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Posted: Apr 29, 2020, 10:50 AM
A father’s use of corporal punishment as a disciplinary method constituted domestic violence and, as a result, the trial court properly modified custody to give the mother sole legal and physical custody of the children, the Michigan Court of Appeals has ruled.
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Posted: Jan 22, 2020, 10:50 AM
In Demski (Docket No. 322193), the defendant mother gave birth to the child, MP, shortly after she married another man, Jeffrey Petlick, who was the child’s presumed father under Michigan law. After paternity testing determined that MP was the plaintiff’s biological daughter, the plaintiff filed a custody and parenting time action in the Berrien County Circuit Court.
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Posted: Nov 7, 2018, 10:35 AM
A former Michigan lawmaker charged with perjury is not entitled to legislative immunity or evidentiary privilege under the Michigan Constitution, the Michigan Court of Appeals has ruled. In People v Courser (Docket No. 341817), former state Representative Todd Courser was charged with perjury. The charges stemmed from testimony Courser gave to a House Select Committee that was examining allegations that he had committed misconduct in office.
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Posted: Feb 27, 2018, 2:00 PM
Same-sex couple. Domestic partnership declared. Donor insemination contract. Two children born during the relationship. Domestic partnership terminated. Custody and parenting-time dispute.
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Posted: May 4, 2016, 11:00 AM
In Teruya v Burgan, Docket No. 325126, issued April 7, 2016, a Michigan mother and Californian father of three children, who were conceived by in vitro fertilization insemination, disputed rights regarding parenting time and the father filed a complaint for paternity in Wayne Circuit Court.
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Posted: Apr 29, 2016, 11:25 AM
A Grand Rapids ordinance that prohibits the use of a premises “which shall destroy the peace and tranquility of the surrounding neighborhood” is unconstitutionally vague, the Michigan Court of Appeals has ruled in a published opinion.
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Posted: Feb 29, 2016, 1:30 PM
An employee who was fired after reporting a suspected future violation of law could not bring a retaliatory discharge claim under the Whistleblowers’ Protection Act, the Michigan Supreme Court has ruled in Pace v Edel-Harrelson (Docket No. 151374).
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Posted: Feb 12, 2016, 10:00 AM
A recent Michigan Court of Appeals ruling in a child-protection case is a reminder of just how important it is for parties, agencies, and the trial courts to be diligent about locating parents, so they are notified of their hearing dates.
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Posted: Feb 8, 2015, 11:15 AM
The Michigan Supreme Court has taken up a proposal for a court rule proposal regarding the publication standards and the citation to unpublished opinions. See ADM 2014-09. The proposal emanated from the Michigan Court of Appeals.
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Posted: Dec 10, 2010, 9:00 AM
In Harris vs. J.B. Robinson Jewelers, a published opinion, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals reversed the District Court's Opinion granting Defendant, J.B. Robinson Jewelers, summary disposition. Plaintiff alleged that when she took her wedding ring, featuring a 2 carat pink diamond, to Defendant for sizing, the pink diamond was replaced with a smaller, colorless stone. To support her claim, Plaintiff presented affidavits of three witnesses who attested to seeing the pink diamond at one time or another
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