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March 02, 2009

MSC: Oral Arguments & Hearings This Week

The Michigan Supreme Court will hold oral arguments this week in nine separate matters on Tuesday and Wednesday. This is only the second week of oral arguments this year (and the second set of oral arguments since Justice Hathaway joined the Court). On Thursday, the Court will hold its third public administrative conference to approve rules for administrative conferences, address the appointment of a chief judge for the Genesee County Probate Court, and address rules changes that were previously addressed. The rules changes to be considered include whether to publish a proposal or several proposals for procedures for disqualification of a Supreme Court Justice. The agenda for the administrative conference can be found here.

The argument schedule is as follows:

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

  • Henry v. The Dow Chemical Company: Standard for class certification. Oral argument summary here.
  • People v. Bryant: Scope of testimonial hearsay. Oral argument summary here.
  • Hunter v. Hunter: Constitutional challenge to current standard for parental fitness. Oral argument summary here.
  • Attorney General v. MPSC: Electric rate setting. Oral argument summary here.
  • Selflube Inc. v. JJMT Inc.: ERISA. Oral argument summary here.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

  • Potter v. Murray: Whether a radiology group is a health facility or agency which must receive a notice of intent to sue as a prerequisite to a medical malpractice claim. Oral argument summary here.
  • In re Hudson: Termination of parental rights. Oral argument summary here.
  • In re Servaas: Judicial Tenure Commission action to remove district judge from office. Oral argument summary here.
  • In re Lee: Termination of parental rights within under the Indian Child Welfare Act. Oral argument summary here.

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