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OPINIONS OF THE SUPREME COURT

FILED Wednesday, January 18, 2017

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



A15-1172        State of Minnesota, Appellant, vs. Renee Anita Vasko, Respondent.
                         Court of Appeals.
            1.   To determine whether a respondent’s conviction is supported by sufficient evidence, an appellate court must first determine the meaning of the ordinance under which the respondent was convicted. 
            2.   The plain language of Lester Prairie Municipal Code section 5.5.1.2 (2014) prohibits a person from keeping a junked or abandoned vehicle or other scrap metal on her property for longer than 30 days without a special use permit.
            3.   The State presented sufficient evidence to prove that respondent violated Lester Prairie Municipal Code section 5.5.1.2 because she kept an abandoned vehicle on her property for longer than 30 days without a special use permit.
            Reversed and remanded.  Justice Margaret H. Chutich.
            Took no part, Justice Natalie E. Hudson.



A16-0137        In re Petition for Disciplinary Action against Jesse David Matson, a Minnesota Attorney, Registration No. 0389131.
                         Supreme Court.
            Disbarment is the appropriate discipline for an attorney who misappropriated client funds, made false statements to clients, fabricated a document, neglected and abandoned numerous clients, failed to abide by court rules, filed a frivolous motion, failed to place client funds in trust, failed to return unearned fees, used improper fee agreements, failed to cooperate with the investigation of several disciplinary complaints, and was suspended by the North Dakota Supreme Court.
            Disbarred.  Per Curiam.

 

ORDER

 
A16-1978        In re Petition for Disciplinary Action against Eric Chiadikobi Anunobi, a Minnesota Attorney, Registration No. 0388986.
                         Supreme Court.
            Publicly reprimanded and placed on 2 years of probation.  Justice David R. Stras.



 
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ORDERS ON PETITIONS FOR FURTHER REVIEW

FILED Tuesday, January 17, 2017


(Petitioner indicated in Italic Type)


1.      State of Minnesota vs. Devon Derrick Parker – A15-1417 – Granted
2.      Jeremy Bruce Cournoyer vs. State of Minnesota – A16-1682 – Granted/Vacated/Remanded
3.      State of Minnesota vs. Kamal Elyas Maqadin – A16-0159 – Denied
4.      State of Minnesota vs. Joseph Bullhead – A15-1828 – Denied
5.      State of Minnesota vs. Bret Emery Vansickel – A16-0053 – Denied
6.      Greenpond South, LLC vs. General Electric Capital Corporation – A16-0350 –  Granted/Stayed
7.      Michael Ronning vs. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company – A16-0538 – Denied
8.      State of Minnesota vs. Joseph Benjamin Klanderud – A15-1897 – Denied
9.      State of Minnesota vs. Alfredo Concepcion – A15-1650 – Denied
10.    State of Minnesota vs. Titus Triston Miguel Mangun – A16-0105 – Denied
11.    State of Minnesota vs. Morrell Grant – A15-1880 – Denied
12.    William J. Anderson vs. Trails End Enterprises of Duluth, LLC, et al. – A16-0256 – Denied
13.    State of Minnesota vs. Creighton Thomas Penn – A16-0666 – Denied
14.    State of Minnesota vs. Eric Jason Yankovec – A15-1651 – Denied
15.    Gregory Darrell Hicks vs. Beth Marie Hicks – A16-0433 – Denied
16.    Kind Heart Daycare, LLC vs. S.T.A.D.M. Enterprises, LLC, et al. – A16-1714 – Denied
17.    Lovell Nahmor Oates vs. State of Minnesota – A15-0788 – Vacated/Denied
18.    State of Minnesota vs. Brian William Meger – A15-1823 – Stay vacated/Briefing ordered
19.    Theodore Lee Wicken vs. State of Minnesota – A15-0813 – Vacated/Denied
20.    State of Minnesota vs. Omar Taha Yaseen – A15-0200 – Vacated/Denied
21.    Desmon Demond Burks vs. State of Minnesota – A15-1416 – Vacated/Denied