Supreme Court Opinions


IMPORTANT NOTICE

Appellate Courts will begin transmitting all notices, orders, and opinions electronically.

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 go to the Clerk of Appellate Courts page for instructions how to register your e-mail address.
 

PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED OPINIONS

Please visit the Minnesota State Law Library's Appellate Opinions Archive for previously published Supreme Court Opinions.

NOTE: If you are having trouble accessing the tabs on your mobile device, you may view all Opinions and Orders on a single page.


OPINIONS OF THE SUPREME COURT

FILED Wednesday, March 22, 2017

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



A15-0708        State of Minnesota, Respondent, vs. Quintin Lynn Thomas, Appellant.
                         Court of Appeals.
            1.   Although a district court may not reserve its ruling on a motion for judgment of acquittal made at the close of the State’s case, the court is not required to rule on the motion before ruling on the State’s motion to reopen its case-in-chief. 
            2.   The district court did not abuse its discretion when it allowed the State to reopen its case-in-chief in response to appellant’s motion for judgment of acquittal.
            Affirmed.  Chief Justice Lorie S. Gildea.


A15-0921        State of Minnesota, Respondent, vs. David Earnest Osorio, Appellant.
                         Court of Appeals.
            Appellant’s Sixth Amendment right to a speedy trial was not violated by a 21‑month delay between the date appellant was charged and the date of arrest.
            Affirmed as modified.  Justice G. Barry Anderson.
            Dissenting, Justices Natalie E. Hudson and David R. Stras.
            Took no part, Justices Margaret H. Chutich and Anne K. McKeig.



A15-1111       Ryedelle Reginald Loving, Appellant, vs. State of Minnesota, Respondent.
                        Hennepin County.
            1.   The evidence was sufficient to support the appellant’s convictions of first-degree premeditated murder and attempted first-degree premeditated murder.
            2.   The district court did not abuse its discretion when it limited testimony about the dangerous nature of the location where the shooting occurred. 
            3.   The postconviction court did not abuse its discretion when it refused to review the nontestimonial portions of the grand-jury transcript.
            4.   The district court, on remand, should vacate the appellant’s convictions of three duplicative drive-by-shooting offenses.
            Affirmed and remanded.  Justice David R. Stras.
            Took no part, Justices Margaret H. Chutich and Anne K. McKeig.



A16-0882        Larry Demetrius Pearson, Appellant, vs. State of Minnesota, Respondent.
                         Ramsey County.
            1.   Because the record supports the postconviction court’s finding that the testimony of the newly discovered witness was doubtful, the court did not abuse its discretion when, following an evidentiary hearing, it denied appellant’s request for a new trial based on a claim of newly discovered evidence.
            2.   Because appellant’s claim of ineffective assistance of trial counsel is procedurally barred by State v. Knaffla, 243 N.W.2d 737, 741 (Minn. 1976), the postconviction court did not abuse its discretion when it summarily denied the claim.
            3.   Because appellant’s claims for ineffective assistance of postconviction counsel fail under Strickland v. Washington, 466 U.S. 668, 687 (1984), the postconviction court did not abuse its discretion when it summarily denied the claims.       
            Affirmed.  Justice Margaret H. Chutich.

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

Opinion Set in a Zipped Word Document Format

  1. Click the above link.
  2. Save the unzipped file to your computer.
  3. Choose the "Open" option on the Download Complete screen.
  4. Extract the files to a location of your choice.
  5. Open the extracted file.

Opinion Set in a Zipped Rich Text Format

  1. Click the above link.
  2. Save the unzipped file to your computer.
  3. Choose the "Open" option on the Download Complete screen.
  4. Extract the files to a location of your choice.
  5. Open the extracted file.

