Pandemic Eviction and Other Housing Laws and Rules

By Lawrence R. McDonough
Poverty Law
University of Minnesota and University of St. Thomas Schools of Law

© Poverty Law and Lawrence R. McDonough and Monica Bogucki (except where other authors are noted)
http://povertylaw.homestead.com
Permission granted for pro bono representation. 
Use for other purposes, including educational purposes, is by written permission only from Lawrence R. McDonough and Monica Bogucki (except where other authors are noted). 

Pandemic Evictions Estimates

Housing Issues in the Justice Tsunami: Legal Issues Now and Eviction Estimates When Minnesota Reopens
Revised November 23, 2020

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Eviction Prevention Training for Lawyers under Pandemic Orders and Laws
Revised November 18, 2020

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Eviction Defense Manual

Residential Eviction Defense and Tenant Claims in Minnesota 

Eviction Answer Forms

Tenancies table
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PDF
Word
WordPerfect 

Unpublished Decisions and Reports in Answer Forms (attach if asserting the defense)

Recommendations of Minnesota Supreme Court Advisory 
Committee on General Rules of Practice, Final Report, at 5
(Aug. 31, 2009) 
Rejected proposal to amend Minn. Gen. R. Prac. 603 to permit
corporations to appear in district court eviction action without
representation by a licensed attorney, citing Nicollet
Restoration, Inc. v. Turnham

Trilogy Properties of MN LLC v. Gilmer
Principal and Address Disclosure, Minn. Stat. § 504B.181 

Osuji v. Coleman
Landlord’s Failure to Give Notice as Required by the Lease

Hwang v. _____
Landlord Failed to Disclose Mortgage Foreclosure to a
Prospective Tenant

Beaumia v. Eisenbraun
Rental License Rent Abatement

Skogberg v. Huisman
A material breach goes to the root or essence of the contract,
so substantial and fundamental that it defeats the object of the
parties in entering into the contract, where the injury is
irreparable or where damages would be inadequate or difficult
or impossible to determine

A1v     Private Tenancy under Executive Order 20-14 
Amended by Executive Order 20-73
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Word 
WordPerfect

A1v1   All Tenancies under Executive Order 20-79
PDF
Word 
WordPerfect

A1v2    Private Tenancy after Expiration of Executive Order 20-79 (
to be completed)

Fee Waiver Forms: In Forma Pauperis (IFP)

Eviction Expungement

© Poverty Law and Lawrence R. McDonough and Monica Bogucki (except where other authors are noted)
http://povertylaw.homestead.com
Permission granted for pro bono representation. 
Use for other purposes, including educational purposes, is by written permission only from Lawrence R. McDonough and Monica Bogucki (except where other authors are noted).