Minnesota Court Of Appeals Cited David McKee MD Vs. Dennis K. Laurion In Opinion A15-0413, Teresa McDonald Vs. Allina Health System

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STATE OF MINNESOTA IN COURT OF APPEALS

A15-0413

Teresa McDonald, Appellant,

vs.

Allina Health System d/b/a United Hospital, Respondent.

Filed October 26, 2015

Affirmed

Schellhas, Judge

Ramsey County District Court File No. 62-CV-14-5784

U N P U B L I S H E D  O P I N I O N

SCHELLHAS, Judge

Pro se appellant challenges the district court’s dismissal of 12 claims arising from the termination of her employment with respondent. We affirm.

FACTS

On May 6, 1996, appellant Teresa McDonald began working as a Health Unit Coordinator for respondent Allina Health System d/b/a United Hospital. On May 3, 2011, Allina terminated McDonald’s employment for cause. On May 1, 2013, McDonald commenced an action against Allina in the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota, acting pro se and alleging various claims arising from her termination. The court dismissed McDonald’s complaint without prejudice for lack of subject-matter jurisdiction. McDonald v. Allina Health Sys., No. 13-CV-1031, 2013 (D. Minn. Nov. 12, 2013).

. . .

Count 1: Defamation

To establish the elements of a defamation claim in Minnesota, a plaintiff must prove that: (1) the defamatory statement was communicated to someone other than the plaintiff; (2) the statement is false; (3) the statement tends to harm the plaintiff’s reputation and to lower the plaintiff in the estimation of the community; and (4) the recipient of the false statement reasonably understands it to refer to a specific individual. McKee v. Laurion, 825 N.W.2d 725, 729–30 (Minn. 2013)

Full Opinion

Defendant Dennis Laurion’s Web Posting

Defendant Dennis Laurion’s Patient Complaint

Plaintiff David McKee’s Reply To Patient Complaint

Plaintiff David McKee’s Cease And Desist Letter To Defendant Dennis Laurion

Defendant Dennis Laurion’s Complaint To Minnesota Board Of Medical Practice

Plaintiff David McKee’s Complaint To Sixth Judicial District Duluth Court

Plaintiff David McKee’s Response To Minnesota Board Of Medical Practice

Defendant Dennis Laurion’s Answer To Plaintiff David McKee’s Complaint

Defendant Dennis Laurion’s Motion For Summary Judgment

Defendant Dennis Laurion’s Deposition Extracts

Plaintiff David McKee’s Deposition Testimony About Circumstances Before Encounter With Laurion Family

Plaintiff David McKee’s Deposition Testimony About Encounter With Laurion Family

Plaintiff David McKee’s Deposition Testimony About Circumstances After Encounter With Laurion Family

Plaintiff David McKee’s Deposition Testimony In Response To Questions By Marshall Tanick

Affidavits By Defendant Dennis Laurion’s Parents

Defendant Dennis Laurion’s Supplemental Motion For Summary Judgment

Plaintiff David McKee’s Motion To Oppose Summary Judgment

Defendant Dennis Laurion’s Reply Memo In Support Of Motion For Summary Judgment

Sixth Judicial District Court’s Order On Motion For Summary Judgment

Plaintiff David McKee’s Appeal Of Order On Motion For Summary Judgment

Plaintiff David McKee’s Brief To Minnesota Court Of Appeals

Defendant Dennis Laurion’s Brief To Minnesota Court Of Appeals

Plaintiff David McKee’s Reply Brief To Minnesota Court Of Appeals

Minnesota Court Of Appeals Order To Strike Portion Of Plaintiff David McKee’s Reply Brief

Minnesota Court Of Appeals Announces Decision

Defendant Dennis Laurion’s Petition For Review By Minnesota Supreme Court

Plaintiff David McKee’s Opposition To Review By Minnesota Supreme Court

Defendant Dennis Laurion’s Brief To Minnesota Supreme Court

Plaintiff David McKee’s Brief To Minnesota Supreme Court

Defendant Dennis Laurion’s Reply Brief To Minnesota Supreme Court

Minnesota Supreme Court Decision On David McKee MD V. Dennis K. Laurion

David McKee MD v. Dennis Laurion 2010

David McKee MD v. Dennis Laurion 2011

David McKee MD v. Dennis Laurion 2012

David McKee MD v. Dennis Laurion 2013

McKee V Laurion Is A Textbook Case

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