1UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURTEASTERN DISTRICT OF MICHIGANSOUTHERN DIVISIONUnited States of America,Plaintiff,v.Honorable Sean F. CoxCity of Detroit,
,Case No. 77-71100Defendants. _____________________________/
OPINION & ORDER DENYING MOTION TO INTERVENE (D.E. NO. 2415)
This matter is currently before the Court on a Motion to Intervene filed by Local 207 of the American Federation of State, City and Municipal Employees (“Local 207”) and the Senior Accountants, Analysts and Appraisers Association (“SAAA”), two labor unions whose membersinclude employees of the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department (“the DWSD”), on November 28, 2011. (D.E. No. 2415). Due to the nature and current status of this action (i.e., the existenceof current Clean Water Act violations that pose a serious health, safety and environmental risk tothe people of Southeastern Michigan, and the fact that this Court has already issued an order for injunctive relief to remedy same), the Court has given the motion expedited consideration andfinds that oral argument would not significantly aid the decisional process.
Local Rule7.1(f)(2), U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan. For the reasons that follow, theCourt shall DENY the Motion to Intervene as untimely.
This action, which was commenced in 1977 and has been ongoing since that time, has an
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