Mich. Not A Gov't Entity In Bridge Deal, 6th Circ. Says

Law360, New York (June 26, 2012, 4:53 PM EDT) -- The Sixth Circuit on Tuesday said states can be considered market participants when engaged in contracts with private companies, finding that Michigan did not violate the commerce clause when it refused to open access to closed-off freeway ramps that lead to a cross-border bridge.

In a published opinion, a three-judge panel said the state of Michigan should not be considered a government regulator in its contract with the Detroit International Bridge Co. to improve access to the Ambassador Bridge, which crosses the Detroit River into Windsor,...
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