Supreme Court Grants to Consider Tax Tribunal’s Exclusivity of Jurisdiction Over “Special Assessments” Under the Drain Code

Lacey & Jones, LLP’s Appeals and Legal Research Group Chair, Carson J. Tucker appeared in this case as special appellate co-counsel for Pittsfield Township after the Township lost in the Michigan Court of Appeals. Mr. Tucker was hired for his appellate expertise to draft and assist with the filing of the application in the Michigan […]

Michigan Court of Appeals Rules “Substantial Compliance” With Statutory Notice Provision Sufficient to Give Governmental Entity Sufficient Notice of Defect Under “Highway Exception” to Governmental Immunity

Although the Court of Appeals does not use the term “substantial compliance” in this case, it rules that there was enough information in the plaintiff’s communications to the City of Detroit to provide the city with proper notice of a defect in a sidewalk within the meaning of MCL 691.1404 (the notice provision concerning the […]