Russell LaBarge moderated a meeting of the Macomb County Water Quality Board with federal, state and local officials as well as environmental groups in attendance to discuss progress on Blue Ribbon Commission's recommendations.
The Michigan Municipal Risk Management Authority (MMRMA) has received a first place award in the pool category from the Public Risk Management Association (PRIMA) for their DVD resource, “Anatomy of a Lawsuit.” The DVD is an hour-long resource which explains steps of the litigation process to lay people to give them an idea of what to expect if they ever become a party to a lawsuit. Three attorneys from the firm appeared in the video. Michael Rosati appeared on the DVD as moderator, Christopher Johnson played the role of one of the defense lawyers in the presentation, and Laura Amtsbuechler appeared in the video playing the role of one of the plaintiff's counsel. The award was presented to the MMRMA at the annual meeting of PRIMA in Las Vegas on June 11, 2006.
Michael Rosati and Christopher Johnson presented "Anatomy of a Lawsuit" in Sault Ste. Marie on May 24, 2006.
Christopher Johnson and Carlito Young presented a seminar on the Freedom of Information Act and the Open Meetings Act to officials in Bay County on May 9, 2006. The seminar included an overview on responding to FOIA requests and complying with the Open Meetings Act.
The firm was recently selected as general counsel for the Michigan Universities Self-Insurance Corporation (M.U.S.I.C.) MUSIC is a self-insurance pool for eleven public universities in the state.
Michael Rosati presented "Anatomy of a Lawsuit" to a group of county officials on March 24, 2006 in Lansing.
Carol A. Rosati moderated a seminar entitled "Hot Topics in Municipal Law Practice" in Troy on February 16, 2006. Sponsored by the Institute of Continuing Legal Education, topics include First Amendment Issues, Municipal Employment, Freedom of Information and Open Meetings Acts, Qualified Immunity Defense and Eminent Domain. Michael Rosati presented the section dealing with current developments involving the Qualified Immunity Defense.
Carol A. Rosati has recently published an article in the Public Corporation Law Quarterly, Winter 2005 edition, entitled "Williamson County, Paragon and San Remo Hotel: The Current Status of the Ripeness Doctrine."