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OPINIONS OF THE SUPREME COURT

FILED WEDNESDAY, MAY 20, 2015

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

   

A14-0223       Contractors Edge, Inc., Appellant, vs. City of Mankato, Respondent.
                     Court of Appeals.
           1.   When the district court did not explain why Minn. R. Civ. P. 54.02 certification was necessary, the claims at issue arose from the same set of facts, and the record does not otherwise provide a basis for certification under Minn. R. Civ. P. 54.02, the district court abused its discretion in certifying the order as a final partial judgment.
           2.   When a district court abuses the discretion given in Minn. R. Civ. P. 54.02 to certify an order as a final partial judgment, the resulting judgment is not final and is not immediately appealable.
           Reversed.  Chief Justice Lorie S. Gildea.
           Dissenting, Justices David L. Lillehaug and David R. Stras.


A14-1542       Jacob Stephen Brown, petitioner, Appellant, vs. State of Minnesota, Respondent.
                     Hennepin County.
           The postconviction court did not err when it summarily denied appellant’s petition for postconviction relief because his claims are time-barred under Minn. Stat. § 590.01, subd. 4(a) (2014) and none of the exceptions in Minn. Stat. § 590.01, subd. 4(b), are satisfied.
           Affirmed.  Justice Christopher J. Dietzen.


A13-2350       In re Petition for Disciplinary Action against Herbert Azubuike Igbanugo, a Minnesota
                     Attorney, Registration No. 191139.
                      Supreme Court.
           A 90-day suspension is the appropriate sanction for an attorney who, among other things, failed to communicate with clients, failed to credit client fees, attempted to collect fees that had already been paid, failed to diligently represent clients, and sent harassing letters in an effort to collect legal fees.
           Per Curiam.

 

ORDER

A14-1076       In re Petition for Disciplinary Action against Joseph Michael Capistrant, a Minnesota Attorney, 
                     Registration No. 187112.
                     Supreme Court.
           Indefinitely suspended.  Justice Alan C. Page.

 


 

ORDERS ON PETITIONS FOR FURTHER REVIEW
Filed - May 19, 2015

(Petitioner indicated in Italic Type)

1.        Judy Brown vs. Judith M. Lee – A14-1031 – Denied
2.        Harold David Yaritz vs. State of Minnesota – A14-1113 – Denied
3.        State of Minnesota vs. Tony Don – A14-0261 – Denied
4.        State of Minnesota vs. Jeffrey Nicholas Aase – A13-2200 – Denied
5.        State of Minnesota vs. Damien Lashaun Nelson – A14-0810 – Denied
6.        Hassan Mohamed Abdillahi vs. State of Minnesota – A14-1795 – Denied
7.        State of Minnesota vs. Justin Thadeus Amick – A13-2312 – Denied
8.        County of Washington vs. Walker Properties of Woodbury II, LLC, et al.,
           Kevin Shoeberg, Defendant – A14-2101 – Denied (Petition for Accelerated Review)
9.        Kristopher Lee Roybal vs. Tom Roy, Commissioner of Corrections – A14-2021 –
           Denied
10.      Brett Thomas Green vs. State of Minnesota – A15-0377 – Denied
11.      State of Minnesota vs. Miguel Angel Martinez-Duran – A14-0166 – Denied
12.      State of Minnesota vs. Spidel Wayne Browder – A14-0595 – Denied
13.      State of Minnesota vs. Jared Armand Cobb – A14-0422 – Denied
14.      State of Minnesota vs. Donald William LaQuier Jackson – A14-0667 – Denied
15.      State of Minnesota vs. Joshua Alan Pourrier – A14-0568 – Granted/Stayed
16.      Douglas Neil Raasch vs. State of Minnesota – A14-0848 – Denied
17.      State of Minnesota vs. Donald Robert Edwardson – A14-0265 – Denied
18.      Jamy Hegseth f/k/a Jamy Jager vs. American Family Mutual Insurance Group –
           A14-1189 – Granted
19.      Phillip Anthony Roberts vs. State of Minnesota   – A14-0822 – Denied
20.      State of Minnesota vs. Aaron Benjamin Jacobs – A14-1245 – Denied
21.      State of Minnesota vs. Rafael O’Toole Watson – A14-0743 – Denied
22.      State of Minnesota vs. Richard Handsome Carter – A14-0695 – Denied
23.      State of Minnesota vs. Thomas Ardell Gentry – A14-0262 – Denied
24.      In the Matter of the Contest of the Special Election held on November 4, 2014, for 
           the purpose of the passage of a ballot question for Independent School District No. 2310,
           Sibley County, Minnesota, Sibley East Public Schools, Nathan Kranz, contestant vs. Sibley
           East Public Schools, Independent School District No. 2310,     contestee, Steve Simon,
           Secretary of State for the State of Minnesota, contestee – A14-2167 – Denied
25.      State of Minnesota vs. Michael Nelson Preston – A14-1194 – Denied
26.      State of Minnesota vs. Joseph Duane Gustafson, Jr. – A14-1098 – Granted/Stayed
27.      Gregory B. Lindwall vs. Country Preferred Insurance Company, et al. – A13-2292 –
           Stay Vacated/Denied
28.      In the Matter of the Welfare of the Child of:  K.L. and F.T., Parents. – A14-1758 – 
           Denied (5-5-15)
29.      In the Matter of the Welfare of the Children of:  C.A.S., and C.L.K., Parents. – A14-1722 –
           Denied (5-13-15)

 


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