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FILED Wednesday, February 15, 2017


A15-0896        Anita J. Howard, Appellant, vs. Shelly R. Svoboda, M.D., et al., Respondents.
                         Court of Appeals.
            A protective order prohibiting the disclosure of information from an informal discussion conducted under Minn. Stat. § 595.02, subd. 5 (2016), was not an injunction, and thus not an appealable order, under Minnesota Rule of Civil Appellate Procedure 103.03(b).
            Vacated.  Justice David L. Lillehaug.
            Dissenting, Chief Justice Lorie S. Gildea.
            Took no part, Justice G. Barry Anderson.

A15-1481        State of Minnesota, Respondent, vs. Leona Rose deLottinville, Appellant.
                         Court of Appeals.
            Neither the United States Constitution nor the Minnesota Constitution requires police to obtain a search warrant before entering a third party’s home to execute a lawfully issued arrest warrant for a guest.
            Affirmed.  Justice David L. Lillehaug.
            Dissenting, Justice Margaret H. Chutich.

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FILED Tuesday, February 14, 2017

(Petitioner indicated in Italic Type)

1.      State of Minnesota vs. Melvin Eugene Snoddy – A15-1525 – Denied
2.      State of Minnesota vs. Lamar James Crump – A15-1690 – Denied
3.      State of Minnesota vs. James Michael Chermack – A15-1735 – Denied
4.      State of Minnesota vs. Abass Warsame Mumin – A15-1829 – Denied
5.      State of Minnesota vs. Susan Patrice Long – A15-2095 – Denied
6.      State of Minnesota vs. Ramsey Louis Kettle – A16-0018 – Denied
7.      State of Minnesota vs. Robert Joseph Engen – A15-1954 – Denied
8.      State of Minnesota vs. Quentin Todd Chute – A15-2053 – Granted/Denied
9.      State of Minnesota vs. Yachin Kadimel Scott – A15-1805 – Denied
10.    Ryan Paul Jirik vs. Commissioner of Public Safety – A16-0710 – Granted/Stayed
11.    The Original Bobble Babes, LLC vs. Dedicated Logistics, Inc. – A16-0496 – Denied
12.    Thomas Erle Tornstrom vs. Jennifer Lynn Tornstrom, n/k/a Jennifer Lynn Klemenhagen – A16-0209 – Denied
13.    Ramsey County, Bisharo M. Aden, n/k/a Bisharo M. Jama vs. Aaron L. Olson – A16-1490, A16-1668 – Denied
14.    State of Minnesota vs. Michael David Kochevar – A15-0580 – Denied
15.    State of Minnesota vs. Cass Howard Ellingboe – A15-1732 – Denied
16.    State of Minnesota vs. Jerry Lee Collins – A16-0573 – Denied
17.    In re Decision to Deny Contested Case Hearing on Little Rock Creek Study – A16‑0123 – Denied
18.    Marcus Allen Brown vs. State of Minnesota – A16-0534 – Denied
19.    Lovell N. Oates vs. Minnesota Department of Corrections, et al., Scott McNurlin, Sheriff – A16-1724 – Denied
20.    Stephen Michael Michuda vs. State of Minnesota – A16-0779 – Denied
21.    Bret William Smith vs. Timothy Patrick Lyons – A16-0727 – Denied
22.    Joel Marvin Munt vs. Michelle Smith, Warden, MCF-OPH – A16-0462 – Denied