Docket No. 54854, (Calendar No. 5).

398 Mich. 41 (1976)

247 N.W.2d 512


Supreme Court of Michigan.

Reargued April 7, 1976.

Decided November 23, 1976.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Ripple & Chambers, P.C. (by Sanford L. Steiner and Isaac Schulz) for plaintiff.

Vandeveer, Garzia, Tonkin, Kerr & Heaphy, P.C., for defendant Taylor Board of Education.

Amici Curiae:

Robert Reese, Corporation Counsel, and John E. Cross and Maureen P. Reilly, Assistants Corporation Counsel, for the City of Detroit.

Lopatin, Miller, Bindes & Freedman (by Victoria C. Heldman) for Michigan Trial Lawyers Association.

Michael F. Schmidt for the Council of the Negligence Section, State Bar of Michigan, in favor of governmental immunity.

Neal Bush and Kenneth M. Mogill for the Council of the Negligence Section, State Bar of Michigan, in opposition to governmental immunity.


In Thomas v Department of State Highways, 398 Mich. 1; 247 N.W.2d 530 (1976), released today, we examined the legislative grant of immunity to the state per 1964 PA 170; MCLA 691.1401 et seq., MSA 3.996(101) et seq.

In the instant case, we are called upon to examine the common-law doctrine of state governmental immunity. We hold that the common-law doctrine...

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