OPINIONS OF THE SUPREME COURT
FILED Wednesday, January 22, 2020
NOTICE - MEDIA RELEASE TIME IS 10:00 A.M.
Graco, Inc., Appellant, vs. City of Minneapolis, Respondent.
Court of Appeals.
1. A municipal ordinance conflicts with a state statute when the ordinance and statute are irreconcilable. Because employers can comply with both the City’s ordinance governing minimum-wages rates and the Minnesota Fair Labor Standards Act, the ordinance and statute are reconcilable and therefore do not conflict.
2. Because the Legislature did not intend to occupy the field of minimum-wage rates, the Minnesota Fair Labor Standards Act does not preempt the City’s ordinance governing minimum-wage rates.
Affirmed. Chief Justice Lorie S. Gildea.
In the Matter of the Application of J.M.M. o/b/o Minors for a Change of Name.
Court of Appeals.
1. The phrase “both parents” in Minn. Stat. § 259.10, subd. 1 (2018), which establishes the requirements for changing a name, could mean biological parents or could mean legal parents and, therefore, is ambiguous. The most reasonable definition is legal parents.
2. Minnesota Statutes § 259.10 does not require that notice of a name-change application on behalf of a minor be given to a biological father who is neither listed on the minor’s birth certificate nor an adjudicated father under the Parentage Act, Minn. Stat. §§ 257.51–.74 (2018), and therefore is not a legal parent.
3. Minnesota Statutes § 259.10, as interpreted, does not violate the Due Process Clause.
Reversed. Justice David L. Lillehaug.
Dissenting, Justice G. Barry Anderson and Chief Justice Lorie S. Gildea.
Arthur H. Wendroth, Respondent, vs. Madsen & Sons, Auto-Owners Insurance Group, Relators, and Special
Compensation Fund, Additional Party.
Workers’ Compensation Court of Appeals.
Affirmed without opinion. Justice G. Barry Anderson.
In re Petition for Disciplinary Action against Paul A. Ampe, a Minnesota Attorney, Registration No. 0133395.
Publicly reprimanded and placed on probation for 2 years. Justice David L. Lillehaug.