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

    …The 85th Texas Legislature has finally concluded, and there are 1,252 new Texas laws on the books. While many of these new laws will affect only a few Texans, some of them will have a big impact on many. We wanted to give our readers a peek at some of these new laws, while explaining (in layman’s terms) what exactly they mean. Here is a quick…

    Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 25 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

    … and a collision may result. In addition, if there is an obstacle in the road that should have been removed, a driver may instinctively swerve around it and crash into an oncoming car. In such situations, the municipality responsible for road maintenance may be held liable for all injury-related losses. Cases against the government also have special time…

    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

    … and disfigurement, or loss of normal life. The experienced Chicago personal injury lawyers at Staver Law Group will assist you in determining the best course of action for recovery. We can help evaluate your case, complete required paperwork, and navigate the legal process on your behalf so that you can focus on healing from your injuries. The Staver…

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

    … of their First Amendment rights. While the result of the decision is to invalidate the offending bylaw, the court offers suggestions for how the town can revise its bylaw to pass constitutional muster. In 2008, Mendon created an adult entertainment overlay zoning district. In short order the plaintiff, Showtime, applied for a license to operate…

    Donald Pinto/ Massachusetts Land Use Monitor- 32 readers -
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