Building owners lose appeal over demolition


Owners who say their commercial building in the area was demolished without their knowledge have lost an appeal in the case.

A federal appeals court says the city of Wyoming took reasonable steps to inform Ming and Julie Yang that the building had problems and would be demolished.

The Yangs sued after Wyoming sent them a demolition bill for $22,500.

There's no dispute that a notice was posted on the property, and other information was sent by mail. Some certified mail was returned.

The appeals court, in a 2-1 decision yesterday, says Wyoming acted reasonably.

But in a sharp dissent, Judge Eric Clay says the court has set a bad precedent.

He says the "average parking ticket" has more information than the notices sent to the Yangs. 

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