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Posted: Oct 30, 2009, 2:10 PM
In a published decision, the Court of Appeals found that the Kent County Circuit Court erred in terminating a mother's parental rights under MCL 712A.19b(3)(l), where the mother had voluntarily released her rights to a different child under the Adoption Code.
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Posted: Oct 21, 2009, 2:50 PM
In a September 30, 2009 opinion, Washtenaw County Family Court Judge, Hon. Darlene O'Brien, called into question the constitutionality of SORA's application in juvenile cases. Specifically, O'Brien reasoned the mandatory reporting requirement as applied to juveniles does not serve a legitimate purpose given the most current evidence indicating a low recidivism rate for juvenile sex offenders in light of the overall purpose of juvenile law: rehabilitation not punishment.
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Posted: Oct 15, 2009, 1:40 PM
In Fries v Mavrick Metal Stamping, Inc, et al, the Michigan Court of Appeals affirmed the trial court's decision denying defendants' motion for summary disposition under MCR 2.116(C)(10) in a published opinion.
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