Fox v. Saginaw, County of et al

  1. February 27, 2024

    Attys Get Personal In Mich. Foreclosure Default Fight

    Counsel traded jabs Monday over Michigan counties' tax foreclosure practices, with a lawyer for county treasurers claiming the other side took advantage of a family medical situation to launch a default judgment bid and a plaintiffs' attorney saying the case had ruined his friendship with the other lawyer.

  2. December 11, 2023

    Homeowners Condemn Mich. Counties' 'Whack-A-Mole' Defense

    A proposed class of Michigan homeowners who allege that counties illegally kept profits from the sale of foreclosed properties has asked a federal judge not to dismiss their case, saying the counties have continually put up roadblocks to avoid accountability.

  3. November 20, 2023

    Counties Say Homeowner's Seized Property Suit Must Go

    A group of Michigan counties exhorted a federal judge to toss a renewed lawsuit that alleges they seized tax-delinquent properties and illegally kept the profits, saying the property owner repeated claims that were already rejected.

  4. October 24, 2023

    Judge Restarts Mich. Homeowner's Seized Property Suit

    A Michigan federal judge on Monday lifted a stay in a case from a homeowner whose tax-delinquent property was seized and illegally sold by a county treasurer at a profit, finding that the Sixth Circuit had resolved a debate regarding the appropriate remedy for property owners who lost their equity.

  5. June 21, 2023

    Judge Hits Pause On Cert. Bid In Mich. Tax Delinquency Case

    A Michigan federal judge has put off deciding whether to recertify a class of former property owners whose tax-delinquent properties were seized and sold by the county treasurer at a profit, saying a case at the Sixth Circuit could clarify whether certification is the best path forward.

  6. June 02, 2023

    Mich. Property Owners Try To Revive Class In County Tax Suit

    A group of Michigan property owners accusing counties of auctioning off their properties and keeping excess profits asked a Michigan federal judge to recertify their class action after the Sixth Circuit voided their class status.

  7. January 13, 2021

    Claims Trimmed In Mich. Counties Tax Foreclosure Row

    A Michigan federal judge on Wednesday dismissed individual defendants and trimmed claims from a class action against multiple counties in the state accused of illegally auctioning off tax debtors' property and keeping the excess proceeds.

  8. October 19, 2020

    Mich. Residents Granted Class Status In Tax Foreclosure Row

    A U.S. district judge certified a class of property owners challenging Michigan counties' practices of auctioning tax debtors' property and keeping the excess proceeds.

  9. October 17, 2019

    Mich. Tax Foreclosure Suit Must Stay In Fed. Court: Resident

    A Michigan resident has urged a federal court to allow a putative class action to proceed seeking excess proceeds from property tax foreclosure sales, saying the state's tax foreclosure statutes violate the U.S. Constitution's taking clause.

  10. September 26, 2019

    Mich. Tax Foreclosure Suit Belongs In State Court: County

    A Michigan resident alleging that counties illegally kept excess proceeds from property tax foreclosure sales should've sued in state court first instead of federal district court, a county recently told the federal court in a bid to dismiss the case.

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