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October 2013

Oct 2013
October 11, 2013

COA invites legislature to revisit statute after ruling father with over $5000 in arrearages “substantially complied” with child support obligations.

In In re TALH, the Michigan Court of Appeals concluded that an incarcerated father who owed $5000 in arrearages on his child support obligations had substantially complied with his support obligations during the two years prior to a petition to terminate his parental rights, thereby preventing the termination of his parental rights and a step-parent adoption.A.B. and R.H. are the biological parents of a minor child.  In May 2010, R.H. was convicted and sentenced for an unarmed robbery.  At the time he was over $5000 behind on his child support obligations.  On June 9, 2010, as a result of his incarceration, his obligations were reduced to $0 per month.

Oct 2013
Oct 2013
October 08, 2013

MSC repeats emotional distress damages not recoverable in contract or negligent destruction of property

In Benefield v. Cincinnati Insurance Co., the Michigan Supreme Court reiterated that, unless there is proof that the parties contemplated such potential damages in their contract, there is no recovery for emotional distress under breach of contract.

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