OPINIONS OF THE SUPREME COURT
FILED Wednesday, July 1, 2015
NOTICE - MEDIA RELEASE TIME IS 10:00 A.M.
State of Minnesota, Respondent, vs. Brandon Wayne Riggs, Appellant.
Court of Appeals.
1. Minnesota Statutes § 611A.045, subd. 1 (2014), provides an exclusive list of factors for determining the amount of restitution to award.
2. Because the victim’s role as the initial aggressor is not a factor set forth in Minn. Stat. § 611A.045, subd. 1, the district court erred by reducing the restitution award on this ground.
Affirmed. Justice Wilhelmina M. Wright.
Dissenting, Chief Justice Lorie S. Gildea and Justice G. Barry Anderson.
Dissenting, Justice Alan C. Page.
Webb Golden Valley, LLC, Respondent, Evelyn Thomson, Plaintiff, vs. State
of Minnesota, et al., Appellant, Global One Golden Valley, LLC, Appellant,
Golden Valley Housing and Redevelopment Authority, Appellant.
Court of Appeals.
1. The loss of the opportunity to bid on land is an injury-in-fact that is sufficient to confer standing to challenge the State’s conveyance of land pursuant to Minn. Stat. § 161.44 (2014).
2. Because the district court’s order for a surety bond is supported by evidence of potential lost investors and a loss of tax revenue, the district court did not abuse its discretion in ordering the surety bond.
Affirmed in part and reversed in part. Justice Wilhelmina M. Wright.
Took no part, Justice Alan C. Page.
In re Petition for Disciplinary Action against Mpatanishi Syanaloli Tayari-Garrett,
a Minnesota Attorney, Registration No. 342075.
The referee’s conclusions that the respondent attorney violated the rules of professional conduct by willfully disobeying a court mandate, making false or misleading statements to a tribunal, and committing a criminal act that reflects adversely on her fitness as a lawyer are supported by the record. Respondent’s misconduct is aggravated by her selfish motive, lack of remorse, and failure to acknowledge the wrongful nature of the conduct. Based upon these violations and aggravating factors, the appropriate discipline is an indefinite suspension from the practice of law with no right to petition for reinstatement for 120 days.