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Reed v. State  
Date: March 20, 2019
Docket Number: A17-0407

Justia Opinion Summary: In this first-degree murder case the Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the district court summarily denying Appellant’s second and third petitions for postconviction relief, holding that Appellant was conclusively e...

State v. Rogers  
Date: March 20, 2019
Docket Number: A17-0986

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the decision of the court of appeals affirming Defendant’s first-degree burglary conviction, holding that the victim must be physically present during the burglary for a conviction under Minn....

State v. Krause  
Date: March 20, 2019
Docket Number: A17-1362

Justia Opinion Summary: In this condemnation case, the Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the court of appeals reversing the district court’s award of $168,009 in attorney fees to the landowner under the condemnation fee-shifting statute, M...

Olson v. One 1999 Lexus  
Date: March 13, 2019
Docket Number: A17-1083

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed in part and reversed in part the judgment of the court of appeals ruling that Minnesota’s vehicle forfeiture statute, Minn. Stat. 169A.63, is unconstitutional as applied to Helen and Megan Olso...

State v. Atwood  
Date: March 13, 2019
Docket Number: A17-1463

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the court of appeals reversing the judgment of the district court determining that the physician-patient privilege covered a blood sample and granting Defendant’s motion to supp...

Ellis v. Doe  
Date: March 6, 2019
Docket Number: A17-1611

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the court of appeals affirming the decision of the district court finding for Tenant in the underlying eviction proceedings brought by Landlord and concluding that Landlord had...

In re Charges of Unprofessional Conduct in Panel File No. 42735
Date: March 6, 2019
Docket Number: A18-0277
Daniel v. City of Minneapolis  
Date: February 27, 2019
Docket Number: A17-0141

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the decision of the court of appeals reversing the judgment of the district court denying the motion for summary judgment filed by the City of Minneapolis as to Plaintiff’s claims under the Hum...

State v. Jama  
Date: February 27, 2019
Docket Number: A17-0481

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the court of appeals affirming the district court’s denial of Appellant’s request for a jury instruction on the defense of voluntary intoxication, holding that Minn. State. 617....

Bruton v. Smithfield Foods, Inc.  
Date: February 27, 2019
Docket Number: A18-0914

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the workers’ compensation court of appeals (WCCA) reversing the workers’ compensation judge’s dismissal of Respondent’s petition for temporary total disability (TTD) benefits un...

In re Petition for Reinstatement of Larry Severson
Date: February 13, 2019
Docket Number: A17-0895
City of Richfield v. Law Enforcement Labor Services, Inc.  
Date: February 13, 2019
Docket Number: A17-1275

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the decision of the court of appeals reversing the district court’s denial of the City of Richfield’s motion to vacate an arbitration award reinstating Nathan Kinsey, a police officer, after th...

Crow v. State  
Date: February 13, 2019
Docket Number: A18-0034

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the postconviction court summarily denying Appellant’s present petition for postconviction relief, holding that the record conclusively established that Appellant was not entitl...

Commissioner of Revenue v. Enbridge Energy, LP  
Date: February 13, 2019
Docket Number: A18-0864

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the decision of the tax court concluding that the Commissioner of Revenue had overvalued Enbridge Energy, LP’s (EELP) pipeline system for 2013, 2014, and 2015 and issuing a new valuation for al...

State v. Mouelle  
Date: February 6, 2019
Docket Number: A18-0083

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed Defendant’s convictions but reversed his sentence for first-degree murder of an unborn child, holding that the plain language of Minn. Stat. 609.106 does not authorize a sentence of life impris...

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