice of the foreclosure under Minn. R. Civ. P. 4.03(a), the substitute-service rule....

Gams v. Houghton  
Date: August 31, 2016
Docket Number: A14-1747

Justia Opinion Summary: Respondent brought suit against Appellant by service of a summons and complaint, raising claims of negligence, assault and battery. The case was pending when Minn. R. Civ. P. 5.04(a) went into effect. The case was subseq...

Cocchiarella v. Driggs  
Date: August 31, 2016
Docket Number: A14-1876

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant agreed with Respondent to rent an apartment located in Hennepin County. Respondent received the first month’s rent and security deposit but refused to deliver physical possession of the premises to Appellant. A...

Cole v. Wutzke  
Date: August 31, 2016
Docket Number: A15-0060

Justia Opinion Summary: Respondent brought a civil suit against Appellant. After Respondent transmitted the summons, complaint, and affidavit of service, Appellant filed a motion to dismiss on the grounds that Respondent failed to timely file....

Antonello v. Comm’r of Revenue  
Date: August 31, 2016
Docket Number: A15-1847

Justia Opinion Summary: The Commissioner of Revenue disallowed certain charitable-contribution deductions claimed on an income tax return filed by Respondents. The tax court reversed and granted summary judgment in favor of Respondents. In doin...

Comm’r of Revenue v. Dahmes Stainless, Inc.  
Date: August 31, 2016
Docket Number: A15-1920

Justia Opinion Summary: Dahmes Stainless, Inc. challenged the additional use taxes and interest assessed by the Commissioner of Revenue on components that Dahmes purchased to manufacture its products. In making the assessment, the Commissioner...

Rilley v. MoneyMutual, LLC  
Date: August 24, 2016
Docket Number: A14-1307

Justia Opinion Summary: Respondents filed a class-action complaint alleging, among other claims, that MoneyMutual, LLC, which operates a website allowing individuals to apply for short-term loans known as payday loans, matched Respondents with...

State v. Olson  
Date: August 24, 2016
Docket Number: A14-1482

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was charged with several criminal counts. When the State’s only witness failed to appear in court, the State requested a continuance, but the district court denied the request. The State subsequently voluntaril...

Burks v. Metropolitan Council  
Date: August 24, 2016
Docket Number: A14-1651

Justia Opinion Summary: Robert Burks, a Metro Transit passenger, requested access to a recording of an exchange he had with a Metro Transit bus driver. Metro Transit, a division of Metropolitan Council, denied the request. Burks subsequently fi...

KSTP-TV v. Metropolitan Council  
Date: August 24, 2016
Docket Number: A14-1957

Justia Opinion Summary: KSTP-TV (KSTP) requested videos that contained recordings of two incidents on Metro Transit buses. Metro Transit, a division of Metropolitan Council, had evaluated the conduct of the drivers of both buses but did not dis...

First Baptist Church of St. Paul v. City of St. Paul  
Date: August 24, 2016
Docket Number: A15-0015

Justia Opinion Summary: Two churches (the Churches) located in the City of Saint Paul were subject to a right-of-way assessment (ROW assessment) that the City assessed to nearly every owner of real property within the city limits to pay for pub...

State v. Cox  
Date: August 24, 2016
Docket Number: A15-0085

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, Appellant was found guilty of first-degree premeditated murder, two counts of first-degree intentional felony murder, and first-degree aggravated robbery. Appellant was sentenced to life without the p...

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