The Michigan Supreme Court last week declined to hear an appeal of an Ypsilanti Township lawsuit against General Motors Corp., paving the way for the closing of an auto plant in the township.

In a statement, Douglas Winters, the township's attorney, said the action by the high court "appears to mean that General Motors will be allowed to close the Willow Run plant and that the township's only recourse may be to recover monetary damages."

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