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Minnesota Common Interest Ownership Act Changes and Updates

On behalf of Roeder Smith Jadin, PLLC posted on Friday, April 20, 2018.

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… Read more »

Airbnb Challenges with HOA and Property Insurance Claims in Minnesota

On behalf of Roeder Smith Jadin, PLLC posted on Tuesday, April 17, 2018.

If you run an Airbnb or use another short-term rental site, it could impact any property insurance claims in Minnesota. Also, depending on the homeowner association (“HOA”) rules and governing documents, you could also be violating rules of the community. It is not unusual for HOA board members to approach Minnesota-based insurance attorneys for help… Read more »

RSJ Does it Again!

On behalf of Roeder Smith Jadin, PLLC posted on Monday, April 2, 2018.

RSJ attorneys Tim Johnson and Alex Jadin won another case before the Minnesota Court of Appeals upholding a policyholder’s right to collect interest on an appraisal award. In Andersen v. Owners Insurance, the policyholder prevailed against its insurance company at appraisal and sought to recover interest on the appraisal award.  The insurance company argued the… Read more »

COURT RULES THAT INSURED IS ENTITLED TO PREAWARD INTEREST ON FULL RCV AMOUNT OF APPRAISAL AWARD, WITHOUT OFFSETS FOR PRIOR PAYMENTS MADE BY INSURER

On behalf of Roeder Smith Jadin, PLLC posted on Friday, March 23, 2018.

RSJ attorneys Alex Jadin and Tim Johnson recently won another case with significant implications for the insurance appraisal process in Minnesota.  Niakwa Village Home Owners Association v. American Family Mutual Insurance Company involved a residential community that suffered hail damage in a recent storm.  The Association made a claim for the damage to its insurance… Read more »

Do You Have Enough Insurance Coverage Against Minnesota’s Weather?

On behalf of Roeder Smith Jadin, PLLC posted on Wednesday, March 21, 2018.

While most people choose an insurance policy for their home due to the price, it should not be your only consideration. It is equally important to choose the right coverage based upon the types of risks in your geographical area, and to be sure you have high enough policy limits to protect all of your… Read more »

Appraisal Demand

On behalf of Roeder Smith Jadin, PLLC posted on Wednesday, March 21, 2018.

Most jurisdictions provide that a disputed insurance loss can be resolved through the appraisal process.  That process typically begins when either the insurance company or policyholder sends a written demand to the other invoking appraisal and naming their own appraiser.  Once the written demand is sent, the other party usually has 15-20 days to respond… Read more »

Property Insurance Claims Lawyer

On behalf of Roeder Smith Jadin, PLLC posted on Monday, March 19, 2018.

Working Through the Property Insurance Claim Process in Minnesota When fire damages your home or business, you must think fast and act quickly. You must get your family or employees to safety and summon the fire department to extinguish the flames. Next, you must call an emergency repair contractor, take steps to protect your property,… Read more »

4 Reasons to Connect With a Minnesota Condominium or Townhome Association Lawyer

On behalf of Roeder Smith Jadin, PLLC posted on Monday, March 12, 2018.

If you live in a condominium or townhome in Minnesota, you are likely part of a homeowners’ association. Homeowners’ associations help protect the investments of the members and community by establishing and enforcing rules and regulations. They also make sure that the shared areas are maintained and upgraded as needed.  Members pay a fee to… Read more »

Basic Guidelines for Protecting Your Homeowner Association in Contracted Work

On behalf of Roeder Smith Jadin, PLLC posted on Monday, February 19, 2018.

Homeowner associations often need to enter contracts to undertake construction work or other improvements that will affect all members of a homeowner association. Unfortunately, sometimes contracts are approved without careful review and contractors who are unqualified or unlicensed are hired. Associations should carefully review all contracts they intend to enter, giving it the same amount… Read more »

RSJ Expands Policyholders’ Rights Again at the Minnesota Court of Appeals

On behalf of Roeder Smith Jadin, PLLC posted on Monday, February 12, 2018.

RSJ attorneys Tim Johnson and Alex Jadin won another important case for Minnesota policyholders today at the Court of Appeals in K & R Landholdings v. Auto-Owners Insurance. Just last year, RSJ won Poehler v. Cincinnati at the Minnesota Supreme Court which held that Minnesota policyholders are entitled to interest on an insurance appraisal award… Read more »

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