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2016 Court Opinions Table

This table lists sections, subdivisions, paragraphs, and clauses that have been held deficient by the Minnesota Supreme Court or the Minnesota Court of Appeals between October 1, 2014 and September 30, 2016.

Statute Citation Issue Court Opinion
13.43, subdivision 1 What qualifies as personnel data? KSTP-TV v. Metropolitan Council, 884 N.W.2d 342 (Minn. 2016) (A14-1957)
13.43; 13.46 If data can be classified as both personnel data and welfare data, is that data public or private? S.F. v. Clay County, 2014 WL 6863230 (Minn. App. 2014) (A14-0494)
65A.12, subdivision 1 Which party to an insurance policy is required to appoint a qualified appraiser? Bjorklund Companies, LLC, v. Auto-Owners Insurance, 2015 WL 303717 (Minn. App. 2015) (A14-1175)
65B.43, subdivision 19 Does the No-Fault Automobile Insurance Act provide coverage only to an individual who was physically injured in a car accident? Hanbury v. Am. Family Mut. Ins. Co., 865 N.W.2d 83 (Minn. App. 2015), review denied (Aug. 25, 2015)
65B.49, subdivision 3a, clause (5) What does coverage available mean in reference to excess insurance protection? Sleiter v. American Family Mutual Insurance Company, 868 N.W.2d 21 (Minn. 2015) (A13-1596)
97A.015, subdivision 36; 97A.401, subdivision 3 What does it mean to possess a wild animal? In the Matter of Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Special Permit No. 16868, 867 N.W.2d 522 (Minn. App. 2015) (A14-1741)
168.10, subdivision 1e What does it mean to screen a vehicle from public view? In re Krenik, 884 N.W.2d 913 (Minn. App. 2016) (A15-1566)
169.30, paragraph (b) What does it mean to stop “at” a stop sign? State v. Marliem, 2015 WL 2467421 (Minn. App. 2015) (A14-1208)
169A.20, subdivision 2 Constitutionality of warrantless chemical tests for purposes of DWI law State v. Thompson, A15-0076 (Minn. 2016), State v. Trahan, A13-0931 (Minn. 2016)
245C.15, subdivision 3, paragraph (a); 245C.15, subdivision 3, paragraph (e) When does a relator’s ten-year disqualification period begin? Gustafson v. Commissioner of Human Services, 2016 WL 3961945 (Minn. App. 2016) (A15-1943)
268.085, subdivision 1, clause (7) Meaning of good cause Fay v. Dep’t of Emp’t & Econ. Dev., 860 N.W.2d 385 (Minn. App. 2015) (A14-1487)
290.01, subdivision 7, paragraph (b) In determining taxpayer residency, can the commissioner of revenue aggregate all the days the taxpayer spent in Minnesota during the tax year? Marks v. Commissioner of Revenue, 875 N.W.2d 321 (Minn. 2015) (A15-1145)
513.33 Is a promise to forgive a debt a “credit agreement?” NJK Holding Corp. v. Araz Grp., Inc., 878 N.W.2d 515 (Minn. App. 2016), review denied (July 19, 2016) (A15-1628)
515B.4-113, paragraph (b), clause (2) and 515B.4-116, paragraph (b) Meaning of engineering standards Meaning of costs of litigation 650 North Main Association v. Frauenshuh, Inc., 885 N.W.2d 478 (Minn. App. 2016) (A15-1547)
588.20, subdivision 2; 609.02, subdivision 15 Whether a violation of a term of probation is a violation of a “mandate of a court”? State v. Jones, 869 N.W.2d 24 (Minn. 2015) (A14-1399)
609.106, subdivision 2; 244.05, subdivisions 4 and 5 Retroactive applicability of case law regarding constitutionality of juvenile sentence of life imprisonment without the possibility of release Jackson v. State, 883 N.W.2d 272 (Minn. 2016) (A14-2060)
609.352, subdivision 2; 609.352, subdivision 3, paragraph (a) Constitutionality of prohibition on mistake of age defense State v. Moser, 884 N.W.2d 890 (Minn. App. 2016) (A15-2017)
617.247, subdivision 9 Meaning of “has previously been convicted.” State v. Noggle, 2015 WL 5825102 (Minn. App. 2015) (A15-0104)

Full 2016 Court Opinions Report

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