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10.06.20 DPS Advisory Committee Meeting
10.16.20 Parks & Recreation Committee Meeting
10.20.20 Fire/EMS Advisory Committee Meeting
10.20.20 Facilities Management Committee Meeting
11.05.20 Lower Peninsula Law Enforcement Committee Meeting
11.10.20 Technology & Cyber Security Advisory Committee Meeting

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10.13.20 Effectively Managing Problem Employees
10.15.20 Effectively Managing Problem Employees
10.20.20 Managing Generational Differences in the Workplace
10.22.20 Managing Generational Differences in the Workplace

What's New/Hot Topic From MMRMA to You
MMRMA Updates Water/Beach Safety, Community Property Rental/Use Resources
Documents aim to help member parks and recreation departments manage risk.

August 2020 Risk Journal
RAP/CAP grant update. Applications welcome; next deadline is October 2. Plus virtual public meeting tips from a member and a parliamentary expert, and exploring direct supervision in jails.

June 2020 Risk Journal
Developing, Communicating Plans to Reopen During and After Pandemic; Managing Inmate Expectations a Key Component of Effective Jails

Bills Seek to Deter "Ambulance Chasers"

Posted: Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Legislation has been introduced to limit the contact lawyers and their associates can have with accident victims for the first 30 days following an accident.

For years, personal injury lawyers who solicit injured parties in the aftermath of an accident have been called “ambulance chasers.” Despite Hollywood’s portrayal, no one really believes these lawyers hang around in hospital waiting rooms or follow the flashing lights of ambulances. However, many accident victims have complained that, as soon as their official accident report is filed, they receive letters or calls from law firms offering professional services. In response to these concerns, the Michigan legislature is considering two bills, HB 4770 and HB 4771.

These bills would restrict access to official reports containing victim contact information for 30 days after an accident and prohibit “direct solicitation” by lawyers, as well as non-lawyers working on their behalf, for the same period.

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Michigan Municipal Risk
Management Authority

14001 Merriman Road
Livonia, MI 48154

MMRMA has been a leader in municipal risk since 1980 and remains committed to meeting the ever-expanding challenges faced by its membership. MMRMA's risk control services are designed to help its members identify, prevent, and mitigate losses through on-site surveys, training, and other services. MMRMA also provides its members with premier claims and legal services, sound financial management, and essential news on the latest developments in public risk management.


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