Ask a Question

Get free answers to your Construction Law legal questions from lawyers in your area.

Lawyers, increase your visibility by answering questions and getting points. Answer Questions
Minnesota Construction Law Questions & Answers
1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Construction Law for Minnesota on
Q: owner of small concrete company, summited a bid for a job never agreed to bid so didn't do the job, now they want to sue

we summited a bid, it is stated that if our bid is not signed within the 25 days it is voided. never heard back from them until 30 days later, then we sent a letter saying we were withdrawing from the project. Now they are trying to sue us for 150K. Nothing was signed or agreed upon.

Robert Kane
Robert Kane
answered on Oct 26, 2023

If it wasn’t signed within twenty five days it seems you have a solid defense. Likewise, if nothing was signed or agreed upon you should be in solid ground. Unfortunately, that's all I have to go on. An attorney can evaluate your situation better all the information.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Workers' Compensation and Construction Law for Minnesota on
Q: If I fell on the job site and was injured due to uneven grade is the builder liable as well as my employer?

I was helping a co worker carry something on the construction site and due to the uneven grade it caused me to slip and fall and tear the meniscus in my knee and fracture my hand. There was limited areas to walk and access the building because the landscaping crew had large holes in the ground with... View More

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Feb 5, 2022

A Minnesota attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. I'm sorry about your injuries. It sounds like you took proper steps in initiating a workers' comp claim. In terms of the other hazards, you could discuss them with your workers' comp attorney if you... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Construction Law for Minnesota on
Q: Handyman threatening lien on property as I refuse to pay for his very bad work. What are my options?

Structure (pergola) he built did not follow construction plans. Had to be partially disassembled as blocked main entry to home. Entire structure off plumb requiring filler pieces. He is not bonded or licensed. No written contract done. I supplied detailed project plans and all construction brackets... View More

William Bailey
William Bailey
answered on Feb 1, 2021

Your best bet is probably to schedule a consultation with an attorney that handles contract disputes.

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law, Construction Law and Gov & Administrative Law for Minnesota on
Q: Does police office give me a warning or serious ticket and how will be?

i entered the open line while the opposite line was closed at work zone in Faribault mn then police officer stop me and got picture on my driver license, said to me we will send you a ticket to you mail? is it a serious ticket or warning ?

William Bailey
William Bailey
answered on Aug 11, 2020

It sounds like the are citing you for something. They do not generally mail warnings to someone. You will likely receive a citation at the address on your license. It would be wise to speak to an attorney to see if you can keep this off of your record.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Real Estate Law and Construction Law for Minnesota on
Q: If someone piled grave on my lots without asking to do so do they have the right to it

The county had another company haul in gravel and pile it up on my personal lots and I knew nothing about it and now they want to lay claim to it

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Oct 27, 2019

A Minnesota attorney could advise in the best manner, but your question remains open for three weeks. As a general rule in virtually any jurisdiction, the homeowner does not get a windfall from the mistake of the county or its contractor in such a situation. Most anywhere, the gravel would be... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Construction Law and Environmental for Minnesota on
Q: Looking for advice on what/if any action I could take against a contractor for lead exposure.

I had a home renovation done ~2 years ago where the contractor removed some siding that has high lead levels in the paint. Fast-forward to today, my (new) daughter's lead test came back high (8.6). I'm trying to figure out what, if any, steps I could take against this contracting company... View More

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jul 27, 2019

I'm sorry for the high lead levels your daughter exhibited. You could contact a Minnesota injury attorney to discuss the matter in further detail, and it would be preferable if the attorney was experienced in toxic tort type of matters, involving exposure to hazardous substances. Given the... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Construction Law and Real Estate Law for Minnesota on
Q: side job 17 yrs ago metal roof, now paint chipping, cost was 9,000, owners want 4500 towards replacing - threatening crt

warranty won't cover, not sent in correctly at the time. worth going to court over? should we be responsible for some of cost for a 17 yrs old roof? natural elements, weather, etc. normal wear and tear - think original warranty was for 20 yrs...

Lucas Wynne
Lucas Wynne
answered on Jan 25, 2017

I would note that the wording of your question is unclear. I am unsure if you are stating that you provided a warranty to the customer or that the manufacturer of the roofing materials provided a warranty to your customer. Although unclear based on the information provided, I would go by the terms... View More

Justia Ask a Lawyer is a forum for consumers to get answers to basic legal questions. Any information sent through Justia Ask a Lawyer is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis only.

The use of this website to ask questions or receive answers does not create an attorney–client relationship between you and Justia, or between you and any attorney who receives your information or responds to your questions, nor is it intended to create such a relationship. Additionally, no responses on this forum constitute legal advice, which must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case. You should not act upon information provided in Justia Ask a Lawyer without seeking professional counsel from an attorney admitted or authorized to practice in your jurisdiction. Justia assumes no responsibility to any person who relies on information contained on or received through this site and disclaims all liability in respect to such information.

Justia cannot guarantee that the information on this website (including any legal information provided by an attorney through this service) is accurate, complete, or up-to-date. While we intend to make every attempt to keep the information on this site current, the owners of and contributors to this site make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to from this site.