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December 2009

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December 30, 2009

COA Opinion: Proposed consolidation of the two divisions of the 63rd District Court in Grand Rapids Township affirmed

On December 29, 2009, the Court of Appeals published a unanimous opinion in City of Rockford v. 63rd District Court, No. 287501, affirming the trial court's grant of summary disposition in favor of Defendants.' The 63rd District Court is divided into two election divisions.' Currently, Judge Servaas presides over the first division in a facility in

Dec 2009
30
December 30, 2009

COA Opinion: Insured retained an "insurable interest" in vehicle after intra-family transfer of ownership

On December 29, 2009, the Court of Appeals published a 2-1 opinion in Morrison v. Secura Insurance, No. 286936, affirming the trial court's grant of summary disposition in favor of Plaintiffs.' Plaintiffs suffered injuries after their motorcycle was struck by a Chevrolet Cavalier.' Plaintiffs brought this declaratory judgment action' against the De

Dec 2009
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December 30, 2009

COA Opinion: Michigan's use tax inapplicable to unique "landfill cell" pollution control system

On December 29, 2009, the Court of Appeals published its opinion in Granger Land Development Co. v. Department of Treasury, Case No. 286355.' Under the unique facts of the case, the Court reaffirmed the proposition that' the use or consumption of personal property is exempt' from Michigan's use tax when it is used for industrial proc

Dec 2009
30
December 30, 2009

COA Opinion: Unearned bonuses are not subject to division in divorce proceeding

On December 29, 2009, the Court of Appeals published its opinion in Skelly v. Skelly, No. 287127.' In this case, the Court of Appeals overturned a circuit court's determination that in a judgment of divorce,' a wife was entitled to a share of her husband's retention bonus, and any future bonuses he might earn at his current job.' In this case, the

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