SCOTUS: Minnesota county illegally kept surplus from sale of woman’s home

Source: KSTP News

“The nation’s highest court has sided with a Minnesota woman in her property rights battle against Hennepin County. Thursday, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled that the county illegally kept more money than it should have when it sold 94-year-old Geraldine Tyler’s one-bedroom condo in Minneapolis over unpaid taxes. Back in 2010, Tyler moved from her condo and stopped paying taxes on it. After penalties, interest and other costs, Martin’s tax debt eventually rose to $15,000. To collect that debt, the county foreclosed on the condo and sold it for $40,000. However, because Martin’s debt was only $15,000, her attorneys argued that the county should’ve given her the $25,000 that remained from the sale after her debt was paid.” (05/25/23)