In Housing & Redevelopment Authority of Duluth, MN v. Young, the Minnesota Court of Appeals held that district courts have the inherent authority to expunge judicially held eviction records. Young was evicted from an apartment. After his eviction, he became homeless and claimed resulting harm to his mental and physical health. Moreover, while housed, he had received care from a personal-care assistant, which he could no longer have without a home. Instead of seeking expungement of his record under various statutory criteria, he sought expungement under the court’s inherent authority. In holding that the district court had inherent expungement authority,... Read More
On June 29, 2021, the State of Minnesota enacted a law, Minnesota Session Laws 2021, 1st Special Session, Chapter 8 H.F. No.4, Article V, which phased out the COVID-19 based moratorium that suspended evictions and landlord-initiated lease terminations since March of 2020. The moratorium has now ended, and landlords can now file evictions for any legal reason. Most common reasons are nonpayment of rent or violation of the lease. Contact Attorney Andrew Moeller, who has won several evictions cases, for a free consultation. Mr. Moeller may be reached at 507-625-2525 or via email.