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September 2009

Sep 2009
September 28, 2009

MSC Order: People v. Aceval

On Friday, September 25, 2009, the Michigan Supreme Court denied leave to appeal in People v. Aceval. Leave was denied by an equally divided Court with Justices Cavanagh and Markman and Chief Justice Kelly dissenting. Justice Corrigan recused herself because she has agreed to be a character witness for retired W

Sep 2009
September 26, 2009

MSC Order List: September 25, 2009

On Friday, September 25, 2009, the Michigan Supreme Court granted leave to appeal in Hoover v. Michigan Mutual Insurance Co. The Court ordered the parties to address whether under the No-Fault Act, the defendant is obligated to pay for various costs including increases in property taxes, standard utility bills,

Sep 2009
Sep 2009
September 23, 2009

COA Opinion: Detroit residents will vote on city council representation proposal

On September 22, 2009, the Court of Appeals reversed the decision of the Wayne County Circuit Court, holding that the Circuit Court should have granted a stipulated order of mandamus ordering the Detroit city clerk to place on the November 2009 general election ballot a proposal regarding the composition of the Detroit City Council

Sep 2009
September 23, 2009

COA Opinion: Entire township not required to vote on annexation of township parcel

On September 22, 2009, the Court of Appeals issued its opinion in Charter Township of Meridian v. Ingham County Clerk, No. 279459 affirming summary disposition in favor of East Lansing's annexation of a portion of Meridian Township. The Township challenged the annexation referendum (which passed in the November 2006 election) on the grounds that it

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