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 Tuesday, February 20, 2024


No Precedential Opinions Filed.

 

 Special Release Opinions Filed on February 14, 2024

 
A23-0678        In the Matter of the Correction Orders Issued to the Wealshire of Bloomington.
                       Minnesota Department of Health.
           An assisted living facility, as defined under Minn. Stat. § 144G.08, subd. 7 (2022), is not relieved of its obligations to a resident under Minnesota Statutes chapter 144G when a hospice provider, as defined in Minn. Stat. § 144A.75, subd. 5 (2022), begins providing hospice services to that resident.
          Affirmed.  Judge Francis J. Connolly

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 Tuesday, February 20, 2024

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


No Nonprecedential Opinions Filed

Special Release Opinions Filed on February 14, 2024

1.   A23-0625
      Kaycee Houde, Respondent, vs. David Fryxell, Appellant.
      Affirmed. Judge Michelle A. Larkin.
      Crow Wing County District Court, Hon. Charles D. Halverson.

2.   A23-1347
      In the Matter of the Welfare of the Child of: D. L. P. and J. A. P., Parents.
      Affirmed. Judge Peter M. Reyes, Jr.
      Chippewa County District Court, Hon. Laurence J. Stratton.

3.   A23-0011
      State of Minnesota, Respondent, vs. Shane Ryan Oneil, Appellant.
      Affirmed in part, reversed in part, and remanded. Judge Peter M. Reyes, Jr.
      Itasca County District Court, Hon. Korey D. Wahwassuck.

4.   A23-1072
      State of Minnesota, Respondent, vs. Marco Antonio Zavala, Appellant.
      Affirmed. Judge Jeanne M. Cochran.
      Watonwan County District Court, Hon. Stephen Ferrazzano, II.

5.   A23-0566
      State of Minnesota, Respondent, vs. Rafael Antonio Segura-Arroyo, Appellant.
      Affirmed in part, reversed in part, and remanded. Judge Randall J. Slieter.
      Cottonwood County District Court, Hon. Christina M. Wietzema.

6.   A23-0155
      State of Minnesota, Respondent, vs. David Francis Chamberlain, Appellant.
      Affirmed. Judge John P. Smith*
      Hennepin County District Court, Hon. Paul Scoggin.

7.   A23-0840
      State of Minnesota, Respondent, vs. April Jean Worrall, Appellant.
      Affirmed in part, reversed in part, and remanded. Judge Roger M. Klaphake.*
      Hubbard County District Court, Hon. Eric P. Schieferdecker.

* Retired judge of the Minnesota Court of Appeals, serving by appointment pursuant to Minn. Const. art. VI, § 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
February 20, 2024


No Order Opinions Filed.

Special Release Order Opinions Filed on February 14, 2024
 
1.   A23-0395
      State of Minnesota, Respondent, vs. Brandon Stuart Moore, Appellant.
      Affirmed. Judge Diane B. Bratvold.
      Stearns County District Court, Hon. Mary B. Mahler.

2.   A23-0534
      M. C. Y., Appellant, vs. State of Minnesota, Respondent.
      Affirmed. Judge John P. Smith.*
      Hennepin County District Court, Hon. Brennan Amber

3.   A23-0622
      Christian Reynold Saco, petitioner, Appellant, vs. Nayelli Saco Bautista, Respondent.
      Affirmed. Judge Carol A. Hooten.*
      Hennepin County District Court, Hon. Theresa Couri.

* Retired judge of the Minnesota Court of Appeals, serving by appointment pursuant to Minn. Const. art. VI, § 10

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 Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Opinion Set in a Zipped PDF Format

  1. Click the above link.
  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.