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Posted: Jul 28, 2017, 9:35 AM
The Michigan Court of Appeals (MCOA) vacated and remanded the trial court’s order in Fante v Nova, Nos. 334735, 336085 saying of the changes made in this custody dispute that were not a short removal, even though classified as "temporary".
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Posted: Jul 24, 2017, 12:00 PM
Michigan Court of Appeals, in People v Killich, No. 329941, held that the Juvenile Code doesn’t allow for the imposition of a flat rate probation supervision fee, and vacated the trial court order imposing the fee and remanded for a corrected order of disposition.
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Posted: Jul 17, 2017, 5:10 PM
The term Cat’s Paw comes from an old fable in which a conniving monkey convinces a cat to reach into a fire to get roasting chestnuts. The cat is duped, burns its paw and the monkey enjoys the chestnuts with no harm. In the employment discrimination context, ‘cat’s paw’ refers to a situation in which a biased subordinate, who lacks decision making power, uses the formal decision maker as a dupe in a deliberate scheme to trigger a discriminatory employment action.” (EEOC v. BCI Coca-Cola Bottling Co. of Los Angeles,) 450 F.3d 476, 484 (10th Cir. 2006).
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Posted: Jul 7, 2017, 4:00 PM
This week's Michigan Lawyer's Weekly issue covered the recent Speaker Law Firm published victory in Geering v Geering.
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Posted: Jun 27, 2017, 2:50 PM
On June 15, 2017, the Michigan Supreme Court decided Kemp v Farm Bureau General Insurance Company of Michigan (Docket No. 151719), a case concerning a plaintiff’s claim for personal injury benefits when he was injured while unloading items from his vehicle.
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Posted: Jun 14, 2017, 1:40 PM
The COA issued another published opinion in a grandparenting time case. Geering v Robinson, issued June 13, 2017 (Docket 335794). In that case, the parents had divorced.
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Posted: May 19, 2017, 10:25 AM
Kevin Stokes was awarded the Young Lawyers Section Rookie of the Year award
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Posted: May 9, 2017, 7:50 PM
The Michigan Association for Justice published an article by Liisa Speaker
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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: 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: Jun 13, 2016, 11:35 AM
Speaker Law Firm had a great time joining Women Lawyers Association of Michigan
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Posted: Dec 9, 2011, 11:25 AM
The Michigan Supreme Court heard arguments on December 7, 2011
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Posted: Mar 6, 2007, 9:15 AM
I am an appellate attorney in Lansing, Michigan and wanted a blog to share commentary on recent cases that I thought were interesting or significant.
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