Posts Tagged ‘Real Estate Law’

Environmentalist Victory Short Lived?

Environmentalist Victory Short Lived?

  • January 16th, 2011
  • W. Jay Brown
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At the very end of the 2010 term of the lame duck Democratic majority, the Michigan Supreme Court issued its 4-3 decision in Anglers of the AuSable v DEQ and provided a significant victory for Michigan environmentalists. The decision has…

A Warning to Landlords

A Warning to Landlords

  • March 5th, 2010
  • W. Jay Brown
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If landlords weren’t already convinced about the dangers of self-help, the recently released case of Christie v Fick, (Mich Ct. App. docket # 285924, released March 2, 2010) should make the point very clear. In that case, the plaintiffs were…

The Burden of Proof in Adverse Possession

The Burden of Proof in Adverse Possession

  • January 22nd, 2010
  • W. Jay Brown
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The burden of proof in an adverse possession case is “clear and cogent.” There is a terrific legal citation to quote regarding this heightened burden when defending adverse possession claims. Take a look at footnote 2 from the case of…