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Recent Decisions From the Minnesota Supreme Court

State of Minnesota, Respondent, vs. Tammy Jo Schoenrock, Appellant
Date: July 26, 2017
Docket Number: A15-1371
State of Minnesota, Respondent, vs. Travis Richard Otto, Appellant
Date: July 26, 2017
Docket Number: A15-1454
State v. Smith  
Date: July 19, 2017
Docket Number: A15-0570

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed Appellant’s conviction of first-degree driving while impaired, holding that Appellant’s 2005 gross-misdemeanor conviction of criminal vehicular operation was not a qualified prior impaired driv...

Poehler v. Cincinnati Insurance Co.  
Date: July 19, 2017
Docket Number: A15-0958

Justia Opinion Summary: At issue in this case was the permissibility of preaward interest on an insurance appraisal award under the preaward interest statute, Minn. Stat. 549.09, subd. 1(b). Cincinnati Insurance Company issued James Poehler a...

City of Golden Valley v. Wiebesick  
Date: July 19, 2017
Docket Number: A15-1795

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court declined Appellants’ invitation to depart from the United States Supreme Court’s decision in Camara v. Municipal Court, 387 U.S. 523 (1967) and hold that Minnesota’s constitution requires that an admini...

Montemayor v. Sebright Products, Inc.  
Date: July 12, 2017
Docket Number: A15-1188

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the district court’s grant of summary judgment in favor of Defendant in this products liability action, holding that this was a “close case” in which foreseeability must be resolved by the jury...

State v. Willis  
Date: July 12, 2017
Docket Number: A16-0275

Justia Opinion Summary: Minn. R. Evid. 1101 requires application of the Minnesota Rules of Evidence to restitution hearings. After a jury trial, Defendant was found guilty of aggravated forgery. At a restitution hearing, Defendant objected to...

Mattick v. Hy-Vee Foods Stores  
Date: July 12, 2017
Docket Number: A16-1802

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the decision of the Workers' Compensation Court of Appeals (WCCA) to reverse the denial of Respondent's claim for ankle-fusion surgery. Respondent, who was injured during the course of her emp...

Sanchez v. Dahlke Trailer Sales, Inc.  
Date: June 28, 2017
Docket Number: A15-1183

Justia Opinion Summary: Anibal Sanchez, an undocumented worker, brought suit against Dahlke Trailer Sales, Inc. under the workers’ compensation antiretaliation statute, alleging that Dahlke discharged him because he sought workers’ compensation...

Crowley v. Meyer  
Date: June 28, 2017
Docket Number: A15-1471

Justia Opinion Summary: The district court’s denial of Mother’s motion to “reinstate” joint custody of the parties’ children, though appealable, erroneously modified custody without complying with the requirements of Minn. Stat. 518.18. After...

Hohlt v. University of Minnesota  
Date: June 28, 2017
Docket Number: A16-0349

Justia Opinion Summary: The Workers’ Compensation Court of Appeals (WCCA) was correct in concluding that Respondent’s injury was compensable. Respondent, who was employed by the University of Minnesota, slipped and fell on any icy sidewalk whe...

Kubis v. Community Memorial Hospital Ass’n  
Date: June 28, 2017
Docket Number: A16-0361

Justia Opinion Summary: The Workers’ Compensation Court of Appeals (WCCA) clearly and manifestly erred by rejecting the findings of the compensation judge and overturning the determination that Respondent failed to establish her claim for benef...

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