Glass v. Van Lokeren

Mich. Court of Appeals,  No. 302385, March 25, 2014: Land trust did not tortuously interfere with owners business relationships.

In this litigation, the Glasses, who were subject to an unsuccessful attempt by the IRS to disallow a federal income tax deduction for a conservation easement the Glasses donated to the Little Traverse Conservancy Trust (LTC) (Glass v [...]

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 Court of Appeals, No. 298802, April 19, 2012 (unpublished): A state historic preservation review board to deny demolition approval was reasonable where the board found expert testimony supporting demolition to be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

Chicago Area Council Boy Scouts of America v Blue Lake Township, et al

Court of Appeals of Michigan, No. 285691
March 18, 2010

The Michigan Court of Appeals upheld a trial court decision that a down-zoning of 9,000 acres “to preserve the unique camp-like characteristics of the Township,” including the Boy Scouts’ 4,748 acres property, did not constitute a taking. The court upheld the trial court’s ruling on summary disposition on [...]

Weiss v. Kempthorne

Julie Weiss, et al., Plaintiffs, v. Dirk Kempthorne, Secretary, U.S. Department of the Interior, et al., Defendants.
No. 1:08-CV-1031.
United States District Court, W.D. Michigan, Southern Division.
January 15, 2010.

The Plaintiffs objected to the development of a “Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course”, part of which extends into a 74-acre public park that sits adjacent to Lake Michigan. In 1977, [...]