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Posted: Sep 21, 2022, 9:45 AM
The Washtenaw County Probate Court properly denied the respondent’s motion to dismiss a petition for continuing mental-health treatment, even though the petition did not strictly comply with the statutory requirements.
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Posted: Sep 15, 2022, 10:30 AM
The trial court erroneously granted a father’s motion to move to Texas with the parties’ children because, among other things, there was insufficient evidence the children’s lives would be improved by relocating.
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Posted: Sep 7, 2022, 10:35 AM
The changes to Michigan’s no-fault law limiting the payment of personal injury protection benefits do not apply to car crash victims who were injured before the changes went into effect on June 11, 2019, the Michigan COA has ruled.
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Posted: Aug 31, 2022, 9:55 AM
A trial court improperly held that it did not have jurisdiction over a petition for a waiver of parental consent to an abortion, the Michigan Court of Appeals has ruled in a published order.
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Posted: Aug 24, 2022, 10:30 AM
The trial court committed clear legal error by failing to hold a live hearing where the plaintiff would have the right to present evidence.
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Posted: Aug 17, 2022, 10:05 AM
Sentencing juvenile defendants to life without parole for first-degree murder is “cruel or unusual punishment” in violation of the state Constitution, a divided Michigan Supreme Court has ruled.
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Posted: Aug 10, 2022, 11:05 AM
In Rouch World, LLC v Dep’t of Civil Rights (Docket No. 162482), a 5-2 Michigan Supreme Court concluded that the word “sex” in the ELCRA encompasses sexual orientation.
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Posted: Aug 3, 2022, 10:25 AM
The Court of Appeals also rejected the defendant’s argument that the PPO issued against him violated his constitutional right to free speech.
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Posted: Jul 27, 2022, 10:15 AM
A divorced mother was improperly ordered to direct half of her developmentally disabled child’s government benefits to her ex-husband, who is the child’s father, the Michigan Court of Appeals has ruled.
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Posted: Jul 20, 2022, 10:40 AM
A Grosse Pointe law firm engaged in statutory conversion by depositing two-party checks into its Interest on Lawyers Trust Account (IOLTA), the Michigan Court of Appeals has ruled.
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Posted: Jul 13, 2022, 10:45 AM
A widow who filed for divorce more than one year before her husband’s death qualifies as his surviving spouse for inheritance purposes, the Michigan Supreme Court has ruled.
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Posted: Jul 6, 2022, 10:30 AM
There was sufficient evidence to uphold the defendant’s convictions for violating a personal protection order (PPO) that had been issued against him, the Michigan Court of Appeals has ruled, denying the defendant’s constitutional arguments.
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Posted: Jun 29, 2022, 10:00 AM
An award of sole legal custody to the father of the parties’ minor child must be reversed, the Michigan COA has ruled, because the trial court did not exercise “a proper degree of caution” and the issue of legal custody was not properly before the trial court.
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Posted: Jun 22, 2022, 10:40 AM
A father’s parental rights were erroneously terminated under MCL 712A.19b(3) because his incarceration was the condition that led to the initial adjudication – and that condition alone is insufficient to terminate his rights, the Michigan Court of Appeals has ruled.
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Posted: Jun 15, 2022, 10:15 AM
A federal court has refused to hear the appeal of a Michigan attorney who was charged with contempt after he screenshotted a state trial court proceeding and then posted the photo to social media.
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Posted: Jun 8, 2022, 11:20 AM
An adult sibling has standing to initiate child-protective proceedings against his parents over the care of his minor sister, the Michigan Court of Appeals has ruled in a published and binding decision.
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Posted: May 25, 2022, 10:20 AM
The Department of Health and Human Services made reasonable efforts to reunify the respondent-parents with their child despite the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Michigan COA has ruled in a published opinion.
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Posted: May 18, 2022, 9:45 AM
The Michigan Supreme Court has voided the Michigan Court of Appeals published decision in In re BMGZ, Minor, a stepparent adoption case where the plaintiffs wanted Special Immigrant Juvenile (SIJ) status for the minor child.
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Posted: May 11, 2022, 9:45 AM
The trial court in this adoption case improperly denied the petitioners’ motion for discovery and wrongly quashed subpoenas that were issued to the Department of Health and Human Services and Bethany Christian Services, the Michigan Court of Appeals has ruled
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Posted: May 4, 2022, 11:25 AM
The two minor children of an immigrant who were granted asylum in the United States must be returned to their father in Venezuela, the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled in a 2-1 decision.
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