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Court of Appeals Opinions



IMPORTANT NOTICE

Appellate Courts will begin transmitting all notices, orders, and opinions electronically.

Beginning no later than July 1, 2011, the appellate courts will send notices, orders, opinions, and correspondence related to pending cases to attorneys in those cases by e-mail rather than postal mail.  All attorneys with pending appellate cases who have not already registered an e-mail address should do so immediately.  Unrepresented parties with pending appellate cases may also participate in this e-notification system by registering an e-mail address.  Please visit the Clerk of Appellate Courts page for instructions on how to register your e-mail address.
 

Opinion Policies

Minnesota Court of Appeals opinions are issued weekly and are available to the public at 10 a.m. CST/CDT every Monday.

On Wednesday of every week, the Court of Appeals will mail a notice that informs counsel, 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.  Copies of the opinions are mailed to involved parties on Mondays.

In certain time-sensitive cases, the Court of Appeals may issue opinions on a business day other than Monday.  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.


Published Opinions

By statute, the Court of Appeals issues a published opinion only in the most important and complex cases. Published 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 found in most law libraries.

DECISIONS OF THE COURT OF APPEALS
FILED Monday, April 5, 2021



NO PUBLISHED OPINIONS FILED


Unpublished Opinions

Unpublished opinions are issued in cases that are less complicated, that involve legal issues that have already been decided in published opinions, or that will affect only the parties to that particular case. These opinions are usually shorter, do not contain extensive discussion of the facts, and are not generally relied on by other courts to the same degree as published opinions.

NONPRECEDENTIAL OPINIONS
FILED Monday, April 5, 2021

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


1.         A20-1192
            Keith Johnson, D. C., Petitioner, vs. Office of Administrative Hearings, Respondent.
            Dismissed; motion denied.  Judge Renee L. Worke.
            Office of Administrative Hearings.
 
2.         A20-0729
            Raymond L. Semler, Appellant, vs. Eastbay Inc., Respondent.
            Affirmed.  Judge Renee L. Worke.
            Ramsey County District Court, Hon. Richard H. Kyle, Jr.
 
3.         A20-0719
            Kristi Rae Pawlak, petitioner, Appellant, vs. Steven Vincent Pawlak, Respondent.
            Reversed and remanded.  Judge Renee L. Worke.
            Hennepin County District Court, Hon. Michael K. Browne.
 
4.         A20-0813
            Marcia A. Hammond, petitioner, Respondent, vs. Jeffrey Lyle Buchanan, Appellant.
            Affirmed.  Judge Kevin G. Ross.
            Hennepin County District Court, Hon. Kristin Siegesmund.
 
5.         A20-0423
            State of Minnesota, Respondent, vs. Daniel Edward Nixon, Appellant.
            Affirmed.  Judge Kevin G. Ross.
            Ramsey County District Court, Hon. Joy D. Bartscher and Hon. Sophia Y. Vuelo.
 
6.         A20-0413
            State of Minnesota, Respondent, vs. Daniel Edward Nixon, Appellant.
            Affirmed.  Judge Kevin G. Ross.
            Ramsey County District Court, Hon. Joy D. Bartscher and Hon. Sophia Y. Vuelo.
 
7.         A20-1324
            In the Matter of the Welfare of the Children of: D. O., Parent.
            Affirmed.  Judge Francis J. Connolly.
            Ramsey County District Court, Hon. Robyn A. Millenacker.
 
8.         A20-0862
            ProStar Exteriors, LLC, Appellant, vs. Alan R. Walker, et al., Respondents, Mortgage Registration Systems, Inc., Defendant.
            Affirmed.  Judge Matthew E. Johnson.
            Wright County District Court, Hon. Elizabeth Strand.
 
9.         A20-0827
            In the Matter of Trade Secret Designations of 2019 Cogeneration and Small Power Production Reports.
            Dismissed.  Judge Michelle A. Larkin.
            Minnesota Public Utilities Commission.
 
10.       A20-0663
            State of Minnesota, Respondent, vs. Melissa Sue Boyd, Appellant.
            Affirmed.  Judge Louise Dovre Bjorkman.
            Mille Lacs County District Court, Hon. Matthew M. Quinn.
 
11.       A20-0904
            In the Matter of the SIRS Appeal by 1 Best Care, Inc. and 1 Network Care, Inc.
            Affirmed.  Judge Denise D. Reilly.
            Minnesota Department of Human Services.
 
12.       A20-0735
            State of Minnesota, Respondent, vs. Deandre ONeil Jackman, Appellant.
            Affirmed.  Judge Peter M. Reyes, Jr.
            Hennepin County District Court, Hon. Marta M. Chou.
 
13.       A20-1302
            State of Minnesota, Respondent, vs. Billy Gene Hunt, Appellant.
            Affirmed.  Judge Lucinda E. Jesson.
            Sherburne County District Court, Hon. Mary A. Yunker.
 
14.       A20-1024
            Chue Her, Relator, vs. FGT Cabinetry LLC, Respondent, Department of Employment and Economic Development, Respondent.
            Affirmed; motion denied.  Judge Tracy M. Smith.
            Department of Employment and Economic Development.
 
