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August 2010

Aug 2010
August 04, 2010

COA Opinion: Where no civil action between the parties is already pending, an arbitration award can only be confirmed by the initiation of a civil action through the filing of a complaint

The Court of Appeals published its per curiam opinion in Jaguar Trading Ltd Partnership v. Presler, Case No. 290972 on August 3, 2010. Here, a plaintiff sought to confirm an arbitration award in circuit court by filing the arbitration award with the court. The defendant sought summary judgment on the ground that a required complaint had not been fi

Aug 2010
August 03, 2010

MSC Opinion: People v. Mardlin

On July 31, 2010, the Michigan Supreme Court issued a 4-3' opinion in People v. Mardlin, No. 139146. Justice Corrigan, joined by Justices Markman, Young, and Weaver, wrote the majority opinion, which reversed the Court of Appeals and affirmed the trial court's admission of evidence of an unusual number of prior fires associated with property owned b

Aug 2010
August 02, 2010

MSC Opinion: Venue for prosecution of criminal case is proper in a county where any one of the acts was committed

On Saturday, July 31, 2010, the Michigan Supreme Court issued its opinion in People v. Houthoofd, Case Nos. 138959 & 138969.' Justice Hathaway wrote for the five-member majority reversing the Court of Appeals in part and restating the defendantƒ''s conviction for solicitation to commit murder.' The Court held that while venue was not proper

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