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Landlord-Tenant Law
  • Meadows v. Rockford Housing Authority 30 June 2017 10:01 am

    Meadows worked for the Rockford Housing Authority (RHA), and leased, for $10 per month, an RHA apartment in a high-rise occupied by elderly and disabled tenants. RHA tenants complained that someone else was living in Meadows’s apartment. RHA’s manager saw…

  • Duarte v. Pacific Specialty Insurance Co. 29 June 2017 03:31 pm

    Duarte’s Oakland property was occupied by Bowers. Bowers’s daughter, Pleasants, moved into the property and remained after Bowers died. In February 2012, Duarte gave Pleasants a 45-day notice to quit, but she did not leave. On April 19, Duarte obtained…

  • Spirit Property Management v. Vondell 29 June 2017 02:02 pm

    In an eviction action, a district court must have both subject matter and personal jurisdiction to enter a valid order or judgment. Barbara Vondell appealed a judgment entered for Spirit Property Management, evicting her from possession of real property and…

Real Estate & Property Law
  • Cummings v. Dessel 19 July 2017 02:00 pm

    In 2009, Dessel, Dessel’s daughter (Seal), and Cummings purchased land in Fieldbrook containing a small and dilapidated residence with a carport, planning to remodel the residence, converting it to a vacation rental. Cummings made a downpayment of $80,000,…

  • Poehler v. Cincinnati Insurance Co. 19 July 2017 10:33 am

    At issue in this case was the permissibility of preaward interest on an insurance appraisal award under the preaward interest statute, Minn. Stat. 549.09, subd. 1(b). Cincinnati Insurance Company issued James Poehler a homeowner’s insurance policy that…

  • City of Golden Valley v. Wiebesick 19 July 2017 10:33 am

    The Supreme Court declined Appellants’ invitation to depart from the United States Supreme Court’s decision in Camara v. Municipal Court, 387 U.S. 523 (1967) and hold that Minnesota’s constitution requires that an administrative search warrant be…