Minnesota Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Rochester Developer

David Siegel of Housing First Minnesota (left), Frank Kottschade (center), Attorney Gary Van Cleve of Larkin Hoffman (right) outside the Supreme Court chambers.

David Siegel of Housing First Minnesota (left), Frank Kottschade (center), Attorney Gary Van Cleve of Larkin Hoffman (right) outside the Supreme Court chambers.

On Wednesday, June 7, the Min­nesota Supreme Court ruled in fa­vor of Rochester-area developer and builder Frank Kottschade in his on­going dispute with the city of Roch­ester. At issue in this case is whether Rochester can appeal an order for arbitration from a previous case be­fore any arbitration takes place.

In 2010, city of Rochester and Kottschade, were ordered into arbi­tration by a district court in a sepa­rate case. Rochester sued, challeng­ing the decision to enter arbitration and sought to prohibit any further arbitration on the matter.

The Supreme Court’s ruling sends the case back to district court and orders that arbitration must be com­pleted before either party can appeal the arbitration.


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