Not just one victory, but two.
The Michigan Court of Appeals also completely reversed Judge George Buth's dismissal of a related hazardous waste case your executive director had filed. It found that Buth, while serving as the chief judge of the Kent County Circuit Court (and recently dethroned by the State Court Adminstrator), had usurped the authority of the trial judge to toss out my hazardous waste complaint. It has now been re-instated.
In light of our appellate victory in the other case, I will probably have our attorney consolidate the two cases, which have been remanded to Judge James Redford. The recently-elected Redford replaced Judge David Soet after Soet resigned from the bench last year with two years left in his term. Soet's resignation was a surprise to everyone but us. He quit his post after we had filed a complaint against him in the U.S. District Court in which we alleged that he pressured a local attorney to put a witness on the stand to give perjured testimony.
Because of these events, suffice it to say that we have some confidence that the evidence, and not backroom deals, will determine the merit of our hazardous waste complaint from here on out.