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Oakland County, Michigan Tax Foreclosure Settlement

Oakland County, Michigan is spending $38 million to settle a class action alleging that when it foreclosed on properties for taxes owed, if the sale brought in more than the owed amount, it did not refund the difference to the former owner. The complaint alleged that it should have kept only the owed amount and  Read more

Aerial View of Oakland County, MI

Michigan Counties Keep All Proceeds from Tax Sales of Properties Class Action

If a person does not pay the taxes owed on a piece of property, the property itself may be seized and sold to generate money to pay the taxes. What this class action objects to is the practice it alleges against Michigan counties who keep the entire sum generated by the sale, even if it  Read more

Gratiot County Courthouse, Michigan

Michigan Keeps Surplus in Tax Sales of Properties Class Action

If a person owns a property and falls behind on the tax payments on it, the property can be seized by the government entity to which the taxes are owed and sold to pay the taxes owed. This class action brings suit against a number of Michigan counties—Huron, Sanilac, St. Clair, Lapeer, and Genesee—alleging that  Read more

St. Clair County, Michigan