City of Grosse Pointe Park v. Detroit Historic District Commission

Mich. Court of Appeals, No. 298802, April 19, 2012 (unpublished): A state historic preservation review board to deny demolition approval was reasonable where the board found expert testimony supporting demolition to be unconvincing.

The City of Grosse Pointe Park (GPP) sought to demolish two buildings built in 1918-20 that it owns in Detroit. The demolition required City [...]

Bronowiski Mulligan Irrevocable Trust v Bridges

RI Supreme Court, No. 2011-20-Appeal, (PC 06-4651), April 10, 2012: Landlord should be awarded cost of repair for tenant’s damage to wallpaper of restored historic house, plus attorney’s fees, based on unambiguous wording of lease.

The plaintiff landlord alleged that the defendant tenant breached his lease agreement by painting over expensive historical wallpaper inside the landlord’s restored [...]

Mitchell v. Commissioner (Mitchell I)

US Tax Court, 138 T.C. No. 16, April 3, 2012: The so-remote-as-to-be-negligible standard of Treasury Regulations cannot be used to excuse the failure to comply with a particular requirement of Treasury Regulations for a qualified conservation contribution. In this case, the taxpayer failed to obtain a subordination of a mortgage to a qualified conservation contribution at [...]