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OPINIONS OF THE SUPREME COURT

FILED Wednesday, April 17, 2019

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



A17-0555        Justin Warren, Appellant, vs. Richard Dinter, et al., Respondents.
                         Court of Appeals.
            1.   A physician-patient relationship is not a necessary element of a claim for professional negligence.  A physician owes a duty of care to a third party when the physician acts in a professional capacity and it is reasonably foreseeable that the third party will rely on the physician’s acts and be harmed by a breach of the standard of care. 
            2.   Viewed in the light most favorable to the non-moving party, it was reasonably foreseeable that a patient seeking admission to a hospital would rely on a hospitalist’s acts and be harmed by a breach of the standard of care, thus making summary judgment for the hospitalist and his employer on the element of duty of care improper. 
            Reversed and remanded.  Justice David L. Lillehaug.
            Dissenting, Justice G. Barry Anderson and Chief Justice Lorie S. Gildea.
 
 
 
 
 

ORDER

 
A18-1896        Eddie Hudson, Relator, vs. Trillium Staffing and XL Insurance, administered by CorVel Corporation, Respondents, and Medica Health
                         Plan/Optum, Center for Diagnostic Imaging, Hennepin County Medical Center & Physicians, Park Nicollet Health Services, and Park Nicollet
                         Methodist Hospital, Intervenors.
                         Workers’ Compensation Court of Appeals.
            Affirmed without opinion.  Justice Natalie E. Hudson.
 
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ORDERS ON PETITIONS FOR FURTHER REVIEW

FILED Tuesday, April 16, 2019


(Petitioner indicated in Italic Type)


1.      State Farm Fire and Casualty Company vs. Jonathan Sipola – A18-0295 – Denied
2.      State of Minnesota vs. Mohamed Warsame Adan – A18-0051 – Denied
3.      Phyllis Louise Luskey vs. Nikki Dee Eggum, et al. – A18-0623 – Denied
4.      In re the Marriage of:  Rachel Ann Wexler, f/k/a/ Rachel Gerr vs. Darrin Anthony Gerr, County of Dakota, intervenor – A18-0679 – Denied
5.      State of Minnesota vs. Dawda Jeng – A18-0418 – Denied
6.      State of Minnesota vs. LC Monroe Johnson – A18-0088 – Denied
7.      Sheila Oliver, et al. vs. State Farm Fire and Casualty Insurance Company – A18-0367 – Granted
8.      State of Minnesota vs. Warren Patrick Banks, Jr. – A18-0268 – Denied
9.      State of Minnesota vs. Thomas Clifford Needham – A18-0247 – Denied
10.    Frederick S. Fish vs. Ramler Trucking, Inc., defendant and third party plaintiff, Wells Concrete Products Company and Albany Manufacturing, Inc.,
         Third-Party Defendants – A18-0143 – Granted
11.    State of Minnesota vs. Mitchell John Antil – A17-2063 – Granted in part/Stayed
12.    State of Minnesota vs. Jeremy Scott Blahowski – A18-0498 – Denied
13.    State of Minnesota vs. Matthew Scott Stewart – A17-2039 – Denied
14.    State of Minnesota vs. Buk Gaak Gany – A17-0809 – Denied
15.    Walter Johann Happel vs. State of Minnesota – A18-0052 – Denied
16.    State of Minnesota vs. Cole Lyle Kjellberg – A18-0409 – Denied
17.    Matthew Heinen vs. City of Sauk Rapids – A18-0867 – Denied
18.    In the Matter of the Civil Commitment of:  Daniel Leroy Patten – A18-1464 – Denied
19.    Desean Lamont Thomas vs. State of Minnesota – A18-1508 – Denied
 
 

Filed – April 17, 2019

 
1.         In the Matter of the Welfare of the Children of: N.E., M.B., C.G., and S.E., Parents – A19-0227 – Denied