Minnesota Landlord-Tenant Anti-Retaliation Law after Central Housing Associates v. Olson

Event Description

In Person CLE Attendance is now full, however, Remote Participation is still open. Click here to register for the remote webcast for this program.

The HCBA Landlord Tenant Section and the Volunteer Lawyer Network are co-sponsoring this timely CLE program. In Central Housing Associates v. Olson, 929 N.W.2d 398 (Minn. 2019) the Minnesota Supreme Court promulgated a new, common-law retaliation defense residential tenants can assert in an Eviction Action (“UD”) while also slightly limiting the reach of Minn. Stat. § 504B.441. This CLE seminar, by one of Mr. Olson’s attorneys, will review that case as well as other retaliation defenses – First Amendment defenses, reprisal defenses under the FHA & the MHRA, defense under Minn. Stat. § 504B.205, and defenses under Minn. Stat. § 504B.285, plus a city ordinance -- along with associated case law. The CLE will conclude with suggestions, including draft pleadings, for tenant-initiated lawsuits to stop retaliatory evictions. Materials will include a PowerPoint, copies of statutes, the draft pleadings, and some hard-to-find court documents underlying Cloverdale Foods v. Pioneer Snacks, 580 N.W.2d 46.

On-site registration will begin at 11:30 am. The program will begin at noon.


Paul Birnberg | Former Senior Attorney with HOME Line

CLE Credits:

1.0 Standard CLE Credit Approved | Event Code: 277222


HCBA Member:  $0
Non-HCBA Member:  $40
Law Student/New Admittee: Free
VLN Volunteers & Other Legal Aid Organizations: $0 (Use Code VLN2019 at checkout )

Remote Participation:

Remote participation via webcast is available. If you would like to attend this program remotely, please click here for a separate registration.

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Questions? Contact Abby Ward | 612-278-6307

Deadline to Register: Friday, September 13th

The HCBA is committed to creating an inclusive environment in which all members can participate fully. If you need reasonable accommodations to participate in this event, please notify Abby Ward via phone or email: award@mnbars.org.  Please provide notification at least 72 hours prior to the meeting to allow sufficient time to make arrangements for accommodations.


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Tuesday, September 17, 2019

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Minneapolis, MN United States