Plainfield ups ante in suit against state

Douglas Van Essen points to the body of water in question. The bright circle near his fingertip is the lime the township deposits. This photo was taken when Plainfield Township first innitiated the lawsuit in August 2009

The Charter Township of Plainfield announced recently that it has expanded its suit against Michigan’s Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) to include a claim for the full value of its water treatment plant and the cost of any removal of the water softening residuals in the Coit Avenue pit—a total sum that could exceed $20 […]

Plainfield Township sues State over water

‘This is truly a last resort’ Not fighting the state on this could cost Plainfield Township as much as $8 million, advised attorney Douglas Van Essen of Silver & Van Essen Litigation and Counseling. The Plainfield Township Board voted unanimously to enter into a lawsuit with the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) during its […]