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June 13, 2009

MSC Order List: June 12, 2009

On Friday, June 12, 2009, the Michigan Supreme Court issued orders denying leave to appeal in 4 cases and granted reconsideration in Chambers v. Wayne County Airport Authority, No. 136900. The case raises the question of whether the plaintiff, who slipped and fell in a puddle of water in the Detroit Metropolitan Airport, was required to give notice under MCL ' 691.1406 where the airport police created an incident report. The Court vacated its December 19, 2008 order which reversed the Court of Appeals' decision that the plaintiff was entitled to pursue his claim, and denied leave to appeal. In its 2008 order, the Court reversed the Court of Appeals' decision and adopted the reasoning of the dissent. The Court vacated the 2008 order, and denied the application for leave to appeal making the Court of Appeals' decision final. Justices Corrigan, Markman, and Young dissented, stating that the “new majority” was again ignoring (rather than overruling) settled precedent, such as Rowland v. Washtenaw County Road Commission, 477 Mich. 197 (2007).

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