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PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED OPINIONS

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OPINIONS OF THE SUPREME COURT

FILED Wednesday, January 15, 2020

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



A19-0237        In the Matter of Midway Pro Bowl Relocation Benefits Claim.
                         Court of Appeals.
            To secure judicial review of a decision in a contested case, an aggrieved person must serve a petition for a writ of certiorari on all parties to the contested case not more than 30 days after receiving the final agency decision, as required by Minn. Stat. § 14.63 (2018), but this 30 day deadline does not apply to the agency-service requirement in Minn. Stat. § 14.64 (2018).
            Affirmed.  Justice G. Barry Anderson.


A19-0886        Avis Budget Car Rental LLC, Relator, vs. County of Hennepin, Respondent.
                        Tax Court.
            1.   Concession fees paid for the use of airport property are subject to the mandatory disclosure requirements of Minn. Stat. § 278.05, subd. 6 (2018).
            2.   Minnesota Statutes § 278.05, subd. 6(a), requires that the mandatory disclosures be made by the petitioner, not by a third party.
            Affirmed.  Justice David L. Lillehaug.
            Concurring in part, dissenting in part, Justices Margaret H. Chutich, G. Barry Anderson and Paul C. Thissen.


A19-0889        Enterprise Leasing Co. of Minnesota, Realtor, vs. County of Hennepin, Respondent.
                         Tax Court.
            1.   Concession fees paid for the use of airport property are subject to the mandatory disclosure requirements of Minn. Stat. § 278.05, subd. 6 (2018).
            2.   Minnesota Statutes § 278.05, subd. 6(a), requires that the mandatory disclosures be made by the petitioner, not by a third party.
            Affirmed.  Justice David L. Lillehaug.
            Concurring in part, dissenting in part, Justices Margaret H. Chutich, G. Barry Anderson and Paul C. Thissen.



A18-0256        Village Lofts at St. Anthony Falls Association, Respondent/Cross-Appellant, vs. Housing Partners III-Lofts LLC, and Kraus-Anderson
                         Construction Company, Appellants/Cross-Respondents, Doody Mechanical, Inc., Kenneth Kendle, P.E., and M&E Engineering Inc.,
                         Respondents, and Elness Swenson Graham Architects, Inc., Defendant.
                         Court of Appeals.
            1.   Under Minn. Stat. § 327A.01, subd. 8 (2018), the warranty date for a condominium building is the date on which the first buyer occupies or takes legal or equitable title to any unit in the building.
            2.   A building or project is a separate improvement that triggers the repose period of Minn. Stat. § 541.051 (2018) when the building or project satisfies our definition of “improvement” set forth in Pacific Indemnity Co. v. Thompson-Yeager, Inc., 260 N.W.2d 548 (Minn. 1977), and its progeny, and is sufficiently complete so that the improvement may be turned over to the person who hired the construction entities to use it for the purpose for which it was intended.
            Affirmed in part and reversed in part.  Justice Paul C. Thissen.


A18-0545        State of Minnesota, Respondent, vs. Randy Lee Thompson, Appellant.
                         Court of Appeals.
            When, on the Red Lake Reservation, a non-Indian violates a Minnesota law under circumstances where the non-Indian is subject to the State of Minnesota’s criminal jurisdiction, Red Lake Band police officers are authorized to detain and expel the non Indian from the Reservation.
            Affirmed.  Justice Paul C. Thissen.
 
  

ORDERS

 
A19-1994        Roque “Rocky” De La Fuente, et al., Petitioners, vs. Steve Simon, Minnesota Secretary of State, Respondent.
                         Supreme Court.
            Petition denied with opinion to follow.  Chief Justice Lorie S. Gildea.

A19-0631        In re Petition for Disciplinary Action against Karl O. Friedrichs, a Minnesota Attorney, Registration No. 0153953.
                         Supreme Court.
            Suspended.  Justice David L. Lillehaug.
 



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ADMINISTRATIVE ORDERS


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ORDERS ON PETITIONS FOR FURTHER REVIEW

FILED Tuesday, December 31, 2019


(Petitioner indicated in Italic Type)


1.       State of Minnesota vs. Monroe Leshawn Harrell – A18-1984 – Denied
2.       In the Matter of the Lindmark Endowment for Corporate-Business Ethics Fund – A19-0229 – Denied
3.       State of Minnesota vs. Thomas Robert Tichich – A18-1411 – Denied
4.       State of Minnesota vs. David Edward Palmer – A18-1603 – Denied
5.       Erick Lamont Lindsey vs. State of Minnesota – A19-0287– Denied
6.       In the Matter of the Civil Commitment of: Renee P. Sharp – A19-0875 – Denied
7.       State of Minnesota vs. Nicholas Ivan Dahl – A19-0096 – Denied
8.       In re the Matter of: Ayano Eto Baylor, for self and on behalf of Minor vs. Christopher Gary Baylor – A19-1848 – Denied
9.       In re the Marriage of: Ayano Eto Baylor vs. Christopher Gary Baylor – A19-1751 – Denied
10.     Christopher Gary Baylor vs. Ayano Eto Baylor – A19-1605 – Denied
11.     In re the Matter of the Welfare of the Child of: R.V.M., Parent – A19-0857 – Denied