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March 2009

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March 26, 2009

MSC Order List: March 25, 2009

On March 25, 2009, the Michigan Supreme Court denied three applications for leave to appeal, held one case in abeyance until a decision is rendered in Bush v. Shabahang, and denied one motion for a waiver of fees in a civil action against the Ingham County Circuit Judge. The court also took substantive action in one criminal case, People v. Gonzales. This case is discussed after the jump.

Mar 2009
25
March 25, 2009

COA Opinion: Non-conforming use is analyzed at the time a zoning ordinance is changed

Yesterday, in Laketon Township v. Advanse, Inc., Case No. 276986, the Michigan Court of Appeals reaffirmed that the time for determining whether a nonconforming use vests in a property owner is the date the relevant zoning ordinance was enacted or amended. Defendant purchased a property known as Sunset Beach Cottages in L

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