Douglas Van Essen

Plainfield ups ante in suit against state

January 7, 2011 // 0 Comments

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 million. Douglas Van Essen points to [...]

Plainfield Township sues State over water

August 6, 2009 // 0 Comments

HEALTHY LAGOON—Douglas Van Essen points to the body of water in question. The bright circle near his fingertip is the lime the township deposits. ‘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 [...]