Henkey v City of Grand Rapids
440 Mich 867 (1992)
Issue: Governmental immunity – public building exception
The circuit court also held that a sidewalk adjacent to a public building does not fall within the public building exception. The Court of Appeals reversed, finding that the public building exception applies to areas immediately adjacent to the building and that the exception also applies to dangerous conditions arising from the accumulation of foreign substances on the floors of public buildings.
|Why did the LDF get involved?
At risk was the principle that the natural accumulation of ice and snow does not constitute a defective condition of a public building for purposes of the public building exception to governmental immunity. In addition, at risk was the principle that areas immediately adjacent to a building are not part of a building for purposes of the exception.
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