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June 2011

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June 29, 2011

COA Opinion: No reasonable expectation of privacy existed in a condemned house when officers reasonably visited and reasonably searched the home.

In People v Antwine, No. 297287, the Court of Appeals reversed the trial court's suppression of evidence seized from the home, and reversed the trial court's dismissal of the case. The Court of Appeals held that the defendant had no reasonable expectation of privacy that precluded police from searching his condemned house when officers reasonably visited the condem

Jun 2011
29
June 29, 2011

MSC adopts massive rule changes to jury procedures

Today the Court issued an order amending six court rules, mostly in the 2.500 series, which make controversial changes to jury procedure. See the order here. Of particular note, beginning in September trial court judges have discretion to permit: -jurors to talk to each other about the case prior to the close of proofs; -jurors to submit questions to witnesses in civi

Jun 2011
29
June 29, 2011

COA Opinion: All of the specified criteria must be examined when determining whether to impute income for child support purposes, and a finding of a voluntary reduction in income is insufficent, on i

On June 28, 2011, the Court of Appeals published its unanimous opinion, authored by Judge Wilder, in Carlson v. Carlson, No. 292536 involving the modification of a child support obligation. The Court found that while it agreed with the trial court's conclusion that the father's reduction in income was voluntary, that finding was insufficient to justify the

Jun 2011
27
June 27, 2011

MSC Order List: June 24, 2011

On June 24, 2011, the Supreme Court denied application for leave in two cases. In Harrington v Simpson, No. 142546, Justice Markman dissented from the decision not to hold the matter in abeyance pending oral argument and decision in

Jun 2011
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June 27, 2011

COA Opinion: A default divorce judgment can waive rights to retirement plan distributions

In Estate of Reed v Reed, No. 297528, the Michigan Court of Appeals affirmed the trial court's order that Mae Lynn Reed turn over the proceeds she received from the retirement account of her ex-husband, Daren Reed (decedent), to his Estate, holding that the couple's default divorce judgment waived Ms. Reed's rights to the decedent's retirement accounts.

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