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

    … 441] House Bill 441, which has already gone into effect, simply states that a school district may not provide student instruction on Memorial Day.  Limited Liability of First Responders [HB 590] House Bill 590, which will take effect on September 1st, 2017, will shield first responders who provide roadside assistance in good faith from liability…

    Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 26 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?

    … as larger vehicles including standard airbags. Jessica Cicchino, vice president for research at the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, stated golf carts are not crashworthy, according to Pew Trusts. A vehicle or SUV can weigh four times more than a golf cart, and the smaller vehicle simply cannot compete with that. You are more likely…

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

    …), then you most-likely will not need to hire an attorney. The claims process is pretty straight-forward in regard to property damage claims, and there is not much room for the insurance company to take advantage of you here. On the other hand, if you were injured in the accident, we cannot stress enough the importance of a personal injury lawyer…

    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

    … or showing a different signal than normal, doesn’t mean the rules of the road fly out the window. If all drivers proceed with caution and follow basic rules of the road, then there’s no need for anyone to get into an auto accident. The Rules of the Road It may have been a while since you took driver’s education, but there are certain procedures…

    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

    … pavement, malfunctioning traffic lights, placement of utility poles or trees near the roadway, improper lane width, faulty designed intersections, obstructed stop signs, or loose gravel. These types of defects or hazards can result in serious or fatal injuries, requiring damages to cover the medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages, and other…

    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

    … 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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