Attorney(s) appearing for the Case
Martens, Ice, Klass, Legghio & Israel, P.C. (by Renate Klass), Royal Oak, for American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Michigan Council 25, AFSCME Local 312, AFSCME Local 214 and Leamon Wilson.
Bellanca, Beattie & De Lisle, PC (by James C. Zeman), Harper Woods, for the city of Detroit and the Mayor of the city of Detroit.
Wayne County Corporation Counsel (by Azzam E. Elder and Nancy Rade), Detroit, for the Wayne County Executive.
Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone, PLC (by Joseph F. Galvin, Michael P. McGee, and Matthew P. Allen), Detroit, for the Regional Transit Coordinating Council, the Macomb County Board of Commissioners Chairperson, and the Oakland County Executive.
Avery E. Gordon and Zausmer, Kaufman, August & Caldwell, PC (by Mark J. Zausmer), Detroit, Farmington Hills, for the Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation.
Before: FORT HOOD, P.J., and GRIFFIN and DONOFRIO, JJ.
Court of Appeals of Michigan.
This litigation arises out of an attempt by the leaders of three counties in the Metropolitan Detroit area, acting in concert with the mayor of the city of Detroit, to create a transit system entitled Detroit Area Regional Transportation Authority (DARTA) to serve the tri-county area. Plaintiff labor unions and individual plaintiff Leamon Wilson (plaintiffs)1 filed a complaint challenging the creation of DARTA. Plaintiffs named...
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