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December 2011

Dec 2011
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December 08, 2011

COA Opinion: Plaintiff cannot use MCL 600.2939(1) to recover legal gambling losses incurred at a licensed Detroit casino.

In Parise v Detroit Entertainment, L.L.C., Case No. 295183, the Court of Appeals concluded that MCL 600.2939(1) does not enable a plaintiff to recover money he lost while legally gambling at a casino established pursuant to the Michigan Gaming and Control and Revenue Act (MGCRA). Accordingly, the Court affirmed the trial c

Dec 2011
08
December 08, 2011

COA Opinion: A hospital's mere ownership interest in separate and distinct corporate entities does not amount to 'conducting business' for the purpose of establishing venue under MCL 600.1621(a).

In Hills and Dales General Hospital v Pantig, Case No. 298237, the Court of Appeals concluded that a defendant corporation's partial ownership of two local medical clinics was insufficient to establish venue under MCL 600.1621(a). Accordingly, it reversed the circuit court's denial of the defendants' motion for change of v

Dec 2011
07
December 07, 2011

COA Opinion: Trial court must determine whether there is an established custodial environment before making any custodial determination.

In Kessler v. Kessler, No. 302492, the Michigan Court of Appeals considered three issues with respect to a trial court's order awarding the parties joint legal custody and awarding defendant primary physical custody. First, the Court of Appeals held that the trial court was not required to consider a

Dec 2011
07
December 07, 2011

COA Opinion: Parolees in Tuscola Residential Reentry Program Qualify as Prisoners in a Correctional Facility

In People v. Armisted, No. 302902, the Michigan Court of Appeals considered whether parolees housed at the Tuscola Residential Reentry Program ('TRRP') qualified as 'prisoners in a correctional facility' within the meaning of MCL 800.283a. Jose Thomas Darryl Armisted was charged with furnishing a cellular phon

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