William Mitchell Law Review


Robert Schug

Publication Information

31 William Mitchell Law Review 1163 (2004-2005)


This note first examines some useful history and terminology regarding real estate commission disputes, the procuring cause doctrine, and Minnesota Statutes section 82.21.4 It follows with a summary of the facts of the Rosenberg decision and the Minnesota Court of Appeals’ and Minnesota Supreme Court’s analysis of the case. This note then analyzes the supreme court’s decision to apply the procuring cause doctrine in Rosenberg, and concludes with a plea to the Minnesota legislature to clarify that the effect of the statute is to abrogate that doctrine.