Garrett v. Cleveland

John Michael Drain Jr.

Case Conclusion Date:April 21, 2005

Practice Area:State, Local And Municipal Law

Outcome:Trial court judgment reversed and remanded

Description:Plaintiff sued City of Cleveland because the city demolished a house he was rehabbing without engaging in the proper procedures to demolish same. The property was condemned two years before Plaintiff purchased it, but Plaintiff spent $35,000 to fix it up. City building inspectors went to the site and knew that the property had been substantially repaired. The trial court entered summary judgment in favor of the city. On appeal, the appellate court held that genuine issues of material fact existed and returned the case to the trial court.