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Friday, February 3, 2017

Record fine for Minneapolis landlord

A Minneapolis landlord has been ordered to pay a record fine of $187,390 for “bad faith litigation conduct.”

Randy Furst of the Minneapolis Star Tribune:

The court found that Stephen Frenz, one of the city’s biggest landlords, had submitted a falsified affidavit and phony leases to try to persuade the referee to dismiss a lawsuit filed by a neighborhood organization seeking repairs on one of his south Minneapolis apartment houses.

The ruse was discovered by tenant attorneys at the start of a housing trial last year. The housing court fine is the latest setback for Frenz in his yearslong confrontation with tenants and housing inspectors.

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