Dale Newman was an Ann Arbor landlord. A series of buildings he has operated have had problems.
DTE Meter Tampering
In August 2007, several houses managed by Newman were declared uninhabitable by the City of Ann Arbor for lacking gas or electricity after DTE shut off the power for nonpayment of utilities or meter tampering. This put several tenants out of their homes just as the UM semester started. In September, DTE filed suit against Newman, seeking $500,000 in damages for unauthorized meters and "other unlawful means" of getting gas or electricity. That amount is three times the estimated value of the utilities used unlawfully, plus costs of investigation. In February 2009, Judge Donald Shelton ruled in DTE's favor and found Newman guilty of utilities fraud.
Newman was arrested and jailed on felony assault charges in February 2009 after a disagreement with Washtenaw County security officers at the County Courthouse led to a scuffle.
One blog suggests his name appears frequently in court
Petitioned to end radon testing on one of the homes he managed.
At least one of his houses has had problems with facilities, including brown water.
Some information collected from Ann Arbor is Overrated
- Who is Dale Newman?, Ann Arbor Observer, April 2011.
- Former Michigan Inn owner arrested on felony assault charge, Ann Arbor News, February 2009
- Ann Arbor landlord ordered to pay DTE $637,273, Ann Arbor News, February 2009
- Ann Arbor News, 11 Oct. 07: DTE suing landlord, saying utilities stolen