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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: Feb 26, 2020, 10:50 AM
A defendant convicted of criminal sexual conduct was entitled to a new trial because an unredacted recording of the defendant’s police interrogation was improperly admitted into evidence, the Michigan Supreme Court ruled in People v Tomasik.
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Posted: May 29, 2019, 9:30 AM
In In re Conservatorship of Elaine Straith (Docket No. 346103), the Court of Appeals also held the probate court properly revoked the husband’s appointment as his wife’s durable power of attorney.
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Posted: Feb 12, 2019, 2:20 PM
A trial court wrongly dismissed this auto negligence action, the Michigan Court of Appeals has ruled, because there was a genuine issue of material fact about whether the 3-year-old boy’s fractured clavicle affected his “ability to lead his normal life” under the threshold injury standard set forth in McCormick v Carrier, 487 Mich 180 (2010).
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Posted: Feb 7, 2018, 12:55 PM
A defendant could not claim the mediation agreement he signed during his divorce proceedings was unenforceable based on perceived procedural mistakes when it was clear that he “simply regretted making the agreement,” the Michigan Court of Appeals has ruled.
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Posted: Jan 4, 2018, 11:00 AM
In the case of In re Detmer/Beaudry, Minor, No.336348, the two minor children, AB and KD, and their mother are members of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians (the Tribe) and thus, when AB was “removed” from his mother, the special protections of the Michigan Indian Family Preservation Act (MIFPA) applied. Because the trial court didn’t comply with those protections, the Michigan Court of Appeals (MCOA) vacated the court’s order and remanded for further proceedings.
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