The Minnesota Supreme Court heard arguments in City of Rochester v. Kottschade Wednesday. 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, the City of Rochester and Frank Kottschade, a BATC member and a Rochester-area builder and developer, were ordered into arbitration by a district court in a separate court case.
Kottschade’s legal battle with Rochester is one of several cases BATC is monitoring that could have significant impact to the industry in Minnesota. A decision is expected in the coming weeks.
David Siegel, executive director, Nick Erickson, regulatory affairs manager, and Mark Foster, political engagement manager, attended the hearing in support of Frank Kottschade.
Nicholas Erickson, director of research and regulatory affairs, serves as Housing First Minnesota's point of contact for the housing industry's regulatory agencies and local government entities. He also leads the Housing Affordability Institute's research programs. Follow Nicholas on Twitter: @nserickson