Michigan Supreme Court News

Michigan’s Top Court Eyeing Liability in Snowmobile Crashes

The Michigan Supreme Court is looking at a pair of cases that involve possible liability against the state in crashes involving snowmobiles. The issue is whether a snowmobile and a utility vehicle should be considered motor vehicles under a Michigan …

Michigan Court Opening Door to More Slip-And-Fall Cases

The Michigan Supreme Court is chipping away at a longstanding legal doctrine that makes it tough to win slip-and-fall lawsuits in the state. Donna Livings needed three surgeries after falling in an icy lot as she tried to get to …

Michigan’s Top Court: Utility Not Liable in Tree Trimmer’s Death

A city-owned utility in Traverse City, Michigan, can’t be held responsible for the death of a tree trimmer who had contact with a power line. The Michigan Supreme Court has turned down an appeal from Zachary Adams’ family, which means …

After Court Ruling, New Emergency Orders Issued to Stem Virus in Michigan

A week after Michigan’s Supreme Court ruled Gov. Gretchen Whitmer lacked the authority to act unilaterally to slow the spread of the coronavirus, the state health department issued its own emergency order keeping much of the restrictions she imposed in …

Court: Lawsuit Against Michigan Officials over Lead in Water Can Proceed

Flint residents whose health and homes were harmed by lead-contaminated water scored a legal milestone on July 29 when the Michigan Supreme Court said they could proceed with a lawsuit against public officials for the disastrous decisions that caused the …

Michigan’s Top Court: Jury Should Decide Liability in Case of Woman Hurt at Party

It might be the most talked-about Christmas party at the Michigan Supreme Court. The justices on Friday let stand an appeals court decision and said a jury should decide whether an Oakland County couple is liable for a woman’s injuries …

Court: Northern Michigan Inn Not Liable for Girl’s Bonfire Burns

The Michigan Supreme Court has ruled in favor of a century-old inn in a lawsuit over hot coals on a Lake Michigan beach. The court says Watervale Inn is protected by a law that shields landowners from liability during recreational …

Suit Over Woman’s Fall at Party Reaches Michigan Supreme Court

A woman’s fall at a holiday party has reached the Michigan Supreme Court, which could use the case to clarify the responsibilities of property owners when they welcome guests to their home. The court heard arguments Tuesday in the case …

Michigan High Court to Hear Arguments in Golf Cart Lawsuit

The Michigan Supreme Court is taking a swing at a golf cart dispute. The justices want to hear more about a golfer who was accidentally struck by a cart at Farmington Hills Golf Club in 2013. Ken Bertin and Doug …

Case of Hot Coals at Century-Old Inn Going to Michigan Supreme Court

The Michigan Supreme Court is looking at the case of the hot coals. A 10-year-old girl burned her foot on hot coals that couldn’t be seen under sand, a day after a Lake Michigan bonfire. The state appeals court said …