Are Conservators “Victims?”

Yesterday, as with nearly every Monday, was the week’s opinion release day at the Minnesota Court of Appeals. The Court of Appeals issued three published opinions, two in civil cases, one in a criminal case. In┬áState v. Christensen, the court held that a conservator cannot request restitution on behalf of a ward. David Christensen stole from his uncle, A.C., a vulnerable adult. He was charged with financial exploitation of a vulnerable adult, was found guilty at a jury trial, and … Continued