Court of Appeals Opinions


Opinion Policies

Minnesota Court of Appeals opinions are issued weekly and are available to the public at 10:00 a.m. CST/CDT every Monday. When a Monday is a holiday, opinions are issued on Tuesday.   

On Wednesday of every week, the Court of Appeals will distribute a notice that informs counsel, self-represented (pro se) parties, and court personnel associated with a case that an opinion will be released the following Monday.  Opinions are available online or by visiting the Clerk of Appellate Courts, 305 Minnesota Judicial Center, 25 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., St. Paul, after the Monday release time.

In certain time-sensitive cases, the Court of Appeals may issue opinions on other business days.  In these instances, involved parties will be contacted just prior to the special release.

Please visit the Minnesota State Law Library's Appellate Opinions Archive for previously released Court of Appeals Opinions and previously released Special Term Orders.
 

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Precedential OpinionsBy statute, the Court of Appeals issues a precedential (formerly called "published") opinion only in the most important and complex cases. Precedential opinions include an extensive analysis of the facts and law. They will be considered and used by courts faced with similar issues in the future, and they are published in books of caselaw found in most law libraries.

DECISIONS OF THE COURT OF APPEALS
FILED Monday, May 20, 2024


A23-1329   James Paul Aery, petitioner, Appellant, vs. State of Minnesota, Respondent.
                   Beltrami County District Court, Hon. Annie Pat Claesson-Huseby.
          A petitioner is not exonerated for the purpose of seeking exoneration compensation under the Minnesota Imprisonment and Exoneration Remedies Act (MIERA), Minn. Stat. §§ 611.362-.368 (2022), when the petitioner’s conviction for actual possession of an unlawful item was reversed on the ground that an unconstitutional search required suppression of the evidence.
          Affirmed. Judge Theodora K. Gaitas.

A23-1595    Sunshine Childcare center, LLC, et al., Appellants, vs. Ramsey County, Defendant, Jodi Harpstead, et al., Respondents, County of
                     Hennepin, Respondent.

                     Hennepin County District Court, Hon. Frank J. Magill, Jr.
          A childcare provider does not possess a protected property interest in suspended Child Care Assistance Program payments or a revoked Child Care Assistance Program authorization when the agency temporarily suspends payment and authorization during a pending investigation pursuant to Minn. Stat. §§ 119B.13, subd. 6(d), 119B.161, subd. 3, 245E.02 (2022 & Supp. 2023).
          Affirmed. Judge Elise Larson.
Nonprecedential OpinionsNonprecedential opinions (formerly called "unpublished opinions") are issued in cases that are less complicated, that involve legal issues that have already been decided in precedential opinions, or that will affect only the parties to that particular case. These opinions are usually shorter than precedential opinions, do not contain extensive discussion of the facts, and are not generally relied on by other courts to the same degree as precedential opinions.

NONPRECEDENTIAL OPINIONS
FILED Monday, May 20, 2024

Pursuant to Minn. R. Civ. App. P. 136.01, subd. 1 (c)


1.   A23-0843
      State of Minnesota, Respondent, vs. Peter Joseph Nayquonabe, Appellant.
      Affirmed. Judge Kevin G. Ross.
      Mille Lacs County District Court, Hon. Matthew M. Quinn.

2.   A23-1191
      In the Matter of the Welfare of: A. A. S., Child.
      Affirmed. Judge Francis J. Connolly.
      Rice County District Court, Hon. Jeffrey M. Johnson.

3.   A23-0965
      Dhimble Ali, petitioner, Appellant, vs. Fahria Mohamed, Respondent.
      Affirmed in part, reversed in part, and remanded. Judge Matthew E. Johnson.
      Hennepin County District Court, Hon. Charlene Hatcher.

4.   A23-0630
      State of Minnesota, Respondent, vs. Edbin Jose Coreas, Appellant.
      Affirmed in part, reversed in part, and remanded. Judge Matthew E. Johnson.
      Mower County District Court, Hon. Kevin Siefken.

5.   A23-1747
      Great Gulf Corporation, Appellant, vs. R.P. Air Inc., et al., Respondents.
      Dismissed. Judge Louise Dovre Bjorkman.
      Anoka County District Court, Hon. Kevin J. Mueller.

6.   A23-1053
      State of Minnesota, Respondent, vs. Jeremy Jermaine Chamberlain, Appellant.
      Affirmed. Judge Louise Dovre Bjorkman.
      Sherburne County District Court, Hon. Karen Schommer.

