Wayne County Circuit Court Upholds Livonia’s Billboard Ban

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On November 28, 2001, Wayne County Circuit Court Judge Edward M. Thomas upheld Livonia’s ban on billboards. The Livonia ordinance defined “Billboard” as: “A ground sign advertising a product, event, person, business, or subject not related to the premises on which the sign is located. Off-premise directional signs as permitted in this ordinance…

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Michigan Supreme Court Unanimously Empowers the City of Holland to Ban Construction of New Billboard

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Issues: Whether sections of city’s zoning ordinance regarding signs were valid under the Michigan City and Village Zoning Act (CVZA); Home Rule Cities Act (HCRA) §§ 41(c) and (f); Exclusionary zoning Court: Michigan Supreme Court Case Name: Adams Outdoor Advertising, Inc. v. City of Holland e-Journal Number: 10112 Judge(s): Kelly, Corrigan, Cavanagh, Taylor, Young, Jr.,…

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Victory in ADAMS Advertising in Michigan

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From Environmental Policy Project, Georgetown University Law Center On Wednesday, July 26, 2000, the Michigan Supreme Court issued a decision in Adams Outdoor Advertising v. City of East Lansing, unanimously reversing a court of appeals ruling that a municipal ordinance requiring the removal of billboards effected a regulatory taking. The City…

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