|Pictured above: The only Ramsey County property confirmed so far as owned by Koenig and financed in part by MinnWest.
|Image originally from the Koenigs' blog, republished under First Amendment comment and criticism
One of the two lawsuits against Paul and Michelle Koenig and Pamiko has been tracked down. I went to St. Paul first since that would be the harder set of documents to obtain. I'd love to publish every scrap of paper associated with this suit, but Ramsey County doesn't make it cheap to obtain court documents. So the following links get you the most telling aspects of the case thus far:
Pamiko Register of Actions, Ramsey County
Pamiko Summons, Ramsey County
Pamiko Scheduling Order, Ramsey County
What these documents tell us, so far, isn't much. Although there was another item wherein the attorneys for Minnwest attempted to go the direction of mediation as ordered by the judge, and were stonewalled by the Koenigs and their attorney. As far as the summons and scheduling order go, the most important parts of those documents say...
...more or less what was uncovered on JNS regarding the Koenigs' dealings with Minnwest. Apparently once they started to lose properties left, right, and center, they entered into some kind of agreement with Minnwest over the remaining ones. That agreement is referenced in the court documents, but not spelled out specifically at this time. But - and here's a shocker - the Koenigs through Pamiko allegedly failed to comply with that agreement, thus costing Minnwest enough money that they are now suing the Koenigs and others in both Hennepin and Ramsey counties.
Minnwest is alleging that due to the Koenigs' breach of their agreement, that arrangement should be rescinded, and compensatory damages awarded.
The court documents also lay out the timeline for resolution:
- The discovery phase is to end by February 18, 2011.
- The time to add defendants or expert witnesses has already passed.
- Dispositive motions must be heard by March 18, 2011.
- The deadline for mediation has passed, and mediation did not happen due to the defendants' unresponsiveness.
- A pre-trial settlement conference is scheduled for June 28, 2011.
- Barring a settlement prior to trial, a trial is set for a three-week block from August 8 to August 26, 2011. The trial is expected to last one day, and neither side has requested a jury.