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Saginaw Hous. Comm'n v. Bannum, Inc., No. 08-2068

In two actions by, respectively, a city housing commission and a school district seeking to enjoin plaintiff's construction of a halfway house, plaintiff's appeal with respect to the school district's action is dismissed where the district court's determination regarding its own jurisdiction was non-reviewable. Dismissal of the housing commission action on abstention grounds is reversed where a federal court need not abstain from deciding a case involving the interpretation of a local land use ordinance.

Read Saginaw Hous. Comm'n v. Bannum, Inc., No. 08-2068

Appellate Information

Argued: April 23, 2009

Decided and Filed: August 17, 2009


Opinion by Judge McKeague


For Appellant:

Russell C. Babcock, The Mastromarco Firm, Saginaw, MI

For Appellees:

Robert A. Jarema, Smith Bovill, P.C., Saginaw, MI

R. Drummond Black, Currie Kendall, PLC, Midland, MI