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Posted: Oct 20, 2021, 10:50 AM
The trial court properly denied the Department of Health and Human Services’ petition to take jurisdiction over the respondent’s child because the statutory grounds for doing so were not established, the Michigan Court of Appeals has ruled.
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Posted: Oct 13, 2021, 9:55 AM
The defendants in this tort case were properly granted summary disposition, the Michigan Court of Appeals has ruled, because they were governmental employees who were entitled to quasi-judicial immunity regarding the statements they had made to the probate court.
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Posted: Oct 6, 2021, 9:55 AM
The trial court properly modified the original custody order in this case to award the plaintiff-mother sole physical custody of the parties’ minor children, the Michigan Court of Appeals has ruled.
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Posted: Sep 29, 2021, 10:20 AM
The Michigan Court of Appeals has affirmed the death sentence for two bulldogs that allegedly attacked a horse in Presque Isle County.
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Posted: Sep 22, 2021, 10:05 AM
A Lansing, Michigan Catholic school’s request to stop the enforcement of a mask mandate is currently in limbo, after a federal district court judge recently denied the school’s plea for a second time.
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Posted: Sep 15, 2021, 11:30 AM
The trial court wrongly terminated the petitioner’s parental rights as a non-surrendering parent under the Safe Delivery of Newborns Law because the petitioner’s divorce complaint constituted a timely petition for custody, the Michigan Court of Appeals has ruled.
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Posted: Sep 8, 2021, 9:50 AM
The Michigan Supreme Court has let stand an appeals court decision holding that a grandmother should not have been appointed full guardian of her grandchildren.
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Posted: Aug 25, 2021, 11:15 AM
A trial court erred by granting a father sole legal custody of the parties’ minor children, the Michigan Court of Appeals has ruled, because the evidence showed the parties were able to cooperate and make important decisions about the children.
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Posted: Aug 18, 2021, 10:20 AM
An attorney’s alleged defamatory statements to another lawyer while waiting for a court-ordered mediation conference to begin were confidential mediation communications, the Michigan Supreme Court has unanimously ruled.
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Posted: Aug 11, 2021, 9:45 AM
In this spousal support case, the trial court relied on the wrong legal framework to reduce the defendant’s support obligation and, therefore, the matter must be remanded so the proper legal precedent can be applied, the Michigan Court of Appeals has ruled.
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Posted: Aug 4, 2021, 10:05 AM
A college student was properly charged with making a threat of terrorism after posting a photo on social media of his semi-automatic refile with a bayonet attached, along with a statement that some students perceived as threatening, the Michigan Court of Appeals has ruled.
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Posted: Jul 28, 2021, 10:10 AM
A Michigan trial court has been instructed to scrutinize whether a divorce settlement is unenforceable because the mediator in the case did not conduct the domestic violence screening required by court rule and state law.
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Posted: Jul 21, 2021, 9:45 AM
A trial court properly terminated a father’s parental rights to his two older children after the youngest child died because termination was in the older children’s best interests, the Michigan Court of Appeals has ruled in a split decision.
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Posted: Jul 14, 2021, 10:25 AM
The Michigan Supreme Court is set to review the decision in In re Estate of Von Greiff, where a 2-1 Michigan Court of Appeals panel held that a widow qualified as her deceased husband’s surviving spouse for inheritance purposes, although she had filed for divorce more than a year before his death.
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Posted: Jul 7, 2021, 11:45 AM
The petitioner’s name should be expunged from the Michigan Child Abuse Neglect Central Registry because the trial court erred in applying MCL 24.287, the Michigan Court of Appeals has ruled.
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Posted: Jun 30, 2021, 10:20 AM
The plaintiff’s appeal is limited to that portion of the trial court’s order denying her request for attorney fees as a sanction, the Michigan Court of Appeals has ruled, finding that the plaintiff was not entitled to fees.
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Posted: Jun 23, 2021, 10:15 AM
A referring attorney must have an attorney-client relationship with the individual being referred in order for a fee-splitting agreement to be valid, the Michigan Supreme Court has unanimously decided.
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Posted: Jun 16, 2021, 11:50 AM
A trial court abused its discretion when it held that a court-appointed lawyer’s appellate fees were excessive and unreasonable, the Michigan Court of Appeals has ruled.
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Posted: Jun 9, 2021, 10:10 AM
An order terminating a mother’s parental rights must be reversed because no case treatment plan existed and she “could not be faulted for failing to complete a nonexistent treatment plan,” the Michigan Court of Appeals has ruled.
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Posted: May 26, 2021, 11:20 AM
The Michigan Court of Appeals has established a new standard for when an expert witness may be disqualified for an alleged conflict of interest.
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