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October 2010

Oct 2010
October 26, 2010

Former Justice Weaver secretly recorded case conferences

In yet another strange twist in the race for the Michigan Supreme Court, The Grand Rapids Press is reporting that former Justice Weaver recorded the Justices' case conferences and has prepared a transcript purporting to document an occasion in which Justice Young uttered the "n----" word.

Oct 2010
October 22, 2010

COA Opinion: Michigan Tax Tribunal properly vacated a special assessment

In Michigan's Adventure, Inc. v. Dalton Township, No. 292148, the Court of Appeals affirmed an order of the Michigan Tax Tribunal that vacated a special assessment by Dalton Township. The special assessment would have funded the installation of a sewer line on property owned by Michigan's Adventure. The Court found that Michigan's Adventure followe

Oct 2010
October 21, 2010

COA Conflict Opinion: Retroactive application of Supreme Court precedent to a closed case

In King v McPherson Hospital, No. 284436, the Court of Appeals held that a party cannot obtain relief from a final judgment under Mich. Ct. R. 2.612(C)(1)(f) based upon a partially retroactive change or clarification in the law when a final judgment is entered in the case before the date of the change or clarification. In the underlying medical malpract

Oct 2010
October 20, 2010

COA Opinion: Sentencing Guidelines

In Michigan v. Hunt, No. 292639, the Court of Appeals held that a trial court may not apply Offense Variable 7 (OV 7) of the Michigan sentencing guidelines, Mich. Comp. L. 777.37, to enhance a defendant's sentence on the basis of acts committed during the course of the crime by individuals other than the defendant. The Court of Appeals also held tha

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