Minnesota Supreme Court Opinions & Orders
April - June 2009

June 30, 2009

  • A09-697, In the Matter of the Contest of General Election held on November 4, 2008, for the purpose of electing a United States Senator from the State of Minnesota, Cullen Sheehan and Norm Coleman, contestants, Appellants, vs. Al Franken, contestee, Respondent.

    June 25, 2009

  • A07-1353, LeRoy Bahr, Appellant, vs. Boise Cascade Corporation, a/k/a Boise Paper Cascade Corporation, et al., Respondents.
  • A07-929, Sergey Oganov, Appellant, vs. American Family Insurance Group, Respondent.
  • A09-883, In re Petition for Disciplinary Action against Tracy R. Eichhorn-Hicks, a Minnesota Attorney,Registration No. 26128.
  • A09-861, In re Petition for Disciplinary Action against James C. Backstrom, a Minnesota Attorney, Registration No. 3797.
  • A09-813, In re Petition for Disciplinary Action against Mark A. Olson, a Minnesota Attorney, Registration No. 82119.
  • A09-615, In re Petition for Disciplinary Action against John Normon Nelson, Jr., a Minnesota Attorney, Registration No. 296120.
  • A09-400, In re Petition for Disciplinary Action against Albert Isiaka Usumanu, a Minnesota Attorney, Registration No. 25180X.
  • A08-1207, In re Petition for Disciplinary Action against Joel C. Monke, a Minnesota Attorney, Registration No. 74445.
  • A07-1885, In re Petition for Disciplinary Action against Michael Lawrence Czarnik, a Minnesota Attorney, Registration No. 257382.
  • A09-972, In re Petition for Appointment of Trustee Regarding Thornton P. Anderson, a Deceased Minnesota Attorney, Registration No. 2410.
  • A08-1934, In re Petition for Disciplinary Action against Lawrence Edward Nichols, a Minnesota Attorney, Attorney Registration No. 221363.

    June 18, 2009

  • A08-1105, In re Paul W. Abbott Company, Inc., Appellant, In re: Minnesota Asbestos Litigation.
  • A08-1596, Pierre Lamont Leake, petitioner, Appellant, vs. State of Minnesota, Respondent.
  • A08-1664, Otha Eric Townsend, Appellant, vs. State of Minnesota, Respondent.
  • A08-77, In re Petition for Reinstatement of David Lawrence McCormick, Registration No. 259500.
  • A08-86, In re Petition for Disciplinary Action against Melissa Ashley Zentner, a Minnesota Attorney, Registration No. 327189.
  • A08-2006, In re Petition for Disciplinary Action against Jay Gerard Swokowski, a Minnesota Attorney, Registration No. 199710.
  • List of ORDERS ON PETITIONS FOR FURTHER REVIEW FILED June 16, 2009

    June 11, 2009

  • A09-182, Minnesota Voters Alliance, et al., Appellants, vs. The City of Minneapolis, et al., Respondents, Mark Ritchie, in his official capacity as the Secretary of State for the State of Minnesota or his successor, et al., Defendants, FairVote Minnesota, Inc., intervenor-defendant, Respondent.

    June 4, 2009

  • A08-2056, Bryan Martin, Employee, vs. Morrison Trucking, Inc., Respondent, and Travelers Insurance Company, Relator, and Special Claims Section f/k/a Special Compensation Fund, Respondent.
  • List of ORDERS ON PETITIONS FOR FURTHER REVIEW FILED May 27, 2009

    May 28, 2009

  • A08-1135 , Dario George Bonga, petitioner, Appellant, vs. State of Minnesota, Respondent.

    May 21, 2009

  • A06-896, In re Petition for Disciplinary Action against Kenneth M. Holker, a Minnesota Attorney, Registration No. 46267.
  • A06-2130, State of Minnesota, Respondent, vs. Elton Perez Vance, Appellant.
  • A08-1525, In re Petition for Disciplinary Action against Calandra Faye Harris, a Minnesota Attorney, Registration No. 319910.
  • List of ORDERS ON PETITIONS FOR FURTHER REVIEW FILED May 19, 2009

    May 14, 2009

  • A06-1242, State of Minnesota, Respondent, vs. Christian N. Franks, Appellant.
  • A06-2101, Jeffrey C. Morris, Appellant, vs. State of Minnesota, Respondent.
  • A07-313, David Foss, (as parent and natural guardian of David Gerald Warren Foss, minor child, and David Foss, individually), Appellant, vs. Jeremy Kincade and Stephanie Kincade, Defendants and Third-Party Plaintiffs, Respondents/Appellants, vs. Peggy Foss, Third-Party Defendant/Respondent.
  • A08-1666, Eric Maurice Wright, petitioner, Appellant, vs. State of Minnesota, Respondent.
  • A08-1207, In re Petition for Disciplinary Action against Joel C. Monke, a Minnesota Attorney, Registration No. 74445.
  • A08-2084, Jerred K. Moore, Respondent, vs. Cal Spas of Minnesota, and SFM Mutual Insurance Company, Relators.

