Can an insurance company be held liable for negligently hiring an agent who allegedly used her position to bilk a vulnerable adult out of $104,000? No, the Court of Appeals answered today in Johnson v. Peterson, et al. (The appellate ...Read More »
The Court of Appeals recently added another chapter to the continuing saga of race-based differentials in the law. In this case, the court called it the line drawn a political differential and, as Robert Frost might have said, “that has ...Read More »
Court of Appeals Judge R.A. “Jim” Randall vented his frustration with the Minneapolis Police Department in a 16-page dissent in a case released earlier this week, State v. Thoreson. The defendant had been convicted of misdemeanor prostitution after a Hennepin ...
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Supreme Court Civil Opinions Attorney Discipline Disbarred Disbarment is the appropriate disciplinary sanction for an attorney who engaged in self-dealing when purchasing a client’s property, intentionally evaded state sales tax, made dishonest omissions on two applications for medical assistance, and ...Read More »
SUPREME COURT CRIMINAL OPINIONS EVIDENCE Extrajudicial Statement by Domestic Abuse Victim Where a victim of domestic assault told two hospital nurses that defendant, her former boyfriend, had caused her eye injury, but at trial, the victim maintained that defendant had ...Read More »
Supreme Court Criminal Opinions ACCOMPLICE AFTER THE FACT Sentencing; Multiple Counts Even though defendant was an accomplice after-the-fact to three underlying offenses, each related to a separate shooting victim, the trial court erred in giving defendant multiple sentences for the ...Read More »
Supreme Court Criminal Opinions Murder Sufficient Evidence 1. The evidence was sufficient to support a conviction for first-degree premeditated murder. 2. The trial court did not abuse its discretion in fashioning a remedy for an alleged discovery violation. 3. Defendant ...Read More »