I had never heard of this case until yesterday but apparently a judge has ruled that a couple who poured more than $1 million to build a 9,000 square foot house in the Detroit 'burbs has been ordered to demolish portions of the house that were built violating setbacks required per deed restrictions. I'm sure this will probably be appealed to the state supreme court so it will be interesting to see what the final resolution is.
It sounds like a couple spiteful neighbors who just cannot get along. The big house owner was reportedly told of the violations during construction but proceeded anyway while the plaintiff seems to be willing to settle for nothing short of total demolition. I have no dog in this fight, but I guess my jerk side is really winning out because I'm cheering for the plaintiffs.