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June 2016

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.

Jun 2016
June 19, 2016

COA declines to expand narrow intentional tort exception to exclusive remedy provision of Workers Disability Compensation Act

In Luce v Kent Foundry Co, No. 327978, the Court of Appeals dismissed a personal injury lawsuit brought under the intentional tort exception to the Workers Disability Compensation Act (WDCA). The Court held that the facts in Luce did not meet the high standard required to satisfy the intentional tort exception to the exclusive remedy provision of the WDCA and affirmed the trial court’s grant of summary disposition.

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