A public body may meet in a closed session "[t]o consider the dismissal, suspension, or disciplining of, or to hear complaints or charges brought against, or to consider a periodic personnel evaluation of, a public officer, employee, staff member, or individual agent, if the named person requests a closed hearing. Mich. Comp. Laws Ann. § 15.268(a).
A requesting party may within 180 days of a public body’s final determination initiate an action in circuit court to compel the public body’s disclosure of the public records. Mich. Comp. Laws 15.240(1)(a).
Michigan recognizes a qualified privilege for journalists served with a subpoena against the disclosure of unpublished information. In the one appellate decision, King v Photo Marketing Association International, 120 Mich App 527; 327 NW2d 515, 517-518 (1982) the Court stated that a reporter could not be compelled to relate confidential information without a showing that the information was critical to the subpoenaing party's case and that there were no other sources for the information.
Public notices must contain the name of the public body to which the notice applies, its telephone number, and its address. Mich. Comp. Laws Ann. § 15.264(a). See Lysogorski v. Bridgeport Charter Tp., 256 Mich.App. 297, 662 N.W.2d 108 (2003) (Despite an attendee's contention that he was unable to determine from the agenda the precise matter that the township board planned to discuss, the agenda contained the public body's name, address, and telephone number, and was properly published and therefore satisfied the statutory requirement of public notice).