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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.

 

 

 

 

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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Thursday
Feb022017

NATIVE AMERICAN GROUPS INCREASE OPPOSITION TO PIPELINES

Native American tribes are taking more affirmative steps to oppose pipeline crossing their land.

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Monday
Jan232017

BIPARTISAN SUPPORT IN MICHIGAN DELEGATION TO STUDY AND POTENTIALLY SHUT DOWN ENBRIDGE LINE 5 PIPELINE

Democrat John Dingle and Republican David Trott had introduced legislation mandating federal study on the safety on the Enbridge Line 5 Pipeline and requiring its closure if the study determines it is not safe.

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Friday
Jan132017

ITC ISSUES GOOD FAITH OFFERS FOR ADAMS-SPOKANE LINE IN WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP

ITC is seeking expanded vegetation management rights from property owners in Washington Township.

 

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Friday
Jan132017

MICHIGAN BUSINESS LEADERS RALLY TO SEEK DECOMMISSION OF ENBRIDGE LINE 5

Michigan business owners are lobbying to decommission a pipeline beneath the Straits of Mackinac that they feel poses an environmental risk.

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Tuesday
Jan102017

WOLVERINE PIPELINE CAPITULATES IN RESPONSE TO NECESSITY CHALLENGE

In return for dropping a necessity challenge, Wolverine Pipeline agreed to substantially modified easement and paid the attorney fees incurred in pursuing the challenge.

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Tuesday
Jan102017

MDOT FILES NEW BRIDGE CONDEMNATIONS

Notwithstanding Maroun Court of Claims lawsuit attacking propriety of the Gordie Howe Bridge Project, the MDOT has filed dozens of new condemnations including against Maroun entities.

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Friday
Jan062017

MOROUN SEEKS TO BLOCK GORDIE HOWE BRIDGE CONDEMNATIONS

Companies controlled by Mannie Maroun, who owns the Ambassador Bridge, have filed a lawsuit seeking to block MDOT condemnations to acquire property for the Gordie Howe Bridge.

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Tuesday
Jan032017

MICHIGAN ABOLISHES DOWER RIGHTS PENDING GOVERNOR SIGNATURE

The Michigan Legislature addressed lack of clarity in dower rights caused by the United States Supreme Court’s recognition of same sex marriage by eliminating it altogether.

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Wednesday
Dec072016

DOES DAKOTA ACCESS PIPELINE DECISION FORESHADOW ACTION IN MICHIGAN?

In light of successful lobbying relating to the Dakota Access Pipeline, activists may now focus on closing or rerouting the aging Line 5 pipeline connecting the Upper and Lower Peninsulas.

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Tuesday
Dec062016

NEXUS OBTAINS PRELIMINARY FEDERAL APPROVAL

Nexus Pipeline Company has achieved an initial step in the federal approval process to construct a new natural gas pipeline from Ohio through Washtenaw, Lenawee, and Monroe Counties.

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