2014 Minnesota Statutes
Chapters 500 - 515B — PROPERTY AND PROPERTY INTERESTS
Chapter 504B — LANDLORD AND TENANT
Section 504B.341 — CONTINUANCE OF TRIAL.
504B.341 CONTINUANCE OF TRIAL.
(a) In an eviction action, the court, in its discretion, may grant a continuance of the trial for no more than six days unless all parties consent to longer continuance.
(b) However, in all actions brought under section 504B.285, other than actions on a written lease signed by both parties, the court shall continue the trial as necessary but for no more than three months if the defendant or the defendant's agent or attorney:
(1) states under oath that the defendant cannot proceed to trial because a material witness is not present;
(2) names the witness;
(3) states under oath that the defendant has made due exertion to obtain the witness;
(4) states the belief that if the continuance is allowed the defendant will be able to procure the attendance of the witness at the trial or to obtain the witness's deposition; and
(5) gives a bond that the plaintiff will be paid all rent that accrues during the pendency of the action and all costs and damages that accrue due to the adjournment.
1999 c 199 art 1 s 48
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