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  1. Thiele v. Stich (1988)

    DeVee Thiele sued attorney Robert Stich in 1986 for legal malpractice in connection with her 1980 dissolution proceeding. Stich answered alleging insufficient service of process and Thiele re-served the summons and complaint. The trial court granted summary judgment for Stich on the ground that the six-year statute of limitations had run by the time of the second, proper service. The court of appeals reversed, holding the first service was ineffective, but the limitation period did not begin to [...]

    Court: Supreme Court of Minnesota Docket: C1-87-645
  2. State v. Griller (1998)

    The State of Minnesota appeals from a court of appeals decision reversing the conviction of respondent George Griller for second-degree intentional murder and second-degree felony murder. The court of appeals concluded that the district court did not abuse its discretion in its evidentiary rulings, but held that the district court had given an erroneous instruction on defense-of-dwelling, which entitled him to a new trial. We agree that the district court did not abuse its discretion in its [...]

    Court: Supreme Court of Minnesota Docket: C2-96-1665
  3. Fabio v. Bellomo (1993)

    Respondent Dr. James Bellomo was the primary care physician for Appellant Delores Fabio from 1977 until he retired in 1986. Fabio alleges that on at least two occasions during this period Dr. Bellomo noticed a lump in her left breast, but told her not to worry about it because it was a "fibrous mass." These visits occurred once between 1982 and 1984, and on March 10, 1986. Each time Dr. Bellomo allegedly noticed this mass, Fabio had gone to see him for an unrelated ailment.


    Court: Supreme Court of Minnesota Docket: C6-91-2542
  4. State by Cooper v. French (1990)

    Appellant was found guilty of discrimination by an administrative law judge to whom a complaint filed with the Department of Human Rights was referred for hearing. Appellant had refused to rent his property to one Susan Parsons because she planned to live there with her fiancé. A trial de novo before the district court was denied, and the court of appeals affirmed the action of the administrative law judge. French was ordered to pay $368.50 in compensatory damages to Parsons, $400 for mental [...]

    Court: Supreme Court of Minnesota Docket: C2-89-1064
  5. State v. Webb (1989)

    Appellant Robert Webb appeals his conviction of first degree premeditated murder. Minn.Stat. § 609.185(1) (1988). He claims among other things that the evidence is insufficient to support the jury's verdict. We agree, and accordingly the conviction must be reversed.


    Court: Supreme Court of Minnesota Docket: C2-88-1894
  6. State v. Ramey (2006)

    This appeal arises from a jury trial in which respondent, Scott Wade Ramey, was found guilty of violating an order for protection. The court of appeals reversed Ramey's conviction, holding that the district court erred in giving a no-adverse-inference instruction without Ramey's request or consent and the prosecutor committed misconduct during the closing argument. The state petitioned for review, claiming that the court of appeals erred in applying the two-tiered analysis from State v. Caron, [...]

    Court: Supreme Court of Minnesota Docket: A04-1056
  7. State v. Knaffla (1976)

    Warren Spannaus, Atty. Gen., Richard G. Mark, Asst. Sol. Gen., Kent G. Harbison and Craig H. Forsman, Sp. Asst. Attys. Gen., St. Paul, and Helen Hill Blanz, County Atty., Grand Rapids, for respondent.


    Court: Supreme Court of Minnesota Docket: 46111
  8. American Family Ins. Group v. Schroedl (2000)

    Respondent, Harold Schroedl, suffered a severe closed-head injury when he was hit by a car on December 6, 1997. Because of the accident, Schroedl was incapacitated and resided in a nursing home until he died in December 1998. Although Schroedl was retired at the time of the accident, he owned income-producing rental property that he managed and maintained. Because he was incapacitated after the accident, he was no longer able to maintain the rental property. As a result, Schroedl's son and [...]

    Court: Supreme Court of Minnesota Docket: C7-99-428
  9. Brookfield Trade Ctr. v. Cty. of Ramsey (1998)

    Peg Birk, City Atty., Peter J. McCall, Asst. City Atty., St. Paul, David F. Herr, Wayne S. Moskowitz, Maslon Edelman Borman & Brand, L.L.P., Minneapolis, for amici curiae City of St. Paul and HRA of City of St. Paul.


    Court: Supreme Court of Minnesota Docket: C1-97-2171
  10. DLH, Inc. v. Russ (1997)

    Mark Cohn and Damark International, Timothy D. Kelly, Wendy A. Snyder, Kelly & Berens, P.A., David A. Russ, David R. Marshall, Terri A. Georgen, Fredrikson & Byron, P.A., Minneapolis, for respondent.


