Bus Passenger’s Cause of Action Dismissed Against Transportation Commission – Court of Appeals Affirms Trial Court’s Judgment for Transportation Commission

In Palmer v. Blue Water Area Transportation Commission, the Court of Appeals affirmed a trial court’s judgment of no cause of action against a governmental entity (here a transportation commission) in a suit by a bus passenger alleging negligence and gross negligence against the governmental entity and its employee, respectively. Plaintiff fell while boarding the bus. […]

Supreme Court Denies Application to Consider Whether Noneconomic Damages are Available Under No-Fault Act Against Governmental Entities

In Hodges.v.City of Dearborn et al, the Court of Appeals reversed a trial court’s decision to allow a suit to proceed against a governmental entity in a wrongful death, liability suit involving a collision between a police vehicle responding to a reported fire and the plaintiff’s decedent’s vehicle.  The Court of Appeals held the plaintiff’s estate […]

County Sheriff Not Liable for Civil Damages for Contempt of Probate Court Order to Estate of Mental Health Patient Awaiting Transport to County Mental Health Facility

In In re Estate of Bradley (1), the Michigan Supreme Court held the Governmental Tort Liability Act (GTLA), MCL 691.1401, et seq., provides immunity from tort liability to a county sheriff and his or her deputies for alleged violation of a probate court order, which resulted in the suicide death of a patient awaiting transport […]