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$57M Pistons Arena Tax Melee Battled Out Before 6th Circ.

Law360, Los Angeles (March 16, 2018, 7:37 PM EDT) -- Michigan residents hoping to block $56.5 million in tax dollars from funding the NBA’s Detroit Pistons’ relocation to a new arena said they were deprived of their constitutional rights by not being allowed to vote on how educational funds were redirected, the Sixth Circuit was told Thursday.

Andrew Paterson Jr., who represents Michigan residents Robert Davis and D. Etta Wilcoxon, said in an oral argument that his clients have standing because the lack of a vote on the reallocation of educational funds to the basketball team...
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Case Information

Case Title

Robert Davis, et al v. Detroit Pub. Schools Community, et al

Case Number



Appellate - 6th Circuit

Nature of Suit

3950 Constitutional - State Statute

Date Filed

August 7, 2017

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