The Supreme Court has approximately 45 civil cases pending for decision covering a wide range of topics. The court has a significant number of cases involving employment law (five cases pending), the property rights of landowners (10 cases pending) and the application of immunity under a variety of circumstances (five cases pending).
Some issues for which the Supreme Court has granted review are:
- The effect of a plaintiff’s settlement with an employee, Booth v. Gades, where the court of appeals held the release did not destroy the employer’s liability;
- Whether a defendant who voluntarily reported possible sexual abuse is immune from tort liability, J.E.B. v. Danks, where court of appeals held “yes”;
- Whether a municipality has authority to issue an interim ordinance prohibiting all pawn shop permits, Pawn America v. City of St. Louis Park, where court of appeals held “yes;”
- Whether a municipality has authority to grant a variance that would expand non-conformity, Krummenacher v. City of Minnetonka, where court of appeals held “yes.”