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Case No. 19-0678

33 Carpenters Construction, Inc.
IMT Insurance Company

Plaintiff, a home repair contractor, appeals from a summary judgment dismissing its breach of contract claim against defendant, the insurer of a home damaged in a storm. Plaintiff contends the district court erred in finding it had been acting as an unlicensed public adjuster in obtaining a post-loss assignment of the homeowner’s insurance claim, thereby rendering the assignment unenforceable. Plaintiff asserts: (1) it obtained a valid post-loss assignment from the insured; (2) there is no proof it acted as a public adjuster; and (3) the court erred in using a bright line test, rather than a balancing test, in finding the assignment unenforceable.

Trial Court Case No.:


33 Carpenters Construction, Inc.


IMT Insurance Company

Attorney for the Appellant

Edward F. Noethe

Attorney for the Appellee

William H. Larson

Supreme Court

Oral Argument Schedule


Jan 23, 2020 1:30 PM


Supreme Court Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Feb 14, 2020
Date Amended:
May 14, 2020

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