Daily Briefs (Feb 18)

Court: Wrong corner kills suit over trip, fall
BAY CITY, Mich. (AP) — A man who tripped and fell has lost his lawsuit against Bay City because he gave the wrong location.

The Michigan appeals court says state law is very clear: Robert Graczyk needed to be exact when informing Bay City about a bad sidewalk.

Graczyk says he was retrieving his trash can in December 2006 when he fell and was injured. He informed the city and said the incident occurred at the northeast corner of Broadway and 21st Street. It was actually the northwest corner.

Bay City objected to the lawsuit, saying Graczyk’s notice didn’t provide enough details and gave the wrong location.

A Bay County judge refused to dismiss the case but the appeals court did this week. The court says there’s no room in Michigan law for “rough approximations.”

Holiday Hours
The Third Circuit Court Civil, Criminal and Family Division will be closed on Monday, Feb. 21, in observance of President’s Day.

The 36th District Court will be closed to the public on Monday Feb. 21 in observance of President’s Day.

All offices of the United States District Court and the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Michigan will be closed on Monday, Feb. 21 in observance of President’s Day. In case of emergency, call (313) 234-5656.

The Michigan Supreme Court, Court of Appeals, and State Court Administrative Office will be closed on Monday, Feb. 21 in  observance of President’s Day.

On Monday, Feb. 21, in observance of Presidents Day the following divisions of the Wayne County Clerk’s office will be operating as follow:
Lincoln Hall of Justice; Frank Murphy Hall of Justice; Coleman A. Young Municipal Center; Circuit Court; Case Initiation/Filing - Room 201; Personal Protection Unit - Room 928; Records Division - Room LL-61;
OPEN at Coleman A. Young Municipal Center: Assumed Names; Birth & Death Records; Concealed Weapons Permits; Elections; Marriage License Application/Certifications; Notary; Passport; and Western Wayne Satellite Office

MAJ presents ‘Liens’ evening forum March 10
The Michigan Association for Justice (MAJ) will host an evening forum on “Liens” on Thursday, March 10, beginning with registration at 5:30 p.m. at the Crown Plaza located at 27000 Sheraton Drive in Novi.

Sessions will run from 6 to 9 p.m.

Co-moderators include Jules Olsman, MAJ past president, and MAJ Executive Board members Robert June, Donna MacKenzie, and Troy Haney. To register online for this event, visit www.michiganjustice.org.

People’s Law College free seminar on license restoration
The Oakland County Bar Association (OCBA) will address individual concerns related to driver’s license restoration and expungement during the next People’s Law College free seminar on Tuesday, Feb. 22, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Adams–Pratt Oakland County Law Library. Seating is limited to 40 attendees. Register by contacting Jenna Huskinson, CLE coordinator at the OCBA, at (248) 334-3400 or by e-mail at cle@ocba.org.

For addition information about this seminar visit the OCBA’s Event Calendar at www.ocba.org.