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Posted: Mar 27, 2019, 2:50 PM
Although a trial court properly terminated the parental rights of a mother and a father under MCL 712A.19b(3)(c)(i) and (g), the termination of the mother’s rights under a best interests analysis must be vacated because the trial court did not address the child’s placement with a relative, the Michigan Court of Appeals recently ruled.
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Posted: Mar 25, 2019, 10:40 AM
In People v. Mullins, the Court of Appeals held that while the defendant was neither a mandatory reporter of child abuse nor did she actually make the report of child abuse herself, she was still criminally liable for the false report. People v Mullins, 322 Mich App 151 (2017).
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Posted: Mar 20, 2019, 1:30 PM
A trial court properly dismissed defamation and tortious interference claims brought by an attorney who had represented indigent mothers in Genesee County child-protective proceedings, the Michigan Court of Appeals has ruled.
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Posted: Mar 13, 2019, 10:55 AM
The Michigan Supreme Court has vacated a Court of Appeals decision that terminated an unknown biological father’s parental rights, instructing the appellate court to remand the case to the trial court for further determinations.
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Posted: Mar 11, 2019, 1:05 PM
Writing for a unanimous court, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg of the United States Supreme Court ruled that the 8th Amendment’s protection from excessive fines is incorporated under the Due Process Clause of the 14th Amendment and thus applies to state and local actors. Timbs v. Indiana, 586 U.S. ___ (2019).
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Posted: Mar 6, 2019, 12:25 PM
A trial court erred by exercising jurisdiction over a juvenile under MCL 712A.2(b) and, therefore, the order terminating the respondent-father’s parental rights to the child had to be vacated, the Michigan Court of Appeals has ruled.
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