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Rilley v. MoneyMutual, LLC  
Date: August 24, 2016
Docket Number: A14-1307

Justia Opinion Summary: Respondents filed a class-action complaint alleging, among other claims, that MoneyMutual, LLC, which operates a website allowing individuals to apply for short-term loans known as payday loans, matched Respondents with...

State v. Olson  
Date: August 24, 2016
Docket Number: A14-1482

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was charged with several criminal counts. When the State’s only witness failed to appear in court, the State requested a continuance, but the district court denied the request. The State subsequently voluntaril...

Burks v. Metropolitan Council  
Date: August 24, 2016
Docket Number: A14-1651

Justia Opinion Summary: Robert Burks, a Metro Transit passenger, requested access to a recording of an exchange he had with a Metro Transit bus driver. Metro Transit, a division of Metropolitan Council, denied the request. Burks subsequently fi...

KSTP-TV v. Metropolitan Council  
Date: August 24, 2016
Docket Number: A14-1957

Justia Opinion Summary: KSTP-TV (KSTP) requested videos that contained recordings of two incidents on Metro Transit buses. Metro Transit, a division of Metropolitan Council, had evaluated the conduct of the drivers of both buses but did not dis...

First Baptist Church of St. Paul v. City of St. Paul  
Date: August 24, 2016
Docket Number: A15-0015

Justia Opinion Summary: Two churches (the Churches) located in the City of Saint Paul were subject to a right-of-way assessment (ROW assessment) that the City assessed to nearly every owner of real property within the city limits to pay for pub...

State v. Cox  
Date: August 24, 2016
Docket Number: A15-0085

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, Appellant was found guilty of first-degree premeditated murder, two counts of first-degree intentional felony murder, and first-degree aggravated robbery. Appellant was sentenced to life without the p...

State v. Fitch  
Date: August 24, 2016
Docket Number: A15-0769

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, Appellant was found guilty of one count of first-degree murder of a peace officer, three counts of attempted first-degree murder of a peace officer, and one count of unauthorized possession of a firea...

State v. Fawcett  
Date: August 24, 2016
Docket Number: A15-0938

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant drove her car through a red light, causing a collision with another car. A police detective applied for and was issued a warrant to search a sample of Appellant’s blood for “evidence of criminal vehicular opera...

Ouk v. State  
Date: August 24, 2016
Docket Number: A15-2056

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, Appellant was found guilty of two counts of first-degree felony murder and two counts of attempted first-degree felony murder. Appellant was fifteen years old at the time of the murders. The district...

In re Consolidated Hosp. Surcharge Appeals of Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare  
Date: August 17, 2016
Docket Number: A14-1462

Justia Opinion Summary: The Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) assessed surcharges against seven hospitals and hospital systems (collectively, the Hospitals) on their net patient revenue under Minn. Stat. 256.957(2). The Hospitals app...

State v. Fleming  
Date: August 17, 2016
Docket Number: A14-2187

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant pleaded guilty to possession of a firearm by an ineligible person and second-degree assault. The district court imposed an upward durational sentencing departure for the possession conviction on the grounds tha...

Storms, Inc. v. Mathy Constr. Co.  
Date: August 17, 2016
Docket Number: A15-0484

Justia Opinion Summary: The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) contracted with Mathy Construction Company for a public highway project. Mathy subcontracted with Storms, Inc. for excavation and fill work. After Storms completed its w...

County of Aitkin v. Blandin Paper Co.  
Date: August 17, 2016
Docket Number: A15-1666

Justia Opinion Summary: Blandin Paper Company (Blandin) owned 4,680 parcels of timberland located in Aitkin, Itasca, St. Louis, and Koochiching Counties (the Counties). Blandin challenged tax assessments of market value for the timberland prope...

Moulton v. Simon  
Date: August 17, 2016
Docket Number: A16-0925

Justia Opinion Summary: Daniel Moulton filed an affidavit of candidacy for Third Judicial District Seat 16 in the 2016 primary election. With his affidavit of candidacy, Moulton included proof that he was licensed to practice law in Minnesota....

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