Court of Appeals 07.14.09

I feel compelled in some way to report on the Court’s latest opinion release, especially since there’s a published land-use decision.  That said, even I’m having a hard time finding much to take away from these cases.  The neighbor-petitioner in Krummenacher v. Minnetonka challenges the city’s ability to allow expansion of nonconforming use by variance; the statute since 2004 has been pretty clear about a city’s ability to allow expansion through a hearing/permit process of its choosing.  An unpublished opinion on a negligent-repair case from Waseca is a helpful run-down of the benefits of having a road-repair policy, but nothing out of the ordinary.  And like most end runs, the legal outcome of “Gun SMOKE Monologues” fails to surprise. 

Summertime blues, maybe?