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Posted: Feb 16, 2022, 11:15 AM
Although the trial court properly terminated the respondent-mother’s parental rights because at least one of the statutory termination factors was met, the trial court made “inappropriate references” to the fact that domestic violence had occurred in the home, the Michigan Court of Appeals has ruled.
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Posted: Nov 3, 2021, 11:10 AM
The trial court in this disputed parentage case properly held that, in light of its finding that the plaintiff had committed fraud on the court, it did not have to vacate its previous judgment under the Revocation of Paternity Act (ROPA) and did not have to revoke the plaintiff’s paternity, 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: Feb 24, 2021, 10:30 AM
The trial court improperly dismissed an authorized petition to terminate the respondent’s parental rights because it did not issue a decision on the merits of the case, the Michigan Court of Appeals has ruled.
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Posted: Jun 3, 2020, 10:00 AM
An automobile liability policy should not be voided on public policy grounds because the policyholder had a “sufficient” insurable interest, the Michigan Court of Appeals has ruled.
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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: Mar 20, 2019, 2:11 PM
A trial court properly dismissed defamation and tortious interference claims brought by an attorney who had represented indigent mothers in Genesee County child-protective proceedings, the Michigan Court of Appeals has ruled.
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Posted: Dec 26, 2018, 2:15 PM
A criminal defendant’s failure to satisfy the plain-error test regarding a trial court’s alleged error does not, by itself, prohibit the defendant from bringing an ineffective assistance of counsel claim related to that same error, according to the Michigan Supreme Court.
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Posted: Mar 29, 2017, 10:25 AM
Michigan Court of Appeals (MCOA) in Kevin Smith v City of Flint, No. 320437, a for publication opinion, affirms lower court grant of summary disposition on Plaintiff’s claim under the Whistleblowers’ Protection Act (WPA) MCL 15.361 et seq.
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Posted: Feb 22, 2017, 4:00 PM
To understand these three inter-related appeals, Cassidy v Cassidy and Hansen, No. 328004, No. 328024 and Cassidy v Cassidy, No. 333319, we first must state the facts of this not-so-simple divorce matter.
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Posted: Apr 3, 2014, 4:55 PM
On February 6, 2014, the Michigan Court of Appeals issued People v Lubkin (Case No. 310359), an unpublished decision vacating a trial court’s conviction of Attorney Lubkin for criminal contempt.
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Posted: Aug 21, 2009, 2:25 PM
In a long-awaited ruling among no-fault automobile practitioners, the Supreme Court granted leave in McCormick v Carrier (Docket No 136738)
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