TYLER V. HENNEPIN COUNTY
PLF brings home equity theft to the Supreme Court
In January 2023, the Supreme Court announced it would review the case of Geraldine Tyler, an elderly widow who is suing Hennepin County, Minnesota for the unconstitutional theft of her home equity. When Geraldine fell behind on the property taxes for her one-bedroom condo, the government seized the home, sold it, and kept every penny—even though it was more than double what Geraldine owed. “When the government takes more than it is owed in taxes, that’s home equity theft,” Pacific Legal Foundation senior attorney Christina Martin, who represents Geraldine, said. “We are thrilled the Supreme Court will hear this case, which we hope will end unconstitutional home equity theft across the country.” Read more about Tyler v. Hennepin County.