504B.335 ANSWER; TRIAL.
(a) At the court appearance specified in the summons, the defendant may answer the
complaint, and the court shall hear and decide the action, unless it grants a continuance of the
trial as provided in section
(b) Either party may demand a trial by jury.
(c) The proceedings in the action are the same as in other civil actions, except as provided
(d) The court, in scheduling appearances and hearings under this section, shall give priority
to any eviction brought under section
, or on the basis that the defendant is a tenant and
is causing a nuisance or seriously endangers the safety of other residents, their property, or the
History: 1999 c 199 art 1 s 47