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Posted: Jul 30, 2009, 1:30 PM
The Michigan Supreme Court and State Bar of Michigan recently teamed up to create a virtual courtroom. Now, oral arguments and administrative hearings can be viewed by anyone with internet access at
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Posted: Jul 24, 2009, 11:00 AM
In a published opinion, In re Hansen, the Court of Appeals affirmed the termination of respondent’s parental rights despite the fact that the trial court applied a best interest standard that was replaced by legislation effective in July 2008. The COA concluded that application of the out-dated and oft misunderstood “contrary to the best interest” of the minor child standard, although erroneous, yielded the correct result because a statutory ground for termination had been met and the child could not be left in limbo while waiting for her father to be released from prison.
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Posted: Jul 16, 2009, 2:00 PM
Have you ever wondered whether mandatory reporters will really be held to have civil liability if they fail to report suspected child abuse?
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Posted: Jul 10, 2009, 2:50 PM
In Teel v Allstate Insurance, 284 Mich App 660 (2009), the Court of Appeals held that Michigan does not recognize a cause of action for spoliation of evidence. In Teel, Plaintiff lost his wife in an apartment fire.
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