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August 2012

Aug 2012
August 24, 2012

COA Opinion: After ordering a transfer of venue, the circuit court lacks jurisdiction to entertain a motion for reconsideration of its decision to transfer

In Frankfurth v Detroit Medical Center, No. 305500, the Michigan Court of Appeals examined whether a circuit court may hear a motion for reconsideration of its order transferring venue, after the court has entered its order transferring venue. The Court held that the circuit court could not do so, because immediately following its order the circuit cour

Aug 2012
August 19, 2012

COA Opinion: Voice vote to give bills immediate effect did not violate Michigan Constitution.

In Hammel v. Speaker of the House of Representatives, several State Representatives filed a lawsuit, requesting a preliminary injunction to prevent two bills from taking immediate effect; the bills amended the Public Employment Relations Act. The plaintiffs argued that giving the bills immediate effect violated the Michigan Constitution, because the vote was by voi

Aug 2012
August 17, 2012

MSC Opinion: Installers of electric dryer owed no duty to homeowners with respect to uncapped natural gas line used for previous homeowners' gas dryer

In a 4-3 decision in Hill v. Sears Roebuck & Co., the Michigan Supreme Court held that installers of an electric dryer owed no duty to the homeowners with respect to an uncapped natural gas line that had been left by the previous homeowners. The Court determined that the installers of the electric dryer, who were in the home for only 12 minutes and installed the

Aug 2012
August 17, 2012

MSC Opinion: Before accepting a guilty plea, the trial court must inform a defendant of his maximum possible sentence, including enhancements.

In People v Brown, the Michigan Supreme Court held that, in order for a plea to be voluntary and in compliance with MCR 6.302(B)(2), the trial court must apprise a defendant of his maximum possible sentence, including enhancements, before accepting the defendant's guilty plea. The Court overruled People v Boatman, 273 Mich App 405 (2006), which had he

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