Court of Appeals Opinions



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Opinion Policies

Minnesota Court of Appeals opinions are issued weekly and are available to the public at 10 a.m. CST/CDT every Monday.

On Wednesday of every week, the Court of Appeals will mail a notice that informs counsel, pro se parties, and court personnel associated with a case that an opinion will be released the following Monday.  Opinions are available online or by visiting the Clerk of Appellate Courts, 305 Minnesota Judicial Center, 25 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., St. Paul, after the Monday release time.  Copies of the opinions are mailed to involved parties on Mondays.

In certain time-sensitive cases, the Court of Appeals may issue opinions on a business day other than Monday.  In these instances, involved parties will be contacted just prior to the special release.

Please visit the Minnesota State Law Library's Appellate Opinions Archive for previously released Court of Appeals Opinions.

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Published OpinionsBy statute, the Court of Appeals issues a published opinion only in the most important and complex cases. Published opinions include an extensive analysis of the facts and law. They will be considered and used by courts faced with similar issues in the future, and they are published in books found in most law libraries.

DECISIONS OF THE COURT OF APPEALS
FILED Monday, December 4, 2017



NO PUBLISHED OPINIONS FILED
 
Unpublished OpinionsUnpublished opinions are issued in cases that are less complicated, that involve legal issues that have already been decided in published opinions, or that will affect only the parties to that particular case. These opinions are usually shorter, do not contain extensive discussion of the facts, and are not generally relied on by other courts to the same degree as published opinions.

UNPUBLISHED OPINIONS
FILED Monday, December 4, 2017

Pursuant to Minn. Stat. § 480A.08, subd. 3 (2014)


 
1.         A17-1185
            State of Minnesota, Respondent, vs. Jack Lawrence Schwab, Appellant.
            Affirmed.  Chief Judge Edward J. Cleary.
            Goodhue County District Court, Hon. Judge Lawrence F. Clark.

2.         A17-0495
            Tony Terral Kelly, petitioner, Appellant, vs. State of Minnesota, Respondent.
            Affirmed.  Judge Randolph W. Peterson.
            Hennepin County District Court, Hon. Tanya Mozell Bransford.

3.         A17-0388
            Hunter Lee Briscoe, petitioner, Appellant, vs. State of Minnesota, Respondent.
            Reversed and remanded.  Judge Randolph W. Peterson.
            Clay County District Court, Hon. Michael D. Fritz.

4.         A17-0566
            Ann Christos, Relator, vs. About U, Inc., Respondent, Department of Employment and
            Economic Development, Respondent.
            Affirmed.  Judge Jill Flaskamp Halbrooks.
            Department of Employment and Economic Development.

5.         A17-0941
            Teresa J. Bulen, petitioner, Respondent, vs. Michael E. Bulen, Appellant.
            Affirmed.  Judge Renee L. Worke.
            Lake County District Court, Hon. Michael J. Cuzzo.

6.         A16-0268, A17-0220, A17-0222
            State of Minnesota, Respondent, vs. Emanuel Lydell Collier, Appellant, and Emanuel
            Lydell Collier, petitioner, Appellant, vs. State of Minnesota, Respondent.
            Affirmed.  Judge Renee L. Worke.
            Concurring specially, Chief Judge Edward J. Cleary.
            Hennepin County District Court, Hon. William H. Koch.

7.         A17-0690
            John S. Drewitz, Respondent, vs. Motorwerks, Inc., et al., Defendants, R. Jack Walser,
            Appellant.
            Affirmed.  Judge Francis J. Connolly.
            Hennepin County District Court, Hon. Karen A. Janisch.

8.         A17-0563
            American Express Bank, FSB, Respondent, vs. Abdulkarim Dahir, Appellant.
            Affirmed.  Judge Francis J. Connolly.
            Anoka County District Court, Hon. Judge Barry A. Sullivan.

9.         A17-0234
            State of Minnesota, Respondent, vs. Bruce Edward Canady, Appellant.
            Affirmed.  Judge Francis J. Connolly.
            Sherburne County District Court, Hon. Thomas D. Hayes.

10.       A17-1020
            In the Matter of the Welfare of the Children of: C. P. S., and J. E. S., Parents.
            Affirmed.  Judge Matthew E. Johnson.
            Wright County District Court, Hon. Catherine McPherson.

11.       A17-0392
            State of Minnesota, Respondent, vs. Cosmas Oseko Nyatwori, Appellant.
            Affirmed.  Judge Michelle A. Larkin.
            Olmsted County District Court, Hon. Joseph F. Chase.

12.       A17-0184
            Jayson Dock, et al., Appellants, vs. Waconia Landing Homeowners Association, Inc.,
            Respondent.
            Affirmed.  Judge Michelle A. Larkin.
            Carver County District Court, Hon. Judge Eric J. Braaten.

13.       A17-0246
            County of Anoka, petitioner, Respondent, Abang Simon Adam, petitioner, Respondent,
            vs. Menasa Cham Adom, Appellant.
            Affirmed.  Judge Michael L. Kirk.
            Anoka County District Court, Hon. Kim  E. Brandell.

14.       A17-0028
            State of Minnesota, Respondent, vs. Daniel Dean Alley, Appellant.
            Affirmed.  Judge Michael L. Kirk.
            Anoka County District Court, Hon. Nancy J. Logering.

15.       A17-0758
            Raymond Joseph Traylor, petitioner, Appellant, vs. State of Minnesota, Respondent.
            Affirmed.  Judge Peter M. Reyes, Jr.
            Ramsey County District Court, Hon. Patrick C. Diamond.

16.       A17-0414
            William Eduardo Fajardo, petitioner, Appellant, vs. State of Minnesota, Respondent.
            Affirmed.  Judge Peter M. Reyes, Jr.
            Ramsey County District Court, Hon. Judge Leonardo Castro.

17.       A17-0026
            State of Minnesota, Respondent, vs. Alexis Elview Hancock, Appellant.
            Affirmed.  Judge Peter M. Reyes, Jr.
            Blue Earth County District Court, Hon. Judge Gregory J. Anderson.

18.       A17-0899
            In the Matter of the Welfare of the Child of:  N. L. and C. S., Parents.
            Affirmed.  Judge Tracy M. Smith.
            Hennepin County District Court, Hon. Luis Bartolomei.

19.       A17-0485
            AutoUpLink Technologies, Inc., Appellant, vs. Lynn Clark Janson, Respondent.
            Affirmed.  Judge Lucinda E. Jesson.
            Hennepin County District Court, Hon. Mary R. Vasaly.

20.       A17-0277
            Regents of the University of Minnesota, Appellant, vs. Doran University III, LLC,
            Respondent.
            Affirmed.  Judge Lucinda E. Jesson.
            Hennepin County District Court, Hon. Amy Dawson.

21.       A16-1893
            State of Minnesota, Respondent, vs. Kelly Lynn Wise, Appellant.
            Affirmed.  Judge James B. Florey.
            Meeker County District Court, Hon. Judge Stephanie L. Beckman.
 
Order OpinionsCases that involve a few simple issues may be decided by order opinions, which include little discussion of the facts of the case and a brief analysis of the laws that are involved.

RECENT ORDER OPINIONS
December 4, 2017



NO ORDER OPINIONS FILED
 

NO SPECIAL RELEASE OPINIONS FILED

Opinion SetsOpinion sets contain all published, unpublished, and order opinions. The sets are compressed into files that must be unpacked before opening them.

Opinion Sets For Opinions
Filed Monday, December 4, 2017

Opinion Set in a Zipped Word Document Format

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Opinion Set in a Zipped Rich Text Format

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