Judge Approves Class-Action Suit over Michigan Asset Seizures

State took property to cover overdue taxes without a court approval


A federal judge has cleared the way for a class-action lawsuit challenging how the state of Michigan seized assets without court approval to cover overdue taxes.

Judge Nancy Edmunds says a class-action lawsuit will be certified only for the purposes of determining whether the state is liable. Any financial award would be handled separately. There could be more than 150 parties in the case.