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Adams v. Mt. Clemens: a new Fair Housing Act case

  • July 29, 2012
  • by Daniel P. Dalton

The law firm of Dalton & Tomich, PLC is representing the owners of the former Macomb Daily building in a federal lawsuit against the City of Mount Clemens. The plaintiffs, George and Isabella Adams and Daily Planet Properties, LLC, have been trying to develop and […]

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Applying the Establishment Clause to Public School Graduation Locations

  • July 22, 2012
  • by Daniel P. Dalton

The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals recently overturned a Wisconsin district court and ruled that a public school district’s practice of renting the auditorium of a nearby church for graduation ceremonies violates the Establishment Clause of the U.S. Constitution. In John Doe v. Elmbrook School […]

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Court of Appeals Reverses ZBA Denial of Homeowner’s Right to Rent Lakefront Property

  • June 26, 2012
  • by Admin

The Michigan Court of Appeals reversed the decision of a local Zoning Board of Appeals that denied a homeowner the right to rent her lakefront property during the summer. In Soechtig v. Township of Greenbush, the plaintiff and her family had rented the home in […]

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The Academy of Our Lady of Peace Religious Land Use case is heading to trial October 1

  • May 23, 2012
  • by Daniel P. Dalton

San Diego (May 23, 2012) – The Honorable Cathy Ann Bencivengo, United States District Court Judge for the Southern District of California, has set a trial date of October 1, 2012 in the case of Academy of Our Lady of Peace v. City of San […]

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Can you battle City Hall?

  • April 22, 2012
  • by Daniel P. Dalton

We are pleased to represent Ralph Daley in his battle with Chesterfield Township over securing a certificate of occupancy for his home. The case was described in the Detroit Free Press in the Sunday April 22, 2012 paper. You can read it here. If you […]

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Federal Court Holds Michigan Administrative Hearings Bureaus are Constitutional

  • April 13, 2012
  • by Admin

The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, in a decision announced this morning, has upheld the constitutionality of Administrative Hearings Bureaus that many Michigan cities and townships use to collect fines for municipal violations. David Klein and All Brothers Investment, LLC, brought suit against the City […]

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Paeth v. Worth Township: Arguments set in the Sixth Circuit

  • April 4, 2012
  • by Daniel P. Dalton

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Zak Walsh April 3, 2012 (248) 626-0006 APPEAL IN PRECEDENT-SETTING MICHIGAN LAND USE CASE SET FOR APRIL 11 Bloomfield Hills, Mich. – Oral arguments will be heard April 11, 2012 in the appeal of the landmark land-use case Paeth vs. Worth […]

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Stop Work Orders & Tap fees: Dalton & Tomich plc case profiled in Michigan Lawyers Weekly

  • April 2, 2012
  • by Daniel P. Dalton

Today, Michigan Lawyers Weekly profiled a case currently being litigated by the professionals of Dalton & Tomich plc that is now pending in the United States District Court, Eastern District of Michigan captioned Daley v. Chesterfield Township. See, /~daltontomich/wp-content/uploads/attachments/Are_water_tap_fees_all_wet__-_Michigan_Lawyers_Weekly.pdf This case involves a classic Procedural […]

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Ripeness rejected: The Supreme Court allows right to sue the EPA upon notice of a violation order

  • March 21, 2012
  • by Daniel P. Dalton

Today, the Supreme Court gave property-owners a right to sue the U.S. Environmental Agency to make an immediate challenge to an EPA order to stop a development that the agency says threatens the nation’s waters making clear that the courts remain open for citizens who […]

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Deed Restrictions Are Not to Be Ignored

  • March 20, 2012
  • by Zana Tomich

In case there was any ambiguity as to the enforceability of deed restrictions, the Michigan Court of Appeals made clear in a recent decision that contractual agreements created by deed restrictions are enforceable. In Thom v. Palushaj, No. 301568, 2012 WL 472893 (Mich. App. 2012), […]

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