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Posted: Sep 4, 2013, 5:00 PM
The 6th Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the ruling of the District Court that an officer is not entitled to qualified governmental immunity and denied the defendant’s motion for summary judgment in a published opinion in Romo v. Largen, July 23, 2013 (Docket No. 12-1870).
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Posted: Apr 22, 2011, 10:15 AM
In Sharp v City of Benton Harbor, the COA held that a curb comes withing the definition of "a public highway, road, or street," for purposes of applying the highway exception to governmental immunity to municipalities. In Sharp, the plaintiff sustained injuries when she stepped onto a crumbling curb.
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Posted: Mar 2, 2011, 9:30 AM
In Kline v Dep't of Transportation, the Court of Appeals "begrudgingly" followed McCahan v Brennan, holding that the defendant was entitled to summary disposition where the plaintiff failed to comply with the notice provision contained in MCL 600.6431.
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Posted: Mar 26, 2010, 9:40 AM
In Dybata v Wayne County, a published opinion, the COA held that the county was not entitled summary disposition based on governmental immunity because the sewage exception to immunity applied even where the plaintiffs failed to expressly comply with notice requirements.
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Posted: Mar 22, 2007, 11:10 AM
The Court of Appeals recently decided a case that I had been following since it hit the local news stations after two young girls were hit by a drunk driver after they walked onto Saginaw Street because the sidewalk was impassable due to snow and ice in Estate of Buckner.
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