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DECISIONS OF THE COURT OF APPEALS
FILED MONDAY, APRIL 14, 2014
A13-1433 State of Minnesota, Appellant, vs. Gregory Eugene Ward, Respondent.
Scott County District Court, Hon. Caroline H. Lennon.
Supervised release is the portion of an executed sentence when the offender is released into the community under supervision. When an offender's supervised release is revoked and the offender is returned to prison, the offender is not serving on supervised release, and the offender's conditional release should not be reduced by the time spent in prison after supervised release was revoked.
Reversed. Judge Randolph W. Peterson.
A13-1628 In the Matter of the Estate of: Janet Rae Pawlik, a/k/a Janet R. Pawlik, a/k/a
Janet Pawlik, Deceased.
Hennepin County District Court, Hon. Dean Maus,
A creditor who has a property right in or claim against a decedent's estate is an interested person under Minn. Stat. § 524.1-201(32) (2012), and therefore has standing to petition for a determination of descent under Minn. Stat. § 525.31 (2012). A judgment creditor of an heir has a property right in a decedent's estate if the judgment can be satisfied by the heir's inherited property.
Affirmed. Judge Carol A. Hooten.
A13-1041 State of Minnesota, Respondent, vs. Kevin Ervin Stall, Appellant.
Otter Tail County District Court, Hon. Mark F. Hansen.
A state patrol employee who is not a trooper lacks the statutory authority to stop drivers and their motor vehicles.
Reversed. Judge R. A. (Jim) Randall.*
* Retired judge of the Minnesota Court of Appeals, serving by appointment pursuant to Minn. Const. art. VI, § 10.
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