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October 2010

Oct 2010
October 30, 2010

MSC Opinion: In re Certified Question (Waeschle v. Oakland County Medical Examiner)

On Friday, October 29, 2010, the Michigan Supreme Court decided In re Certified Question (Waeschle v. Oakland County Medical Examiner), No. 140263. The Court held that a decedent's next of kin do not have a right to possess the decedent's brain that had been removed from the body as part of a lawful autopsy. Justices Yo

Oct 2010
October 29, 2010

COA Opinion: In determining eligibility for state disability retirement, court should consider only whether employee can return to his prior job

In Nason v. State Employees' Retirement System, No. 290431, the Court of Appeals held that when the state is deciding whether a state employee qualifies for early retirement for a nonduty related injury under MCL ' 38.24, it may only consider whether the employee can return to the position held prior to the injury. If the employee is unable to retur

Oct 2010
October 28, 2010

COA Opinion: Limited Agreements to Arbitrate

In AFSCME Council 25 v County of Wayne, No. 290273, the Court of Appeals held that a collective bargaining agreement, which contained contractual language limiting the right of arbitration to disputes arising 'during the term of [the] Agreement,' did not govern a dispute arising after the collective bargaining agreement expired and, thus, the dispute

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