    Court: Supreme Court of Minnesota Docket: C2-95-1218
  11. Bernhardt v. State (2004)

    From July 18 until July 20, 1999, the victim Randy Pool was held against his will and repeatedly beaten. On the evening of July 20 he was murdered. Although appellant Salem Mathew Bernhardt was incarcerated in connection with a misdemeanor probation violation at all times throughout the kidnapping, beating, and murder of Pool, appellant was charged with aiding and abetting the crimes because of suspicion that he ordered the crimes from jail. An indictment was filed on December 4, 2000, charging [...]

    Court: Supreme Court of Minnesota Docket: C8-02-742, A03-1458
  12. State v. Moore (1989)

    Appellant Kevin James Moore appeals his jury conviction of first and second degree murder, Minn.Stat. §§ 609.185, 609.19 (1986). He was sentenced to life imprisonment at the Minnesota Correctional Facility at Oak Park Heights on the first degree murder conviction. On appeal, he claims reversible error because: (1) the prosecutor failed to present exculpatory evidence to the grand jury; (2) the trial court did not suppress evidence seized under an invalid search warrant or alternatively [...]

    Court: Supreme Court of Minnesota Docket: C3-88-723
  13. State v. Spreigl (1965)

    Defendant has been found guilty of taking indecent liberties with his 11-year-old stepdaughter, Sandra, and appeals from the judgment of conviction and from an order denying his petition for a writ of coram nobis.


    Court: Supreme Court of Minnesota Docket: 39466, 39617
  14. Roby v. State (1996)

    Appellant Gary Roby appeals from the summary dismissal of his second petition for postconviction relief in Ramsey County District Court. This court has twice reviewed Roby's conviction, once upon direct appeal and once following a previous pro se petition for postconviction relief. See State v. Roby (Roby I), 463 N.W.2d 506 (Minn.1990); Roby v. State (Roby II), 531 N.W.2d 482 (Minn. 1995). In his latest postconviction appeal to this court, Roby asserts that the district court erred when it [...]

    Court: Supreme Court of Minnesota Docket: C7-95-2056
  15. State v. Amos (2003)

    Appellant Robyn Keith Amos, Sr. was found guilty by a jury of aiding and abetting a drive-by shooting, in violation of Minn.Stat. § 609.66, subd. 1e (2002), and Minn.Stat. § 609.05 (2002), and was sentenced by the trial court to a 78-month prison term. The court of appeals affirmed the conviction against claims by appellant that the evidence was legally insufficient and that the trial court had abused its discretion in the admission of prior testimony. We granted review solely to consider the [...]

    Court: Supreme Court of Minnesota Docket: C1-01-1172
  16. Frost-Benco Elec. v. Minn. Public Utilities (1984)

    Appellant Frost-Benco Electric Association (Frost-Benco), an electric cooperative, made application to the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (MPUC) for approval of increased electrical rates. Following evidentiary hearings a hearing examiner issued his report.[1] The MPUC subsequently issued its order which required, inter alia, that Frost-Benco refund to its membership the difference between purchased power revenues collected by Frost-Benco during the test year (July 1, 1980 through June [...]

    Court: Supreme Court of Minnesota Docket: CX-83-1591
  17. State v. Harris (1999)

    Oluseyi Harris appeals his conviction for fifth-degree possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute. Saint Paul narcotics officers arrested Harris in the course of a drug interdiction operation at the Saint Paul Greyhound Bus Depot. At the time of his arrest, Harris was a passenger on an interstate bus that had made a scheduled stopover in Saint Paul. During the stopover, Harris exited the bus, entered the depot, acted in a manner that the narcotics officers characterized as [...]

    Court: Supreme Court of Minnesota Docket: C1-97-2
  18. Pine River State Bank v. Mettille (1983)

    Meagher, Geer, Markham, Anderson, Adamson, Flaskamp & Brennan, Robert E. Salmon, O.C. Adamson II and J. Richard Bland, Minneapolis, Lundrigan, Hendricks & Lundrigan and Wilbert E. Hendricks, Pine River, for appellant.


    Court: Supreme Court of Minnesota Docket: C8-82-543
  19. State v. Raleigh (2010)

    Appellant Rashad Arthur Raleigh pled guilty to first-degree premeditated murder for the death of Howard Porter. The issue in this case is whether the district court should have granted appellant's presentence motion to withdraw his plea under either the "manifest injustice" or "fair and just" standard of Minn. R.Crim. P. 15.05, subds. 1, 2. The district court denied appellant's motion to withdraw his plea under both standards. We affirm.


    Court: Supreme Court of Minnesota Docket: A08-2273
  20. Miller v. Shugart (1982)

    While Milbank Mutual Insurance Company was litigating whether it had coverage for both the insured car owner and the driver, the insured owner and the driver settled with the injured plaintiff and confessed judgment for a stipulated sum. After the coverage question was decided adversely to Milbank, plaintiff commenced a garnishment action against Milbank to collect on the judgment. Milbank appeals from an order in the garnishment proceeding granting plaintiff summary judgment to collect from [...]

    Court: Supreme Court of Minnesota Docket: 81-533

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