Money deal between neighbors allows Washington Township mansion to stay

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - A Macomb County judge says a 9,000-square-foot mansion that was built too close to an adjoining property line may not have to come down after all, under a deal between two sets of neighbors.

Circuit Judge Mark Switalski said Tuesday that the two sides have reached a tentative agreement that involves the "payment of some money" in exchange for the mansion staying up.

The Michigan Court of Appeals previously ruled that at least part of the home had to come down.

Simon and Saca Palushaj have been trying for 9 years to save the Washington Township house.

Aileen Thom and her late husband Gerald sued their neighbors in 2004.

The Macomb Daily of Mount Clemens ( ) says the deal takes effect Sept. 16.


Information from: The Macomb Daily,

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