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OPINIONS OF THE SUPREME COURT

FILED Wednesday, January 18, 2017

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



A15-1172        State of Minnesota, Appellant, vs. Renee Anita Vasko, Respondent.
                         Court of Appeals.
            1.   To determine whether a respondent’s conviction is supported by sufficient evidence, an appellate court must first determine the meaning of the ordinance under which the respondent was convicted. 
            2.   The plain language of Lester Prairie Municipal Code section 5.5.1.2 (2014) prohibits a person from keeping a junked or abandoned vehicle or other scrap metal on her property for longer than 30 days without a special use permit.
            3.   The State presented sufficient evidence to prove that respondent violated Lester Prairie Municipal Code section 5.5.1.2 because she kept an abandoned vehicle on her property for longer than 30 days without a special use permit.
            Reversed and remanded.  Justice Margaret H. Chutich.
            Took no part, Justice Natalie E. Hudson.



A16-0137        In re Petition for Disciplinary Action against Jesse David Matson, a Minnesota Attorney, Registration No. 0389131.
                         Supreme Court.
            Disbarment is the appropriate discipline for an attorney who misappropriated client funds, made false statements to clients, fabricated a document, neglected and abandoned numerous clients, failed to abide by court rules, filed a frivolous motion, failed to place client funds in trust, failed to return unearned fees, used improper fee agreements, failed to cooperate with the investigation of several disciplinary complaints, and was suspended by the North Dakota Supreme Court.
            Disbarred.  Per Curiam.

 

ORDER

 
A16-1978        In re Petition for Disciplinary Action against Eric Chiadikobi Anunobi, a Minnesota Attorney, Registration No. 0388986.
                         Supreme Court.
            Publicly reprimanded and placed on 2 years of probation.  Justice David R. Stras.



 
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ORDERS ON PETITIONS FOR FURTHER REVIEW

FILED Tuesday, December 27, 2016


(Petitioner indicated in Italic Type)


1.      State of Minnesota vs. Michael Jerald Mattison – A15-1423 – Denied
2.      Robert Allen Taylor Company, et al. vs. United Credit Recovery, LLC, US Bancorp, d/b/a U.S. Bank National
         Association – A15-1902 – Denied
3.      State of Minnesota vs. Mark William Latimer – A15-1923 – Denied
4.      State of Minnesota vs. Terrance Paul DeRoche – A15-1871 – Denied
5.      State of Minnesota vs. Juanel Anthony Mikulak – A15-1701 – Granted
6.      State of Minnesota vs. Tressa Lee Bissonette  – A16-0199 – Denied
7.      Health Dimensions Rehabilitations, Inc. vs. Auto-Owners Insurance Company – A15-1977 – Denied
8.      State of Minnesota vs. Tommy William Mix – A15-1578 – Denied
9.      Loren K. Yarmon, et al. vs. Minnesota Department of Transportation – A16-0486 – Denied
10.    State of Minnesota vs. Alexis Elview Hancock – A15-1997 – Denied
11.    State of Minnesota vs. Nathan Charles Robert Schwartz – A15-1532 – Denied
12.    State of Minnesota vs. Darren Gregory Melges – A16-0539 – Denied
13.    Casimir Robert Krithers vs. State of Minnesota – A16-0829 – Denied
14.    State of Minnesota vs. Frank Henry Stanhope – A16-0084 – Granted/Stayed
15.    State of Minnesota, ex rel., Gregory Eugene Ward vs. Tom Roy, Commissioner of Corrections – A15-1475 – Vacated/Denied
16.    State of Minnesota, ex rel., Branden Lee Pollard vs. Tom Roy, Commissioner of Corrections – A15-1580 – Vacated/Remanded