Our construction litigation group is anchored by Keith Broady, Reid Lindquist, Mike Moline, Kathleen Loucks, Barry O’Neil, Brent Johnson, Lauren Nuffort and Jon Steckler; with Kay Nord Hunt adding expertise on insurance coverage issues and appeals.

Areas of expertise:

  • Homeowner and association construction defect, warranty and breach of contract litigation
  • General contractor/subcontractor defense of construction defect, warranty and breach of contract litigation
  • Window manufacturer defense
  • First party owner or association property damage and appraisal claims
  • Defense of property damage and appraisal claims
  • Insurance coverage litigation
  • Professional liability defense
  • Real property disputes
  • Mechanic’s liens
  • Real estate tax disputes
  • Title insurance disputes

Mike Moline has a national trial practice concentrating on construction defects, products liability, commercial litigation and first-party insurance coverage claims. He has tried more than 50 jury trials and argued more than 500 binding arbitrations. Keith Broady handles wage and hour claims against contractors by unions, title disputes in state and federal courts and the drafting of effective and protective construction contracts. Margie Bodas litigates real estate and title disputes in bankruptcy related matters. Kathleen Loucks represents individuals and associations in construction defect cases and defends general contractors, subcontractors and window manufacturers in state and federal courts and in arbitration. Keith Broady, Reid Lindquist, Barry O’Neil, Mike Moline and Kay Nord Hunt are included in the list of Minnesota Super Lawyers and Lauren Nuffort is included in the list of Minnesota Rising Stars.

Representative cases handled by our Construction Litigation Practice Group include:

  • Nelson et al. v. Frana Companies et al., United States District Court for the District of Minnesota Case No. 13-CV-02219, Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law filed March 30, 2017
  • Engineering & Construction Innovations, Inc. v. L.H. Bolduc Co., Inc., 825 N.W.2d 695 (Minn. 2013)
  • Auto-Owners Insurance v. Second Chance Investments, 827 N.W.2d 766 (Minn. 2013) (Read more.)
  • Blue Star Plumbing v. Herges – Unpubished Minn. Ct. of App. April 9, 2012
  • Rowe Construction v. Title Mark – Unpublished Minn. Ct. of App. March 29, 2011
  • Upper Minnetonka Yacht Club v. City of Shorewood, 770 N.W.2d 184 (Minn. Ct. App. 2009)
  • JEM Acres, LLC v. Bruno, 764 N.W.2d 77 (Minn. Ct. App. 2009)
  • Vlahos v. R & I Construction, 676 N.W.2d 672 (Minn. 2004)
  • American States Ins. Co. v. Ankrum, 651 N.W.2d 513 (Minn. Ct. App. 2002)
  • Reiter v. Honeywell, 104 F.3d 1071 (8th Cir. 1997)
  • Witcher Const. Co. v. Estes II Ltd. Partnership, 465 N.W.2d 404 (Minn. Ct. App. 1991)