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Reynolds v. State  
Date: December 7, 2016
Docket Number: A14-0906

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2008, Respondent pleaded guilty to failing to register as a predatory offender. The district court sentenced Respondent to one year and one day in prison. In 2009, the district court sua sponte modified Respondent’s s...

Taylor v. State  
Date: December 7, 2016
Docket Number: A14-1936

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant pled guilty to felony domestic assault in district court. Following sentencing, Ramsey County Community Corrections notified the district court that Defendant was required to register as a predatory offender du...

State v. Dorn  
Date: December 7, 2016
Docket Number: A15-0007

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was convicted of first-degree assault for pushing D.E. twice in the chest, causing D.E. to stumble into a nearby bonfire and sustain burn injuries. The court of appeals affirmed. Defendant appealed, arguing tha...

Founders Insurance Co. v. Yates  
Date: December 7, 2016
Docket Number: A15-1174

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant, who was injured in a car accident, sought basic economic loss benefits under Minnesota’s No-Fault Automobile Insurance Act from his insurer, Founders Insurance Company. An arbitrator awarded Appellant $19,128...

Expose v. Thad Wilderson & Associates, P.A.  
Date: November 30, 2016
Docket Number: A14-0413

Justia Opinion Summary: Jerry Expose underwent therapy at Thad Wilderson & Associates, P.A. (the Clinic). During one of his therapy sessions with Nina Mattson, an unlicensed intern-therapist, Expose made statements that threatened serious injur...

State v. Lugo  
Date: November 30, 2016
Docket Number: A15-1432

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant was charged with second-degree controlled substance crime, driving after revocation, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Appellant moved to suppress evidence obtained during a search of his vehicle during a t...

Vasseur v. City of Minneapolis  
Date: November 23, 2016
Docket Number: A16-1367

Justia Opinion Summary: Respondents submitted a petition to the Minneapolis Charter Commission to amend the City Charter to establish a local minimum-wage standard in the City of Minneapolis. The City Clerk certified that the petition met the s...

Curtis v. Curtis  
Date: November 16, 2016
Docket Number: A14-1841

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2012, Wife filed a petition to dissolve her marriage to Husband. The court approved the parties’ stipulation and entered partial final judgment dissolving the marriage. The stipulation, however, did not address Wife’s...

State v. Griffin  
Date: November 16, 2016
Docket Number: A15-0345

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, Appellant was convicted of first-degree felony murder. Defendant appealed, arguing, among other things, that the district court committed reversible error when it admitted evidence of another crime, w...

State v. Roy  
Date: November 16, 2016
Docket Number: A15-1349

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant pleaded guilty to first-degree sexual conduct. Defendant’s sentence consisted of a term of imprisonment, a supervised-release term, and a conditional-release term. After Defendant was released from prison on su...

State v. Schouweiler  
Date: November 16, 2016
Docket Number: A15-1461

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant was charged with the issuance of a dishonored check in violation of the dishonored-check statute when her check for past-due property taxes was returned by her bank for insufficient funds. The district court di...

Minnesota Energy Resources Corp. v. Commissioner of Revenue  
Date: November 9, 2016
Docket Numbers: A15-0422, A15-0438

Justia Opinion Summary: Minnesota Energy Resources Corporation (MERC) challenged the Commissioner of Revenue’s 2008 to 2012 valuation of its natural-gas pipeline distribution system. After a trial, the Commissioner determined (1) for each of th...

Menard, Inc. v. County of Clay  
Date: November 9, 2016
Docket Number: A16-0415

Justia Opinion Summary: Menard, Inc. challenged Clay County’s assessment of the market value of Menard’s home improvement retail store as of January 2, 2011 through January 2, 2014. A trial ensued before the tax court, after which the court ado...

STRIB IV, LLC v. County of Hennepin  
Date: November 9, 2016
Docket Number: A16-0423

Justia Opinion Summary: Hennepin County assessed real estate taxes on two properties owned by STRIB IV, LLC. STRIB IV applied to the County to classify the properties under Minnesota’s Green Acres statute, but the County denied the application....

State v. Haywood  
Date: October 19, 2016
Docket Number: A14-1792

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, Defendant was found guilty of possession of a firearm by an ineligible person for possessing a BB gun. The court of appeals affirmed, concluding that an air-powered BB gun is a “firearm” within the me...

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