    May 7, 2009

  • A07-95, A07-132, State of Minnesota, Respondent, vs. Steven Douglas Stanke, Appellant.
  • A07-165, Catherine F. Peterka, Respondent, vs. Stephen G. Dennis, Certified Public Accountant, et al., Appellants, Todd R. Haugan, Attorney at Law, Defendant.
  • A07-1388, A07-1418, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local No. 292, Appellant, vs. City of St. Cloud, and Design Electric, Inc., Respondents.
  • A08-117, State of Minnesota, Respondent, vs. Timothy James Peterson, Appellant.
  • A08-467, State of Minnesota, Respondent, vs. Michael Joseph Hall, Jr., Appellant.
  • A07-2152, In re Petition for Disciplinary Action against Ronald L. Kopeska, a Minnesota Attorney, Registration No. 5754X.
  • A08-1522, In re Petition for Disciplinary Action against Lisa Jane Mayne, a Minnesota Attorney, Registration No. 308705.
  • List of ORDERS ON PETITIONS FOR FURTHER REVIEW FILED April 29, 2009

    April 30, 2009

  • A07-2293, A07-2428, State of Minnesota, Respondent, vs. Dale Lee Underdahl, Appellant, Timothy Arlen Brunner, Appellant.
  • A09-615, In re Petition for Disciplinary Action against John Norman Nelson, Jr., a Minnesota Attorney, Registration No. 296120.
  • A09-663, In re Petition for Disciplinary Action against Sharon Elizabeth Arbeiter, a Minnesota Attorney, Registration No. 209648.

    April 23, 2009

  • A06-2227, Valspar Refinish, Inc., Respondent, vs. Gaylord's, Inc., a California corporation, Appellant.
  • A07-1759, State of Minnesota, Respondent, vs. Alonzo Jerome Graham, Appellant.
  • A07-2332, In re Petition for Disciplinary Action against Benjamin S. Houge, a Minnesota Attorney Registration No. 47387.
  • List of ORDERS ON PETITIONS FOR FURTHER REVIEW FILED April 21, 2009

    April 16, 2009

  • A06-2275, Irene Hoffman, et al., Appellants, vs. Northern States Power Company, d/b/a Xcel Energy, Respondent.
  • A07-688, In re Petition for Disciplinary Action against Stephen Vincent Grigsby, a Minnesota Attorney, Registration No. 291973.
  • A07-1341, In the Matter of the Welfare of: H.A.D., Child.
  • A07-2148, Adrian D. Williams, Appellant, vs. State of Minnesota, Respondent.
  • A08-917, Michael Charles Stewart, petitioner, Appellant, vs. State of Minnesota, Respondent.
  • A07-1591, In re Petition for Disciplinary Action against Sungtaek Cho, a Minnesota Attorney, Registration No. 338461.
  • A07-1856, In re Petition for Disciplinary Action against Joshua Lee Kammerer, a Minnesota Attorney, Registration No. 295061.
  • A07-1902, In re Petition for Disciplinary Action against Vang Pao Lee, a Minnesota Attorney, Registration No. 308614.
  • A08-2151, Elvira O. Ramirez, Respondent, vs. Marathon Ashland Oil, and ACE Insurance Company administered by Frank Gates Services Company, Relators, and Regina Medical Center, Allina, Summit Orthopedics, Walgreen Company, St. Paul Radiology, Therapy Partners, Inc., Center for Diagnostic Imaging, and Primary Behavior Health Clinic, Intervenors.

    April 9, 2009

  • A06-2400, Metropolitan Airports Commission, Respondent, vs. Thomas W. Noble, Respondent, Speedway SuperAmerica LLC, a Delaware corporation, Appellant, Northern States Power Company, n/k/a Xcel Energy, Respondent, State of Minnesota, Respondent, County of Hennepin, Respondent, City of Bloomington, Respondent.
  • A07-1105, Brian T. Carlson, et al., Appellants, vs. Bloomington Housing Partners II, Respondent.
  • A08-1012, In re Petition for Disciplinary Action against Linda A. Brost, a Minnesota Attorney, Registration No. 182692.

    April 2, 2009

  • A06-1371, In the Matter of the Alexandria Lake Area Sanitary District NPDES/SDS Permit No. MN0040738, Reissuance for the Expanded Discharge of Treated Wastewater, Douglas County, Alexandria, Minnesota.
  • A08-1467, In re Petition for Reinstatement of Steven K. Aakre, a Minnesota Attorney, Registration No. 131817.
  • A08-2297, In re Petition for Disciplinary Action against William F. Jones, a Minnesota Attorney, Registration No. 146444.
  • List of ORDERS ON PETITIONS FOR FURTHER REVIEW FILED March 31, 2009


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