Case Results for Real Estate and Construction

Wayne County Circuit Court Case No. 18-012968-CK (Feb. 2019). Plaintiff sought to hold the City, its Building Official, and inspectors liable for a partial taking and for negligent inspection, where an unlicensed contractor fraudulently procured a homeowner’s permit and had concealed defects in his construction of a home addition. The Court granted the City’s pre-answer motion to dismiss on grounds of governmental immunity, lack of duty, and upon finding that no City actions could be considered the cause of any harm plaintiffs alleged to have suffered.