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Michigan Supreme Court reverses appeals court ruling in suit against city

May 7, 2018
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LANSING — The Michigan Supreme Court said an Upper Peninsula judge was right to dismiss a lawsuit filed by a woman who fell into a hole dug to fix a water pipe.

The state's high court issued an order Friday reinstating the Chippewa County judge's 2015 dismissal of the case filed by Alice Brown.

That court found Brown failed to provide details of her injuries in her suit against Sault Ste. Marie.

The city said her notice didn't meet the strict conditions of state law.

The state Supreme Court agreed, reversing the appeals court decision that said Sault Ste. Marie had police and ambulance reports with that information.

All but one high court justice ruled they didn't need to consider documents not submitted, because it wouldn't change the case's outcome.

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