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OPINIONS OF THE SUPREME COURT

FILED Wednesday, June 13, 2018

NOTICE - MEDIA RELEASE TIME IS 10:00 A.M.



A17-0658        Kenneth Eugene Andersen, Appellant, vs. State of Minnesota, Respondent.
                         Becker County.
            1.   A prophylactic reversal of the postconviction court’s denial of claims that were based on two affidavits is required because the court assessed the affiants’ credibility without first holding an evidentiary hearing.
            2.   The postconviction court did not abuse its discretion by summarily denying appellant’s remaining claims because, even when considered to be true and viewed in a light most favorable to appellant, the facts alleged in support of those claims do not satisfy the newly-discovered-evidence or interests-of-justice exceptions to the postconviction statute’s 2-year statute of limitations.
            Affirmed in part, reversed in part, and remanded.  Justice David L. Lillehaug.
            Took no part, Justice Paul C. Thissen.



A17-0518        Thomas James Fox, Appellant, vs. State of Minnesota, Respondent.
                         Washington County.
            The district court did not err in denying petitioner’s claim for postconviction relief without an evidentiary hearing because the record conclusively shows that he is not entitled to relief.
            Affirmed.  Justice Anne K. McKeig.
            Took no part, Justice Paul C. Thissen.

 
 
  

ORDERS

 
A16-0057        In re Petition for Disciplinary Action against Patrick Chinedu Nwaneri, a Minnesota Attorney, Registration No. 0322003.
                         Supreme Court.
            Motion denied; conditional reinstatement revoked and indefinitely suspended.  Justice David L. Lillehaug.

A18-0804        In re Petition for Disciplinary Action against Rachel Elizabeth Bengtson-Lang, a Minnesota Attorney, Registration No. 0386557.
                         Supreme Court.
            Transferred to disability inactive status.  Justice David L. Lillehaug.

 
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ORDERS ON PETITIONS FOR FURTHER REVIEW

FILED Tuesday, May 29, 2018


(Petitioner indicated in Italic Type)


1.      State of Minnesota vs. Blair Bruce Lee – A17-0543 – Granted
2.      State of Minnesota vs. Travis Adam Westgaard – A17-0717 – Denied
3.      Mandeep Singh Sodhi vs. Leisa Lynn-Ketelsen Sodhi – A17-0094 – Granted/Stayed
4.      State of Minnesota vs. Robert Joseph Clement, Jr. – A17-0588 – Denied
5.      State of Minnesota vs. Mohamed Musa Jama – A17-0481 – Granted
6.      In the Matter of the Estate of: Prince Rogers Nelson – A17-0927 – Denied
7.      In re Big Stone County Request for Review of Public Watercourse - Section 13, T 123 N, 46W, Almond Township – A17-1255 – Denied
8.      State of Minnesota vs. Renae Dawn Kramer – A15-1646 – Denied
9.      Julian Onesimo Narvaez-Ramirez vs. State of Minnesota – A17-1376 – Denied
10.    State of Minnesota vs. Russell Vincent Winbush – A17-0344 – Denied
11.    State of Minnesota vs. Abimbola Bakare – A17-0451 – Denied
12.    State of Minnesota vs. Justin Carlos Tolbert – A17-0624 – Denied
13.    Peter J. Andersen, Sr., as Trustee for the Peter J. Andersen, Sr. Family Trust vs. Pamela J. Karahalios, et al., Shelly Billiet, et al. – A17-0821 – Denied
14.    State of Minnesota vs. Ronald Lee Conway – A17-0730 – Denied
15.    State of Minnesota vs. Darryl Taylor – A17-0912 – Denied
16.    Majinieke Vasha Thompson vs. State of Minnesota – A17-1057 – Denied
17.    Gideon Charles Arrington, II vs. State of Minnesota – A17-0695– Denied
18.    Daryll Christian Strom vs. State of Minnesota – A17-0799 – Granted/Stayed
19.    State of Minnesota vs. George Earl Heinrich – A17-0644 – Denied
20.    In re the Marriage of: Justin James Jurkovich vs. Rebecca Jean Jurkovich – A17-0800; A17-1036 – Denied
21.    Pondview Townhomes vs. Inez Hunter – A17-1343 – Denied
22.    State of Minnesota vs. Said Yusuf Mumin – A17-0727 – Denied
23.    State of Minnesota vs. Dale David Lott – A15-1326 – Denied
24.    Patrick Takuanyi, et al. vs. Center National Bank, N.A., Advanced Recovery Solutions, LLC, Dynasty Motors, LLC, et al. – A17-1149 – Denied
25.    Dennis Darol Linehan et al. vs. Emily Johnson Piper, et al. – A17-1823 – Denied
26.    Graco, Inc. vs. City of Minneapolis – A18-0593 – Accelerated review denied


 
STAYED PFR PENDING STATE v. MOREHOUSE – A16-0277
& STATE v. JOHNSON – A16-0502
 
27.    Roger William Kuehn vs. Commissioner of Public Safety – A15-1278 – Vacated/Denied
28.    State of Minnesota vs. Jose Amador Molina – A15-1853 – Vacated/Denied
29.    Todd John Hendrickson vs. Commissioner of Public Safety – A16-0581 – Vacated/Remanded
30.    Dustin Ryan Mortenson vs. Commissioner of Public Safety – A16-0738 – Vacated/Remanded
31.    Ryan Paul Jirik vs. Commissioner of Public Safety – A16-0710 – Vacated/Remanded
32.    Hugh Herman Hansen vs. Commissioner of Public Safety – A16-0290 – Vacated/Remanded
33.    Jesse John Susa vs. Commissioner of Public Safety – A16-0569 – Vacated/Remanded
34.    Joshua Lloyd Gangestad vs. Commissioner of Public Safety – A16-0729 – Vacated/Remanded
35.    Amy Lynn-Ishwar Butani vs. Commissioner of Public Safety – A16-0547 – Vacated/Remanded