SPECIAL ASSESSMENTS FOR ROAD IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS IN MICHIGAN - WHAT STANDARD OF TRAIL COURT REVIEW?

There exists a long line of Michigan cases defining and limiting the role of a trial court in reviewing a local government's affirmative determination that a road improvement project confers a special benefit upon adjacent property. With the hope of clarifying the scope of trial court review the facts, holdings, and language used by Michigan courts in special assessment cases are examined at some length. This examination indicates the standards promulgated by traditional cases and how recent courts, in turn, have gone beyond past precedent. A suggested standard of review to be applied by a trial court, as well as a procedure for easing the burden of an examining court in coming to a just disposition of the controversy, are proposed. /DOT/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Wayne State University Law School

    468 West Ferry Street
    Detroit, MI  USA  48202
  • Authors:
    • Thornhill, T H
  • Publication Date: 1974-7

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 1073-96
  • Serial:
    • Wayne Law Review
    • Volume: 20
    • Issue Number: 4
    • Publisher: Wayne State University Law School

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00262303
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 20 1974 12:00AM