In a decision that is likely to have far-reaching impact in Minnesota construction law, the Minnesota Supreme Court issued a decision this week that fundamentally changes how to calculate certain warranty periods and statutes of repose for construction defect claims. In Village Lofts of St. Anthony Falls Association v. Housing Partners III-Lofts, LLC (No.
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TTLO Law partner Jennifer A. Thompson was elected to Minnesota Lawyers Mutual (MLM’s) Board of Directors, joining a group of distinguished lawyers that ensure members’ best interests are protected and pursued. MLM provides stable and reliable professional liability insurance and risk management services to lawyers in 15 states.
For all public/private construction projects in Minnesota, a new law dictates when final payments must be made. For all contracts entered on or after August 1, 2019, owners and general contractors must release retainage to subcontractors no later than 60 days after “substantial completion” of a project. This is a substantial departure from current law,
TTLO Law partner Jennifer A. Thompson has been elected to serve as Treasurer of the Minnesota State Bar Association. Thompson’s engagement in the MSBA additionally includes serving as Chair of the Membership Committee and as a member of the Council and Assembly; she formerly served as Secretary of the MSBA and as past-Chair of the
TTLO Law partner Patrick J. Lee-O’Halloran has been elected to serve as Chair of the Minnesota State Bar Association’s Construction Law Section’s Governing Council. TTLO Law partner Jason C. Tarasek was re-elected as a member of the Section’s Governing Council. With over 300 members, the Construction Law Section enhances the skills of Minnesota attorneys and
Whether you’re providing homeowners with access to the homeowner association’s governing documents, trying to manage a construction project for the association, or meeting the association’s discovery obligations in a lawsuit, good record keeping is essential to the proper governance of a Minnesota homeowners’ association. Many associations do not have good recording keeping policies and practices in place. One of
It’s critical to carefully manage contractor payments on your construction project. Whether it’s a new home or a large remodel, failing to do this can expose Minnesota homeowners to significant risk. Understanding a few simple concepts can assist homeowners in greatly reducing this risk. Follow a Payment Schedule. Most homeowners hire a general contractor to complete