7.   A23-1551
      Andrew Henry Lieberman, petitioner, Appellant, vs. State of Minnesota, Respondent.
      Affirmed in part, reversed in part, and remanded. Judge Tracy M. Smith.
      Carver County District Court, Hon. Michael Wentzell.

8.   A23-0743
      City of Plymouth, Respondent, vs. Hildania Kristensen, Appellant.
      Affirmed. Motion denied. Judge Tracy M. Smith.
      Hennepin County District Court, Hon. Bridget Sullivan.

9.   A23-1261
      Michael L. Pogreba, Respondent, vs. Lorraine Pogreba, et al., Defendants, Janet Bowen, et al., Appellants.
      Affirmed. Judge Diane B. Bratvold.
      Todd County District Court, Hon. Daniel A. Benson.

10. A23-0832
      State of Minnesota, Respondent, vs. Shanell Jane Patience Gofan, Appellant.
      Affirmed. Judge Jeanne M. Cochran.
      Ramsey County District Court, Hon. Richard H. Kyle, Jr.

11. A23-1094
      State of Minnesota, Respondent, vs. Stonii Jream Allen, Appellant.
      Reversed and remanded. Judge Randall J. Slieter.
      Scott County District Court, Hon. Caroline H. Lennon.

12. A23-1734
      Michael James Rye, petitioner, Appellant, vs. State of Minnesota, Respondent.
      Affirmed. Judge Jennifer Frisch.
      Hennepin County District Court, Hon. Jamie L. Anderson.

13. A23-1534
      Northern Metals, LLC, Respondent, vs. Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, et al., Defendants, Crow Wing Recycling, Inc., et al., Appellants.
      Affirmed. Judge Theodora K. Gaitas.
      Ramsey County District Court, Hon. Patrick C. Diamond.

14. A23-1464
      Alvin Glay, trustee for the next of kin of Unity McGill, Appellant, vs. R.C. of St. Cloud, Inc., Respondent.
      Reversed and remanded. Judge Sarah Wheelock.
      Dissenting, Judge Randall J. Slieter.
      Stearns County District Court, Hon. Mary B. Mahler.

15. A23-1337
      Steve Quest, Respondent, vs. Nicholas Robert Rekieta, et al., Appellants.
      Affirmed. Judge Keala C. Ede.
      Kandiyohi County District Court, Hon. Jennifer Fischer.

16. A23-1117
      Fiorella Y Andrade Carpio and OBO Minor Child, Respondent, vs. Brooke Lea Simpson, Appellant.
      Affirmed. Judge Jonathan P. Schmidt.
      Ramsey County District Court, Hon. Jenna Westby.

17. A23-1404
      Capital Construction, LLC, Respondent, vs. Nicholas Hanzlik, et al., Appellants.
      Reversed and remanded. Judge JaPaul J Harris.
      Anoka County District Court, Hon. Michele A. Davis.

18. A23-1421, A23-1422
      Nicole Lynn Albertson and On Behalf of Minor Children, Respondent, vs. Bruce Wayne Albertson, Appellant (A23-1421), Nicole Lynn Albertson and
      On Behalf of Minor Children, Respondent, vs. Cynthia Albertson, Appellant (A23-1422).
      Affirmed. Judge James B. Florey.*
      Wilkin County District Court, Hon. Amy J. Doll.

*Retired judge of the Minnesota Court of Appeals, serving by appointment pursuant to Minn. Const. art. VI, § 10.
Order OpinionsCases that involve a few simple issues may be decided by order opinions, which include little discussion of the facts of the case and a brief analysis of the laws that are involved.

RECENT ORDER OPINIONS
May 20, 2024


1.   A23-1426
      Aaron Olson, Appellant, vs. Matthew Joseph Freeman, et al., Defendants, Kappa Sigma 5th Street Brothers, LLC, Respondent, Regents of the
      University of Minnesota, Respondent.
      Affirmed in part, reversed in part, and remanded. Judge Renee L. Worke.
      Hennepin County District Court, Hon. James Moore .

2.   A23-1545
      Sean Patrick Foley, petitioner, Respondent, vs. Commissioner of Public Safety, Appellant.
      Reversed. Judge Jonathan P. Schmidt.
      Carver County District Court, Hon. Michael Wentzell.

NO SPECIAL RELEASE OPINIONS FILED

Opinion SetsAs of June 1, 2023, the Court of Appeals no longer provides opinion sets in Word Document format and Rich Text Format. Opinions are available in PDF format under the Opinions tabs on this site.

Opinion Sets For Opinions
Filed Monday, May 20, 2024

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