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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF MICHIGAN

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
ex rel BEVERLY TRAN, Civil No. 16-cv-10291
Hon.: Avern Cohn
Plaintiff, Mag. Mona K. Majzoub
vs.
DETROIT LAND BANK AUTHORITY, a Michigan public
body corporate, et al.

Defendants.
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DEFENDANT DETROIT LAND BANK AUTHORITY’S RESPONSE TO PLAINTIFFS’
MOTION TO COMPEL CORPORATE DISCLOSURES OF DEFENDANTS DETROIT
LAND BANK AUTHORITY AND DETROIT LAND BANK COMMUNITY
DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION PURSUANT TO F.R.C.P. 7.1(b)(1) AND E.D. Mich.
LR 83.4

Defendant Detroit Land Bank Authority relies on F.R.C.P. 7.1(b)(1) and E.D. Mich. LR

83.4 and its arguments outlined in its BRIEF IN SUPPORT OF ITS RESPONSE TO

PLAINTIFFS’ MOTION TO COMPEL CORPORATE DISCLOSURES OF DEFENDANTS

DETROIT LAND BANK AUTHORITY AND DETROIT LAND BANK COMMUNITY

DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION PURSUANT TO F.R.C.P. 7.1(b)(1) AND E.D. Mich. LR

83.4.

Respectfully submitted,

/s/ J. Gabriel Guerrero____________________
J. GABRIEL GUERRERO (P72691)
TERE M. MCKINNEY (P71567)
Attorneys for Detroit Land Bank Authority and
Detroit Land Bank Community Development
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Corporation
500 Griswold Street, Suite 1200
Detroit, MI 48226
(313) 261-9926
gguerrero@detroitlandbank.org
tmckinney@detroitlandbank.org

Date: September 14, 2017

BEVERLY TRAN J. GABRIEL GUERRERO (P72691)
Pro Se TERE M. MCKINNEY (P71567)
4239 Tyler Attorneys for Detroit Land Bank
Detroit, MI 48238 Authority and Detroit Land Bank
(313) 455-8882 Community Development Corporation
tranbeverly@gmail.com 500 Griswold Street, Suite 1200
Detroit, MI 48226
PETER A. CAPLAN (P30643) (313) 261-9926
Attorney for United States of America gguerrero@detroitlandbank.org
United States Attorney’s Office tmckinney@detroitlandbank.org
211 W. Fort Street
Suite 2001 ERIC GAABO (P39213)
Detroit, MI 48226 Attorney for Defendants City of Detroit
(313) 226-9784 and Mike Duggan
peter.caplan@usjoj.gov City of Detroit Law Department
2 Woodward Avenue, Suite 500
REGINALD M. TURNER, JR. Detroit, MI 48226
(P40543) (313) 237-3052
Attorney for Title Source, Inc. gaabe@detroitmi.gov
Clark Hill, PLC
500 Woodward Avenue, Suite 3500 DANIEL T. HARTNETT
Detroit, MI 48226 Attorney for Title Source, Inc.
(313) 965-8300 Clark Hill PLC
rturner@clarkhill.com 130 E. Randolph, Suite 3900
Chicago, IL 60601
JACOB S. GHANNAM (P30572) (312) 360-5020
Attorney for Corporation of Wayne County dhartnett@clarkhill.com
Wayne County Corporation Counsel
600 Randolph, Suite 253
Detroit, MI 48226
313-224-6671
jghannam@waynecounty.com
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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF MICHIGAN

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
ex rel BEVERLY TRAN, Civil No. 16-cv-10291
Hon.: Avern Cohn
Plaintiff, Mag. Mona K. Majzoub
vs.
DETROIT LAND BANK AUTHORITY, a Michigan public
body corporate, et al.

Defendants.
____________________________________________________________________________________/

DEFENDANT DETROIT LAND BANK AUTHORITY’S BRIEF IN SUPPORT OF ITS
RESPONSE TO PLAINTIFFS’ MOTION TO COMPEL CORPORATE DISCLOSURES
OF DEFENDANTS DETROIT LAND BANK AUTHORITY AND DETROIT LAND
BANK COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION PURSUANT TO F.R.C.P.
7.1(b)(1) AND E.D. Mich. LR 83.4

The Detroit Lank Bank Authority is a Michigan public body corporate organized pursuant

to the Michigan Land Bank Fast Track Act. 2003 P.A. 258, being MCL §§ 124.751 – 124.774 and

a Second Amended and Restated Intergovernmental Agreement entered into between the Authority

and the City of Detroit, Michigan, effective as of December 19, 2013 [EXHIBIT 1].

