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September 12, 2009

MSC Order: People v. Lonsby

Yesterday, the Michigan Supreme Court peremptorily reversed the Court of Appeals' decision in People v. Lonsby' in light of the Court's recent decision in People v. Jackson.' In Lonsby, the Court of Appeals reversed the trial court's imposition of costs for defendant's attorney's fees because the trial court failed to consider the defendant's ability to pay.' In Jackson, the Court held that an assessment of a defendant's ability to pay is not necessary at the time costs are imposed.' Our previous summary of the' Jackson' decision is here.

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