May 2019

An informative e-newsletter for the Real Property Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan.

Condemnor’s Duty to Strictly Observe Eminent Domain Rules

Condemnors

By H. Adam Cohen, Steinhardt Pesick & Cohen

For nearly 150 years, Michigan courts have required condemnors, including governmental agencies, utilities, and others possessing the power of eminent domain, to strictly observe all legal requirements when exercising that power:
The rule is well settled, that in all cases where the property of individuals is sought to be condemned for the public use by adverse proceedings, the laws which regulate such proceedings must be strictly followed, and especially that every jurisdictional step, and every requirement shaped to guard the rights and interests of parties whose property is meant to be taken, must be observed with much exactness. Detroit Sharpshooters’ Ass’n v. Hamtramck Hwy. Comm’rs, 34 Mich 36, 37-38 (1876).

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Legislative Revisions to Eviction Proceedings: PA 2 of 2019

PA 2 of 2019

Earlier this year the Michigan legislature amended Chapter 57 of the Revised Judicature Act to revise the list of persons allowed to serve a writ of eviction and restore possession to the plaintiff seeking the order (MCL 600.5744).

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Legislative Report

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