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Corroboration in Trial to the Bench

Under Minn. Stat. sec. 634.04 (2004), an adjudication of delinquency may not be based on uncorroborated testimony of an accomplice. In a trial to the bench, a District Court must determine whether a witness could reasonably be considered to be ...

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Child Support Modification

An increase in a child support obligor’s income, when the obligor already enjoys the benefits of an award deviating downward from statutory guidelines, often represents a change in circumstance under the governing statute that is rebuttably presumed to justify an ...

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Acts over “Extended Period of Time”

Depending on the victim’s age, a person commits either first-degree or third-degree criminal sexual conduct by engaging in multiple acts of sexual abuse committed over “an extended period of time” with a minor. Minn. Stat. sec.sec. 609.342, subd. 1(h)(iii), 609.344, ...

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Judge Forsberg dies at age 80

Our condolences to the family and friends of Judge Thomas Forsberg, who died Sunday at the age of 80. Forsberg was one of the earliest Court of Appeals judges, joining the court in 1984. He retired in 1995 but continued ...

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Fighting like Petersons and Johnsons

As if it was not enough to have three “Justice Andersons” serving on the Minnesota Supreme Court (Russell, Paul and G. Barry, in case you’ve lost count), I recently uncovered more evidence that a severe shortage of surnames continues to ...

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