ORDERS ON PETITIONS FOR FURTHER REVIEW

FILED Tuesday, March 14, 2017


(Petitioner indicated in Italic Type)


1.      Stephanie Rush, et al. vs. The Westwood Village Partnership, et al. – A16-0249; Jerry Plummer, et al. vs. Riverside Apartments of St. Cloud
         Limited Partnership, et al. – A16-0250 – Denied
2.      State of Minnesota vs. Ely Ovis Emmanuel Ana El Sabahot – A15-1478 – Denied
3.      State of Minnesota vs. Lawrence Lee Hicks – A15-2028 – Denied
4.      State of Minnesota vs. Joseph Gordon Ranniger – A15-1953 – Denied
5.      State of Minnesota vs. Albert William Brown – A15-1683 – Denied
6.      Jerald Hammann vs. Wells Fargo Bank, N. A. – A16-0737; Wells Fargo Bank N.A. vs. Jeffrey Robert Busch, Respondent, Pamela Jean
         Busch, Defendant, Jerald Hammann – A16-1161 – Denied
7.      Justin Stephen Ries vs. State of Minnesota – A16-0220 – Granted
8.      William Buskey, et al. vs. American Legion Post #270, d/b/a Buffalo American Legion or Buffalo American Legion Post – A16-0216 – Granted
9.      State of Minnesota vs. Jared S. O’Donnell – A16-0107 – Denied
10.    State of Minnesota vs. Final Exit Network, Inc. – A15-1826 – Denied
11.    Cannon Falls Oil Company, Inc. vs. Minnesota Department of Transportation – A16-0672 – Denied
12.    Cheri Glassick vs. Wells Federal Bank, Stewart Title Guaranty Company, Northwest Title Agency, Inc., Tim Breuer, Manufacturers Bank
         and Trust Company, and Stewart Title Guaranty Company vs. Corey Hauer – A16-0247 – Denied
13.    Todd John Hendrickson vs. Commissioner of Public Safety – A16-0581 – Granted/Stayed
14.    State of Minnesota vs. Joshua Williams Wermers – A15-1512 – Denied
15.    State of Minnesota vs. Matthew Elijah Mason – A15-1755 – Denied
16.    State of Minnesota vs. Marco Anthony Gresham – A15-1691 – Denied
17.    State of Minnesota vs. Frederick Raymond Couch – A15-1662 – Denied
18.    State of Minnesota vs. Tara Renaye Molnau – A16-0330 – Granted
19.    State of Minnesota vs. Arthur Senty-Haugen – A16-0109 – Denied
20.    State of Minnesota vs. Prince Antonio Dequante – A15-1519 – Denied
21.     In re:  The Power of Attorney Granted by Virginia G. Taraldson dated August 23, 2007 to Kathleen P. Engstrom and First Successor
          Mary Ann E. Larson and Revoked January 10, 2012.  
          In re:  The Virginia Taraldson Revocable Trust Dated February 28, 2009 – A16‑0822 – Denied
22.    Mobile Diagnostic Imaging, Inc. vs. Racheal L. Hooten f/k/a Racheal L. Jones, et al. – A16-0241 – Granted/Stayed
23.    Steven Wrolstad, et al. vs. Benjamin Napper – A16-0422 – Denied
24.    State of Minnesota vs. Tetee Saryee d/b/a Zion Home Care, Inc. – A16-0264 – Denied
25.    State of Minnesota vs. Luke Vernon Kjono – A15-2073 – Denied
26.    Dustin Ryan Mortenson vs. Commissioner of Public Safety – A16-0738 – Granted/Stayed
27.    State of Minnesota vs. Justin Thomas Keodouangdy – A16-0121 – Denied
28.    Patrick H. Horan vs. Department of Employment and Economic Development – A16-0675 – Denied
29.    State of Minnesota vs. Andrew John Kramer – A15-2036 – Denied
30.    State of Minnesota vs. Melissa Rae Guillette – A16-0426 – Denied
31.    State of Minnesota vs. Kim Ronnie Blatcher – A16-0069 – Denied
32.    State of Minnesota vs. Brandon Richard Blegen – A15-1469 – Denied
33.    Joshua Lloyd Gangestad vs. Commissioner of Public Safety – A16-0729 – Granted/Stayed
34.    Linda E. Walsh vs. Richard J. Walsh, et al., Defendants, Warrenn C. Anderson, et al. – A16-0405 – Denied
35.    Minnesota Chamber of Commerce, et al. vs. City of Minneapolis – A17-0131 – Denied
36.    Alveto Rivera vs. State of Minnesota – A16-0856 – Denied
37.    Brett Thomas Green vs. State of Minnesota – A16-1142 – Denied