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Posted: May 29, 2018, 10:30 AM
In a case where the respondent-mother’s parental rights had been terminated, the Michigan Court of Appeals held that her appeal was not moot, even though the child died while the appeal was pending. The reason? Because the respondent-mother faced “collateral legal consequences” as a result of the parental rights termination.
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Posted: May 21, 2018, 10:40 AM
The Michigan Court of Appeals has reaffirmed that circuit courts have exclusive jurisdiction over civil rights claims brought under the Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act (ELCRA), regardless of the dollar amount that’s involved.
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Posted: May 16, 2018, 1:40 PM
The 11th U.S. Circuit of Appeals recently took several defense lawyers to task in a published opinion, chastising them for persuading the federal district court to defy the 11th Circuit’s remand instructions in the case.
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Posted: May 11, 2018, 1:00 PM
Although there was no parenting-time order in place when a grandmother was named the legal guardian of her three grandchildren, the trial court must consider the biological father’s request for a parenting-time plan, in order to protect his parental rights and promote a relationship with him, the Michigan Court of Appeals has ruled.
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Posted: May 9, 2018, 11:45 AM
The Michigan Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the case of Bertin v Mann, Docket No. 155266, on Wednesday, April 25, 2018. Instead of hearing arguments in its standard Lansing courtroom, however, the Court held the arguments at Lake Superior State University in front of an audience of approximately 500 students. This is the first time the Supreme Court held court in the Upper Peninsula.
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