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OPINIONS OF THE SUPREME COURT

FILED WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2014

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

 

 

A13-2141       Donald D. David, Respondent, vs. Bartel Enterprises (Nitro Green), Relator, and SFM 
                     Mutual Insurance Company, Relator.
                     Workers’ Compensation Court of Appeals.
           As a matter of comity, we recognize the Legislature’s formulation of attorney fees for workers’ compensation cases under Minn. Stat. § 176.081, subd. 1(a) (2012), as presumptively reasonable, and will not, absent exceptional circumstances, review whether the fee calculated using the statutory formula is excessive.
           Affirmed.  Justice G. Barry Anderson.
           Dissenting, Justice David R. Stras.


 

(Added to website 11/26/14)
ORDERS ON PETITIONS FOR FURTHER REVIEW
Filed November 25, 2014
(Petitioner indicated in Italic Type)

1.        State of Minnesota vs. Ashley Elizabeth Williams – A13-2155 – Denied
2.        State of Minnesota vs. Janice Marie Cortes – A13-2205 – Denied
3.        State of Minnesota vs. Keith Dawson – A13-1829 – Denied
4.        State of Minnesota vs. Reinaldo Quesada – A13-1340 – Denied
5.        State of Minnesota vs. Benjamin Wayne Blaschka – A13-1718 – Denied
6.        State of Minnesota vs. John Christopher Winford – A13-1719 – Denied
7.        Samuel Deweese vs. Lakeview Clinic, Ltd. – A13-2152, A13-2160 – Denied
8.        Daniel Michael Lieser vs. Commissioner of Public Safety – A14-0377 – Denied
9.        State of Minnesota vs. LaQuinn Jamul Williams – A13-2037 – Denied
10.      State of Minnesota vs. Curtis Lamon Caradine – A13-1933 – Denied
11.      State of Minnesota vs. James Irving Dale – A12-1493 – Denied
12.      Douglas Speltz, et al. vs. Interplastic Corporation, defendant and third party plaintiff
           vs. Egan Company – A13-2185 – Denied       
13.      State of Minnesota vs. Gregory Levon Spraggins, Jr. – A13-2055 – Denied
14.      Matthew Thomas Fahey vs. State of Minnesota – A13-2408 – Denied
15.      State of Minnesota vs. Anthony Cortez Gray – A13-1140 – Denied
16.      State of Minnesota vs. Bernard Miles – A13-1694 – Denied
17.      Steven White vs. State of Minnesota – A14-0115 – Denied
18.      State of Minnesota vs. Robert John Meyers – A13-1313 – Granted
19.      State of Minnesota vs. Prince Lashone Holt – A13-1286 – Denied
20.      State of Minnesota vs. Jarrod Dwayne Miller – A13-2067 – Denied
21.      State of Minnesota vs. Dean James Roehler – A12-2135 – Granted/Stayed
22.      State of Minnesota vs. Larry Brian Olson – A14-0392 – Denied
23.      State of Minnesota vs. Alton Dominique Finch – A13-1903 – Denied
24.      State of Minnesota vs. Basil Benna Dudley – A14-0188 – Denied 


(Added to website 11/20/14)
ORDERS ON PETITIONS FOR FURTHER REVIEW
Filed November 18, 2014

(Petitioner indicated in Italic Type)

1.        State of Minnesota vs. Emmanuel Maurice Galloway – A13-1449 – Denied
2.        Kristina Hacker Tompach vs. Paul Christopher Tompach – A14-0060 – Denied
3.        State of Minnesota vs. Russell James Fenstermaker – A13-1082 – Denied
4.        State of Minnesota vs. Sam Horace Meeks – A13-2331 – Denied
5.        Willie James Patterson vs. State of Minnesota – A14-0146 – Denied
6.        State of Minnesota vs. Kyle Anthony Compardo – A13-1844 – Denied
7.        State of Minnesota vs. Donavan Duane Bellanger – A13-1088 – Denied
8.        State of Minnesota vs. Jonathan Lee Closner – A13-1949 – Denied
9.        Robert R Elliott, individually, and as trustee of the Robert R. Elliott Revocable Trust 
           and the Elliott Mandelheim Trust vs. Noah’s Ark Processors, LLC, et al., Tal Parente,
           et al., Dawson Partners, LLC, et al., Defendants – A13-2282 – Denied
10.      State of Minnesota vs. Alex Cennedi Closmore – A13-0806, A13-1186 – Denied
11.      RAM Mutual Insurance Company vs. EMC Property & Casualty Company, et al.,
           John Shriver as Trustee for the Next of Kin of Christian David Kruckow, and Rolland
           Fred Kruckow – A14-0197 – Denied
12.      Raymond Semler vs. Lucinda Jesson, Commissioner of Human Services, et al. –
           A14-0058 – Denied
13.      Willie James Richardson vs. State of Minnesota – A13-2411 – Granted/Stayed
14.      State of Minnesota vs. Ali Mehralian – A13-2201 – Denied
15.      State of Minnesota vs. Devon Scott Martin – A13-1522 – Denied
16.      State of Minnesota vs. Alton Dominique Finch – A14-0203 – Granted
17.      State of Minnesota vs. Rebecca Brynetta Passon – A13-1850 – Denied
18.      Donald Bergs vs. Department of Employment and Economic Development – A13-2221 – 
           Denied
19.      In re the Matter of:  Karen Brys n/k/a Karen Warn vs. Timothy Peterson – A14-0237 –
           Denied
20.      In re the Marriage of:  Pamela Kay Beltrand vs. Thomas Leo Beltrand – A13-2150 –
           Denied
21.      State of Minnesota vs. Christopher Steven Pettinelli – A13-0714 – Denied
22.      State of Minnesota vs. David Edward Westgard  – A14-0340 – Denied
23.      State of Minnesota vs. Charles Chuck Jackson – A13-1464 – Denied
24.      State of Minnesota vs. Jacob Robert Levy – A13-2358 – Denied (11-4-14)
25.      State of Minnesota vs. Derek Lawrence Stavish – A14-0771 – Granted (11-4-14)



 

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