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Minn. Court of Appeals to Hold Special Session at Law School

NOVEMBER 3, 2009—On Wednesday, November 18, 2009, the Minnesota Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments in a special session at the University of Minnesota Law School. Judges Lansing, Kalitowski, Johnson and Stoneburner will hear the following cases:

9:30 a.m.: (A090001) Stalcar v. Stalcar: Appellant, wife in dissolution proceeding brought in Hennepin Co., raises issues relating to award of spousal maintenance, sale of the parties' home, and award of attorney fees.

10:05 a.m.: (A082127)State v. Nikolaisen: Defendant, represented by the office of the state public defender, challenges his Ramsey Co. conviction of second-degree criminal sexual conduct, raising issues related to sufficiency of evidence, use of an accomplice's guilty plea, and remarks made during prosecutor's closing argument.

10:40 a.m.: (A091033) ITM: Welfare of the Children of: H.O. and C.S., Parents: Expedited appeal from termination of his parental rights in Rice County; father raises issues relating to his fitness to parent, efforts made to correct conditions that led to removal of children from the home, and best interests of children.
* Note: This case will be non-oral.

11:15 a.m.: (No. A09-646) Cedarberg v. Astudillo: Plaintiff in civil suit brought in Hennepin Co. challenges dismissal of claims against individual defendants for insufficient service of process and claims against insurer for underinsured motorist benefits.

The session will take place in Room 25 of the Law School's Mondale Hall and is open to the public. Students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to attend. Space available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Please note: Normal court rules of decorum will be followed. No food, large bags or purses, backpacks, briefcases, laptops, cell phones, PDAs or other electronic devices allowed. You may leave at appropriate breaks in arguments.