Court of Appeals Opinions



IMPORTANT NOTICE

Appellate Courts will begin transmitting all notices, orders, and opinions electronically.

Beginning no later than July 1, 2011, the appellate courts will send notices, orders, opinions, and correspondence related to pending cases to attorneys in those cases by e-mail rather than postal mail.  All attorneys with pending appellate cases who have not already registered an e-mail address should do so immediately.  Unrepresented parties with pending appellate cases may also participate in this e-notification system by registering an e-mail address.  Please visit the Clerk of Appellate Courts page for instructions on how to register your e-mail address.
 

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.


Published Opinions

By 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, October 16, 2017



NO PUBLISHED OPINIONS FILED

 

Unpublished Opinions

Unpublished opinions are issued in cases that are less complicated, that involve legal issues that have already been decided in published opinions, or that will affect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UNPUBLISHED OPINIONS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, October 16, 2017

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



1.         A17-0515
            In the Matter of the Welfare of the Child of:  N. J. G. and J. H., Parents.
            Affirmed.  Judge Jill Flaskamp Halbrooks.
            Scott County District Court, Hon. Caroline H. Lennon.
 
2.         A17-0200
            State of Minnesota, Respondent, vs. Deirdre Elise Evavold, Appellant.
            Affirmed.  Judge Francis J. Connolly.
            Dakota County District Court, Hon. Judge Karen Asphaug.
 
3.         A17-0648
            In the Matter of the Welfare of the Child of: P. S. and J. L., Parents.
            Affirmed.  Judge Matthew E. Johnson.
            Washington County District Court, Hon. Judge B. William Ekstrum.
 
4.         A16-1930
            State of Minnesota, Respondent, vs. Reggie Demetrius Pierre Bishop, Appellant.
            Affirmed.  Judge Michelle A. Larkin.
            Hennepin County District Court, Hon. Jay Quam.
 
5.         A17-0007
            State of Minnesota, Respondent, vs. Gregg Michael Dickey, Appellant.
            Affirmed.  Judge Louise Dovre Bjorkman.
            Douglas County District Court, Hon. David R. Battey.
 
6.         A16-2041
            State of Minnesota, Respondent, vs. Tiffany Lynn Lambert, Appellant.
            Affirmed.  Judge Michael L. Kirk.
            Anoka County District Court, Hon. Jenny Walker Jasper.
 
7.         A16-1771
            State of Minnesota, Respondent, vs. Mark Alan Peterson, Appellant.
            Affirmed.  Judge Michael L. Kirk.
            Polk County District Court, Hon. Judge Anne Marie Rasmusson.
 
8.         A17-0082
            U. S. Bank National Association, successor by merger to U. S. Bank National
            Association ND, Respondent, vs. Anita Brochette Womack, Appellant.
            Affirmed.  Judge Diane B. Bratvold.
            Hennepin County District Court, Hon. Laurie J. Miller.

 

Order Opinions

Cases 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
October 16, 2017


 
1.         A16-0591
            Woodbridge Townhouse Association, Inc., Appellant, vs. American Family
            Mutual Insurance Company, Respondent.
            Reversed and remanded.  Chief Judge Edward J. Cleary.
            Hennepin County District Court, Hon. Susan N. Burke.
 
2.         A16-1119
            State of Minnesota, Respondent, vs. Chad Timothy Anderson, Appellant.
            Reversed and remanded.  Judge Renee L. Worke.
            Dakota County District Court, Hon. Judge Jerome B. Abrams.
 
3.         A17-0779, A17-0780, A17-0781
            State of Minnesota, Appellant, vs. Erik Ozornia, Respondent.
            Dismissed.  Judge Matthew E. Johnson.
            Kandiyohi County District Court, Hon. Michael J. Thompson.
 
4.         A16-0394
            State of Minnesota, Respondent, vs. Lynette Marie Robbins, Appellant.
            Reversed and remanded.  Judge Michelle A. Larkin.
            Lyon County District Court, Hon. Michelle A. Dietrich.

Special Release Opinions

NO SPECIAL RELEASE OPINIONS FILED


Opinion Sets

Opinion 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, October 16, 2017

Opinion Set in a Zipped Word Document Format

  1. Click the above link.
  2. Save the unzipped file to your computer.
  3. Choose the "Open" option on the Download Complete screen.
  4. Extract the files to a location of your choice.
  5. Open the extracted file.

Opinion Set in a Zipped Rich Text Format

  1. Click the above link.
  2. Save the unzipped file to your computer.
  3. Choose the "Open" option on the Download Complete screen.
  4. Extract the files to a location of your choice.
  5. Open the extracted file.