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Fox v. State  
Date: June 13, 2018
Docket Number: A17-0518

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the postconviction court’s denial of Petitioner’s petition for postconviction relief, holding that the postconviction court did not abuse its discretion. Petitioner was found guilty of first-d...

Anderson v. State  
Date: June 13, 2018
Docket Number: A17-0658

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed in part and reversed and remanded in part the postconviction court’s denial of Petitioner’s second petition for postconviction relief without holding an evidentiary hearing. Petitioner was fou...

Ouradnik v. Ouradnik  
Date: June 6, 2018
Docket Number: A16-1516

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the court of appeals reversing the district court’s grant of partial summary judgment in favor of Father on Son’s personal injury suit, holding that the Recreational-Use Statute...

Faricy Law Firm, P.A. v. API, Inc. Asbestos Settlement Trust  
Date: June 6, 2018
Docket Number: A16-1539

Justia Opinion Summary: At issue was the proper method for calculating the quantum meruit value of an attorney’s services when a client terminates the contingent-fee agreement before a matter concludes. Respondent retained Appellant-law firm u...

Glacial Plains Cooperative v. Chippewa Valley Ethanol Co.  
Date: June 6, 2018
Docket Number: A16-1626

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the court of appeals affirming the decision of the district court concluding that a grain-handling contract between the parties in this case that was to “continue indefinitely”...

State v. Galvan  
Date: June 6, 2018
Docket Number: A17-0010

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed Appellant’s conviction of two counts of first-degree premeditated murder for the shooting deaths of his long-time girlfriend and his girlfriend’s fifteen-year-old daughter. On appeal, Appellan...

State v. Vasquez  
Date: June 6, 2018
Docket Number: A17-0683

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed Defendant’s conviction for first-degree murder, holding that any error in the admission into evidence of testimony from Defendant’s physicians and a burn expert did not substantially influence...

Wayne v. State  
Date: June 6, 2018
Docket Number: A17-1754

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Judicial Court affirmed the district court’s summary denial of Appellant’s ninth petition for postconviction relief, holding that Appellant’s petition was time barred or otherwise rested upon a meritless lega...

Kremer v. Kremer  
Date: May 30, 2018
Docket Number: A15-2006

Justia Opinion Summary: The common law governs provisions of an antenuptial agreement that do not fall within the safe harbor of Minn. Stat. 519.11(1), and the multifactor Kinney test is the common-law test applicable to antenuptial agreements....

Took no part, Thissen, J. In re Charges of Unprofessional Conduct
Date: May 23, 2018
Docket Number: A17-1002
Christie v. Estate of Dilman Christie  
Date: May 16, 2018
Docket Number: A16-1244

Justia Opinion Summary: The clear-and-convincing standard applies when determining the existence of an oral contract for the conveyance of farmland when only money damages are sought for the claimed breach of that contract. Plaintiff argued th...

State v. Hunn  
Date: May 16, 2018
Docket Number: A16-2001

Justia Opinion Summary: The limited right to counsel recognized in Friedman v. Commissioner of Public Safety, 473 N.W. 2d 828 (Minn. 1991), applies only to implied-consent cases. The district court in this case suppressed the results of a urin...

In re Welfare of Children of S.R.K. & O.A.K.  
Date: May 16, 2018
Docket Number: A17-1194

Justia Opinion Summary: In a proceeding to terminate parental rights that is governed by the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) and the Minnesota Indian Family Preservation Act (MIFPA), qualified expert witness testimony is required to support the...

Great Northern Insurance Co. v. Honeywell International, Inc.  
Date: May 9, 2018
Docket Number: A16-0997

Justia Opinion Summary: Claims brought against the manufacturer of a component part of an improvement to real property fell under an exception to the ten-year statute of repose because the improvement was “machinery installed upon real property...

Morehouse v. Commissioner of Public Safety  
Date: May 2, 2018
Docket Number: A16-0277

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant failed to establish that he was prejudiced by the implied consent advisory read to him after he was arrested on suspicion of driving while impaired, and therefore, Appellant was not entitled to a rescission of...

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