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PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED OPINIONS

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OPINIONS OF THE SUPREME COURT

FILED Wednesday, February 14, 2018

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


A16-0768        Russell Eldon Briles, Respondent/Cross-Appellant, vs. 2013 GMC Terrain, MN License Number 168 KSE, VIN: 2GKFLZE3XD6336507,
                         Appellant/Cross-Respondent.
                         Court of Appeals.
            1.   A complaint for judicial determination of a forfeiture under Minn. Stat. § 169A.63, subd. 8 (2016) is time-barred if it is filed more than 60 days after receipt of the notice the statute requires. 
            2.   Because insurance proceeds payable as a result of damage to a forfeited vehicle are not a part of all “right, title, and interest” in the vehicle under Minn. Stat. § 169A.63 (2016), that statute does not authorize the forfeiture of insurance proceeds.
            Affirmed.  Chief Justice Lorie S. Gildea.


A17-0403        State of Minnesota, Respondent, vs. Christopher Michael Prigge, Respondent.
                         Court of Appeals.
            1.   A person under the influence of alcohol who is driving a vehicle with a pistol within arm’s reach is carrying a pistol “about the person’s clothing or person” within the meaning of Minn. Stat. § 624.7142 (2016).
            2.   Whether a person under the influence of alcohol who is driving a vehicle is carrying a pistol “about the person’s clothing or person” is a question of fact.
            Reversed and remanded.  Justice David L. Lillehaug.


A17-0962        Court Park Company, et al, Respondents, vs. County of Hennepin, Relator.
                         Tax Court.
            1.   When determining whether a petitioning taxpayer has produced evidence sufficient to overcome the statutory presumption that a property tax assessment is valid, the tax court may consider only the evidence presented by the taxpayer.
            2.   The tax court did not abuse its discretion in denying the County’s motion to dismiss by holding, in the alternative, that the evidence presented by the taxpayer overcame the statutory presumption.
            Affirmed.  Justice David L. Lillehaug.


A16-0575        State of Minnesota, Respondent, vs. Tchad Tu Henderson, Appellant.
                         Court of Appeals.
            The term “operating” in Minn. Stat. § 609.2113, subd. 1 (2016), refers to any act that causes a motor vehicle to function or controls the functioning of a motor vehicle, including the act of a passenger grabbing the steering wheel of a moving vehicle.
            Affirmed.  Justice Natalie E. Hudson.
 
 
 

ORDER

 
A17-2013        In re Petition for Disciplinary Action against Scott J. Koch, a Minnesota Attorney, Registration No. 0143169.
                         Supreme Court.
            Publicly reprimanded.  Justice David L. Lillehaug.
 


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ADMINISTRATIVE ORDERS


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ORDERS ON PETITIONS FOR FURTHER REVIEW

FILED Wednesday, January 24, 2018


(Petitioner indicated in Italic Type)

1.      State of Minnesota vs. Justin Donald Lubins – A17-0278 – Denied
2.      In the Matter of the Welfare of:  C.W.A., Child – A17-0633 – Denied
3.      State of Minnesota vs. Kyle Matthew Thomas – A16-1996; A17-0357 – Denied
4.      State of Minnesota vs. Deirdre Elise Evavold – A17-0200 – Denied
5.      State of Minnesota vs. Andrew Lashon Carter – A16-1818 – Denied
6.      State of Minnesota vs. Michael Paul Kahn – A16-1956 – Denied
7.      Thomas Funk, et al. vs. Thomas O’Connor, et al. – A16-1645 – Granted
8.      State of Minnesota vs. Mohamed Ali Elmi – A16-1692 – Denied
9.      Michael John Husten vs. Tom Roy, Commissioner of Corrections – A17-0775 – Denied
10.    Donquarius Davon Copeland vs. State of Minnesota – A17-0285 – Denied
11.    State of Minnesota vs. Elton James Curtis – A16-1858 – Denied
12.    Garlyn, Inc., d/b/a Polzin Glass, Inc. as assignee of Wehling, et al. vs. American Family Mutual Insurance Company, et al. – A17-0376 – Denied
13.    State of Minnesota vs. James Franklin Patten – A16-1975 – Denied
14.    In the Matter of the Welfare of:  T.D.B., Child – A17-0813 – Denied
15.    State of Minnesota vs. Curtis Michael Gould – A17-0086 – Denied
16.    Joel Jennissen, et al. vs. City of Bloomington – A17-0221 – Granted; cross-review denied
17.    State of Minnesota vs. Michael Bryce Martin – A16-2024 – Denied
18.    State of Minnesota vs. Michael Andre Byrd – A17-0069 – Denied
19.    State of Minnesota vs. Victor Arden Barnard – A17-0116 – Denied
20.    State of Minnesota vs. Christopher Lee Holloway – A16-1489 – Granted
21.    State of Minnesota vs. Michael Brett Judy – A17-0213 – Denied
22.    Edward John Lapenotiere, Jr. vs. State of Minnesota – A17-0456 – Granted