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Posted: Oct 23, 2015, 10:35 AM
On September 15, 2015, the Court of Appeals released a published opinion in McConchie v Voight (Docket No. 326651) finding the actions of the Livingston Circuit Court and a Friend of the Court Referee in Livingston acted "grossly improper"
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Posted: Oct 16, 2015, 10:25 AM
In a short published opinion, Francescutti v Fox Chase Condominium Association, Docket No. 323111, issued October 15, 2015, the Court of Appeals clarified an issue of first impression
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Posted: Oct 14, 2015, 11:20 AM
It took a nudge from the Michigan Supreme Court, but the Court of Appeals released a published opinion in Varran v Granneman, issued October 13, 2015 (Docket 321866; 322437), concluding that the father had an appeal by right from the trial court's order awarding grandparenting time, over the father's objection.
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Posted: Oct 6, 2015, 11:00 AM
It is well known in Michigan that attorneys who do court-appointed work are usually paid pretty miserably for their time. This is true both in the trial court and on appeal. Each county sets its own pay scale. A recent supreme court order gives one such court-appointed attorney a chance to recover his "extraordinary fees" on a court appointed criminal appeal. In re Attorney Fees of John W. Ujlaky, SCt order issued September 30, 2015 (Docket 150887).
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