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Jul 2016
July 14, 2016

COA determines 60-day appeal period applies to challenges to the issuance of permits to install control devices

In South Dearborn Environmental Improvement Association Inc. v. Department of Environmental Quality No. 326485, the Court of Appeals determined that MCR 7.119 governed, and requires appeals to be filed within 60 days of the granting of a permit to install certain control equipment. Since the petitioners appeal was within the 60-day period, the denial of the respondent’s motion to dismiss was upheld.

Jun 2016
June 27, 2016

COA: Court of Claims has jurisdiction to hear and decide writ of mandamus case brought by Court of Appeals judge seeking reelection

In O’Connell v Director of Elections, No. 332132 the Court of Appeals harmonized conflicting jurisdictional provisions from state statutes and the Michigan Constitution and determined that the Court of Claims has jurisdiction to hear and decide cases requesting a writ of mandamus.

Dec 2015
December 24, 2015

MSC to review the constitutionality of the Electric Transmission Line Certification Act

The Michigan Supreme Court has granted leave to appeal in In re Application of Michigan Electric Transmission Co. for Transmission Line, No. 150695, to determine whether the Electric Transmission Line Certification Act (Act 30)--which authorizes the Public Service Commission to issue a certificate of public convenience and necessity to a utility for construction of a major transmission line--constitutes a unconstitutional delegation of power.

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