Former property owners may not be protected by other lawsuits.
If you owned property in Michigan which was foreclosed on for past-due taxes, you may be owed a refund. Contact Fink Bressack at (248) 971-2500
Fink Bressack, working with other Michigan law firms, has filed class action lawsuits against Michigan counties. When Michigan counties foreclosed on properties for back taxes, and more money was raised at the auction than was owed by the property owner, the counties kept the surplus.
Fink Bressack is a leading class action law firm, and the attorneys it is working with first filed a lawsuit in federal court in 2014 arguing that the counties were violating the U.S. and Michigan Constitutions by keeping the surplus. After more than 5 years of tough litigation, the Michigan Supreme Court agreed that the actions were unconstitutional.
A big part of the battle has been won, but the fight is far from over,” said Darryl Bressack, named partner at Fink Bressack. The counties are still defending their right to keep the money, even though the Michigan Supreme Court ruled it was unconstitutional. “That’s just not fair,” said Bressack, “the money rightfully belongs to the former property owners.
“That’s just not fair,” said Darryl Bressack, the named partner of Fink Bressack.
“We are filing these lawsuits to vindicate the rights of people who fell on hard times. Just because someone couldn’t pay their back taxes, doesn’t mean the counties were entitled to take advantage of that and earn a profit on the auction” explained Bressack.