Court of Appeals Opinions



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Beginning no later than July 1, 2011, the appellate courts will send notices, orders, opinions, and correspondence related to pending cases to attorneys in those cases by e-mail rather than postal mail.  All attorneys with pending appellate cases who have not already registered an e-mail address should do so immediately.  Unrepresented parties with pending appellate cases may also participate in this e-notification system by registering an e-mail address.  Please visit the Clerk of Appellate Courts page for instructions on how to register your e-mail address.
 

Opinion Policies

Minnesota Court of Appeals opinions are issued weekly and are available to the public at 10 a.m. CST/CDT every Monday.

On Wednesday of every week, the Court of Appeals will mail a notice that informs counsel, pro se parties, and court personnel associated with a case that an opinion will be released the following Monday.  Opinions are available online or by visiting the Clerk of Appellate Courts, 305 Minnesota Judicial Center, 25 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., St. Paul, after the Monday release time.  Copies of the opinions are mailed to involved parties on Mondays.

In certain time-sensitive cases, the Court of Appeals may issue opinions on a business day other than Monday.  In these instances, involved parties will be contacted just prior to the special release.

Please visit the Minnesota State Law Library's Appellate Opinions Archive for previously released Court of Appeals Opinions.

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Published OpinionsBy statute, the Court of Appeals issues a published opinion only in the most important and complex cases. Published opinions include an extensive analysis of the facts and law. They will be considered and used by courts faced with similar issues in the future, and they are published in books found in most law libraries.

DECISIONS OF THE COURT OF APPEALS
FILED Monday, June 26, 2017



NO PUBLISHED OPINIONS FILED
 
Unpublished OpinionsUnpublished opinions are issued in cases that are less complicated, that involve legal issues that have already been decided in published opinions, or that will affect only the parties to that particular case. These opinions are usually shorter, do not contain extensive discussion of the facts, and are not generally relied on by other courts to the same degree as published opinions.

UNPUBLISHED OPINIONS
FILED Monday, June 26, 2017

Pursuant to Minn. Stat. § 480A.08, subd. 3 (2014)




1.         A16-1611
            John W. Cook, Relator, vs. Pelican Biothermal, LLC, Respondent, Department
            of Employment and Economic Development, Respondent.
            Affirmed.  Judge Randolph W. Peterson.
            Department of Employment and Economic Development.
 
2.         A16-1190
            Claire Lee, Appellant, vs. MSP Crossroads Apartments, LLC, et al., Respondents.
            Affirmed.  Judge Randolph W. Peterson.
            Hennepin County District Court, Hon. Karen A. Janisch.

3.         A16-1054
            State of Minnesota, Respondent, vs. Michael Dean Grussing, Appellant.
            Affirmed.  Judge Randolph W. Peterson.
            Chippewa County District Court, Hon. Thomas W. Van Hon.

4.         A16-1439
            State of Minnesota, Respondent, vs. Raymon Freeman, Appellant.
            Affirmed.  Judge Renee L. Worke.
            Hennepin County District Court, Hon. Judge Carolina A. Lamas.

5.         A16-1773
            Itasca County, Appellant, vs. Teamsters Local 320, Respondent, Minnesota State Court
            System, Ninth Judicial District, Respondent.
            Affirmed.  Judge Heidi S. Schellhas.
            Itasca County District Court, Hon. Lezlie Ott Marek.

6.         A17-0327
            State of Minnesota, Respondent, vs. Robera Abdella Ganamo, Appellant.
            Affirmed.  Judge Francis J. Connolly.
            Ramsey County District Court, Hon. David C. Higgs.

7.         A16-1463
            State of Minnesota, Respondent, vs. Jason Michael Larson, Appellant.
            Affirmed.  Judge Francis J. Connolly.
            Renville County District Court, Hon. Randall J. Slieter.

8.         A16-1458
            State of Minnesota, Respondent, vs. Luis Antonio Pimentel, Appellant.
            Affirmed.  Judge Matthew E. Johnson.
            Hennepin County District Court, Hon. Fred Karasov.


9.         A16-1358
            Fred Wescott as Representative of the Responsible Rural Land Use Coalition, Relator,
            vs. Wabasha County Board of Commissioners, Respondent.
            Affirmed.  Judge Louise Dovre Bjorkman.
            Wabasha County Board of Commissioners.

10.       A16-1684
            Richard Adams, Respondent, vs. Thomas M. Manion, et al., Appellants.
            Affirmed in part and reversed in part.  Judge Carol A. Hooten.
            Fillmore County District Court, Hon. Steven Schwab.

11.       A16-1955
            BPG Grand Oak Building Retail Investors, LLC, Respondent, vs. Webster Jacob, LLC, et
            al., Appellants.
            Affirmed.  Judge Michael L. Kirk.
            Dakota County District Court, Hon. Judge Cynthia McCollum.

12.       A16-1854
            In re the Estate of Anna McMullen, Deceased.
            Affirmed.  Judge Denise D. Reilly.
            Cottonwood County District Court, Hon. Christina M. Wietzema.

13.       A16-1337
            State of Minnesota, Respondent, vs. David Alexander Schill, Jr., Appellant.
            Affirmed.  Judge Lucinda E. Jesson.
            Polk County District Court, Hon. Kurt  J. Marben.

14.       A16-1006
            State of Minnesota, Respondent, vs. Neil James Koskovich, Appellant.
            Affirmed.  Judge Lucinda E. Jesson.
            St. Louis County District Court, Hon. James B. Florey.

15.       A16-2059
            State of Minnesota, Appellant, vs. Michael John Miller, Respondent.
            Reversed and remanded.  Judge Diane B. Bratvold.
            Anoka County District Court, Hon. John Dehen.

 
Order OpinionsCases that involve a few simple issues may be decided by order opinions, which include little discussion of the facts of the case and a brief analysis of the laws that are involved.

RECENT ORDER OPINIONS
June 26, 2017



1.         A17-0093
            Gladys T. Burton, Relator, vs. UM Physicians - North Memorial, Respondent,
            Department of Employment and Economic Development, Respondent.
            Affirmed.  Judge Louis Dovre Bjorkman.
            Department of Employment and Economic Development.

2.         A16-1483, A16-1485
            State of Minnesota, Respondent, vs. Vladislav Kir Connell, Appellant.
            Affirmed.  Judge Michael L. Kirk.
            Douglas County District Court, Hon. Ann L. Carrott.

3.         A16-1557
            In the Matter of the Welfare of: N. D. E., Child.
            Reversed and remanded.  Judge Thomas J. Kalitowski.*
            Crow Wing County District Court, Hon. David J. TenEyck.
 
* Retired judge of the Minnesota Court of Appeals, serving by appointment pursuant to Minn. Const. art. VI, § 10.
 

NO SPECIAL RELEASE OPINIONS FILED

Opinion SetsOpinion sets contain all published, unpublished, and order opinions. The sets are compressed into files that must be unpacked before opening them.

Opinion Sets For Opinions
Filed Monday, June 26, 2017

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