Residential Eviction Defense and Tenant Claims in Minnesota 

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

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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). 

Eviction Prevention Training for Lawyers under Pandemic Orders and Laws

Residential Eviction Defense and Tenant Claims in Minnesota 
By Lawrence McDonough 

Highlights of the 2019-2020 Edition!

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These are large files, around 600 pages long.  The Word file is the smallest, and the PDF file is the largest.  You also can view the HTML file on line.  

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To view or download unpublished decisions discussed in it, you need to go to www.projusticemn.org.  After registering (if you have not done so already), go to Civil Law, Library, Housing, and Eviction Defense.

You also can view some previous chapters in a wiki revision that include direct links to PDFs of the unpublished decisions as well as statutes and appellate cases: Wiki Version of Residential Eviction Defense in Minnesota

Eviction and Expungement Hypotheticals Slide Show

Eviction Answer Forms

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Unpublished Decisions and Reports in Answer Forms (attach if asserting the defense)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

Pandemic Answer Forms

Slide Shows and Manual

Answer Form No. A1v2 - Tenancies under H. F. No. 4, Article V for Eviction Actions Filed from June 30 to September 12, 2021
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Fee Waiver Forms: In Forma Pauperis (IFP)

Answer Form No. A1v1 - Tenancies under Executive Order 20-79 for Eviction Actions Filed Before June 30, 2021
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Fee Waiver Forms: In Forma Pauperis (IFP)

Answer Form No. A1v - Private Tenancy under Executive Order 20-14 Amended by Executive Order 20-73
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Pre-pandemic Answer Forms

A0Instructions
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A1 Private
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A2 Manufactured Home Park Lots
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A3Section 8 Housing Choice and VASH Voucher Tenancies
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A4HUD Subsidized Projects under Handbook 4350.3
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A4XHUD Care Programs
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A5HUD Moderate Rehabilitation Projects
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A5XHUD HOME  Investment  Partnerships Program
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A6Project Based Section 8 Certificates
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A6XInternal Revenue Service Low-Income Housing Tax Credit
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A7Rural Housing Service Subsidized Housing Projects
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A7XRural Housing Service Subsidized Housing Projects Receiving 
HUD Section 8 Subsidies
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A8Public Housing
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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).