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OPINIONS OF THE SUPREME COURT

FILED Wednesday, October 9, 2019

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



A18-0398        Firefighters Union Local 4725, et al., Respondents, vs. City of Brainerd, Appellant.
                         Court of Appeals. 
            1.   A public employer’s violation of Minn. Stat. § 179A.13, subd. 2(2) (2018), a provision in the Public Employment Labor Relations Act (PELRA) that prohibits the unfair labor practice of interfering with the existence of an employee organization, is not excused because the public employer’s interference was a matter of “inherent managerial policy” under another provision in PELRA, Minn. Stat. § 179A.07, subd. 1 (2018).   
            2.   The plain language of Minn. Stat. § 179A.13, subd. 2(2), which prohibits the unfair labor practice of interfering with the existence of an employee organization, does not require that the public employer’s interference be motivated by antiunion animus. 
            Affirmed.  Justice David L. Lillehaug.
            Dissenting, Chief Justice Lorie S. Gildea and Justice G. Barry Anderson.

 
 

 ORDER

A19-1276        In re Alexander Hughes, Petitioner, Kevin C. Flynn et al., Plaintiffs, Alexander Hughes, Petitioner, vs. Independent School
                         District 194, Respondent.
                         Dakota County District Court.
            Petition denied.  Chief Justice Lorie S. Gildea.
            Took no part, Justice G. Barry Anderson.

 
 

ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER

 ADM10-8005             Minnesota Rules of Professional Conduct.
                                      Supreme Court.
            Order regarding proposed comments to Rule 5.5 of the Minnesota Rules of Professional Conduct.
 
 
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ORDERS ON PETITIONS FOR FURTHER REVIEW

FILED Wednesday, September 25, 2019


(Petitioner indicated in Italic Type)


1.       Sauro & Bergstrom, PLLC vs. Ria Amplatz a/k/a Maria E. Amplatz – A19-0039 –Denied
2.       In re the Estate of: Irene B. Horton – A1477 – Denied
3.       Lyndsey Olson vs. John Lesch – A18-1694 – Granted
4.       Pamela Maslowski vs. Prospect Funding Partners LLC, et al., Prospect Funding Holdings (NY) LLC vs. James Schwebel, et al. –
          A18-1906 – Granted in part
5.       State of Minnesota vs. Kerry John Conrad – A18-1326 – Denied
6.       State of Minnesota vs. Shawn Douglas Ratcliff – A18-1502 – Denied
7.       Scott Sundgaard, individually and as Personal Representative of the Estate of Donald Sundgaard vs. Janice Lundgren – A18-1734 – Denied
8.       Bradley J. Pass, et al. vs. Craig T. Seifert, et al. – A18-1555 – Granted
9.       State of Minnesota vs. Kevin Herman Larson – A18-1179 – Denied
10.     Patrick Takuanyi, PET Enterprises, et al. vs. Copart Inc., of Connecticut d/b/a Copart Dealer Services – A18-1474 – Denied
11.     In re the Matter of: David Allen Engh vs. Jennifer Culver – A18-0795 –Granted/Stayed
12.     Daniel L. Blees vs. Daniel Everette Olean – A18-1690 – Denied
13.     State of Minnesota vs. Phillip Michael Johnson – A18-1028 – Denied
14.     Daniel Leith Renville vs. State of Minnesota – A18-1392 – Denied
15.     State of Minnesota vs. Miyo Marchon-Montine Alexander – A18-1011 – Denied
16.     Alla K. Popovich, as wife and Guardian Ad Litem for Aleksandr M. Popovich, et al. vs. Allina Health System, Emergency Physicians
          Professional Association, et al., Defendant – A18-1987 – Granted
17.     State of Minnesota vs. Tory Larae Moore – A18-1190 – Denied
18.     State of Minnesota vs. Bradley Allen Bockwitz – A18-1014 – Denied
19.     In the Matter of the Welfare of:  A.D.K. – A18-2053 – Denied
20.     In re the Civil Commitment of Matthew Alan Radke – A18-1705 – Denied
21.     State of Minnesota vs. Biyalfew Fekado Meta – A18-1434 – Denied
22.     Johnathan Bernard Edwards vs. State of Minnesota – A18-2123 – Denied
23.     Ricky Lee Collins, Jr. vs. State of Minnesota – A19-0028 – Denied
24.     State of Minnesota vs. Nathaniel Jackson – A18-0520 – Denied
25.     State of Minnesota vs. Salahalldeen Avdil Hamad – A18-1006 – Denied
26.     State of Minnesota vs. Timothy Lee Vredenburg – A18-1451 – Denied
27.     City of Baxter vs. City of Brainerd, et al. – A19-0097 – Denied
28.     State of Minnesota vs. Johnson Bankole Oluwalowo – A18-1479 – Denied