Plaintiffs, in their motion, seek to compel Defendants Detroit Land Bank Authority

(“DLBA”) and Detroit Land Bank Community Development Corporation (“DLBCDC”) to file a

Statement of Disclosure of Corporate Affiliations and Financial Interest pursuant to both F.R.C.P

7.1(b)(1) and E.D. Mich. LR 83.4, both of which speak to the filing of said Statement by a

nongovernmental corporate party [Emphasis added]. The Second Amended and Restated

Intergovernmental Agreement, attached hereto as Exhibit 1, clearly establishes the DLBA as a
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local governmental authority and “as a public body corporate as authorized by Section 23(5) of

the Land Bank Fast Track Act, 2003 PA 258, MCL 124.773(5), to exercise within the City of

Detroit, Michigan the powers, duties, functions, and responsibilities of an authority under the Land

Bank Fast Track Act…” [Ex 1, 1]

F.R.C.P 7.1(b)(1) and E.D. Mich. LR 83.4 are therefore not applicable to Defendant

DLBA, and Defendant DLBA respectfully asks this Honorable Court to deny Plaintiffs’ Motion

with respect to DLBA.

Defendant DLBCDC has filed the appropriate Statement of Disclosure of Corporate

Affiliations and Financial Interest with this Honorable Court.

Respectfully submitted,

/s/ J. Gabriel Guerrero____________________
J. GABRIEL GUERRERO (P72691)
TERE M. MCKINNEY (P71567)
Attorneys for Detroit Land Bank Authority and
Detroit Land Bank Community Development
Corporation
500 Griswold Street, Suite 1200
Detroit, MI 48226
(313) 261-9926
gguerrero@detroitlandbank.org
tmckinney@detroitlandbank.org

Date: September 14, 2017

BEVERLY TRAN J. GABRIEL GUERRERO (P72691)
Pro Se TERE M. MCKINNEY (P71567)
4239 Tyler Attorneys for Detroit Land Bank
Detroit, MI 48238 Authority and Detroit Land Bank
(313) 455-8882 Community Development Corporation
tranbeverly@gmail.com 500 Griswold Street, Suite 1200
Detroit, MI 48226
PETER A. CAPLAN (P30643) (313) 261-9926
Attorney for United States of America gguerrero@detroitlandbank.org
United States Attorney’s Office tmckinney@detroitlandbank.org
211 W. Fort Street
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Suite 2001 ERIC GAABO (P39213)
Detroit, MI 48226 Attorney for Defendants City of Detroit
(313) 226-9784 and Mike Duggan
peter.caplan@usjoj.gov City of Detroit Law Department
2 Woodward Avenue, Suite 500
REGINALD M. TURNER, JR. Detroit, MI 48226
(P40543) (313) 237-3052
Attorney for Title Source, Inc. gaabe@detroitmi.gov
Clark Hill, PLC
500 Woodward Avenue, Suite 3500 DANIEL T. HARTNETT
Detroit, MI 48226 Attorney for Title Source, Inc.
(313) 965-8300 Clark Hill PLC
rturner@clarkhill.com 130 E. Randolph, Suite 3900
Chicago, IL 60601
JACOB S. GHANNAM (P30572) (312) 360-5020
Attorney for Corporation of Wayne County dhartnett@clarkhill.com
Wayne County Corporation Counsel
600 Randolph, Suite 253
Detroit, MI 48226
313-224-6671
jghannam@waynecounty.com
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CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE:

I hereby certify that on September 14, 2017, I electronically filed DEFENDANT DETROIT
LAND BANK AUTHORITY’S MOTION AND BRIEF IN RESPONSE TO PLAINTIFFS’
MOTION TO COMPEL CORPORATE DISCLOSURES OF DEFENDANTS DETROIT LAND
BANK AUTHORITY AND DETROIT LAND BANK COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
CORPORATION PURSUANT TO F.R.C.P. 7.1(B)(1) AND E.D. MICH. LR 83.4 with the Clerk
of the Court using the ECF System, which provides electronic copies to counsel of record.

Respectfully submitted,

/s/ J. Gabriel Guerrero____________________
J. GABRIEL GUERRERO (P72691)
TERE M. MCKINNEY (P71567)
Attorneys for Detroit Land Bank Authority and
Detroit Land Bank Community Development
Corporation
500 Griswold Street, Suite 1200
Detroit, MI 48226
(313) 261-9926
gguerrero@detroitlandbank.org
tmckinney@detroitlandbank.org

Date: September 14, 2017
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