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Welch Calls For Leg Action, Bolden Keeps Party Line In High Court Term
Friday, September 29, 2023

The Michigan Supreme Court in its 2022-23 term decided several consequential and in some cases tricky questions of law, including whether equitable parenting rights extend to certain LGBTQ couples, if premises are liable for open and obvious hazard injuries and, most significantly, whether those injured before the 2019 auto no-fault insurance reforms were subject to the new fee schedule.

Flint Criminal Cases Seemingly Over As High Court Punts Appeals
Wednesday, September 20, 2023

The Michigan Supreme Court on Wednesday issued a short, single paragraph ruling that may have put the final nail in the coffin of the state's Flint water criminal cases.

Fink Launches Bid For High Court, Will Not Seek Reelection In House
Monday, September 18, 2023

Rep. Andrew Fink will seek the Michigan Republican Party nomination for Michigan Supreme Court justice, he announced Monday, and will not run for reelection in the House of Representatives.

Open & Obvious Hazards Ruling Means Legal Sea Change For Businesses
Friday, September 1, 2023

A longstanding mechanism that prevented property and business owners from being sued if a visiting person is injured – and the hazard was open and obvious – was overturned this summer, and now attorneys and business leaders across Michigan are working to understand how that could affect their clients and colleagues.

Welch: Time For Legislature To Rethink Estate Law Intent Provisions
Friday, August 11, 2023

The Michigan Supreme Court on Friday unanimously denied leave to appeal in a trust dispute dealing with relationships by affinity and whether those individuals could be revoked from a will or trust under conflicting sections of estate law.

No-Fault Medical Fee No Longer Applies To Prior Crash Survivors
Monday, July 31, 2023

A split Michigan Supreme Court on Monday struck down the retroactive component to the 2019 no-fault auto insurance medical fee schedule that set limits on reimbursements in the system, with a 5-2 majority ruling it does not apply to those injured before its passage.

Supreme Court Says Sentences Within Guidelines Are Reviewable
Monday, July 31, 2023

Courts can review criminal sentences that are within the proper guidelines outlined in law, a split Supreme Court ruled on Monday.

High Court Orders New Trial Over Involuntary Confession In Robbery Case
Monday, July 31, 2023

A new trial was ordered for a man convicted of armed robbery after a 5-2 majority of the Michigan Supreme Court ruled Monday that the use of involuntary statements during his trial, statements given during an interrogation, had violated the defendant's constitutional rights.

Supreme Court: Judge To Face Six-Month Suspension For Misconduct
Monday, July 31, 2023

The disciplinary action leveled against 3rd Circuit Court Judge Tracy Green was modified by the Michigan Supreme Court on Monday and a six-month suspension without pay was imposed, the bench ruled in a fractured but largely harmonious opinion issued Monday.

MSC Aligns Workers' Comp Test With Statute
Friday, July 28, 2023

A legal test to determine if a workplace incident had sufficiently contributed to an injury warranting worker's compensation benefits was overruled by the Michigan Supreme Court on Friday in a 4-2 decision – a finding that could affect pending and future workers' compensation cases.

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