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Recent Court Decisions

V.R. Entertainment, et al v. City of Ann Arbor (August 6, 2012)
U.S. District Court denied motions to set aside judgment and to amend complaint.

V.R. Entertainment, et al v. City of Ann Arbor (June 22, 2012)
U.S. District Court dismissed the Dream Niteclub's claim of constitutional violations by the City.

V.R. Entertainment, et al v. City off Ann Arbor (June 6, 2012) 
Washtenaw County Circuit Court  dismissed due process and Open Meetings Act case brought by the Dream Niteclub that also requested liquor license renewal by the City.

Shafiq Kasham v. City of Ann Arbor (May 29, 2012)
Washtenaw County Circuit Court dismissed due process and tort claims brought by creditor of Dream Niteclub.

V.R. Entertainment, et al v. City of Ann Arbor (May 18, 2012)
U.S. District Court denied motion to require City to renew liquor license.

Dawn King v. City of Ann Arbor (April 12, 2012)
Court of Appeals affirmed Circuit Court’s dismissal of plaintiff’s whistleblower lawsuit because it had no factual or legal merit.

HDC, LLC; XY, LLC; 200 East William Street, LDHA, LLC v. City of Ann Arbor (March 30, 2012)
Court of Appeals affirmed the District Court's  dismissal of 30 million dollar law suit against City alleging violations of the Federal Fair Housing Act.

Dr. Catherine Wilkerson v. Kevin Warner, et al (March 29, 2012)
District Court found case to be without legal merit and dismissed with prejudice in favor of The City of Ann Arbor and all defendants.

Linda Peck v. City of Ann Arbor (March 15, 2012)
District Court granted City of Ann Arbor's Motion for Summary Disposition, dismissing the case based on governmental immunity.

Karim Berenjian and Azita Berenjian v. City of Ann Arbor (November 29, 2011)
Court of Appeals affirms findings of the Michigan Tax Tribunal regarding valuation of petitioner's residential property.

Schulte v. City of Ann Arbor (September 1, 2011)
Court of Appeals affirmed Washtenaw County Circuit Court dismissal of plaintiff's claim for damages arising from a water main break. The court found this claim barred by governmental immunity.

Spayth v. City of Ann Arbor (June 1, 2011)
Michigan Supreme Court declined to accept appeal of case after the Court of Appeals ruled in City's favor in injury/governmental immunity case.

Chosid v. City of Ann Arbor (May 31, 2011)
Court of Appeals affirmed decision of the Michigan Tax Tribunal concerning the taxable value assessment of plaintiff's home.

Telluride Association, Inc. v. City of Ann Arbor  (May 24, 2011) 
Michigan Tax Tribunal held that Petitioner's property is not exempt from taxation under the General Property Tax Act.

Loyer Construction v. MDOT (April 25, 2011)
Michigan Supreme Court declined to accept appeal of case after Court of Appeals affirmed the dismissal of multimillion dollar construction claims against MDOT (with City contractually obligated to defend).

Fitzgerald v. City of Ann Arbor  (February 22, 2011)
Court of Appeals reversed Circuit Court denial of summary disposition.  Court of Appeals held dismissal of Plaintiff's injury claim under governmental immunity was required because City had no knowledge of City sidewalk defect in handhole cover.

Matheson v. City of Ann Arbor (February 18, 2011) 
Circuit Court dismissed Plaintiff's injury claim based on governmental immunity.

Dolan v. City of Ann Arbor  (January 12, 2011) 
6th Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed U.S. District Court dismissal of Plaintiff's employment claim, based on governmental immunity. 

Ann Arbor Chronicle v. City of Ann Arbor (January 11, 2011)
Circuit Court dismissed Plaintiff's Open Meeting Act violation claim as having no legal merit.

Spayth v. City of Ann Arbor  (December 7, 2010)
Court of Appeals reversed Circuit Court denial of summary disposition in favor of City Injury case thereby dismissing based on governmental immunity.

Loyer v. MDOT  (September 23, 2010)
Court of Appeals affirmed dismissal of claims against MDOT (with City contractually obligated to defend).  City Attorneys appointed Special Attorney Generals to defend as they had previously successfully defended City on similar claims.

 


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