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Posted: Jul 25, 2018, 3:30 PM
The Michigan Supreme Court recently issued its highly anticipated decision in Bazzi v Sentinel Ins Co, in which a majority of the justices declared that no-fault’s “innocent third-party rule” no longer exists.
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Posted: Dec 5, 2017, 2:35 PM
Change in circumstances often lead to a motion to change custody. In D’itri v Bollinger, unpublished per curiam opinion of the Court of Appeals, Docket 337815 (2017), the mother of the child filed a motion to change custody claiming there was a change in circumstances in the child’s living situation.
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Posted: Jul 3, 2017, 8:45 PM
From the Michigan Lawyers Weekly July 3, 2017
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Posted: Jun 30, 2017, 12:45 PM
Happy Independence Day from Speaker Law Firm!
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Posted: May 23, 2017, 5:20 PM
Michigan Court of Appeals reversed and remanded the case of Yu v Farm Bureau, Docket 331570, to the lower court to enter a judgment in favor of Plaintiff Yu on the issue of coverage and to proceed to determine damages.
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Posted: Apr 10, 2017, 11:05 AM
Michigan Probate and Estate Planning Journal
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Posted: Apr 3, 2017, 2:35 PM
The March 2017 Michigan Family Law Journal
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Posted: Mar 10, 2017, 10:00 AM
Speaker Law Firm received its second published opinion of the week
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Posted: Mar 1, 2017, 10:15 AM
Tuesday, February 28th we had a double Victory Day at the Speaker Law Firm.
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Posted: Jan 30, 2017, 5:00 PM
The Court of Appeals' jurisdiction in post judgment custody appeals has long been a vexing area for family law attorneys.
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Posted: Oct 24, 2016, 11:25 AM
The Michigan Supreme Court heard oral arguments in McLain v City of Lansing Fire Department on October 6, 2016 to decide whether to grant leave to appeal. Tracy McLain sought emergency treatment as a result of a respiratory attack. Emergency personnel inserted a breathing tube due to her low blood oxygen levels and transported her to the hospital. She alleges that the emergency personnel placed the tube in her esophagus rather than her trachea and that they acted with gross negligence where they did not check her blood oxygen levels with a pulse oximeter during the entire transport to the hospital. Upon arrival at the hospital, the emergency department notes indicate that the tube was placed in the esophagus.
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Posted: Oct 14, 2016, 3:20 PM
Michigan Board of Law Examiners has posted
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Posted: Oct 10, 2016, 12:35 PM
Once your bar exam appeal is submitted, it generally takes several weeks to receive your results.
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Posted: Oct 8, 2016, 9:40 AM
A key factor in determining whether you should appeal is knowing how many additional points you need to pass the exam. If you have failed by only a few points, you should consider having your essay exam evaluated by an attorney. You will also want to review the scoring of your essay answers to make sure that there are no human scoring errors (such as your essay clearly warranted a score of “10", but was only scored a “1").
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Posted: Oct 7, 2016, 11:35 AM
Bar exam appeals are fast-paced and procedurally inflexible.
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Posted: Jul 8, 2016, 9:20 AM
The MI Court of Appeals (COA) held the Ingham County trial court’s termination of a father’s rights was clearly erroneous where the rights were terminated because (1) the conditions that led to the adjudication continued to exist, (2) the father failed to provide proper care and custody and (3) there was a reasonable likelihood of harm if the situation continued.
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Posted: Jun 13, 2016, 11:35 AM
Speaker Law Firm had a great time joining Women Lawyers Association of Michigan
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Posted: May 16, 2016, 3:20 PM
Under MCR 7.205(G)(3), appellate counsel has always assumed that there was a 6 month absolute deadline for filing an application for leave in the Court of Appeals (subject to specific jurisdictional and criminal exceptions). MCR 7.205(G)(3) states:
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Posted: Nov 7, 2012, 4:05 PM
Don’t get me wrong. I love the COA website (even the newly minted website to which I am still adjusting).
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Posted: Jul 30, 2009, 1:30 PM
The Michigan Supreme Court and State Bar of Michigan recently teamed up to create a virtual courtroom. Now, oral arguments and administrative hearings can be viewed by anyone with internet access at http://www.michbar.org/courts/virtualcourt.cfm.
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