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FILED Wednesday, March 29, 2023


A22-1022        Enterprise Leasing Company of Minnesota, Respondent, vs. County of Hennepin, Relator.
A22-1024        Avis Budget Car Rental, LLC, Respondent, vs. County of Hennepin, Relator.
                         Tax Court.
            The tax court did not clearly err by excluding the “concession fee” from rental income in the income-capitalization approach the court used to assess market value.
            Affirmed. Chief Justice Lorie S. Gildea.
A22-0656        Deangelo Profit, Relator, vs. HRT Holdings, d/b/a DoubleTree Suites, and CNA Claim Plus, Respondents.
                         Workers’ Compensation Court of Appeals.
            1.         Under the Workers’ Compensation Act, the plain meaning of the assault exception in Minn. Stat. § 176.011, subd. 16 (2022), is that an act must be consciously and deliberately intended to injure the employee for personal reasons.
            2.         Under the assault exception in Minn. Stat. § 176.011, subd. 16, the mental illness of an assailant does not prevent a compensation judge from determining that an assailant intended to injure an employee for personal reasons, which bars the victim employee from receiving workers’ compensation benefits.
            Affirmed. Justice G. Barry Anderson.
A21-0829        In the Matter of the Application of Timothy D. Moratzka, Trustee of the Nancy L. Mayen Residual Trust.
A21-0832        Court of Appeals.
            The Marketable Title Act, Minn. Stat. § 541.023 (2022), does not apply to land dedicated to public use by plat.
            Reversed and remanded. Justice Anne K. McKeig.
A21-1411        In re Petition for Disciplinary Action Against Elizabeth W. Bloomquist, a Minnesota Attorney, Registration No. 0157685.
                         Supreme Court.
            Suspended. Justice Natalie E. Hudson.
A22-1851        In re Petition for Reinstatement of Jason J. Ahn, a Minnesota Attorney, Registration No. 0388717.
                         Supreme Court.
            Reinstated. Justice Natalie E. Hudson.

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FILED Tuesday, March 14, 2023

(Petitioner indicated in Italic Type)



  1.  In re State of Minnesota, State of Minnesota vs. Luis Alberto Martinez Ramirez – A22-1490

  Issue Granted: Did the Court of Appeals erroneously grant the state’s petition for a writ of prohibition where the district court properly followed legal precedent and the Rules of Criminal Procedure when it ordered the limited production of U.M.P.’s mental health records for in camera review?

  2.  State of Minnesota vs. Kristi Dannette Mcneilly – A22-0468

  Issue Granted: Ms. McNeilly was a practicing criminal defense attorney who became the subject of a criminal investigation.  Was the warranted search of her law office and computers, including over 1,500 privileged client files, constitutionally unreasonable when the police did nothing to protect the attorney-client and work product privileges and the warrants failed to particularize the items to be seized?

  3.  State of Minnesota vs. Curtis Lablanche Vanengen – A22-0105

  Issue Granted: Because criminal sexual conduct offenses involving a sleeping complainant usually occur in an area in which the complainant has an expectation of privacy, does the fact that the crime occurred in such an area make the defendant’s conduct significantly more serious than a typical criminal-sexual-conduct offense of this nature?


  4.  Husky Construction, Inc. vs. Gestion G. Thibault, Inc. a/k/a E2SH – A22-0467
  5.  Cheryl Orcutt vs. Jon Crews, et al. – A22-0548 
  6.  In re the Marriage of: Anita Marie Waters vs. Charles Matthew Waters – A23-0002
  7.  Qays Abdi Ahmed vs. State of Minnesota – A22-0506
  8.  Brenda Lutzke vs. Metropolitan Council, et al. – A22-0194
  9.  In re the Custody of K.S.A. and G.M.A., Catherine Easter, vs. Justin David Alyea – A22-0533
10.  State of Minnesota vs. Cameron Oneal Clark – A22-0009
11.  State of Minnesota vs. Terry Lee Banks, Bail Bonds Doctor, Inc. – A22-0774
12.  State of Minnesota vs. Trever Joseph Palodichuk – A22-0070 
13.  State of Minnesota vs. Christopher Lee Konakowitz – A21-1575 
14.  State of Minnesota vs. Jonathan Charles Kalvoda – A22-0295 
15.  State of Minnesota vs. Abdirahman Hussein Farah – A21-1582 
16.  State of Minnesota vs. Renard Lydell Carter – A22-0313 
17.  State of Minnesota vs. Clinton Roosevelt Delaney – A21-1737
18.  State of Minnesota vs. Michael Douglas Capshaw – A21-1694 
19.  State of Minnesota vs. Ronald Anthony Falk – A22-0193 
20.  In re the marriage of: Alison Lee Henry, f/k/a Alison Lee Underthun, f/k/a Alison Underthun-Meilahn vs. Peter Jason Meilahn – A22-0142
21.  State of Minnesota vs. Darren Ray Liimatainen – A22-0893
22.  Pariss Demond Wright vs. State of Minnesota – A22-0431
23.  George Cornelius Watkins vs. State of Minnesota – A22-0291
24.  Pamela Wilhelm vs. Fairview Health Services, Department of Employment and Economic Development – A22-0443

     Stay Vacated/Denied


   State of Minnesota vs. Patrick James Modtland – A21-0146

     Granted/Stayed – Filed March 3, 2023
  1.  In the Matter of the Welfare of the Child of: B.A.B. and B.J.J., Parents – A22-1145
  Issue Granted and Appeal Stayed Pending a Decision in In the Matter of the Welfare of the Child of: S.B.G., Parent, A22-0589: Whether the juvenile court had subject-matter jurisdiction to terminate the parental rights of Petitioner who is not a parent as defined in Minn. Stat. § 260C.007, subd. 25.