Jailing Of Detroit Bridge Co.'s Billionaire Owner Upheld

Law360, New York (February 6, 2012, 7:31 PM EST) -- A Michigan appeals court on Monday upheld the imprisonment of a Detroit bridge company's president and its 84-year-old billionaire owner for the company's repeated failure to comply with a court order to finish work on Detroit's Ambassador Bridge.

The three-judge appeals panel ruled that a Wayne County court had not violated any due process rights by sending Detroit International Bridge Co.'s Manuel “Matty” Moroun and company President Dan Stamper to jail for contempt of court. Michigan's appeals court freed the duo from jail shortly after the...
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