Greg Grant, an attorney in our Traverse City office, recently obtained dismissal of a case on behalf of a NorthernMichigan County and its sheriff’s department. The plaintiff alleged that deputies unlawfully seized his excavator and had it towed to a local garage in violation of his fourth amendment rights. The plaintiff also brought a negligence claim against the county alleging that when he went to the garage to retrieve the excavator, deputies rammed his car with their patrol vehicle. Mr. Grant filed an early motion for summary disposition. The Court found that the plaintiff’s claims had no merit.