15.       A20-0865
            Michelle Lee Roberts n/k/a Michelle Lee Freitas, petitioner, Appellant, vs.
            Todd Mykle Roberts, Respondent, County of Lyon, Intervenor.
            Affirmed.  Judge Tracy M. Smith.
            Lyon County District Court, Hon. Michelle A. Dietrich.
 
16.       A20-0177
            Daniel Raymond Jacobs, Respondent, vs. Zdenka Irena Fenikova, Appellant.
            Affirmed.  Judge Tracy M. Smith.
            Hennepin County District Court, Hon. Margaret A. Daly.
 
17.       A20-0755
            State of Minnesota, Respondent, vs. Colten Chase Camacho, Appellant.
            Affirmed.  Judge Diane B. Bratvold.
            Brown County District Court, Hon. Robert A. Docherty.
 
18.       A20-1155
            State of Minnesota, Respondent, vs. L.P.K., Appellant.
            Affirmed.  Judge James B. Florey.
            Scott County District Court, Hon. Christian S. Wilton.
 
19.       A20-0429
            State of Minnesota, Respondent, vs. Daniel Edward Nixon, Appellant.
            Affirmed.  Judge Jeanne M. Cochran.
            Ramsey County District Court, Hon. Joy D. Bartscher and Hon. Sophia Y. Vuelo.
 
20.       A20-0828
            State of Minnesota, Respondent, vs. Bobbie Christine Bishop, Appellant.
            Affirmed.  Judge Randall J. Slieter.
            Otter Tail County District Court, Hon. Barbara R. Hanson.
 
21.       A20-0638
            State of Minnesota, Respondent, vs. Malcom Tyree, Appellant.
            Affirmed.  Judge Randall J. Slieter.
            Hennepin County District Court, Hon. Kerry Meyer.
 
22.       A20-1285
            Raymond Semler, Appellant, vs. Jodi Harpstead, Commissioner of Department of Human Services, et al., Respondents.
            Affirmed.  Judge Jennifer Frisch.
            Carlton County District Court, Hon. Leslie Beiers.
 
23.       A20-1159
            Jenna Kayleen Christensen, Respondent, vs. Karrie Kelly, Wabasha County Attorney, et al., Appellants.
            Affirmed.  Judge Jennifer Frisch.
            Wabasha County District Court, Hon. Christopher A. Neisen.
 
24.       A20-1127
            Abdirahman Dayib Ahmed, petitioner, Appellant, vs. State of Minnesota, Respondent.
            Affirmed.  Judge Jennifer Frisch.
            Otter Tail County District Court, Hon. Kevin Miller.
 
25.       A20-0981
            State of Minnesota, Respondent, vs. Abdihakim Mohamed Isse, Appellant.
            Affirmed.  Judge Jennifer Frisch.
            Hennepin County District Court, Hon. Paul Scoggin.
 
26.       A20-0854
            Robbie Nelson, et al., Respondents, vs. Dwight Ryks, et al., Appellants.
            Affirmed in part, reversed in part, and remanded.  Judge Theodora K. Gaïtas.
            Kandiyohi County District Court, Hon. Rodney Hanson.
 
27.       A20-0717
            State of Minnesota, Respondent, vs. Alvin NMN Perkins, Appellant.
            Affirmed in part, reversed in part, and remanded.  Judge Michael L. Kirk.*
            St. Louis County District Court, Hon. Dale O. Harris.
 
28.       A20-1063
            Christopher Gary Baylor, Appellant, vs. Johnson & Greenberg, PLLP, et al., Respondents.
            Affirmed.  Judge John P. Smith.*
            Hennepin County District Court, Hon. David L. Piper.
 
 
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* Retired judge of the Minnesota Court of Appeals, serving by appointment pursuant to Minn. Const. art. § 10.

Order Opinions

Cases 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
April 5, 2021


1.         A20-1425
            Ann Marie Holland, Respondent, vs. Neng Por Yang, Appellant.
            Affirmed.  Chief Judge Susan L. Segal.
            Scott County District Court, Hon. Michael Wentzell.
 
2.         A20-1058
            Joel S. Rabbe, et al., Appellants, vs. Farmers State Bank of Trimont, a Minnesota
            Bank Corporation, Respondent.
            Affirmed.  Judge Peter M. Reyes, Jr.
            Martin County District Court, Hon. Michael D. Trushenski.
 
3.         A20-0704
            In the Matter of the Appeal by Naomi Campbell of the Order of Denial of her
            Application for a Child Care Foster License.
            Remanded.  Judge Jeffrey M. Bryan.
            Minnesota Department of Human Services.

Special Release Opinions

NO SPECIAL RELEASE OPINIONS FILED


Opinion Sets

Opinion sets contain all published, unpublished, and order opinions. The sets are compressed into files that must be unpacked before opening them.

Opinion Sets For Opinions
Filed Monday, April 5, 2021

Opinion Set in a Zipped Word Document Format

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  2. Save the unzipped file to your computer.
  3. Choose the "Open" option on the Download Complete screen.
  4. Extract the files to a location of your choice.
  5. Open the extracted file.

Opinion Set in a Zipped Rich Text Format

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  3. Choose the "Open" option on the Download Complete screen.
  4. Extract the files to a location of your choice.
  5. Open the extracted file.