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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.

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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, August 29, 2016



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Unpublished OpinionsUnpublished opinions are issued in cases that are less complicated, that involve legal issues that have already been decided in published opinions, or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UNPUBLISHED OPINIONS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, August 29, 2016

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



1.         A16-0251
            Sharper Management, LLC, et al., petitioners, Appellants, vs. Melvin Pittel, Respondent.
            Affirmed.  Chief Judge Edward J. Cleary.
            Hennepin County District Court, Hon. Richard A. Trachy.

2.         A16-0146
            Nathan Gregor, et al., petitioners, Respondents, vs. Dawn Marie Buttera Gregor,
            Appellant.
            Affirmed.  Chief Judge Edward J. Cleary.
            Olmsted County District Court, Hon. Judge Kathy M. Wallace.

3.         A15-2060
            Lana Dawn Hansch Barnes, petitioner, Appellant, vs. State of Minnesota, Respondent.
            Affirmed.  Judge Randolph W. Peterson.
            Chisago County District Court, Hon. John R. McBride.

4.         A15-1970
            David B. Markle, et al., Respondents, vs. Metro Metals Corporation, Appellant.
            Affirmed.  Judge Randolph W. Peterson.
            Ramsey County District Court, Hon. William H. Leary, III.

5.         A15-1859
            State of Minnesota, Respondent, vs. Robert Frederick Smart, Appellant.
            Affirmed.  Judge Renee L. Worke.
            Hennepin County District Court, Hon. Judge Thomas Fraser.

6.         A15-1775
            State of Minnesota, Respondent, vs. Marvin George Penn, Appellant.
            Affirmed in part, reversed in part, and remanded.  judge Renee L. Worke.
            Hennepin County District Court, Hon. Tamara G. Garcia.

7.         A15-1560
            State of Minnesota, Respondent, vs. Theron Dean Ibarra, Appellant.
            Affirmed.  Judge Renee L. Worke.
            Martin County District Court, Hon. Robert D. Walker.

8.         A15-0719
            State of Minnesota, Respondent, vs. Jason Wyatt Mindrup, Appellant.
            Affirmed.  Judge Renee L. Worke.
            Mower County District Court, Hon. Jeffrey Kritzer.

9.         A16-0451
            S. Robideau Construction, Inc., Appellant, vs. John E. Hiber, Respondent, Wells Fargo
            Bank, N.A., Respondent.
            Affirmed; motion denied.  Judge Heidi S. Schellhas.
            Washington County District Court, Hon. Tad Jude.

10.       A16-0134
            Beverly Waldorf Tokarz, Appellant, vs. State of Minnesota, Respondent.
            Affirmed.  Judge Heidi S. Schellhas.
            Stearns County District Court, Hon. John H. Scherer.

11.       A16-0545
            In the Matter of the Welfare of the Child of:  N. U. M., Parent.
            Affirmed.  Judge Matthew E. Johnson.
            Hennepin County District Court, Hon. David L. Piper.

12.       A16-0499
            Darrel Mckee, petitioner, Appellant, vs. Steve Hammer, Respondent.
            Affirmed.  Judge Michelle A. Larkin.
            Washington County District Court, Hon. Susan Miles.

13.       A16-0278
            Paul James Ayers, petitioner, Appellant, vs. Commissioner of Public Safety, Respondent.
            Affirmed.  Judge Michelle A. Larkin.
            Waseca County District Court, Hon. Larry M. Collins.

14.       A15-1720, A15-1725
            Carole Jean Halverson, petitioner, Appellant, vs. State of Minnesota, Respondent, and
            State of Minnesota, Respondent, vs. Carole Jean Halverson, Appellant.
            Affirmed.  Judge Michelle A. Larkin.
            Hennepin County District Court, Hon. Judge Thomas Fraser.
 
15.       A15-1707
            State of Minnesota, Respondent, vs. Charles Wesley Jones, Appellant.
            Affirmed.  Judge Michelle A. Larkin.
            Mower County District Court, Hon. Jeffrey Kritzer.

16.       A15-1680
            State of Minnesota, Respondent, vs. Delonte Ahshone Thomas, Appellant.
            Affirmed.  Judge Larry B. Stauber, Jr.
            Hennepin County District Court, Hon. Judge Nicole A. Engisch.

17.       A15-1269
            State of Minnesota, Respondent, vs. Erick Larkins, Appellant.
            Affirmed in part, reversed in part, and remanded.  Judge Larry B. Stauber, Jr.
            Washington County District Court, Hon. John C. Hoffman.

18.       A16-0277
            Mitchell Edwin Morehouse, petitioner, Appellant, vs. Commissioner of Public Safety,
            Respondent.
            Reversed and remanded.  Judge Louise Dovre Bjorkman.
            Kanabec County District Court, Hon. Karla F. Hancock.

19.       A15-1634
            State of Minnesota, Respondent, vs. Eric Michael Bohumil, Appellant.
            Affirmed.  Judge Louise Dovre Bjorkman.
            Dakota County District Court, Hon. Martha M. Simonett.

20.       A15-1413
            In re the Marriage of:  Jennifer Dawn Nyakundi, petitioner, Respondent, vs. Gilbert Ogamba Nyakundi, Appellant.
            Affirmed; motion denied.  Judge Louise Dovre Bjorkman.
            St. Louis County District Court, Hon. John E. DeSanto.

