Michigan Appeals Court Reverses $3.8M Sanction Against Environmental Agency

Michigan Appeals Court Reverses $3.8M Sanction Against Environmental Agency

LANSING, Mich. - A Michigan Court of Appeals panel on Nov. 26 reversed a trial court's order requiring the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Environment to pay $3.8 million in attorney fees and expert witness costs as a sanction for egregious conduct by its counsel, finding that it is unclear if the trial court ruled that the total hours billed by the defendant were reasonable (Department of Natural Resources and Environment, f/k/a Department of Environmental Quality v. Rexair Inc., No. 297663, Mich. App.; 2013 Mich. App. LEXIS 1955).

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