Three shareholders in the firm have authored chapters in the latest edition of the Michigan Municipal Law book that was published in May 2012 by the Institute of Continuing Legal Education. Carol A. Rosati authored the chapter on "Liability of Local Government and Local Officials." Thomas R. Schultz authored chapter on "Limitations on Local Government Under Federal Constitution and Laws." Steven P. Joppich authored the section "Power to Formulate Local Policy." The Michigan Municipal Law book is a comprehensive guide to municipal law in Michigan.
Carol A. Rosati authored an article for The Risk Journal, published by the Michigan Municipal Risk Management Authority in the June 2011 issue on the Michigan Supreme Court decision in Kyser v. Kasson Township, 486 Mich 514; 786 NW2d 543 (2010). Ms. Rosati had filed an Amicus Curiae Brief in support of the Township's position in the Michigan Supreme Court.
Carol A. Rosati authored an article for The Risk Journal, published by the Michigan Municipal Risk Management Authority in the November 2010 issue on the Michigan Supreme Court decision in Hendee v. Putnam Township, 486 Mich 556; 786 NW2d 521 (2010). Ms. Rosati had filed an Amicus Curiae Brief on behalf of the Township's position in both the Michigan Court of Appeals and the Michigan Supreme Court.
Christopher Johnson and Carlito Young recently edited the Michigan Municipal Risk Management Authority's (MMRMA) new "FOIA Coordinator Handbook." This publication is a work of the MMRMA's Administrative Advisory Committee and was intended to provide FOIA Coordinators with information to answer the numerous FOIA requests received by local units of government. In addition to the editing, Mr. Young and Mr. Johnson presented FOIA seminars in Howell, Michigan on March 25, 2009; in Okemos, Michigan on May 6, 2009; and in Gaylord, Michigan on June 23, 2009. Anyone interested in obtaining a copy of the Handbook may do so through the MMRMA.
Carol A. Rosati was honored by the Michigan Institute of Continuing Legal Education in "This Week in Michigan Law" for her many contributions to the Institute of Continuing Legal Education, including being a co-author of the new Michigan Zoning, Planning and Land Use book recently published by the ICLE. The book was published to provide a resource of current Michigan law in the area, and step-by-step guidance and practical tools for both lawyers and others working with the issues.
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."