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Sidewalk claim dismissed because injuries and witnesses not identified in 120 days

Awilda Falkner sued the City of Inkster after he tripped on an uneven sidewalk and fractured his knee.  He immediately provided the statutory notice to the City, however, his notice provided the name of only one of his companions at the time and did not specify his injury--merely describing it as "serious."  The Court held that even though the City suffered no prejudice by delay in learning the nature of his injuries and the name of his second companion, Falkner's claim must be summarily dismissed for failing to comply with the statutory notice requirement.

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