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June 2012

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June 29, 2012

COA Opinion: Case-evaluation sanctions may be ordered following a new trial

In Van Elslander v Follis, the Michigan Court of Appeals held that case-evaluation sanctions imposed on a plaintiff were proper where the plaintiff rejected the initial case evaluation award and won a more favorable verdict at trial, but ultimately lost at a new trial granted by the Court of Appeals. The Court also reemphasized the test used to

Jun 2012
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June 29, 2012

MSC Opinion: When evaluating a Sixth Amendment fair-cross-section claim, courts must examine the composition of jury pools or venires over time

In People v. Bryant, No. 141741, the Michigan Supreme Court ruled that the defendant's Sixth Amendment right to an impartial jury drawn from a fair cross section of the community had not been violated. The Court held that the defendant failed to show that the representation of African Americans in venires from which juries are selected wa

Jun 2012
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June 28, 2012

COA Opinion: Parent may elect to not receive social security benefits when the elections is for economic reasons, without the forfeited income being imputed against him or her in calculating child sup

In Clarke v. Clarke, the Michigan Court of Appeals reversed the trial court's order imputing social security retirement benefits as income to the plaintiff. In Clarke, the plaintiff elected to take early social security retirement benefits. After learning that his minor son would also be eligible for benefits as a dependent, the plaintiff contacted th

Jun 2012
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June 28, 2012

COA Opinion: medical marijuana user must have easy access to registry identification card to avoid arrest

In People v. Nicholson, the Michigan Court of Appeals held that person who had been issued a registry card under the Michigan Medical Marijuana ACT (MMMA) but did not have easy access to it was not immune from arrest, but may be immune from prosecution or penalty. In this case, the defendant was questioned for mariju

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