|Michigan Supreme Court
|contracts, breach of contract, collective bargaining, Public Employment Relations Act (PERA), Michigan Employmnet Relations Commission (MERC)
John A. Entenman | Melvin J. Muskovitz | F. Arthur Jones II |
Michigan Association of Counties (MAC)
The circuit court abused its descretion when it granted the prelimiary injunction because there was no irreparable harm, the preliminary injunction granted Plaintiff all of the relief it would be entitled to were it to prevail on the merit, the preliminary injunction was unnecessary to preserve the status quo, and the injunction imposes an injury on the City that cannot be undone, even if it were to prevail on the merits.
We are not second-guessing the circuit court’s discretion to substitute the outcome we prefer. For reasons that are unclear, the circuit court in its written opinion granting the preliminary injunction seemed to credit only plaintiff’s allegations and did not at all consider defendant’s contrary evidence. Plaintiff
|MSC requested LDF amicus brief?
In June of 2006, the City faced a major financial crisis. The Mayor proposed a budget plan that included several drastic measures, such as eliminating public services and tax supported recreational programs, closing community centers and the public library, and laying off a number of personnel, which included firefighters.In response, Local 376, Pontiac Fire Fighters Union (“Plaintiff’) filed a grievance per the