Judge orders Minneapolis to fix long-disputed retaining wall

  • Article by: Bill McAuliffe , Star Tribune
  • Updated: December 18, 2013 - 9:17 PM

Judge ends five-year dispute by ordering the city to make the repairs.

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la55122Dec. 18, 13 9:51 PM

Replacing the wall is one thing, but what about her legal costs? Since the city caused the mess, they should reimburse her costs. It's the right thing to do. The city had the chance to avoid the legal battle, but they forced her to defend her rights.

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arspartzDec. 18, 1310:27 PM

la55122 --- do you support loser pays for all tort law like product liability and malpractice? Should she have paid the city legal costs if they had prevailed?

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elmore1Dec. 18, 1310:40 PM

This is another example of how far off base Mpls has gone. What ever happened to the city providing fire, police, education and infrastructure. All they care about is streetcars, lightrail, and stadiums.

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tl3incDec. 18, 1311:10 PM

8' in the right of way? Like the City didn't know that it was their/our's to maintain. It's just like dealing with children. They hope to wear you out so it somehow, just goes away. I say enough is enough already. Really. Isn't someone held responsible in the end anymore?

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eljayeffDec. 19, 13 3:09 AM

Did the Strib author of this article(Bill McAuliffe) get any kickbacks from the lawyer in this case (Kristin Rowell)for putting this advertisement, for her. on the front page of the Strib?

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mnpls123Dec. 19, 13 6:37 AM

I hope the city just tears the wall down and makes it a steep hill. Problem solved. If they rebuild the wall, please push it back the additional 8 feet.

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hazzzeeDec. 19, 13 7:24 AM

There is no doubt the homeowner is benefiting by the wall being there. Tear it down and watch what happens to that house.

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ukiddinmeDec. 19, 13 7:35 AM

la55122:"Replacing the wall is one thing, but what about her legal costs? Since the city caused the mess, they should reimburse her costs." It isn't that I disagree with your sentiment, but you do realize that "they" would be paying her legal fees with tax money "they" collected from you, right? In other words, you would be footing the bill, not "them."

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reader2580Dec. 19, 13 7:46 AM

Is this woman's lawyer doing the case for free so the lawyer can rack up legal fees from other residents who will sue the city now? If not, why would someone spend hundreds of thousands on legal fees when they could have just replaced the retaining wall for far less?

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mnfishDec. 19, 13 7:56 AM

Costing her "hundreds of thousands of dollars" I'm gonna go ahead and call BS on that one. Sounds like someone has a head too big for her shoulders.

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