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State of Minnesota, Appellant, vs. Renee Anita Vasko, Respondent
Date: January 18, 2017
Docket Number: A15-1172
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...

Monaghen v. Simon  
Date: December 21, 2016
Docket Numbers: A16-1252, A16-1252

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner filed a petition pursuant to Minn. Stat. 204B.44 requesting an order directing the Minnesota Secretary of State (Respondent) to remove the name of Robert Barrett from the ballot for State Representative for Le...

Hooper v. State  
Date: December 14, 2016
Docket Number: A16-0225

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, Defendant was found guilty of three counts of first-degree murder. The district court imposed three concurrent life sentences. Fifteen years after the Supreme Court affirmed Defendant’s convictions an...

Mandel v. Commissioner of Revenue  
Date: December 14, 2016
Docket Number: A16-0725

Justia Opinion Summary: The Mandels owned a home that, in 2011, was damaged by rainwater. Based on an post-casualty appraisal, the Mandels deducted $82,247 from their income reflected on their 2011 federal tax return. This deduction also affect...

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...

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