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October 2009

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October 28, 2009

COA Opinion: Attorney held liable after conservator absconds with estate funds

On October 27, 2009, the Michigan Court of Appeals issued a published opinion in' In re Estate of Graves, No. 286674, authored by' Judge Alton Davis, affirming' summary disposition' against an attorney for' reimbursement to the estate, after his client,' the court-appointed conservator, absconded with the funds.' The Court concluded that the probate

Oct 2009
28
October 28, 2009

COA Opinion: There may be grounds for involuntary termination of parental rights based upon prior voluntary termination of parental rights to another child

On October 27, 2009, the Court of Appeals released its published opinion in In re Michael Allen Jones, Jr., No. 290194.' The Court of Appeals affirmed the termination of Appellant's parental rights to her son.' The Court of Appeals, however, found that the trial court had committed clear error in finding the' a statutory ground for termination exis

Oct 2009
28
October 28, 2009

COA Opinion: A circuit court does not have jurisdiction to sustain a fact-based challenge to tax assesment raised in defense of a foreclosure action

On October 27, 2009, the Michigan Court of Appeals published its opinion in Prayer Temple of Love v. Wayne County Treasurer, No. 282995.' The case arises out of' a foreclosure action initiated by the Wayne County Treasurer against the Prayer Temple based upon an unpaid assessment of property taxes.' Prayer Temple defended the foreclosure action arg

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