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City and inspectors are summarily dismissed from mold case; not "the" cause of property damage

Thomas and Marie Anne Welgosh sued the City of Novi and their inspectors alleging that if the inspectors had acted reasonably, the grossly poor workmanship of their contractor would have been identified and they would not have lost the value of their new home.  The Court held that since the Michigan Supreme Court adjusted its analysis of governmental immunity to allow immunity for any negligent actor who was not the "primary" cause of a loss, the Welgosh's claim must be summarily dismissed.  Previously, the Michigan Courts had held a negligent governmental employee responsible for his or her "share" of fault; when Republicans achieved a majority in the Supreme Court, they read the combined statutory provisions to allow that outcome only where the governmental actor was the "primary" cause of harm.

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