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MI Lakes & Streams Assoc. files amicus brief with MI Supreme Court re: municipal ordinance enforcement

Date: Friday, March 12, 2021

In Fraser Township v Haney, 327 Mich App 1 (2018), the Michigan Court of Appeals issued a surprising decision concluding that most municipal ordinance enforcement proceedings must be instituted within six years of a violation commencing. The Court held that a six year “hard” statute of limitations applies, regardless of whether the violation was continuing and even if the municipality was unaware of the infraction. Now that the Michigan Supreme Court has agreed to hear a further appeal of the case, Bloom Sluggett, PC has filed an amicus curiae brief supporting Fraser Township on behalf of the Michigan Lakes & Streams Association, Inc.