SOUTHFIELD, Mich., Jan. 21, 2015 – Nationally-known Attorney Geoffrey Fieger announced today he has filed a $54 million lawsuit on behalf of Bloomfield Hills residents regarding a secret scorched earth campaign by DTE and Davey Tree to clear cut Michigan’s hundred-year-old Hardwood trees.
In December of 2014, without notice, without authority, and contrary to 100 years of practice, DTE sent nearly 20 Davey tree cutting crews to Kensington Road in Bloomfield Hills to clear cut hundreds of century-old hardwood trees.
Apparently, DTE had begun a secret campaign known as “Ground to Sky,” intending to clear cut Michigan’s beautiful hardwood trees that line our streets and avenues. DTE entered into a $54 million contract with Davey to accomplish this work.
In December of 2014, DTE and Davey began the clear cutting, affecting more than 20 landowners before they were stopped by Bloomfield Township Supervisor Leo Savoie, and the City of Bloomfield Hills.
“DTE and Davey had absolutely no authority to clear cut trees or to convert the trees as their own property. Since the carnage, DTE has been secretly trying to settle with property owners,” Fieger said.
Fieger filed the case in Oakland County Circuit Court.