Many years ago a subdivision in Detroit was platted, with recorded building restrictions. When ready for the sale of lots, the intended high character of the subdivision and its desirability for expensive residences was much advertised. An association, an informal organization of some of the owners of houses in the subdivision, assumed the right to pass upon the desirability of prospective lot purchasers, and there was some indication that the person who advertised and marketed most of the lots verbally agreed to submit to the association the names of prospective purchasers and assured some intending purchasers that colored persons would be excluded. One K became the owner of one of the lots which, later on, he sold and conveyed to D, a negro. Plaintiffs, resident property owners in the subdivision, sought an injunction against occupancy by D. Held, lower court was right in refusing the relief. Kathan v. Stevenson, (Mich. 1943) 12 N.W. (2d) 332.
R. W. A.,
COVENANTS-RESTRICTIONS UPON THE USE OF LAND-NEGROES,
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