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DECISIONS OF THE COURT OF APPEALS
FILED MONDAY, AUGUST 18, 2014

 

A13-2175       In re the Marriage of:  Denise Louise Spanier, petitioner, Appellant, vs.
                      Terence Urban Spanier, Respondent.
                      Hennepin County District Court, Hon. M. Jacqueline Regis.
           On a motion to modify custody under Minn. Stat. § 518.18(d) (2012), an order that does not modify physical or legal custody is not a "prior order" for purposes of determining whether a change of circumstances has occurred since the last custody order.
           Affirmed.  Chief Judge Edward J. Cleary.


A13-2120
       In the Matter of the Civil Commitment of:  Gary George Spicer.
          
           Sherburne County District Court, Hon. Sheridan Hawley.
           The district court's findings of fact lack particularity and do not adequately demonstrate the district court's consideration of the factors relevant to determining whether appellant satisfies the criteria for commitment as an SDP or an SPP.
           Affirmed in part, reversed in part, and remanded.  Judge Matthew E. Johnson.


A14-0030
       George Reilly, as trustee of the Nathan L. Bentson 1993 Irrevocable Trust;
                      et al., Respondents, vs. Michael J. Antonello, et al., Appellants.
          
           Ramsey County District Court, Hon. Lezlie Ott Marek.
           A sole director, officer, and shareholder of a closely held corporation who facilitates indirect transfers of corporate stock by the corporation to his spouse to hinder his creditors from collecting on judgments against him violates the Minnesota Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act.  Minn. Stat. §§ 513.41 .51 (2012).
           Affirmed.  Judge Margaret H. Chutich.


A13-2293
       Juan Edward Shariss, Respondent, vs. City of Bloomington, et al., Appellants.
                        Hennepin County District Court, Hon. Susan N. Burke.
           A snowplow driver's decision to drive his snowplow in reverse, when not actively engaged in snow-removal operations, involves the execution of a ministerial duty that is not protected by common-law official immunity or vicarious official immunity.
           Affirmed.  Judge Peter M. Reyes Jr.

 

 
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