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Depositors Insurance Co. v. Dollansky  
Date: November 14, 2018
Docket Number: A17-0631

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the court of appeals affirming the judgment of the district court dismissing the claims filed by Depositors Insurance Company against Craig Dollansky after concluding that Depos...

Jackson v. State  
Date: November 7, 2018
Docket Number: A17-1939

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the postconviction court’s denial of Appellant’s petition for postconviction relief challenging his conviction for first-degree murder for the benefit of a gang, holding that Appellant’s claims...

Phone Recovery Services, LLC v. Qwest Corp.  
Date: October 31, 2018
Docket Number: A17-0078

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the district court dismissing this qui tam action filed under the Minnesota False Claims Act, Minn. Stat. 15C.02 (MFCA), claiming that Respondents intentionally failed to pay fe...

Gill v. Gill  
Date: October 24, 2018
Docket Number: A16-1421

Justia Opinion Summary: In this divorce proceeding, the Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the court of appeals concluding that the certain contingent earn-out payments set forth in a purchase agreement selling a company in which Husband ha...

OCC, LLC v. County of Hennepin  
Date: August 29, 2018
Docket Number: A18-0526

Justia Opinion Summary: At issue was whether a notice to remove an assigned tax court judge was timely and, if so, whether the assigned judge erred in finding that it was impracticable to honor the notice. OCC, LLC, a property owner in Hennepi...

Johnson v. State  
Date: August 22, 2018
Docket Numbers: A17-0842, A17-0883

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court held that the decision of the United States Supreme Court in Birchfield v. North Dakota, 579 U.S. __ (2016), and this Court’s decisions in State v. Trahan, 886 N.W.2d 216 (Minn. 2016), and State v. Thom...

State v. Edstrom  
Date: August 15, 2018
Docket Number: A16-1382

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court held that a warrantless narcotics-dog sniff in the hallway outside Defendant’s apartment did not violate Defendant’s right to be free from unreasonable searches under the Minnesota and United States Con...

State v. Scovel  
Date: August 15, 2018
Docket Number: A16-1931

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court held that the classification of a prior offense under Minnesota Sentencing Guidelines 2.B.7.a for the purpose of calculating a defendant’s criminal history score is determined by the Minnesota offense d...

Harstad v. City of Woodbury  
Date: August 15, 2018
Docket Number: A16-1937

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court held that a statutory city does not have express authority under Minn. Stat. 462.358(2)(a) to condition approval of a subdivision application on the payment of an infrastructure charge for future road-i...

Campbell v. State  
Date: August 15, 2018
Docket Number: A17-1943

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the postconviction court denying Appellant’s petition for postconviction relief without an evidentiary hearing, holding that the postconviction court did not abuse its discretio...

Walgreens Specialty Pharmacy, LLC v. Commissioner of Revenue  
Date: August 15, 2018
Docket Number: A17-1991

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court held that Minnesota’s Legend Drug Tax, Minn. Stat. 295.52(4), applies to a non-resident pharmacy’s delivery of prescription drugs to Minnesota-based patients and doctors and that such application does n...

State v. Decker  
Date: August 8, 2018
Docket Number: A16-0830

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the court of appeals upholding Defendant’s conviction of fifth-degree criminal sexual conduct and indecent exposure for sending a picture of his genitals to a minor over Faceboo...

Roller-Dick v. CentraCare Health System  
Date: August 8, 2018
Docket Number: A17-1816

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the Workers’ Compensation Court of Appeals (WCCA) that Plaintiff’s injury “arose out of” her employment under the “increased-risk” test the Court applied in Dykhoff v. Xcel Ener...

State v. Holloway  
Date: August 1, 2018
Docket Number: A16-1489

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court held that Minn. Stat. 609.344(1)(b) and 609.345(1)(b), which prohibit sexual penetration and sexual conduct where the complainant is between thirteen and sixteen years of age and the actor is more than...

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