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Thursday, May 06, 2010

BREAKINGBLOGNews: Bridge Company Successful in Michigan Supreme Court

State Supreme Court grants bridge company’s motions in Gateway construction case

WARREN, Mich. – The Michigan Supreme Court issued an order today granting a motion by the Detroit International Bridge Co. for immediate consideration of its application to appeal a Feb. 1, 2010, circuit court order in a case involving the construction plans for the Ambassador Bridge Gateway Project.

The Supreme Court also granted the bridge company’s motion for a stay of enforcement of the order issued by Wayne County Circuit Court and put a hold on further proceedings in the lower court.

The Supreme Court’s order provides, “the motions for immediate consideration and for stay of enforcement of the February 1, 2010, order of the Wayne Circuit Court and for stay of further proceedings in that court are GRANTED.” The court’s order also provides that the “application for leave to appeal the March 17, 2010, order of the Court of Appeals remains pending.” The Michigan Court of Appeals had declined to grant the bridge company’s request to appeal the Circuit Court ruling while the case was still open.

“The Detroit International Bridge Co. is pleased that the Michigan Supreme Court is taking the time to carefully review the application for leave to appeal that the bridge company filed with the court,” according to a bridge company statement. “The bridge company remains confident in the strength of its legal position. “

Due to ongoing legal proceedings and its pending application for appeal, the Detroit International Bridge Co. will not make further comments at this time about the proceedings and the issues pending before the Michigan Supreme Court.