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A Bus Driver is Responsible to Properly Secure a Wheelchair to the Bus Restraint System

May 27, 2019 in Appeals,Personal Injury,

In the unpublished decision of Estate of Rita H. Hughes v City of Livonia, No. 340447 (April 30, 2019), the Michigan Court of Appeals recently held that there were sufficient questions of fact to avoid dismissal of a claim involving serious personal injuries sustained by...

Employer May Revoke Employment Offer If You Test Positive for Marijuana

May 02, 2019 in Appeals,

Even with an MMMA Card, a potential employer can revoke an employment offer if you test positive for Marijuana. Although you may have a medical marijuana card that affords you certain protections under the Michigan Medical Marijauna Act (MMMA), the Michigan Court of Appeals held...

Can a City Mark My Car Tires With Chalk to Enforce Parking Limits?

April 24, 2019 in Appeals,

Can a City Mark My Car Tires With Chalk to Enforce Parking Limits? We have all experienced this -- you park your car in a zone indicated with a maximum parking time period and come back to your vehicle to find your tires have been...

Appeals Court Holds Landlord Cannot Avoid Responsibility for Shopping Center Parking Lot Completely Covered in Ice

April 08, 2019 in Appeals,Personal Injury,

Michigan Case Law Updates Livings v Sage’s Investment Group, LLC - Unpublished MI Court of Appeals Decision, Docket No. 339152, February 26, 2019 In a 2-1 decision, the Michigan Court of Appeals affirmed a Macomb County Circuit Court’s denial of a commercial landlord’s motion for...

Jury Can Consider a Parent’s Negligence

August 07, 2018 in Appeals,

Appeals Court Decides Jury Can Consider a Parent’s Negligence, Even if They Have Parental Immunity, in Apportioning Liability Six-year-old Ezekiel Goodwin was riding his bicycle on a service drive between the defendant Northwest Michigan Fair Association’s (“NW Fair”) campgrounds, where he was staying with his...

Michigan Court of Appeals: Hearing Loss Can Impair Bodily Function

February 26, 2018 in Appeals,

In a published decision, the Michigan Court of Appeals recently found that hearing loss can present a serious impairment of bodily function and the injured person can recover damages under Michigan's No-Fault law. The plaintiff was in an automobile accident where the air bags were...

Giroux Amburn Appellate Practice Update

February 19, 2018 in Appeals,

Director of appellate practice, Matt Klakulak, has again prevailed for Giroux Amburn’s clients in the Michigan Court of Appeals. In Estate of David Niehaus v Asia Nails LLC, unpublished opinion of the Court of Appeals, issued July 25, 2017 (Docket No. 332938), Plaintiff’s decedent’s death...