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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.

 

 

 

 

Friday
Oct062017

ITC CONTEMPLATING NEW PROJECT IN DEARBORN

ITC is publicizing its Mercury Transmission Project along Greenfield and Hubbard Roads in Dearborn.

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Friday
Oct062017

HOW TO FIGHT CITY HALL, PART III

A resident can challenge adverse zoning amendments by demanding that the change be ratified by a referendum if sufficient signatures can be obtained on a petition.

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Monday
Oct022017

MLIVE ARTICLE ALSO DISCUSSES WEDDING BARN/AGRITOURISM CASE

Another article discusses zoning case involving Agritourism issues in Webster Township.

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Friday
Sep292017

MICHIGAN FARM BUREAU ARTICLE, INCLUDING QUOTES, DISCUSSES WEDDING BARN/AGRITOURISM CASE

This article discusses recent developments in my zoning case against Webster Township relating to use of a farm for weddings.

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Tuesday
Aug292017

HOW TO FIGHT CITY HALL, PART II

To the extent that an ordinance in ambiguous, it must be interpreted in favor of the property owner.

 

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Tuesday
Aug292017

HOW TO FIGHT CITY HALL, PART 1

A city ordinance cannot give the city powers beyond those delegated to it by its citizens in its charter.

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Tuesday
Aug222017

VICTORY IN ZONING APPEAL

The Wastenaw County Circuit Court overturned an adverse decision by the Webster Township Zoning Board of Appeals, determining that seasonal barn weddings are a permitted use in the Agricultural zoning classification.

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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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