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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.

 

 

 

 

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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Tuesday
Aug162016

ITC ISSUING GOOD FAITH OFFERS IN DEARBORN

New ITC takings occurring in Dearborn.

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Friday
Jul222016

New Municipal Condemnations

After years of limited condemnation by municipal entities due to budgetary constraints, new projects are underway in Genesee County.

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Thursday
Jul212016

Wolverine Pipe Line Company filing Condemnations in Washtenaw County for Detroit Multi Access Project

Wolverine appears to be staging the filing of lawsuits to secure rights from larger, commercial properties in Washtenaw County before implementing processes against residential properties in Wayne and Washtenaw Counties.

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Tuesday
Jul192016

It Is Not Just About the Money

Early intervention by property owner counsel can sometimes result in convincing condemning authorities to alter either their project or thr rights sought to prevent catastrophic consequences to the owner and massive just compensation claims.

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Wednesday
Jul132016

ITC Making Offers Along Adams Spokane Line

ITC is seeking expanded vegetation management rights along a transmission line running through Oakland and Macomb Counties.

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Friday
Jun172016

Oakland County Road Commission Filing Suits for Maple/Orchard Lake Roundabout

Recently, the Oakland County Road Commission has been filing suits involving properties on Orchard Lake Road. 

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Tuesday
Jun142016

International Transmission Company active in Shelby Township

As part of its continuing efforts to expand its vegetation management rights, International Transmission Company or ITC is contacting property owners in Shelby Township seeking new expanded easements. 

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Thursday
Mar242016

My Compliments to DTE

DTE acts quickly and reasonably to settle Milford bypass case.

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Tuesday
Feb092016

ITC Being Sold for $11.3 Billion

A Canadian company is buying ITC for a staggering $11.3 billion.

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Tuesday
Feb092016

MPSC Approved Wolverine Pipe Line Project in Wayne and Washtenaw Counties

Wolverine Pipe Line Company received the administrative approval that is a prerequisite to it acquiring necessary property rights and constructing its project.

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Friday
Jan222016

Possible Chicanery by DTE on Milford Bypass Loop Pipeline?

Has DTE withheld distribution of complete easements, including the exhibit containing the legal description of the encumbered property, in an attempt to hide the true impacts of the easements from homeowners?

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Monday
Nov092015

Lenawee County Buying Three More Houses Adjacent to Airport

Lenawee County is purchasing three more houses, consistent with rulings that I obtained for their neighbors following a new lawsuit that I filed on behalf of those owners.

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Tuesday
Oct272015

Only Owners Can Choose to Admit Assessed Value in a Condemnation Case

If an agency values a property in a condemnation at an amount lower than the assessment, the owner can present the assessment to the jury.  However, the agency is not allowed to introduce evidence of the assessed value. 

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