Nuisance Dispute Brought to Municipality and Resolved After Years of Inaction

Our law office was retained by a local farming family who endured years of issues with a neighbor who illegally operated a business out of his residential property and essentially created a junk yard surrounding his house, despite a decades old court order prohibiting such use and conduct. We investigated the history of the dispute and planned a coordinated effort against the neighbor, township board, ordinance enforcement officer, and supervisor. In short order and without the need for further litigation, we convinced the township to take action against the neighbor, and force him to abate the nuisance by cleaning up the property, which he did within a few short months of our initial involvement.