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Stephon B. Bagne

Member, Clark Hill PLC

Phone: (313) 965-8897

Fax: (313) 309-6897

Email: sbagne@clarkhill.com

Website: Clark Hill Property Owner Condemnation Services

 

Stephon B. Bagne’s expertise in representing property owners in condemnation cases is widely recognized. Stephon has represented all types of property owners in a variety of situations including vacant and improved property, partial and total takings, easement and fee acquisitions, involving commercial and residential properties. He has won jury trials in courts throughout the State of Michigan and successfully defended those verdicts before the Michigan Court of Appeals. Stephon has prevailed in challenges of the necessity of takings and negotiated less onerous acquisitions in partial taking matters. He regularly speaks and writes about eminent domain and other real estate law issues for a variety of professional organizations. For a more complete bio, please click here.

 

 

 

 

Monday
Aug212017

EXECUTIVE ORDER SEEKS TO EXPEDITE FEDERAL INFRASTRUCTURE REVIEW PROCESS

President Trump issued a new executive order that seeks to streamline the Environmental Review and Streamlining Process.

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Thursday
Aug032017

WILL DTE NATURAL GAS PLANT REQUIRE EMINENT DOMAIN FOR NEW PIPE LINES?

DTE has announced plans to convert coal plants into a new natural gas plant, potentially requiring eminent domain.

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Tuesday
Aug012017

CLARK HILL OBTAINS PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION AGAINST ROYAL OAK

My colleague and I successfully enjoined the City from compelling property owners to pay for unwanted sidewalks.

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Tuesday
Aug012017

ITC FILES NEW CASES SEEKING RIGHTS IN LIVONIA

ITC filed four new vegetation management cases in Livonia last week

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Monday
Jul312017

CAN SINCERELY HELD RELIGIOUS BELIEF PREVENT EMINENT DOMAIN?

Catholic nuns who oppose Pennsylvania natural gas pipe line on religious grounds are pursuing legal proceedings to avoid eminent domain.

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Friday
Jul282017

DETROIT DEEDS HOMES TO OWNERS

Detroit Land Bank Program converts occupants into the owners of foreclosed or otherwise abandoned properties.

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Thursday
Jul062017

ITC ISSUING GOOD FAITH OFFERS IN LIVONIA

ITC is continuing its program of expanding existing vegetation management rights in Livonia.

 

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Wednesday
Jun282017

PROGRAM BENEFITS PROPERTY OWNERS REMAINING IN VICINITY OF GORDIE HOWE BRIDGE

Property owners to receive funds for home upgrades or relocation.

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Monday
Jun262017

SCOTUS REJECTS DUELING BRIGHT LINE TESTS TO IDENTIFY PROPERTY AT ISSUE IN REGULATORY TAKINGS CASES

The Supreme Court of the United States applied multi-factor test to rule that a regulation prohibiting construction on an undersized lot contiguous to a second lot under common ownership was not a taking.

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Thursday
Jun222017

MORE ET ROVER BUNGLING...OR A CALCULATED DECISION TO PLACE SPEED OVER SAFETY?

ET Rover’s pipeline construction activities in Ohio for the same pipeline that is being built in Lenawee and Washtenaw Counties in Michigan result in multiple environmental and other violations, leaving some to believe that paying fines when caught is cheaper than delaying receipt of $10,000,000 per week in income.

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Thursday
Jun222017

TOP WAYS TO CHALLENGE A DEED IN MICHIGAN

My colleague Thomas Fabbri prepared this article discussing deed requirements that I believe has helpful information to property owners.

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Wednesday
Jun212017

LITTLE ACTION DURING PRESIDENTIAL "INFRASTRUCTURE WEEK"

President Trump declared an “Infrastructure Week” but did not accompany it with specific actions to increase infrastructure expenditures.

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Monday
Apr242017

ET ROVER SUFFERS TWO SPILLS IN OHIO 

During the course of constructing its new pipeline, ET Rover suffered two spills releasing 2 million gallons of drilling fluid into wetlands in Ohio.

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Tuesday
Apr112017

USDOT PUBLISHES NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION NOISE MAP

The United States Department of Transportation has published an interactive national map attempting to identify the levels of aviation and road noise.

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Wednesday
Feb222017

ITC MACOMB-ORCHARD TRAIL SUBJECT OF MEDIA ATTENTION

ITC’s filing of numerous condemnation lawsuits was the subject of press coverage by the Macomb Daily and WXYZ Television.

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Wednesday
Feb152017

CONSUMERS ENERGY TO RECONSTRUCT LINE 2800 PIPELINE, A 24" NATURAL GAS PIPELINE

Consumers will replace and partially reroute its pipeline in Saginaw, Genesee, and Oakland Counties.

 

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Monday
Feb132017

WEEKLY PIPELINE DISASTER UPDATE

Two more pipeline disasters, this time leaking diesel fuel in Iowa and oil in Texas.

 

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Wednesday
Feb082017

TO LAWYER OR NOT TO LAWYER

This post contrasts the results obtained by a property owner who declined legal representation and negotiated his own deal versus other similarly situated owners on the same project who retained me.

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Monday
Feb062017

ITC FILES NEXT BATCH OF ADAMS SPOKANE VEGETATION MANAGEMENT EASEMENT CASES

ITC has filed multiple condemnations in Macomb County Circuit Court seeking expanded vegetation management easements.

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Monday
Feb062017

ROVER FILES PIPELINE CONDEMNATION IN FEDERAL COURT

Rover has initiated one mass filing against all property owners in the United States District Court, Eastern District of Michigan.

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