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July 2017 Archives

Elements of property insurance claims in Minnesota

When it happens, it feels like nothing will ever be the same. Homeowners and other building owners dread the idea that an event beyond their control could damage or destroy their property. Investments, businesses and personal possessions are all at stake in a disaster.

RSJ Notches ANOTHER Victory for Minnesota Policyholders at the Minnesota Supreme Court

Attorneys Alex Jadin, Tony Smith, and Tim Johnson won another case before the Minnesota Supreme Court in the matter of Poehler v. Cincinnati Insurance Company. This case involved whether a policyholder could recover interest on an insurance appraisal award when an insurance company undervalues a claim.

Material Matching

The summer of 2017 has been filled with severe weather storms across Minnesota.  Thousands of homes have been affected by hail and wind damage.  For those with homeowners insurance policies, one of the most common issues is whether the policy provides coverage for "matching" the existing material (like siding, roofing, windows, etc.) when repairing the storm damage.  For example, whether an insurance company can replace broken pieces of white siding with yellow siding. 


Join me in congratulating Alex and Tim for being named to Super Lawyers "Rising Stars" list for 2017. The Super Lawyers "Rising Stars" list is a rating system for exceptional lawyers who have a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement a distinction awarded to only 2.5% of Minnesota attorneys under the age of 40.

Minnesota Common Interest Ownership Act Changes and Updates

During the last legislative session, the Minnesota legislature made two significant changes to the Minnesota Common Interest Ownership Act, Minn. Stat. § 515B ("MCIOA") that will affect all common interest communities subject to that law. These changes, which have been signed into law by Governor Dayton, affect community associations' maintenance responsibilities and rights to bring construction defect lawsuits. This memorandum summarizes these changes.