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State v. Thomas  
Date: March 22, 2017
Docket Number: A15-0708

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was charged with gross misdemeanor second-degree driving while impaired. The matter proceeded to trial. After the State rested, Defendant made a motion for judgment of acquittal, arguing that there was insuffic...

State v. Osorio  
Date: March 22, 2017
Docket Number: A15-0921

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was charged in May 2013 with two counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct. When Defendant failed to appear for his first appearance, the district court issued a warrant for his arrest. In February 2015, D...

Loving v. State  
Date: March 22, 2017
Docket Number: A15-1111

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, Defendant was convicted of first-degree premeditated murder, two counts of attempted first-degree premeditated murder, and three drive-by-shooting counts. Defendant was sentenced to life imprisonment...

Pearson v. State  
Date: March 22, 2017
Docket Number: A16-0882

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, Defendant was found guilty of first-degree premeditated murder and unlawful possession of a firearm. The district court sentenced Defendant to life imprisonment without the possibility of release for...

State v. S.A.M.  
Date: March 15, 2017
Docket Number: A15-0950

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2005, Appellant pleaded guilty to second-degree burglary, a felony. When Appellant was released from probation the conviction was deemed a misdemeanor. In 2015, Appellant filed a petition for expungement. The district...

Webster v. Hennepin County  
Date: March 15, 2017
Docket Number: A16-0736

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant submitted several requests for public government data from Hennepin County and the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office (collectively, Respondents) under the Minnesota Government Data Practices Act. Respondents res...

Bicking v. City of Minneapolis  
Date: March 15, 2017
Docket Number: A16-1379

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellants, members of a Minneapolis citizen group, submitted a petition to the Minneapolis City Council for consideration of a question regarding a proposed amendment to the Minneapolis City Charter. The proposed amendm...

State v. Muccio  
Date: March 8, 2017
Docket Number: A15-1951

Justia Opinion Summary: The State charged Defendant under Minn. Stat. 609.352, subd. 2a(2) with felony communication with a child describing sexual conduct after she sent sexually explicit images and messages to a fifteen-year-old boy. Defendan...

Sanchez v. State  
Date: February 22, 2017
Docket Number: A14-1679

Justia Opinion Summary: After Appellant pleaded guilty to third-degree criminal sexual conduct, removal proceedings were initiated against him. In an attempt to avoid deportation, Appellant filed an emergency motion to withdraw his guilty plea,...

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...

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