Legal Memorandum: Rules of Construction in MN

Issue: Under Minnesota law, when interpreting the meaning of a statute, is it permissible to suggest additional words not contained in the text?

Area of Law: Litigation & Procedure
Keywords: Rules of construction; Adding words or meaning to a statute; Inadvertently overlooked
Jurisdiction: Minnesota
Cited Cases: None
Cited Statutes: None
Date: 07/01/2014

Rules of construction forbid adding words or meaning to a statute that are purposely omitted or inadvertently overlooked.  Dukowitz v. Hannon Sec. Servs., 841 N.W.2d 147, 153 n.3 (Minn. 2014).  


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