Michigan Supreme Court to hear case on predatory foreclosure law
Lansing, Michigan; November 26, 2018: The Michigan Supreme Court will take up a key property rights case. In 2011, Uri Rafaeli bought a modest rental home through his small business, but mistakenly underpaid his property taxes by $8.41. The county subsequently confiscated his property, sold it for $24,500, and pocketed every penny from the sale.
“We are pleased that the Michigan Supreme Court has agreed to hear Uri’s case,” PLF attorney Christina Martin said. “For most people, their home and land equity is their life’s savings. Michigan counties are robbing this equity—collecting far more than owed in taxes, penalties, interest, and fees. The court has an opportunity to restore Uri’s rights and the rights of many other homeowners who have been victimized by Michigan’s tax foreclosure law.”
The case is Rafaeli, LLC v. Oakland County. More information can be found at: pacificlegal.org/Rafaeli.
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Originally published in The Daily Caller, December 5, 2018. In 2013, Uri Rafaeli learned that he underpaid the 2011 property tax bill on his modest home in a Detroit suburb. … ›Read more
Originally published by The Daily Caller, December 5, 2018. In 2013, Uri Rafaeli learned that he underpaid the 2011 property tax bill on his modest home in a Detroit suburb. … ›Read more