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Posted: Aug 10, 2022, 11:05 AM
In Rouch World, LLC v Dep’t of Civil Rights (Docket No. 162482), a 5-2 Michigan Supreme Court concluded that the word “sex” in the ELCRA encompasses sexual orientation.
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Posted: Aug 3, 2022, 10:25 AM
The Court of Appeals also rejected the defendant’s argument that the PPO issued against him violated his constitutional right to free speech.
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Posted: Jul 27, 2022, 10:15 AM
A divorced mother was improperly ordered to direct half of her developmentally disabled child’s government benefits to her ex-husband, who is the child’s father, the Michigan Court of Appeals has ruled.
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Posted: Jul 20, 2022, 10:40 AM
A Grosse Pointe law firm engaged in statutory conversion by depositing two-party checks into its Interest on Lawyers Trust Account (IOLTA), the Michigan Court of Appeals has ruled.
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Posted: Jul 13, 2022, 10:45 AM
A widow who filed for divorce more than one year before her husband’s death qualifies as his surviving spouse for inheritance purposes, the Michigan Supreme Court has ruled.
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Posted: Jul 6, 2022, 10:30 AM
There was sufficient evidence to uphold the defendant’s convictions for violating a personal protection order (PPO) that had been issued against him, the Michigan Court of Appeals has ruled, denying the defendant’s constitutional arguments.
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Posted: Jun 29, 2022, 10:00 AM
An award of sole legal custody to the father of the parties’ minor child must be reversed, the Michigan COA has ruled, because the trial court did not exercise “a proper degree of caution” and the issue of legal custody was not properly before the trial court.
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Posted: Jun 22, 2022, 10:40 AM
A father’s parental rights were erroneously terminated under MCL 712A.19b(3) because his incarceration was the condition that led to the initial adjudication – and that condition alone is insufficient to terminate his rights, the Michigan Court of Appeals has ruled.
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Posted: Jun 15, 2022, 10:15 AM
A federal court has refused to hear the appeal of a Michigan attorney who was charged with contempt after he screenshotted a state trial court proceeding and then posted the photo to social media.
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Posted: Jun 8, 2022, 11:20 AM
An adult sibling has standing to initiate child-protective proceedings against his parents over the care of his minor sister, the Michigan Court of Appeals has ruled in a published and binding decision.
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Posted: May 25, 2022, 10:20 AM
The Department of Health and Human Services made reasonable efforts to reunify the respondent-parents with their child despite the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Michigan COA has ruled in a published opinion.
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Posted: May 18, 2022, 9:45 AM
The Michigan Supreme Court has voided the Michigan Court of Appeals published decision in In re BMGZ, Minor, a stepparent adoption case where the plaintiffs wanted Special Immigrant Juvenile (SIJ) status for the minor child.
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Posted: May 11, 2022, 9:45 AM
The trial court in this adoption case improperly denied the petitioners’ motion for discovery and wrongly quashed subpoenas that were issued to the Department of Health and Human Services and Bethany Christian Services, the Michigan Court of Appeals has ruled
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Posted: May 4, 2022, 11:25 AM
The two minor children of an immigrant who were granted asylum in the United States must be returned to their father in Venezuela, the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled in a 2-1 decision.
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Posted: Apr 27, 2022, 10:40 AM
The trial court in this child-protective proceeding correctly placed the mother’s children under its jurisdiction because “some efforts” were made by DHHS to prevent removal of the children, the Michigan Court of Appeals has ruled.
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Posted: Apr 20, 2022, 10:15 AM
Even though the parties’ consent judgment of divorce included an offset provision regarding the defendant’s military retirement benefits that was a “mistake” in the exercise of jurisdiction, the defendant’s challenge to enforcing that provision is an improper collateral attack, the Michigan Supreme Court has ruled
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Posted: Apr 13, 2022, 10:05 AM
In this divorce case, the MI Court of Appeals adopted a new legal framework that “blends” the “contractual approach” and the “balancing approach” to determine the disposition of a frozen embryo.
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Posted: Mar 30, 2022, 9:35 AM
The trial court in this child-welfare case did not make all the factual findings necessary to remove the minor child from her parents’ custody and, as a result, the removal order must be vacated, the Michigan Court of Appeals has ruled.
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Posted: Mar 23, 2022, 10:15 AM
The trial court’s decision to vacate the custody and parenting-time provisions in the parties’ divorce judgment must be reversed, the Michigan Court of Appeals has ruled, because the trial court erroneously held that the defendant first had to establish paternity.
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Posted: Mar 16, 2022, 9:45 AM
The Michigan Court of Appeals has ruled that it did not have jurisdiction to hear the appeal in a child-welfare case because trial counsel filed the appeal, and not the father whose parental rights were terminated.
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