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Archived Issues of GLM’s Gov Law Publication.

Gov Law is a past publication by GLM attorneys that focuses on Municipal Law.

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February 2018“Substantial” Compliance with Notice Provision in MCL 691.1404 is Insufficient
September 2017Government Employee’s Complaints about Nepotism/Improper Hiring Practices in Township Are Protected Speech under the First Amendment
February 2017Discrimination Based On Religion Impermissible Under The Elliott Larson Civil Rights Act
January 2017House Bill 4686 Became Public Act 419 of 2016 Allowing Municipalities to Assert the Open and Obvious Danger Doctrine
September 2016Notice To Municipalities: Beware Of Unconstitutionally Vague Noise Ordinances
January 2015Firefighter’s Rule
March 2014Michigan’s Anti-Begging Statute Held Unconstitutional
August 2013A Police Chief Is A Police Chief By Any Other Name
March 2013Tax Help!!
January 2013New Gov Publication
May 2010Announcing New Indiana Office
September 2009Proprietary Function Exception
April 2009Public Building Exception
February 2009Motor Vehicle Exception
November 2008The Highway Exception – Statutory Provisions
June 2008The Open Meetings Act
February 2008Municipal Liability: Your Keys To Success
November 2007‘Tis The Season…
October 2007School’s In – Liability Claims To Follow
July 2007Campaign Reminders
May 2007So You’ve Been Sued . . .
April 2007Alternative Dispute Resolution
March 2007The Open Meetings Act
January 2007MUNICIPAL LAW UPDATE, New Law Protects Garrity Statements
December 2006‘Tis The Season…, When Are “No Contest” Pleas Admissible In Civil Litigation?
September 2006Covering Your Assets, E-Mail Communications And The Open Meetings Act, Fourth Amendment Search & Seizure
August 2006School’s In – Liability Claims To Follow, Municipal Law Update
July 2006Protections Afforded To “High Ranking Public Officials”, Legal Update, Those Pesky Licensing Agreements: A Cautionary Tale
June 2006Supreme Court Widens The Road To Immunity In Highway Cases; The Public Building Exception
May 2006Municipal Law Update; Court of Appeals Gives More Protection to Municipalities in Sewer Backup Cases
April 2006Record Retention & Management; Legal Update
March 2006Open Meetings; Governmental Immunity Protects Firefighter / Paramedics
February 2006Township And Firefighter Immune From Liability In Deadly Fire; Garrity Protects Officers Against Self-Incrimination During An Internal Investigation…. Sometimes
January 2006Patronage Dismissals: When Are They Constitutional?
December 2005Supreme Court Decision Affirms And Strengthens Authority On Zoning
November 2005‘Tis The Season…; Got A Naughty Plaintiff? Consider The Wrongful Conduct Doctrine
October 2005Campaign Reminders; Sixth Circuit Holds Attorney-Client Privilege Can Be Invoked By Municipality And Cannot Be Waived By Employee; Is There Really A “Highway Exception” To Governmental Immunity?
September 2005Can Municipalities Collect Money For Providing Emergency Services?; 6th Circuit Relieves Municipalities And States From Portion Of Family Medical Leave Act
August 2005Appealing Possibilities; Maybe It’s Time To Review Your Employee Handbook!
July 2005In Memoriam; School’s Out – The Court’s Term Is Not Far Behind; Supreme Court Allows Harassment Claim Against Employee
June 2005Highway Exception: Design Defect Or Failure To Maintain/Repair?; Practice Pointers
May 2005Environmental Insurance: A Tool in Redeveloping Brownfields; Local Parking Ordinances and their Enforceability as to Disabled Individuals
April 2005On the Road The Law and Municipal Vehicles Part II