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January 2009

Jan 2009
January 16, 2009

COA issues guidance regarding cases involving the prosecution of a minor

On January 15th, the Court of Appeals issued a published opinion in a pair of consolidated cases, discussing the circumstances in which a probate court may remove from the adjudicative process a juvenile delinquency case where a minor is alleged to have committed an offense defined in Section 31(1)(f) of the Crime Victims Right Act. Befo

Jan 2009
January 15, 2009

Something to watch in light of the new members of the Michigan appellate courts'

Before being named to the appellate bench by Governor Granholm in late December 2008, Attorney (now-Judge) Douglas Shapiro delivered a speech highly critical of the Michigan Supreme Court (pre-Justice Hathaway).' He largely, though not exclusively,' focused on the high court's no-fault insurance jurisprudence.' The speech can be viewed on YouTube here (Part I) and

Jan 2009
January 15, 2009

Order List: January 14, 2009

The Michigan Supreme Court issued three orders yesterday, two of which relate to the ongoing lawsuit between Thomas Monaghan and three former professors at the Ave Maria School of Law who filed a whistle-blower suit against Monaghan and others. The order states:

On order of the Court, the motion for immediate consideration of the motion

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