Justice Served, Ypsilanti township must now stop its abusive nuisance enforcement actions

August 2, 2021

The decision by the Michigan Court of Appeals is an important victory for the rights of low income individuals and others who do not understand and cannot afford to fight local governments in these frivolous nuisance actions, brought to seize private property and unlawfully evict families from their homes. I was proud to fight for Mr. Jackson’s cause and feel vindicated that the Court, in a published decision, took the opportunity to guide local governments and the trial courts in the proper enforcement of their powers in this area of the law.


The decision and opinion of the Court of Appeals in CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF YPSILANTI V MOUHANAD DAHABRA, Docket No. 354427, has been released.

To view the opinion(s) and any associated document(s), click the link(s) below.
Opinion – Authored – Published
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I hereby certify that the linked document is a true and correct copy of the opinion filed in the record of the Court of Appeals in the entitled matter and that the date printed on it is the actual date of filing.

Jerome W. Zimmer Jr.
Chief Clerk

cc: Trial Court Judge/Tribunal
Trial Court/Tribunal Clerk