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FILED Wednesday, January 16, 2019


A17-0331        State of Minnesota, Respondent, vs. John Lee Bowen, Appellant.
                         Court of Appeals.
            The phrase “personal property” in Minnesota Statutes section 609.24 (2018), the robbery statute, is a technical term meaning any property other than real property.  Property belonging to a business falls within the definition of “personal property” under the robbery statute.
            Affirmed.  Justice Margaret H. Chutich.


A18-1272        Jennifer Krumwiede, Respondent, vs. Ggnsc Slayton, LLC, and Constitution State Services Company, LLC, Relators,
                         Blue Cross Blue Shield of MN/Blue Plus, and Sanford Health, Intervenors.
                         Workers’ Compensation Court of Appeals.
            Affirmed without opinion.  Justice G. Barry Anderson.

A16-0057        In re Petition for Disciplinary Action against Patrick Chinedu Nwaneri, a Minnesota Attorney, Registration No. 0322003.
                         Supreme Court.
            Reinstated.  Justice David L. Lillehaug.


ADM10-8049             Rules of Criminal Procedure.
                                    Supreme Court.
            Order promulgating amendments to the Minnesota Rules of Criminal Procedure effective January 11, 2019.

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FILED Tuesday, January 15, 2019

(Petitioner indicated in Italic Type)

1.      State of Minnesota vs. Beverly Nicole Burrell – A17-1712, A17-1713 – Denied         
2.      Kristin Joy Petrie vs. Commissioner of Public Safety – A17-0400 – Denied                                                                                                              
3.      Michael David Henderson vs. State of Minnesota – A18-1858 – Petition for accelerated review – Denied
4.      Sarah L. Braun vs. Joseph Patrick Braun – A17-2022 – Denied                                                                                                              
5.      State of Minnesota vs. Zacharia Dahir Mohamed – A17-2037 – Denied                                                                                                              
6.      State of Minnesota vs. Joshua Daniel Kable – A17-2060 – Denied                                                                                                              
7.      State of Minnesota vs. Deddrick Terrell Whitaker – A17-1662 – Denied                                                                                                              
8.      State of Minnesota vs. Spencer Charles Nichols – A18-0479 – Denied                                                                                                             
9.      Mark V. Reeder vs. P & B Transportation Inc., Duane Kottke Trucking Corp., Department of Employment and Economic
         Development – A18-0213, A18-0214 –  Denied
10.    State of Minnesota vs. John Bruce Steurer – A17-1737 – Denied
11.    State of Minnesota vs. Anthony Lee Stands – A17-0526 – Denied
12.    Bijoy Raghavan vs. Smeeta Antony – A17-1575 – Denied
13.    State of Minnesota vs. Cory Clifford Morris – A17-1580 – Denied
14.    In the Matter of the Civil Commitment of: Maxim Kenneth Rhone – A18-0943 – Denied
15.    State of Minnesota vs. Seekou Lee – A17-1681 – Denied
16.    State of Minnesota vs. Elijah Rashad Jackson – A17-1834 – Denied
17.    In the Matter of the Civil Commitment of:  James Robinson Poole – A18-0814 – Denied
18.    State of Minnesota vs. Layne Allen Gerhardson – A17-1953 – Denied
19.    Joel Jennissen, et al. vs. City of Bloomington – A17-0221 – Granted
20.    David Richard Carlson vs. State of Minnesota – A18-0813 – Denied
21.    Desean Lamont Thomas vs. State of Minnesota – A18-1508 – Petition for accelerated review – Denied

Filed – January 16, 2019

 1.      In the Matter of the Welfare of the Children of: D.K., T.R., and D.J., Parents – A18-1195 – Denied