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OPINIONS OF THE SUPREME COURT

FILED Wednesday, January 22, 2020

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A18-0593        Graco, Inc., Appellant, vs. City of Minneapolis, Respondent.
                         Court of Appeals.
            1.   A municipal ordinance conflicts with a state statute when the ordinance and statute are irreconcilable.  Because employers can comply with both the City’s ordinance governing minimum-wages rates and the Minnesota Fair Labor Standards Act, the ordinance and statute are reconcilable and therefore do not conflict.
            2.   Because the Legislature did not intend to occupy the field of minimum-wage rates, the Minnesota Fair Labor Standards Act does not preempt the City’s ordinance governing minimum-wage rates.
            Affirmed.  Chief Justice Lorie S. Gildea.


A17-1730        In the Matter of the Application of J.M.M. o/b/o Minors for a Change of Name.
                         Court of Appeals.
            1.   The phrase “both parents” in Minn. Stat. § 259.10, subd. 1 (2018), which establishes the requirements for changing a name, could mean biological parents or could mean legal parents and, therefore, is ambiguous.  The most reasonable definition is legal parents. 
            2.   Minnesota Statutes § 259.10 does not require that notice of a name-change application on behalf of a minor be given to a biological father who is neither listed on the minor’s birth certificate nor an adjudicated father under the Parentage Act, Minn. Stat. §§ 257.51–.74 (2018), and therefore is not a legal parent.
            3.   Minnesota Statutes § 259.10, as interpreted, does not violate the Due Process Clause.
            Reversed.  Justice David L. Lillehaug.
            Dissenting, Justice G. Barry Anderson and Chief Justice Lorie S. Gildea.

 
 
 
 

ORDERS

 
A19-1269        Arthur H. Wendroth, Respondent, vs. Madsen & Sons, Auto-Owners Insurance Group, Relators, and Special
                         Compensation Fund, Additional Party.
                         Workers’ Compensation Court of Appeals.
            Affirmed without opinion.  Justice G. Barry Anderson.

A19-1939        In re Petition for Disciplinary Action against Paul A. Ampe, a Minnesota Attorney, Registration No. 0133395.
                         Supreme Court.
            Publicly reprimanded and placed on probation for 2 years.  Justice David L. Lillehaug.
 
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ORDERS ON PETITIONS FOR FURTHER REVIEW

FILED Tuesday, January 21, 2020


(Petitioner indicated in Italic Type)


1.         State of Minnesota vs. Kristin Ann Altepeter – A18-2086 – Granted in part
2.         State of Minnesota vs. Carlos Dwane Collins – A18-2002 – Denied
3.         State of Minnesota vs. Victor Issac Wion – A18-2055 – Denied
4.         State of Minnesota vs. Rani Lee Carpenter – A18-1086 – Denied
5.         Carl Adam Mulvihill vs. State of Minnesota – A19-0182 – Denied
6.         Prince Lashone Holt vs. State of Minnesota – A19-0483 – Denied
7.         State of Minnesota vs. Jon Marvin Manypenny – A18-2084 – Denied
8.         State of Minnesota vs. Christopher James Larson – A18-1868 – Denied
9.         State of Minnesota vs. Zane David Foley – A18-1895 – Denied
10.       Denise M. Tessman vs. Blaine P. Clark – A19-0791 – Denied
11.       In re the Custody of: C.A.M., Cody A. Myers vs. Jessica D. Cook, n/k/a/ Jessica D. Hartger, County of Dakota – A19-1093 – Denied
12.       Basil Benna Dudley vs. State of Minnesota – A19-0601 – Dismissed
13.       In the Matter of the Civil Commitment of: Edward Everett Urbanek – A19-0340 – Denied
14.       In the Matter of the Civil Commitment of: Steven Merrill Hogy – A19-1181 – Denied
15.       In re the Matter of the Welfare of the Children of: K.L.M.Z., J.C.D.J., A.S.D. and M.M.Z., Parents – A19-0849, A19-0850, A19-0851,
             A19-0852 – Denied
 
 

Filed – January 9, 2020

 
1.         In re the Matter of the Welfare of the Child of: S.B., Parent – A19-0225– Denied