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OPINIONS OF THE SUPREME COURT

FILED WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 13, 2014

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

 

A11-2319       State of Minnesota, Respondent, vs. Antoine Rumel Little, Appellant.
                     Court of Appeals.
           1.   Existing case law plainly requires a court to obtain a renewed jury-trial waiver when the State amends its complaint to add an additional charge after the defendant has made an initial jury-trial waiver.
           2.   Defense counsel’s statement regarding an earlier jury-trial waiver did not satisfy the personal waiver requirements of Minn. R. Crim. P. 26.01.
           3.   On the record presented, the district court committed plain error that affected appellant’s substantial rights and which we must address to protect the fairness and integrity of the judicial proceedings.
           Reversed and remanded.  Justice Alan C. Page.
           Concurring in part, dissenting in part, Justice David R. Stras.


A14-0089       Gary Ekdahl, Relator, vs. Independent School District #213, Self-Insured/Riverport 
                     Insurance Services, Respondent.
                     Workers’ Compensation Court of Appeals.
           The phrase “old age and survivor insurance benefits,” as used in Minn. Stat. § 176.101, subd. 4 (2012), refers to social security benefits under the Social Security Act, 42 U.S.C. §§ 401-34 (2012).
           Reversed.  Justice Alan C. Page.


A14-0090       Sharyn Hartwig, Relator, vs. Traverse Care Center and Minnesota Counties
                     Intergovernmental Trust, Respondents, Continental Life Insurance, Midway
                     Medical Clinic/Steven P. Radjenovich, D.O., Heartland Orthopedic 
                     Specialists, Intervenors.
                     Workers’ Compensation Court of Appeals.
           The phrase “old age and survivor insurance benefits,” as used in Minn. Stat. § 176.101, subd. 4 (2012), refers to social security benefits under the Social Security Act, 42 U.S.C. §§ 401-34 (2012).
           Reversed and remanded.  Justice Alan C. Page.


A13-1409       Lon F. Gamble, Respondent, vs. Twin Cities Concrete Products and Gallagher
                     Bassett Services, Inc., Relators, Lakeview Hospital, Intervenor, Respondent,
                     Minnesota Laborers Health & Welfare Fund, Dr. Elmer Kasperson, Nurse
                     Anesthesia Services, St. Croix Orthopaedics, Intervenors.
                     Workers’ Compensation Court of Appeals.
           When an employer fails to give a medical provider notice of its right to intervene in a workers’ compensation proceeding, the medical provider is not entitled to automatic payment of unpaid medical charges under Brooks v. A.M.F., Inc., 278 N.W.2d 310 (Minn. 1979), unless the medical provider can show the lack of notice resulted in prejudice. 
           Reversed and remanded.  Justice Christopher J. Dietzen.
           Concurring in part, dissenting in part, Justice Alan C. Page.


A13-1611       In re Petition for Disciplinary Action against Paul Arthur Moe, a Minnesota
                     Attorney, Registration No. 264477.
                     Supreme Court.
           Disbarment is the appropriate sanction for an attorney who misappropriated funds from a ward, represented a client despite a conflict of interest, disobeyed court orders, failed to reply promptly to discovery requests, and knowingly made false statements to a tribunal.
           Per Curiam.

 

 



 ORDERS ON PETITIONS FOR FURTHER REVIEW

Filed – August 5, 2014

(Petitioner indicated in Italic Type)

1. State of Minnesota vs. Elton Lamar Brown, III – A14-0036 – Granted/Stayed
2. Denise Walker and Brian Walker, on behalf of themselves and other Minnesota taxpayers
    v
s. Lucinda Jesson, in her official capacity as Commissioner, Minnesota Department of 
    Human Services, and Pro-Choice Resources, Applicant of Intervention Below – A13-0986 – Denied
3. State of Minnesota vs. Donald Allen Ellis – A12-2345, A13-0143 – Denied
4. State of Minnesota vs. Joseph Michael Malmo – A13-0763 – Denied
5. Youa C. Kue vs. Tyco Healthcare Group LP, Department of Employment and Economic Development –
    A13-1808 – Denied
6. State of Minnesota vs. Andrew Wayne Clarke – A13-0801 – Denied
7. State of Minnesota vs. Araya Woldeselassie – A13-1045 – Denied
8. State of Minnesota vs. Melvin Antwon Griffin – A13-0400 – Denied
9.  Edisson Daniel Lema vs. State of Minnesota – A13-1907 – Denied
10. State of Minnesota vs. Benjamin Joseph Hill – A13-1182 – Denied
11. Kenneth Richard Hunt vs. Commissioner of Public Safety – Denied
12. In re the Marriage of: Sandra Sue Grazzini-Rucki vs. David Victor Rucki -
     A14-0139 – Denied
13. In the Matter of Reichmann Land and Cattle, LLP – A13-1461 – Granted
14. State of Minnesota vs. Kenwood Alan Lacey – A13-0659 – Denied
15. In the Matter of the Resident Agency License of Northwest Title Agency, Inc.;
     the Resident Insurance Producer's License of Wayne B. Holstad;
     the Notary Commission of Wayne B. Holstad;and Northwest Abstract Company –
     A13-1643 - Denied
16. State of Minnesota vs. Pedro Ayala-Leyva – A13-0401 – Granted/Stayed
17. Belford William Reitz vs. State of Minnesota – A13-1275 – Denied
18. State of Minnesota vs. Roland Olando Mawolo – A13-0770 – Granted/Stayed
19. State of Minnesota vs. Eric James Rutherford – A13-1179 – Denied
20. State of Minnesota vs. Larry Darnell Lakes – A13-0981 – Denied
21. David Randy Sabby vs. State of Minnesota – A13-1588 – Denied
22. Svetlana Schmitz, et al., Liberty Mutual Insurance Company vs. William Joseph 
      Rowekamp, State of Minnesota – A13-1686 – Denied
23. State of Minnesota vs. Alex Cortez Benson – A13-0952 – Denied
24. State of Minnesota vs. James Charles Morgan – A13-0765 – Denied
25. State of Minnesota vs. Jon Stephen Erickson – A12-1647 – Denied
26. State of Minnesota vs. Michael David Franklin – A13-1129 – Granted
27. State of Minnesota vs. Paul Joseph Welle – A13-0256 – Granted
28. State of Minnesota vs. Maurice Lennell Weatherspoon – A13-0675 – Denied
29. State of Minnesota vs. Craig Kevin Lee – A13-1770 – Denied
30. State of Minnesota vs. Bryan Dale Purdom – A13-0205 – Denied
31. State of Minnesota vs. Jeffrey Micheal Thiel – A13-1346 – Denied
32. State of Minnesota vs. Michael John Selle – A13-1693 – Denied
33. State of Minnesota vs. Warren Patrick Banks, Jr. – A13-1096 – Denied
34. State of Minnesota vs. Paul Jacob Bohn Salmon – A13-0373 – Denied
35. Terry Bongard vs. Premium Tax Services, Inc. – A13-1666 – Denied
36. In re John Thomas Myser, Jr., Petitioner
     In the Marriage of: John Thomas Myser, Jr. vs. Camille Rose Myser
     A13-0634 – Stay Vacated/Denied


 

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