21.       A15-1630
            State of Minnesota, Respondent, vs. Walter David Tischer, Appellant.
            Affirmed.  Judge Denise D. Reilly.
            Douglas County District Court, Hon. David R. Battey.

22.       A15-1595
            In re the Marriage of:  William David Wilder, petitioner, Appellant, vs. Michelle R.
            Wilder, Respondent.
            Affirmed.  Judge Denise D. Reilly.
            Carver County District Court, Hon. Janet L. Barke Cain.

23.       A16-0391
            James Edward Boutto, petitioner, Appellant, vs. Commissioner of Public Safety, Respondent.
            Affirmed.  Judge Peter M. Reyes, Jr.
            St. Louis County District Court, Hon. Gary J. Pagliaccetti.

24.       A16-0218
            Anoka County Record, LLC, Appellant, vs. City of Fridley, Minnesota, Respondent.
            Affirmed.  Judge Peter M. Reyes, Jr.
            Anoka County District Court, Hon. James A. Cunningham, Jr.

25.       A16-0071
            In the Matter of the Estate of:  John Stanley LaSha, Deceased.
            Affirmed.  Judge Peter M. Reyes, Jr.
            Hennepin County District Court, Hon. Jamie L. Anderson.

26.       A16-0023
            Carol Z. Lively, Relator, vs. Commissioner of Minnesota Department of Health, Respondent.
            Affirmed.  Judge Peter M. Reyes, Jr.
            Minnesota Department of Health.

27.       A15-2062
            Duluth Landfill Superior LLC, Appellant, vs. Minnesota Pollution Control Agency,
            Respondent.
            Affirmed.  Judge Peter M. Reyes, Jr.
            St. Louis County District Court, Hon. Judge Theresa Neo.

28.       A16-0191
            LaQuinn Jamul Williams, petitioner, Appellant, vs. State of Minnesota, Respondent.
            Affirmed.  Judge Lucinda E. Jesson.
            Ramsey County District Court, Hon. Edward Wilson.

29.       A16-0178
            State of Minnesota, Respondent, vs. Jarvaughn Douglas Washington, Appellant.
            Affirmed.  Judge Lucinda E. Jesson.
            Hennepin County District Court, Hon. Jay Quam.

30.       A16-0140
            United Islamic Society, Respondent, vs. Masjed Abubakr Al-Seddiq, Inc., et al., Appellants, and  
            In the Matter of the: Putative Charitable Trust for the Benefit of the Rochester Muslim Community.
            Affirmed.  Judge Tracy  M. Smith.
            Olmsted County District Court, Hon. Debra A. Jacobson.

31.       A16-0006
            State of Minnesota, Respondent, vs. Theodore Pierre Jerry, Appellant.
            Affirmed.  Judge Tracy  M. Smith.
            Hennepin County District Court, Hon. Martha A. Holton Dimick.

32.       A15-2069
            Brett Richard Kline, petitioner, Appellant, vs. Commissioner of Public Safety,
            Respondent.
            Affirmed.  Judge Diane B. Bratvold.
            Crow Wing County District Court, Hon. Eric J. Askegaard.

33.       A15-1796
            In re the Guardianship/Conservatorship of: Lorraine Helen Schmidt.
            Affirmed.  Judge Diane B. Bratvold.
            Cass County District Court, Hon. Judge Janna M. Austad.

34.       A16-0129
            State of Minnesota, Respondent, vs. Tiffany Nicole Phillips, Appellant.
            Reversed and remanded.  Judge Thomas J. Kalitowski.*
            Scott County District Court, Hon. Caroline H. Lennon and Hon. Judge Rex D. Stacey.

35.       A16-0367
            In re the Non-Probate Estate of:  Robert W. Fashant, Decedent.  Merilee Doll, Respondent, vs.
            Julie A. Haekenkamp, et al., Appellants, KleinBank, Defendant.           
            Affirmed.  Judge Roger M. Klaphake.*
            Wright County District Court, Hon. Michele A. Davis.

36.       A16-0362
            In the Matter of the Welfare of the Children of:  P. L. G., Parent.
            Affirmed.  Judge Roger M. Klaphake.*
            Hennepin County District Court, Hon. Herbert P. Lefler.

37.       A15-2031
            Richard Lee Zimmerman, petitioner, Appellant, vs. Commissioner of Public Safety,
            Respondent.
            Affirmed.  Judge Edward Toussaint, Jr.*
            Washington County District Court, Hon. Susan Miles.

38.       A15-2048
            Corrine M. Fingalson, Appellant, vs. George A. Carlson, et al.,  Respondents, William R.
            Osterman, et al., Respondents.
            Affirmed.  Judge Stephen L. Muehlberg.**
            Becker County District Court, Hon. Jay D. Carlson.
 
 
* Retired judge of the Minnesota Court of Appeals, serving by appointment pursuant to Minn. Const. art. VI, § 10.
** Retired judge of the district court, serving as judge of the Minnesota Court of Appeals by appointment pursuant to Minn. Const. art. VI, § 10.
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
August 29, 2016



NO ORDER OPINIONS FILED


 

NO SPECIAL RELEASE OPINIONS FILED

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