Workers’ Compensation Cases Must Be Heard and Adjudicated in “Locality” Where Injury Occurred

In Younkin v Zimmer et al, a 2-1 published opinion by the Court of Appeals, the Court affirmed a trial court's decision to issue a writ of mandamus requiring workers' compensation claims to be heard in the locality where the injury occurred in accordance with MCL 418.851.  The majority holds that the Michigan Legislature "limited the [...]