Attorney Beauchamp Prevails at Minnesota Court of Appeals on Premises Liability Judgment

Attorney Beauchamp was pleased to present her client with a victory at the Minnesota Court of Appeals on a premises liability claim.  The claim involved the interplay of negligence with contract issues between a landlord and an apartment tenant with regards to winter snow and ice removal obligations.  Beauchamp brought two separate summary judgment motions at the district court level; then, after receiving summary judgment, Beauchamp successfully wrote and argued the appeal.  In its affirming decision, the Minnesota Court of Appeals declined to revise the long-standing principles of duty in winter slip and ice conditions; and, declined to revise the longstanding principles of contract in the landlord-tenant relationship so as to create a new cause of action in contract for statutory duties of habitability.