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April 2012

Apr 2012
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April 27, 2012

COA Opinion: Parents seeking to regain custody from a third party do not need to satisfy the change-of-circumstances test

In Frowner v. Smith, No. 305704, the Michigan Court of Appeals held that where a parent seeks custody of a child from a third party, the trial court must determine whether all the relevant factors, including the child's best interests, demonstrate that the child should remain with the third party. The parent does not need to make the thr

Apr 2012
25
April 25, 2012

COA Opinion: Improvements a builder made to property were taxable when the builder re-conveyed property back to the purchaser of a home.

In Eastbrook Homes, Inc. v. Department of Treasury, the Michigan Court of Appeals held that the improvements a builder made to property were taxable when the builder re-conveyed property back to the purchaser of custom built home. In Eastbrook, the builder of custom homes would require the buyer of the home to qui

Apr 2012
25
April 25, 2012

COA Opinion: Court of Appeals affirms conviction for criminal sexual conduct

In People v. Eisen, the Michigan Court of Appeals affirmed the defendant's convictions of three counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct and one count of third-degree criminal sexual conduct. The Court held that the jury instructions regarding the first-degree charge were imperfect but sufficiently protected th

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