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How Does Minnesota Law Affect you When you Buy Property in a Common-Interest Community?

On behalf of Smith Jadin Johnson, PLLC posted on Tuesday, December 5, 2017.

A “common-interest community” is one in which you buy an individual unit but have access to shared facilities. They include condominiums, townhomes, coops, and other housing developments comprised of individually owned units, in addition to shared facilities and common areas. In a common-interest community, you pay an annual assessment to cover the upkeep of the… Read more »

Protecting Your Rights Through Minnesota Construction Litigation Lawyers

On behalf of Smith Jadin Johnson, PLLC posted on Wednesday, November 29, 2017.

When you consider your rights as a property owner, they are always at risk. You could try to purchase a new construction home or building or renovate an existing structure from any builder, well-known or obscure, and get less-than-professional results. In this post, we discuss the nature of construction defects and suggest why you might need Minnesota… Read more »

Court Rules that One-Year RCV Deadline is not Always Enforceable

On behalf of Smith Jadin Johnson, PLLC posted on Thursday, November 16, 2017.

RSJ attorney Tim Johnson recently won another important insurance case.  In Anderson v. American Family, the homeowner’s insurance policy required that she complete the repairs to her hail damaged house within one year of the storm.   Because of circumstances outside of her control, including delays caused by the insurance company, she was unable to complete… Read more »

Conciliation Court and HOA’s – a Win-Win for All Parties

On behalf of Smith Jadin Johnson, PLLC posted on Thursday, November 9, 2017.

Enforcing covenants and conditions can be the biggest nightmare for an HOA board, especially once the break-even point has been reached and the developer is no longer involved. The HOA then has to make a series of decisions about when and why to enforce covenants—CC&R’s—and sometimes when not to. Everyone has read horror stories on… Read more »

The Role of a Treasurer in a Minnesota Homeowners Association

On behalf of Smith Jadin Johnson, PLLC posted on Thursday, November 2, 2017.

If you’ve been elected the treasurer of your homeowner association, then you need to be aware of all of the responsibilities that fall on that position. In this post, we’ll discuss what the role of homeowner association treasurer requires of you and provide some tips on how to do the job effectively. Association Requirements The… Read more »

Minnesota quarry causes local property damage

On behalf of Smith Jadin Johnson, PLLC posted on Thursday, August 17, 2017.

Property damage is an unfortunate but often inevitable part of owning a home or operating a business. This is why insurance against weather and other damage is one of the main building blocks of a secure responsibility with a property. A bizarre incident in Minnesota is showcasing a less-common need for reliable property insurance. A… Read more »

Smith Jadin Johnson would like to Congratulate Curt Roeder on his Retirement

On behalf of Smith Jadin Johnson, PLLC posted on Friday, August 4, 2017.

Curt spent over 25 years of litigating insurance and construction claims. He tried more than 100 cases in nine states, at both the state and federal level. During his career, he worked on all aspects of litigation through trial, and even through the appeals process. This is a time to look back with admiration …. Read more »

Insurance providers sued by Minnesota over claims disputes

On behalf of Smith Jadin Johnson, PLLC posted on Thursday, August 3, 2017.

Homes, cars, possessions – insurance is necessary for a safe, secure lifestyle even without considering medical needs. There are dozens of major insurers that offer hundreds of plans in an effort to offer coverage for every situation. At times, these insurers need extra oversight to make sure this coverage is fair. Minnesota’s commerce commissioner recently… Read more »

Elements of property insurance claims in Minnesota

On behalf of Smith Jadin Johnson, PLLC posted on Tuesday, July 25, 2017.

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. Insurance policies help introduce some relief and predictability into the unpredictable… Read more »

At RSJ We Don’t Just Argue Insurance Law, We Make It!

On behalf of Smith Jadin Johnson, PLLC posted on Monday, July 24, 2017.

Smith Jadin Johnson’s attorneys are on the forefront of changing the law to protect policyholders’ rights.  Here are just a few examples of times RSJ helped develop and create new law in the last couple of years: Cedar Bluff v. American Family. RSJ wins a Minnesota Supreme Court case holding that insurance policies provide for… Read more »