The plaintiff, a citizen on the relief rolls of the defendant city, was put to work in accordance with a scrip relief plan under which persons receiving aid were "required" to work if they were able. They were paid a stipulated amount of script per hour, which was exchangeable for goods at the city store. The plaintiff was injured while using a wheelbarrow in line of duty in so working in the city park, and claimed the right to workmen's compensation under the statute as an employee of the city. The court held, by a five-to-three division, that the plaintiff could not recover. Vaivida v. City of Grand Rapids, 264 Mich. 204, 249 N. W. 826 (1933).
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