KENT COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT GRANTS COMPLETE DISMISSAL OF SEWER CLAIM ON THE BASIS OF GOVERNMENTAL IMMUNITY

Posted December 19, 2013, 12:04 PM.

This case arose when, during a construction project, the general contractor broke a sewer pipe which caused potential environmental problems on the Rouge River.  The contractor sought restitution under a theory of unjust enrichment. The Court granted our motion for summary disposition, concluding that the unjust enrichment claim was subject to governmental immunity. The North … Read More

MCGRAW MORRIS WINS SEMINAL CASE ESTABLISHING ABSOLUTE IMMUNITY FOR POLICE CHIEFS REGARDLESS OF THE POLICE ACTIVITY

Posted October 14, 2013, 11:06 AM.

On June 20, 2013 the Michigan Supreme Court issued its long awaited decision in the case of Petipren v. Jaskowski. Thomas Petipren brought an action against the Chief of Police for the Village of Port Sanilac. Petipren alleged that the Police Chief Jaskowski assaulted and wrongfully arrested him for resisting and obstructing, and for disorderly … Read More