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FILED Wednesday, October 27, 2021


A19-1814        In re the Trust of Lawrence B. Schwagerl Trust Under Agreement Dated April 9, 1999.
                         Court of Appeals.
            1.   The court of appeals correctly concluded based on the unambiguous language of the trust document in this case that the real estate assets were conveyed through the trust to the surviving spouse.
            2.   The court of appeals erred in concluding that certain trust assets were ineffectively transferred to a family trust.
            3.   The court of appeals erred in concluding that the record did not support the finding that one of the respondents accepted a role as a trustee by performing duties as a trustee.
            4.   The court of appeals erred in declining to determine whether the disposition of certain cash assets breached one trustee’s fiduciary duties and failing to address the fiduciary duties of another trustee on the same issue. 
            Affirmed in part, reversed in part, and remanded.  Justice Gordon L. Moore, III.


A20-1501        In re Petition for Disciplinary Action against Nom Fue Thao, a Minnesota Attorney, Registration No. 0387934.
                         Supreme Court.
            Suspended.  Justice Natalie E. Hudson.

A20-1631        In re Petition for Reinstatement of Alex Fuller Braden, a Minnesota Attorney, Registration No. 0390669.
                         Supreme Court.
            Reinstated.  Justice Natalie E. Hudson.
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FILED Tuesday, October 19, 2021

(Petitioner indicated in Italic Type)

1.         Minnesota Department of Corrections vs. Nathan Knutson, Bureau of Mediation Services – A21-0300 – Granted
2.         State of Minnesota vs. William Cleveland Alan Boykin – A21-0016 – Denied
3.         Scott Arlen Lange vs. State of Minnesota – A20-0991 – Denied
4.         Nathan Christopher Braun vs. State of Minnesota – A20-1407 – Denied
5.         State of Minnesota vs. Tony Xiong – A20-1141 – Denied
6.         Carter Justice vs. Marvel, LLC d/b/a Pump It Up Parties – A20-1318 – Granted in part
7.         Michelle A. Krawczyk vs. Gregory Scott Aberle, f/k/a Gregory Scott Peterson – A20-1401 – Denied
8.         State of Minnesota vs. Rodney Donta Jackson – A20-0779 – Granted
9.         Charlene Y. Latham vs. Progressive Preferred Insurance Company, et al. – A20-1596 – Denied
10.       Barbara Henry vs. Independent School District #625, a/k/a Saint Paul Public Schools – A21-0004 – Granted
11.       State of Minnesota vs. Brenda Lanise Bethune – A19-1995 – Denied
12.       State of Minnesota vs. William Deshawn Paige – A20-1196 – Denied
13.       Jermaine Smith vs. Broadway Flats LLLP – A20-1522 – Denied
14.       Scott Marlin Morey vs. State of Minnesota – A21-0207 – Denied


15.      State of Minnesota vs. Andrew Joseph Haman – A19-1617 – Vacated/Denied
16.      Fong Lee vs. State of Minnesota – A19-1832 – Vacated/Denied
17.      State of Minnesota vs. Ramey James Olson – A20-0362 – Vacated/Denied
18.      State of Minnesota vs. Alvin NMN Perkins – A20-0717 – Vacated/Denied