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Sep 2015
September 21, 2015

COA vacates custody order for referee’s violation of procedural and substantive requirements

In McConchie v. Voight, No. 326651, the Michigan Court of Appeals held that a referee violated procedural and substantive due process requirements by improperly issuing an order that changed primary custody from the mother to the father.

Sep 2015
September 21, 2015

COA holds that church advisory body is congregational in nature and therefore judiciary could not resolve wrongful termination dispute

In Hillenbrand v. Christ Lutheran Church of Birch Run, No. 319127, the Michigan Court of Appeals held that defendant church’s advisory body was congregational and not hierarchical in nature and that state jurisdiction over the matter would violate First and Fourteenth Amendment principles. Therefore, the court affirmed the trial court’s order granting defendant church’s motion for summary disposition.

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