Michigan Supreme Court overturns lower court; dismisses claim arising out of demolition of home
Lee M. Khan sued the City of Flint after it demolished a home owned by Khan. Khan argued that he was denied due process because the City did not inform him of its plans before demolishing the home. The Court of Appeals had agreed with Khan that demolishing the home without adequate notice was a denial of due process and an unconstitutional 'taking' of his property. Relying upon inadequacies in Khan's pleadings, the Court's conservative majority reinstated the dismissal of Khan's claim and denied him the right to address the pleading deficiencies it claimed.