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PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED OPINIONS

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OPINIONS OF THE SUPREME COURT

FILED Wednesday, February 19, 2020

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A19-0048        In re Petition for Disciplinary Action against Daniel Martin Lieber, a Minnesota Attorney, Registration No. 0207731.
                         Supreme Court.
            In light of substantial mitigation, a stayed disbarment is the appropriate discipline for an attorney who, having previously been disbarred, negligently misappropriated client funds, commingled his own funds with client funds, willfully failed to maintain his trust account books and records, and violated advertising rules.
            Stayed disbarment.  Per Curiam.
 
 
 

ORDERS


A19-1117        In re Petition for Disciplinary Action against Joseph Kaminsky, a Minnesota Attorney, Registration No. 0053351.
                         Supreme Court.
            Reinstated and placed on probation for 2 years.  Chief Justice Lorie S. Gildea.
            Took no part, Justice Anne K. McKeig.

 
A19-1932        In re Petition for Disciplinary Action against D. Gregory Mulligan, a Minnesota Attorney, Registration No. 0203592.
                         Supreme Court
            Motion granted and the December 30, 2019 order is vacated.  Chief Justice Lorie S. Gildea.

A19-1932        In re Petition for Disciplinary Action against D. Gregory Mulligan, a Minnesota Attorney, Registration No. 0203592.
                         Supreme Court.
            Suspended.  Chief Justice Lorie S. Gildea.
 
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ORDERS ON PETITIONS FOR FURTHER REVIEW

FILED Wednesday, January 29, 2020


(Petitioner indicated in Italic Type)

1.       In the Matter of the Welfare of:  T.J.C., Child – A19-0521 – Denied
2.       Michael James Pudlick vs. Tammy Jean Pudlick – A18-1652 – Denied
3.       In re Civil Commitment of Matthew David Feeney – A19-0926 – Denied
4.       State of Minnesota vs. Euric Ards – A18-2028 – Denied
5.       Dean Aaron Anderson vs. State of Minnesota – A19-0208 – Denied
6.       Valerie R. LeMaster vs. Green Tree Servicing, LLC – A19-0406 – Denied
7.       State of Minnesota vs. Brian John Abrahamson – A19-0079 – Denied
8.       State of Minnesota vs. Charles Fornizy – A18-1887 – Denied
9.       State of Minnesota vs. Marie Jessica Hall – A17-0710 – Denied
10.     Wayne P. Steffens vs. State of Minnesota, Department of Natural Resources – A19-0604 – Denied
11.     In the Matter of the Application of Minnesota Power for Authority to Increase Rates for Electric Service in the State of Minnesota –
           A19-0348 – Denied
12.     State of Minnesota vs. TreJuan Dominic Miller – A19-0061 – Denied
13.     Preston Ryan Lee vs. State of Minnesota – A19-0107 – Denied

Filed – January 24, 2020

1.       In re the Matter of the Welfare of the Child of: J. B.-M. and A. A., Parents – A19-0902– Denied