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FILED Wednesday, September 20, 2017


A16-0920        Julie D. Halvorson, Respondent, vs. B&F Fastener Supply and Selective Insurance Group, Relators.
                         Workers’ Compensation Court of Appeals.
            1.   Minnesota Statutes § 176.102, subd. 6(a) (2016), which addresses an employee’s initial eligibility for rehabilitation services, does not provide an independent mechanism for an employer to terminate rehabilitation benefits.
            2.   Minnesota Rule 5220.0100, subps. 22 and 34 (2015), does not allow an employer to terminate an employee’s rehabilitation benefits.
            Affirmed.  Justice David R. Stras.

A15-1823        State of Minnesota, Appellant, vs. Brian William Meger, Respondent.
                         Court of Appeals.
            State v. Her, 862 N.W.2d 692 (Minn. 2015), announced a new rule of constitutional criminal procedure that does not apply to the collateral review of respondent’s sentence.
            Reversed.  Justice Anne K. McKeig.
            Took no part, Justice Natalie E. Hudson.



A15-1483        In re Petition for Disciplinary Action against Brian Campbell Fischer, a Minnesota Attorney, Registration No. 0318097.
                         Supreme Court.
            Conditionally reinstated and placed on probation for 2 years.  Justice David R. Stras.


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FILED Tuesday, September 19, 2017

(Petitioner indicated in Italic Type)

1.      State of Minnesota vs. David Alexander Schill, Jr. – A16-1337 – Denied
2.      State of Minnesota vs. Solomon Washington McIntyde – A16-1437 – Denied
3.      Joshua Alvin Peterson vs. Commissioner of Public Safety – A16-1673 – Denied
4.      State of Minnesota vs. Scott Ross Hunn – A16-2001 – Granted in part
5.      State of Minnesota vs. Jason Michael Larson – A16-1463 – Denied
6.      State of Minnesota vs. Edward Keith Dembry – A16-1298 – Denied
7.      West McDonald Lake Association vs. Minnesota Department of Natural Resources – A16‑1469 – Denied
8.      Minnkota Architectural Products Co., Inc. vs. Rice Lake Construction Group – A16‑2011 – Denied
9.      Richard Adams vs. Thomas M. Manion, et al. – A16-1684 – Denied
10.    State of Minnesota vs. Michael John Miller – A16-2059 – Denied
11.    In re the Estate of Anna McMullen, Deceased – A16-1854 – Denied
12.    State of Minnesota vs. Bradley Stephen Rierson – A16-1159 – Denied
13.    State of Minnesota vs. Raymon Freeman – A16-1439 – Denied
14.    State of Minnesota vs. Christina Schmiedt – A16-1359 – Denied
15.    State of Minnesota vs. Paul Scott Seeman – A16-1163 – Denied
16.    Eric D. Humphreys, et al. vs. Janet Humphreys Krasner – A16-1643 – Denied
17.    State of Minnesota vs. Darrol Allen Sherpersky – A16-1473 – Granted/Remanded
18.    James Wieseler vs. Eddie Miles, Warden, Minnesota Department of Corrections –
         Faribault – A16-1845 – Denied
19.    Earthsoils, Inc. vs. Jeffrey S. Ptacek, et al. – A16-2012; A16-2034 – Denied
20.    John Bradley vs. Karma Entertainment LLC d/b/a Karma Nightclub – A17-0984 – Denied
21.    Kauser Mohamoud Yusuf vs. State of Minnesota – A17-0022 – Denied
22.    Eric John Christensen vs. Danielle Marie Healey – A16-1056 – Granted
23.    State of Minnesota vs. Thomas John Rassmussen – A16-1215 – Denied
24.    State of Minnesota vs. Vladislav Kir Connell – A16-1483; A16-1485 – Denied
25.    State of Minnesota vs. Andrew Wade Goertzen – A17-0087 – Denied
26.    Thomas Davison, et al. vs. Waseca County Board of Commissioners, et al., Bio Wood Processing,
          LLC, Marie Borglum –  A16-18012 – Denied
                                            STAYED PFRS PENDING
             STATE v. OTTO – A15-1454 and STATE v. KIRBY – A15-0117 
27.   State of Minnesota vs. Robert Lee Crum – A15-1372 – Vacated/Remanded
28.   State of Minnesota vs. Corey Michael Kokette – A15-1733 – Vacated/Remanded
29.   State of Minnesota vs. Frank Henry Stanhope – A16-0084 – Vacated/Remanded   
                     STAYED PFRS PENDING STATE v. OTTO – A15-1454 
30.    State of Minnesota vs. Kurt Matthew Baker – A15-1615 – Vacated/Denied
31.    State of Minnesota vs. Kelvin Lenar Lee – A15-1890 – Vacated/Denied
32.    State of Minnesota vs. Shane Douglas Lynch – A16-1104 – Vacated/Denied