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Posted: Aug 15, 2018, 9:15 AM
A spousal support award and the division of property in a divorce case must be vacated because the trial court engaged in a “parade of errors” – namely, denying the husband’s constitutional right to counsel, the Michigan Court of Appeals has ruled.
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Posted: Dec 9, 2016, 10:10 AM
The Trial Court’s scoring of sentencing Offense Variable (OV) 9 (MCL 777.39), which concerns the number of victims, was upheld by the Michigan Court of Appeals. In People v Ambrose, 317 Mich App 556, (2016) Docket 327877, the COA, affirming the lower court sentence, ruled that “without declaring the fetus in this case to be a “person” under the law, we conclude the trial court did not err in counting the fetus as a “victim” for purposes of scoring OV 9.”
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