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Injury case dismissed because Notice of Defect was not sufficiently detailed

In Mawri v. City of Dearborn, the Plaintiff filed suit after falling and fracturing his hip on an icy sidewalk.  His attorney had attempted to comply with the notice requirement in the highway immunity statute, however, the attorney's notice did not describe the "nature of the defect" in the sidewalk and mistakenly identified the location as 5034 Middlesex Road, rather than the contiguous 5026 Middlesex.  On the basis of these errors, Mawri's injury claim was dismissed, even though the City did not document any prejudice resulting from the "inadequate" notice, and even though the City police department filed a report that properly identified the location.

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