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

On behalf of Smith Jadin Johnson, 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 Smith Jadin Johnson, 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 »

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

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

SJJ 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, SJJ 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 »

Tips to File a Property Insurance Claim

On behalf of Smith Jadin Johnson, PLLC posted on Monday, February 5, 2018.

Though we all like to believe that our homes are going to last forever, the truth is that losses like hail, wind, fire, and theft do happen in our area. Homeowners insurance protects people from having to pay directly for costly repairs when a loss occurs. This is why all homeowners should have an insurance… Read more »

Construction Defect Litigation: Construction Delays

On behalf of Smith Jadin Johnson, PLLC posted on Monday, January 29, 2018.

When a declarant, developer, general contractor, or subcontrator works on a property, they are required to do their work correctly. This means following building codes and product manufacturer’s instructions, and using the skill and care one would expect a reasonably prudent builder to use. Errors and resulting damages arising from improper work must be properly… Read more »

What Not To Do When Filing a Property Insurance Claim

On behalf of Smith Jadin Johnson, PLLC posted on Tuesday, January 23, 2018.

Though you may not realize it, filing an insurance claim is a legal process. Do it correctly and you are more likely to get the funds needed to make  necessary repairs to your property. If you don’t, however, you could end up having to pay for repairs out of pocket. Here’s a list of common… Read more »

Collecting Interest on an Appraisal Award

On behalf of Smith Jadin Johnson, PLLC posted on Wednesday, January 10, 2018.

In 2017, SJJ won an important case before the Minnesota Supreme Court that allows property owners to collect preaward interest on insurance appraisal awards in Poehler v. Cincinnati.  While the Court found that interest was due on appraisal awards, it did not answer another important question: how much interest is due? Preaward interest on appraisal… Read more »

Congratulations to Tim Johnson

On behalf of Smith Jadin Johnson, PLLC posted on Wednesday, January 3, 2018.

Roeder Smith Jadin, PLLC is proud to announce that Tim Johnson has joined the firm’s partnership. Tim’s tenure at the Firm has been nothing short of exemplary. His successes include numerous sizeable awards for his clients; successful appeals to the Minnesota Court of Appeals, the Minnesota Supreme Court, the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals, and… Read more »

Do You Have Water Intrusions or Mold in Your Newly-Built Home?

On behalf of Smith Jadin Johnson, PLLC posted on Wednesday, December 20, 2017.

You finally accomplished your goal and dream of having your own custom-built home. You worked hard so that you would be financially comfortable taking on a new builder’s mortgage loan. You scouted out properties for the house and even helped design the layout using a software program. Selecting the cabinetry, roofing, carpeting, and paint was… Read more »

Minnesota Common Interest Ownership Act Applicability

On behalf of Smith Jadin Johnson, PLLC posted on Thursday, December 14, 2017.

The Minnesota Common Interest Ownership Act (Minnesota Statute § 515B), commonly referred to as MCIOA, is a Minnesota state law that governs the operation of condominium associations and other common interest communities.  MCIOA provides legal authority to address issues that frequently affect common interest communities. MCIOA applies to all townhome associations and condominium associations created… Read more »