A municipality is usually an urban administrative division having corporate status and usually powers of self-government or jurisdiction. The term municipality is also used to mean the governing body of a municipality. A municipality is a general-purpose administrative subdivision, as opposed to a special-purpose district. The term is derived from French "municipalité" and Latin "municipalis".
Posts about Municipality
  • New Laws in Texas for 2017

    … a Police Officer [HB 683] The law previously stated that it was illegal to be in possession of or use law enforcement insignia, or a vehicle, in a municipality of at least 1.18 million residents. House Bill 683, which will take effect on September 1st, 2017, nullifies the population threshold requirement.  Drones Banned From Flying Over Jails…

    Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 30 readers -
  • Can Injuries Caused by Broken Sidewalks be a Reason to Sue?

    … for those damages suffered on the part of the pedestrian. Procedural Hurdles One cannot simply sue the city or local municipality without following the proper notice requirements under Pennsylvania law. In many jurisdictions, cities may have to be informed of the pending claim before being able to be sued in a court of law. It is important to reach…

    Gabriel Levin/ 7 readers -
  • Are Golf Carts Safe on Streets?

    … municipalities to decide for themselves when golf carts can be used. If a municipality specifically allows it, golf carts can be driven on roadways that are deemed safe and have speed limits of 35 miles per hour or less. Additionally, if you operate a golf cart, you must follow all of the same rules as people driving cars. You should have a valid…

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 22 readers -
  • Car Accidents on the Dallas North Tollway

    …Automobile accidents on the Dallas North Tollway create major hazards, but they can also lead to major headaches. If you’ve been hurt in a car crash on the Dallas North Tollway, call Rasansky Law Firm today at (214) 651-6100 to discuss your legal options free of charge. Our firm works on contingency, meaning you’ll never pay a penny out of pocket…

    Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 30 readers -
  • The Texas Tort Claims Act

    … government or municipality, you are limited to no more than $250,000 per person, and $500,000 per occurrence. If suing a local government or emergency services organization, you are limited to no more than $100,000 per person, and $300,000 per occurrence. Speak With a Personal Injury Lawyer in Dallas, Texas For Free The attorneys at Rasansky Law Firm…

    Rasansky Law Firm- 21 readers -
  • Malfunctioning Traffic Signals

    … against the municipality responsible for the traffic lights. Call a Chicago Car Accident Attorney Today If you were hurt in an accident because of a malfunctioning or defective stop light, call the Staver Law Group at today. They will inform you of your rights and help you recover from the incident. The post Malfunctioning Traffic Signals appeared first on Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer. …

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 18 readers -
  • Local Chapter 9 Bankruptcy Filings

    … for Chapter 9 under the Alabama Code. They argued that the Alabama Code required a municipality to have “refunding or funding bond debt” to be authorized to file. The bankruptcy court agreed and dismissed that case. The City of Prichard appealed that decision to the United States District Court, which then asked the Alabama Supreme Court to answer…

    Kathryn Davis/ Bond and Botes- 45 readers -
  • What is a Chapter 9 Bankruptcy?

    … of the Bankruptcy Code. Municipal bankruptcies have become a bit more familiar to the general public in the past several years, with Detroit, Michigan and more locally, Jefferson County, Alabama, filing for protection under this section of the Code. Chapter 9 Bankruptcy Chapter 9 bankruptcy is limited to municipalities. The term “municipality” is defined…

    Bond and Botes- 35 readers -
  • Liability in a Head-on Collision

    … that produced and sold the defective auto part should be held accountable under products liability [3] legal principles. Taking on a large automotive manufacturer can be intimidating, so you always want an attorney on your side who has the experience and resources needed for this type of case. Find out how a qualified Philadelphia auto accident lawyer…

    Gabriel Levin/ 12 readers -
  • Road defects can lead to bicycle accidents

    …, highways or interstates are often going to be state owned, where other roadways or streets are likely to be owned by the local city or municipality. However, ownership is not enough to prove liability, the injured cyclist must also be able to prove that the road owner was aware of the defect, should have been aware of the defect, or caused…

    Bruning Legal- 17 readers -
  • Traffic Violations and Personal Injury

    … in the personal injury lawsuit. Illinois Traffic Laws and Penalties Under the driver’s license points system in Illinois, a conviction for even a minor traffic offense can leave negative marks on the driver’s record. With enough accumulated points, a driver’s license may be revoked or suspended. Generally, every county and municipality will set its own rules…

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 40 readers -
  • Two Cheers For Nude Dancing

    … and sensitive esthete. Nonetheless, the SJC rejected Showtime’s challenge to the studies on which the town relied. The court held that the town’s countervailing interest “need not be perfectly demonstrated.” Rather, “the evidence before the municipality must lead to the reasonable conclusion that a countervailing State interest exists in fact…

    Donald Pinto/ Massachusetts Land Use Monitor- 32 readers -
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