William K. Fahey is a Michigan lawyer serving public utilities and municipalities for more than 32 years. He represents electric and natural gas utilities in administrative, regulatory, commercial and appellate matters, and has been involved in nearly every major matter affecting Michigan public utilities over the last three decades.
Mr. Fahey has represented more than 100 Michigan municipalities throughout Michigan, both as municipal attorney and as special counsel, principally handling municipal utility projects, land use regulation and zoning, municipal boundary proceedings, intergovernmental agreements, special municipal athorities, litigation and appeals.
National Steel Corp v Public Service Comm — Sixth Circuit upheld state regulation of new service within natural gas utility''s service area.
Eyde Brothers Development Co v Eaton County Drain Commissioner — Michigan Supreme Court upheld the municipality''s right to use existing road right of way for the installation of sewer and water systems without the approval of the underlying landowner.
Altman v Meridian Charter Township — Michigan Supreme Court affirmed township''s right to require a road improvement as a condition of subdivision approval.
English Garden Condominiums, LLC v Howell Township — Michigan Supreme Court upheld right of municipality to seize letter of credit for unfinished land use project.
City of Taylor v Detroit Edison Company — Michigan Supreme Court held that a city had no authority to force an electric utility to relocate its lines underground without compensation.