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Howard v. Svoboda  
Date: February 15, 2017
Docket Number: A15-0896

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff sued Defendants, health care providers, alleging professional negligence. Defendants filed a motion to compel authorization of an informal discussion with the surgeon who performed the Plaintiff’s surgery. The...

State v. deLottinville  
Date: February 15, 2017
Docket Number: A15-1481

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was arrested and charged with drug-related crimes. The district court ordered Defendant’s pretrial release. The district court later found probable cause that Defendant had violated the conditions of her releas...

Hannon v. State  
Date: February 8, 2017
Docket Number: A16-0498

Justia Opinion Summary: After the Supreme Court overturned Petitioner’s first conviction on direct appeal, Petitioner was tried a second time and convicted of first-degree murder while committing or attempting to commit a kidnapping. Petitioner...

Gianotti v. Independent School District 152  
Date: February 8, 2017
Docket Number: A16-0629

Justia Opinion Summary: Respondent received a head injury during the course of her employment. Respondent filed a request with the workers’ compensation division seeking coverage for various treatments she was receiving for her injuries, includ...

State of Minnesota v. Lilienthal  
Date: February 1, 2017
Docket Number: A15-1713

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was convicted of first-degree premeditated murder and sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of release. The court concluded that the district court did not commit plain error in admitting evidence...

Rushton v. State  
Date: January 25, 2017
Docket Number: A15-0584

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant pleaded guilty to one count of first-degree criminal sexual conduct. Defendant was ultimately sentenced to life with the possibility of release along with a specified 216-month minimum term of imprisonment. Def...

Madison Equities, Inc. v. Crockarell  
Date: January 25, 2017
Docket Number: A16-0769

Justia Opinion Summary: Madison Equities, Inc. brought an action against Robert Crockarell for repayment of an overdue promissory note. Crockarell filed a separate action against Madison Equities and others alleging that Madison Equities filed...

State v. Vasko  
Date: January 18, 2017
Docket Number: A15-1172

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was convicted of a petty misdemeanor for violating Lester Prairie Municipal Code section 5.5.1.2, which prohibits certain blight conditions on residents’ property, including the open storage of unregistered or...

Stand Up Multipositional Advantage MRI, P.A. v. American Family Insurance Co.  
Date: January 11, 2017
Docket Number: A15-0843

Justia Opinion Summary: American Family Insurance Company (American Family) issued automobile insurance policies to policyholders that were later injured in automobile accidents. The policy contained an anti-assignment clause, but, in order to...

In re Leslie, Dakota County Sheriff  
Date: January 11, 2017
Docket Number: A16-0283

Justia Opinion Summary: John David Emerson was arrested and charged with second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon. Upon Emerson’s motion, the district court issued an order restraining the Dakota County Sheriff from collecting Emerson’s DN...

State v. Zumberge  
Date: January 4, 2017
Docket Number: A15-2013

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, Appellant was found guilty of first-degree murder, first-degree attempted murder, and other crimes. The district court sentenced Appellant to consecutive terms of life imprisonment without the possibi...

Wilson v. Condon  
Date: December 28, 2016
Docket Number: A15-0435

Justia Opinion Summary: Employee’s employment was terminated after Employer discovered that the representation Employee made in her employment application was not accurate. Employee applied for unemployment benefits with the Department of Emplo...

Gail v. State  
Date: December 28, 2016
Docket Number: A16-1124

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, Appellant was convicted of first-degree murder while committing a felony involving the unlawful sale of a controlled substance. The district court sentenced Appellant to life imprisonment with the pos...

Carlson v. Simon  
Date: December 28, 2016
Docket Number: A16-1533

Justia Opinion Summary: After declaring his write-in candidacy for President of the United States for the 2016 general election, Steve Carlson filed a request with the Secretary of State asking him to count the votes cast for his candidacy. The...

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