A guardianship and conservatorship petition filed by the adult children of a protected individual should not have been disqualified based on sheer speculation that they were “too young” and might be “pushed, and prodded, and pulled” by other family members, the Michigan Court of Appeals has ruled.
A prosecutor’s “grossly improper” remarks during closing argument in a child abuse case, which were not corrected by the trial court, constituted deliberate prosecutorial misconduct and “poisoned the proceedings,” the Michigan Court of Appeals has ruled, remanding the case for a new trial.
The Michigan Court of Appeals (MCOA) vacated and remanded the trial court’s order in Fante v Nova, Nos. 334735, 336085 saying of the changes made in this custody dispute that were not a short removal, even though classified as "temporary".
In People v Szalma, the Michigan Supreme Court held that the Court of Appeals' decision remanding a case for a new trial would subject a defendant to double jeopardy where the trial court had already determined that the prosecutor failed to present sufficient evidence to convict and granted a directed verdict of acquittal.
n re Orozco Minors , a rare published termination of parental rights case, the COA reversed a decision of the Macomb County Family Court terminating respondents’ parental rights when they were deported to Guatemala.