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FILED Wednesday, April 25, 2018


A16-1526        Tramayne Colfred Williams, Appellant, vs. State of Minnesota, Respondent.
A16-1527        Court of Appeals.
            When a defendant files a motion under Minn. R. Crim. P. 27.03, subd. 9, to correct a sentence after the time for direct appeal has passed, the defendant bears the burden of proving that the sentence was not authorized by law.
            Affirmed.  Chief Justice Lorie S. Gildea.


A17-1337        In re Petition for Disciplinary Action against Richard C. Mollin, Jr., a Minnesota Attorney, Registration No. 0074342.
                         Supreme Court.
            Conditionally reinstated.  Justice David L. Lillehaug.

A17-1507        John R. Gerardy, Relator, vs. Anagram International and Liberty Mutual Insurance Company, Respondents and John Stark, M.D.,
                         Brooklyn Center Chiropractic, Intervenors.
                         Workers’ Compensation Court of Appeals.
            Affirmed without opinion.  Justice David L. Lillehaug.

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FILED Tuesday, April 17, 2018

(Petitioner indicated in Italic Type)

1.      State of Minnesota vs. Dejonte Antwon Davis – A17-1108 – Denied
2.      Julie A. Soderberg vs. Lucas Anderson – A17-0827 – Granted
3.      ITMO Petition for Decertification of an Exclusive Representative for Certain Employees of the State of Minnesota – A17-0798 – Denied
4.      Ludwig P. Samson, Trustee for the Heirs and Next of Kin of Christine R. Samson vs. Jack W. Gordon, M. D., Essentia Health d/b/a Virginia
         Convalescent Center and/or f/k/a Virginia Regional Medical Center; et al. – A17-0721 – Denied
5.      James A. Compart, et al. vs. Justin J. Wolfstellar, et al., Bank of West – A17-0705 – Denied
6.      State of Minnesota vs. Qumari Kenneth Spencer – A17-0924 – Denied
7.      State of Minnesota vs. Ronald James Meyer – A17-0205 – Denied
8.      State of Minnesota vs. Danny Lee Zinski – A17-0136 – Granted/Stayed
9.      Jeremy Richard Ullrich vs. State of Minnesota – A17-0589 – Granted/Stayed
10.    State of Minnesota vs. Paul Scott Seeman – A17-1975 – Denied
11.    State of Minnesota vs. Davante Atkins – A17-0719 – Denied
12.    State of Minnesota vs. Jesse Lamee Motley – A17-0365 – Denied
13.    James Edward Cook, II vs. Hitomi Arimitsu – A17-0861 – Denied
14.    Krista Friese vs. American Family Mutual Insurance Company – A17-0908 – Denied
15.    In re: Estate of Loretta M. Chisholm – A17-0123 – Denied
16.    State of Minnesota vs. Shane Scott Stone – A17-0570 – Denied
17.    In the Matter of the Civil Commitment of: Kirk Alan Fugelseth – A17-1236 – Denied
18.    State of Minnesota vs. Nathan George Oliver – A17-0433 – Denied
19.    State of Minnesota vs. Brandon Deshawn Wilkes – A17-0463 – Denied
20.    State of Minnesota vs. Daniel James Hart – A17-0389 – Denied
21.    State of Minnesota vs. Shawn Thomas Rose – A17-0436 – Denied
22.    State of Minnesota vs. Ahmed Abdirahim Abdi – A17-0235 – Denied