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Posted: Apr 13, 2022, 10:05 AM
In this divorce case, the MI Court of Appeals adopted a new legal framework that “blends” the “contractual approach” and the “balancing approach” to determine the disposition of a frozen embryo.
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Posted: Feb 9, 2022, 10:10 AM
A trial court correctly denied a patient advocate’s request for an order directing that ivermectin be administered to her father, who was hospitalized with COVID-19, the Michigan Court of Appeals has decided.
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Posted: Feb 2, 2022, 10:40 AM
The plaintiff in this child-custody case is not a “natural parent” under the equitable parent doctrine and did not establish the necessary elements for third-person standing under the Child Custody Act, the Michigan Court of Appeals has ruled.
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Posted: Jan 26, 2022, 11:10 AM
The Michigan Supreme Court has suspended Wayne County Circuit Court Judge Bruce U. Morrow for misconduct in office.
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Posted: Dec 22, 2021, 9:10 AM
The petitioner in In re Guardianship and Conservatorship of Pobanz argued, among other things, that the Huron County Probate Court lacked jurisdiction to collect the filing fees because it failed to require the fees when he filed the petitions.
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Posted: Nov 10, 2021, 9:40 AM
The defendant did not demonstrate that MCL 769.1k(1)(b)(iii) – the statute allowing trial courts to impose court costs in criminal cases – is unconstitutional on due process or separation of powers grounds, the Michigan Court of Appeals has ruled.
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Posted: Oct 27, 2021, 10:25 AM
A trial court’s order authorizing removal of the respondent’s minor child must be vacated, the Michigan COA has ruled, because DHHS did not make reasonable reunification efforts and the trial court erroneously authorized the removal petition.
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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 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: 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: Apr 28, 2021, 10:30 AM
The statute that permits Michigan trial courts to impose court costs on convicted criminal defendants is not unconstitutional on its face, the Michigan Court of Appeals has ruled.
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Posted: Mar 3, 2021, 11:25 AM
The trial court’s order removing the minor child from the respondent-mother’s care must be vacated because the respondent was denied her fundamental right to procedural due process, the Michigan Court of Appeals has ruled.
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Posted: Dec 9, 2020, 9:45 AM
A trial court did not violate a father’s due process rights and properly terminated his parental rights because the father validly waived his participation in the best-interest hearing, the Michigan Court of Appeals has ruled.
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Posted: Apr 22, 2020, 10:40 AM
Social workers who conducted in-school interviews of the plaintiffs’ children as part of a child-abuse investigation violated the plaintiffs’ Fourth Amendment rights because the social workers did not have a “reasonable suspicion” of abuse, the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled in Schulkers v Kammer.
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Posted: Mar 11, 2020, 1:15 PM
The plaintiff and the defendant are the parents of twins. The parties were never married or in a romantic relationship. The parties shared legal custody and the defendant had physical custody of the children. The parties were able to effectively co-parent throughout much of the children’s adolescence.
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Posted: Aug 7, 2019, 10:50 AM
The petitioners appealed, arguing their case was timely brought before the ALJ. They claimed an evidentiary hearing would have shown this to be true, but the ALJ made factual findings against them without giving them the opportunity to present their evidence.
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Posted: Jul 19, 2019, 9:15 AM
The case arose when the Department of Health and Human Services petitioned the Otsego Circuit Court, Family Division, to remove minor JF from her parents. The Department alleged that JF’s parents had failed to adequately attend to JF’s medical needs by missing several of her medical appointments; not refilling her prescription medications; and failing to provide adequate living conditions for JF.
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Posted: Mar 19, 2019, 1:31 PM
A trial court erred by exercising jurisdiction over a juvenile under MCL 712A.2(b) and, therefore, the order terminating the respondent-father’s parental rights to the child had to be vacated, the Michigan Court of Appeals has ruled.
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Posted: Mar 13, 2019, 1:58 PM
Unknown Father’s Rights Terminated: MSC Vacates Decision, Remands Matter For Specific Answers
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Posted: Mar 11, 2019, 1:39 PM
Writing for a unanimous court, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg of the United States Supreme Court ruled that the 8th Amendment’s protection from excessive fines is incorporated under the Due Process Clause of the 14th Amendment and thus applies to state and local actors. Timbs v. Indiana, 586 U.S. ___ (2019).
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