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Posted: Mar 4, 2020, 11:25 AM
In this case seeking relief under the Wrongful Imprisonment Compensation Act, the Michigan Supreme Court declined to hear the plaintiff’s appeal, thereby affirming that the plaintiff was not entitled to compensation for the nine years he spent in prison before being acquitted of sexual assault.
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Posted: Jul 9, 2018, 2:00 PM
A trial judge should not have stricken a plaintiff’s expert witnesses as a sanction for violating discovery orders, the Michigan Court of Appeals has ruled, finding that the sanction – which ultimately led to the dismissal of the plaintiff’s medical malpractice case – was too harsh.
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Posted: Apr 12, 2017, 3:35 PM
The Michigan Court of Appeals has held that unpaid discovery sanctions imposed against a party prior to the case evaluation hearing are still enforceable despite the parties’ acceptance of the case evaluation award. Brown v Farm Bureau Ins, unpublished opinion per curiam of the Court of Appeals, issued March 28, 2018 (Docket 331893).
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Posted: Apr 8, 2011, 10:10 AM
The Court of Appeals issued a published opinion addressing application of federal law (HIPAA) and state law of physician-patient privilege to discovery requests for non-party patient information.
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Posted: Jul 27, 2007, 4:00 PM
In a travesty of justice, the Michigan Supreme Court ruled on July 25 that the discovery rule is no longer applicable to wrongful death actions--even if it was impossible to bring the suit within three years of the death.
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Posted: Mar 22, 2007, 11:10 AM
The Court of Appeals recently decided a case that I had been following since it hit the local news stations after two young girls were hit by a drunk driver after they walked onto Saginaw Street because the sidewalk was impassable due to snow and ice in Estate of Buckner.
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