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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
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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Thursday
Nov102016

ROAD COMMISSION FOR OAKLAND COUNTY FILES ON BALDWIN ROAD PROJECT

The Road Commission for Oakland County has filed two new condemnations for its Baldwin Road Project north of I-75.

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Monday
Nov072016

ITC MAKING MORE GOOD FAITH OFFERS FOR ADAMS-SPOKANE LINE IN MACOMB COUNTY

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

 

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Wednesday
Nov022016

ANOTHER DEADLY PIPELINE EXPLOSION 

A pipeline explosion in Shelby, Alabama killing one worker and sending five to the hospital.

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Saturday
Oct152016

ITC FILES VEGETATION CASES IN TAYLOR AND DEARBORN

ITC has filed a series of lawsuits in Wayne County Circuit Court seeking to expand its vegetation management rights on residential properties in Taylor and Dearborn.

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Thursday
Sep082016

Natural Gas Explosion Kills 10 Campers 

A natural gas pipeline in New Mexico exploded, killing 10 people and leaving 86’ x 46’ x 20’ crater.

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Tuesday
Aug232016

GREATER FLEXIBILITY IN CHALLENGING PIPELINE TAKINGS

The standards contained in the Uniform Condemnation Procedures Act allow greater flexibility to trial judges when evaluating the necessity of a pipeline taking than other takings

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Monday
Aug222016

NEXUS PIPELINE CLOSES IN ON CERTIFICATE

Regulatory approval that is a prerequisite to filing condemnations is reportedly approaching.

 

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Friday
Aug192016

MACOMB TOWNSHIP FILING EMINENT DOMAIN LAWSUITS

Budgetary constraints are being lifted in Macomb County.

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Thursday
Aug182016

LOOPHOLE ALLOWING ADVERSE POSSESSION CLAIMS AGAINST MUNICIPALITIES CLOSED

New legislation has been enacted overruling the Waisanen v. Superior Township case that allowed adverse possession claims against municipal property owners.

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Wednesday
Aug172016

ITC MOVING INTO OAKLAND COUNTY

ITCs’s vegetation management efforts are now taking place in Walled Lake, representing an unprecedented amount of activity by the agency.

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