December 30, 2004

News from the Courts

Anna Nicole Smith has lost 88.5 million in ruling. Tough break.

Judge rules $5.6 million for 94 year old Grandmother to be paid over 20 years. Really tough break.

Detroit sets up "Blight Court" Now, I was kidding about the other two but this really is interesting:

Starting next week, Detroit has a new, more powerful weapon to force owners of decayed properties to clean them up and repair them: blight court.

Actually, it is not a court at all. Under the new legal process, building code violations will be heard not by judges, but by administrative hearing officers. And such violations will no longer be criminal offenses but civil infractions.

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