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, June 18, 2018



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Unpublished OpinionsUnpublished opinions are issued in cases that are less complicated, that involve legal issues that have already been decided in published opinions, or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UNPUBLISHED OPINIONS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, June 18, 2018

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



1.         A17-1656
            Neil N. Lapidus, et al., Appellants, vs. Lurie LLP, Respondent.
            Affirmed.  Chief Judge Edward J. Cleary.
            Hennepin County District Court, Hon. M. Jacqueline Regis.

2.         A17-1322
            State of Minnesota, Respondent, vs. Scott Alan Kepner, Appellant.
            Affirmed.  Judge Jill Flaskamp Halbrooks.
            Chisago County District Court, Hon. Robert G. Rancourt.

3.         A17-1462
            In re the Marriage of:  Michelle E. Li-Kuehne, petitioner, Respondent, vs. Stephen E.
            Kuehne, Appellant.
            Affirmed.  Judge Renee L. Worke.
            Stearns County District Court, Hon. Vicki E. Landwehr.

4.         A17-1292
            State of Minnesota, Respondent, vs. Vincent Michael Parkhurst, Appellant.
            Affirmed.  Judge Kevin G. Ross.
            Wilkin County District Court, Hon. Amy J. Doll.

5.         A17-1499
            In re the Marriage of:  Kerry J. Olson, a/k/a Kerry Ciardelli-Olson, n/k/a Kerry J.
            Ciardelli, petitioner, Respondent, vs. Scott Bradley Olson, co-petitioner, Appellant.
            Affirmed.  Judge Kevin G. Ross.
            Carver County District Court, Hon. Kevin W. Eide.

6.         A17-1624
            Anthony James Olgeirson, petitioner, Appellant, vs. State of Minnesota, Respondent.
            Affirmed.  Judge Heidi S. Schellhas.
            Clay County District Court, Hon. Hon. Steven J. Cahill.

7.         A17-1921
            Maria Vlachou-Hahn, et al., Plaintiffs, vs. Michael A. Zimmer, as Special Administrator
            for the Estate of Marcus Hahn, deceased, et al., Respondents, Budget Rent A Car
            System, Inc., et al., Appellants, Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company, et al.,
            Respondents, and Budget Rent A Car System, Inc., et al., Defendants and Third Party
            Plaintiffs, PV Holding Corp., Defendant and Third Party Plaintiff, vs. Diego Velazquez
            Sanchez, et al., Third Party Defendants.
            Affirmed.  Judge Heidi S. Schellhas.
            Hennepin County District Court, Hon. Joseph R. Klein.

8.         A17-1509, A17-1510
            State of Minnesota, Respondent, vs. Heather Marie Krumrie, Appellant.
            Affirmed in part, reversed in part, and remanded.  Judge Francis J. Connolly.
            Freeborn County District Court, Hon. Ross L. Leuning.

9.         A17-1217
            State of Minnesota, Respondent, vs. Shawn Timothy Cermak, Appellant.
            Affirmed.  Judge Francis J. Connolly.
            Carver County District Court, Hon. Michael Wentzell.

10.       A17-1051
            State of Minnesota, Respondent, vs. Kurt Lee Villa, Appellant.
            Affirmed.  Judge Matthew E. Johnson.
            Cottonwood County District Court, Hon. Christina M. Wietzema.

11.       A17-1859
            Alicia A. Oldenhof, et al., Appellants, vs. David Hansen, Respondent.
            Affirmed.  Judge Matthew E. Johnson.
            Hennepin County District Court, Hon. Bruce A. Peterson.

12.       A18-0107
            Rebecca Minkoff Apparel, LLC, Respondent, vs. Rebecca Minkoff, LLC, Appellant.
            Affirmed.  Judge Louise Dovre Bjorkman.
            Hennepin County District Court, Hon. Michael K. Browne.

13.       A17-1638
            Ulysses Michael Johnson, petitioner, Appellant, vs. State of Minnesota, Respondent.
            Affirmed.  Judge Carol A. Hooten.
            Hennepin County District Court, Hon. Sara R. Grewing.

14.       A17-1875
            John Cortland Robinson, petitioner, Appellant, vs. Commissioner of Public Safety,
            Respondent.
            Affirmed.  Judge Carol A. Hooten.
            Hennepin County District Court, Hon. Karen A. Janisch.

15.       A18-0336
            State of Minnesota, Respondent, vs. Michael Robert Adkins, Appellant.
            Affirmed.  Judge Carol A. Hooten.
            Anoka County District Court, Hon. Daniel A. O’Fallon.

16.       A17-1642
            Cara Zimmer, Appellant, vs. Raymond Landry, Respondent.
            Affirmed.  Judge Michael L. Kirk.
            Stearns County District Court, Hon. Mary B. Mahler.

17.       A17-0845
            In re the Marriage of:  Robert Joseph Hoolihan, petitioner, Appellant, vs. Jacqueline Ann
            Hoolihan, Respondent.
            Affirmed in part and reversed in part.  Judge Michael L. Kirk.
            Dakota County District Court, Hon. Karen Asphaug.

18.       A17-0920
            State of Minnesota, Respondent, vs. Albert George McIntosh, Appellant.
            Affirmed.  Judge Peter M. Reyes, Jr.
            Hennepin County District Court, Hon. James Dehn.
 
19.       A17-0878
            State of Minnesota, Respondent, vs. Johnny Frank Logan, III, Appellant.
            Affirmed.  Judge Lucinda E. Jesson.
            Ramsey County District Court, Hon. Thomas Gilligan, Jr.

20.       A17-1557
            State of Minnesota, Respondent, vs. Jessica Denise Talbot, Appellant.
            Affirmed.  Judge Tracy M. Smith.
            Stearns County District Court, Hon. Vicki E. Landwehr.

21.       A17-1009
            State of Minnesota, Respondent, vs. Andrew Demon Fain, Appellant.
            Affirmed.  Judge Diane B. Bratvold.
            Hennepin County District Court, Hon. Tanya M. Bransford.

22.       A17-1154
            Isaac Erickson, Relator, vs OTG Management LLC, Respondent, Department of
            Employment and Economic Development, Respondent.
            Affirmed.  Judge Diane B. Bratvold.
            Department of Employment and Economic Development.

23.       A17-1360
            Charlie Siegle, Appellant, vs. Vern Karst, Respondent.
            Affirmed.  Judge R. A. (Jim) Randall.*
            Scott County District Court, Hon. Caroline H. Lennon.

24.       A17-1616
            In the Matter of the Appeal by Woodson Institute for Excellence Charter School.
            Affirmed. Judge R. A. (Jim) Randall.*
            Minnesota Department of Education.
 
* Retired judge of the Minnesota Court of Appeals, serving 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
June 18, 2018



1.         A17-1914
            Robert Daniel Dixon, petitioner, Appellant, vs. State of Minnesota, Respondent.
            Affirmed.  Judge Louise Dovre Bjorkman.
            Scott County District Court, Hon. Caroline H. Lennon.
 

NO SPECIAL RELEASE OPINIONS FILED

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