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October 2011

Oct 2011
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October 12, 2011

COA Opinion: There was clear and convincing evidence to terminate the respondent's parental rights when she pled guilty to sexual abusing her biological son whom she had given up for adoption.

In In re Hudson/Sword Minors, No 302214, the Michigan Court of Appeals considered whether the trial court clearly erred when it found statutory grounds existed by clear and convincing evidence to terminate the respondent's parental rights. In this case, the respondent's parental rights over her minor children were terminat

Oct 2011
12
October 12, 2011

COA Opinion: Termination of parental rights was proper where respondent's behaviour directly harmed children or exposed them to harm.

In In re Plump Minors, No 302995, the Michigan Court of Appeals considered whether it was proper for the trial court to terminate a mother's parental rights when the mother claimed that domestic violence was an issue in the case and the state failed to provide her with adequate services for victims of domestic violence. In

Oct 2011
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October 05, 2011

COA Opinion: "Vacant" and "unoccupied" are not synonymous in the application of the homestead exemption

In Eldenbrady v. Albion, No. 297735, the Court of Appeals considered petitioners' appeal from a Michigan Tax Tribunal ruling refusing them an extension of their homestead exemption on a parcel of land adjoining their home. An abandoned school building exists on the lot. To qualify for a homestead exemption under MCL 211.7dd(c), a parcel

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