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OPINIONS OF THE SUPREME COURT

FILED WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2015

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

 

A11-1521       Amos Graves, Respondent, vs. Michael Wayman, et al., Respondents, First Minnesota 
                     Bank, Appellant.
                     Court of Appeals.
           1.   When a homeowner timely cancels a foreclosure reconveyance under Minn. Stat. § 325N.13 (2014), any deed executed by the homeowner before the cancellation is rendered void.
           2.   Because a deed that has been rendered void by a timely cancellation notice under Minn. Stat. § 325N.13 does not transfer title, a mortgagee does not take any interest based on such a deed, even if the mortgagee can establish that it was a bona fide purchaser. 
           3.   It remains an open question, for consideration by the district court on remand, whether the appellant, the purported mortgagee, has an interest in the property based on equitable principles.
           Affirmed in part, reversed in part, and remanded.  Justice David R. Stras.
           Dissenting, Justice Christopher J. Dietzen, Chief Justice Lorie S. Gildea and Justice Wilhelmina M. Wright.


A13-0337       State of Minnesota, Respondent, vs. Roger Benedict Schmid, Appellant.
                     Court of Appeals.
           1.   In Minnesota’s game and fish laws, the definition of “taking” in Minn. Stat. § 97A.015, subd. 47 (2014), applies to “take” in Minn. Stat. § 97B.301, subd. 1 (2014).
           2.   A jury could reasonably conclude that a person who sat in a camouflaged ATV blind in a field during deer hunting season, wore blaze orange, and had a loaded gun next to him, was “pursuing” or “attempting to take” deer, and therefore violated Minn. Stat. § 97B.301, subd. 1.
           Affirmed.  Justice David L. Lillehaug.


ORDER

A14-1553       In re Petition for Disciplinary Action against Kristi Dannette McNeilly, a Minnesota Attorney,
                     Registration No. 341265.
                     Supreme Court.
           Publicly reprimanded and subject to supervised probation for a period of 3 years.  Justice Alan C. Page.

 


(Added to website 2/27/15)
ORDERS ON PETITIONS FOR FURTHER REVIEW
 Filed - February 25, 2015
 
(Petitioner indicated in Italic Type)
 
 
1.        Jane Doe 136 vs. Ralph Liebsch – A14-0275 – Granted
2.        Jeffrey M. Davies vs. Waterstone Capital Management, L.P. – A14-0017 – Denied
3.        State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company vs. Angela Mary Lennartson
           A14-0132, A14-0224 – Granted
4.        State of Minnesota vs. Adolph Donte Valentine – A13-1930 – Denied          
5.        In Re:  Amendment and Restatement of Revocable Living Trust of Alfred J. Berget
           dated February 15, 2005. – A13-2295 – Denied
6.        State of Minnesota vs. Stephen Thomas Conlin – A14-0069 – Denied          
7.        In the Matter of the Civil Commitment of:  Stephen Danforth, a/k/a Stephen Rabideau. –
           A14-0951 – Denied
8.        State of Minnesota vs. Adolph Donte Valentine – A13-2203 – Denied
9.        Beverly Snow, et al. vs. Wabasha County, et al., City of Centerville, et al. – A14-1906 –
           Denied
10.      State of Minnesota vs. Jonathan Joseph Corbett – A14-0290 – Denied
11.      Sherrie M. Aubin vs. Family Dollar, Inc., Department of Employment and Economic
           Development – A14-0483 – Denied
12.      Yvette Ford vs. Minneapolis Public Schools – A13-1072 – Granted
13.      In re:  The Donald Briks Revocable Lifetime Trust Agreement dated April 2, 1991, 
           as amended. – A14-0318 – Denied
14.      State of Minnesota vs. Willie Ellis Bardney­ – A13-2328 – Denied
15.      State of Minnesota vs. Patrick William Carey – A14-1012 – Denied
16.      State of Minnesota vs. Donald Wallace Butler – A14-0672 Denied
17.      Lawrence Leiendecker, et al. vs. Asian Women United of Minnesota, et al., Greenstein, 
           Mabley & Wall, L.L.C., et al. – A12-1978, A12-2015 – Denied
18.      State of Minnesota vs. Dontay Lee Caraway – A14-2024 – Denied
19.      State of Minnesota vs. Abdirahman Ali Moallin – A14-0329 – Granted/Stayed
20.      Tony Dejuan Jackson vs. State of Minnesota – A14-0900 – Granted/Stayed
21.      State of Minnesota vs. Malcolm Roy Evans – A13-2256 – Granted/Stayed
22.      State of Minnesota vs. Thomas Henry Bundy – A14-0557 – Denied
23.      In re the Marriage of:  Leanne Dedrick Kieffer vs. Howard Owen Kieffer – ­A13-2386 – Denied
24.      State of Minnesota vs. Quince Raymond Campbell – A13-1876 – Denied
25.      State of Minnesota vs. Timothy Denzel Cross – A13-2329 – Denied
26.      State of Minnesota vs. Leslie Jay Boyd, Jr. – A14-0136 – Granted/Stayed
27.      State of Minnesota vs. Janet Lee Parrish – A14-0306 – Granted/Stayed
28.      State of Minnesota vs. Gary Bernard Wessling – A14-0046 – Granted/Stayed


(Added to website 2/20/15)
ORDERS ON PETITIONS FOR FURTHER REVIEW
Filed - February 17, 2015
(Petitioner indicated in Italic Type)

1.        In re the Matter of:  C.O. vs. John and Jackie Doe – A14-0447 – Denied
2.        George Reilly, Trustee of the Nathan L. Bentson 1993 Irrevocable Trust; et al. vs.
           Michael J. Antonello, Michael J. Antonello & Associates, Ltd., and Michael J. Antonello &
           Associates, Ltd. Employee Stock Ownership Plan, Intervenor – A14-0525 – Denied
3.        State of Minnesota vs. Kevin Lee Savoie, Sr. – A14-0037 – Denied
4.        State of Minnesota vs. Richard Ellis Hill – A13-1803 – Granted
5.        In the Matter of the Application of Gene Rechtzigel, Pro Se, to Determine Boundary
           and Title to Certain Land. – A14-0449 – Denied
6.        State of Minnesota vs. Steven Robert Latham – A11-1930, A11-1931 – Denied
7.        Eric Harpel vs. Marie Thurn, et al. – A14-0680 – Denied       
8.        State of Minnesota vs. William Alan Fellner – A13-2038 – Denied
9.        State of Minnesota vs. Donald Timothy Palardis – A14-0093 – Denied
10.      State of Minnesota vs. Frederick Anthony Douglas – A14-0092 – Denied
11.      State of Minnesota vs. Jessie Keith Fultz – A13-2255 – Denied
12.      State of Minnesota vs. Anthony Thomas Leonsaco – A13-1500 – Denied
13.      State of Minnesota vs. Luke Mathias Erkkila – A13-1422 – Denied
14.      State of Minnesota vs. Kenny Dewayne Cooper – A13-2318 – Denied
15.      Sarah N. Lewis, et al. vs. St. Paul Chamber Orchestra Society, Department of
           Employment and Economic Development – A14-0106, A14-0107, A14-0108,
           A14-0109, A14-0110, A14-0111, A14-0112, A14-0113 – Denied
16.      State of Minnesota vs. Timothy John Huber – A13-1928 – Granted
17.      Sin Santo Bad vs. State of Minnesota – A14-0443 – Denied
18.      State of Minnesota vs. Antionee Jarmaine Mixon – A14-0126 – Denied
19.      Helga Township vs. Douglas Crosby, Reierson Construction, Inc., Defendant –
           A14-0531 – Denied


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