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September 2009

Sep 2009
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September 02, 2009

COA Opinion: Contempt proceedings to enforce parenting time orders are civil and not subject to criminal procedural requirements

On September 1, 2009, the Court of Appeals published an opinion in the consolidated appeals of Porter v. Porter and Gravel-Henkel v. Porter, Nos. 284086 and 285095, affirming the trial court's contempt orders. The appeals arose from a divorce proceeding and are related to the defendant's initiation of contempt proceedings to enforce the tri

Sep 2009
02
September 02, 2009

MSC Order List: September 1, 2009

Yesterday, the Michigan Supreme Court issued an order granting leave to appeal in Tkachik v. Mandeville, No. 280879' on "whether, when a husband has abandoned his wife for the year and a half preceding her death, and the wife alone has made mortgage, tax, and insurance payments on property held as tenants by the entirety, the wife (or her es

Sep 2009
02
September 02, 2009

COA Opinion: The inevitable discovery rule does not by itself excuse failure to obtain a warrant

On September 1, 2009, the Court of Appeals published a per curiam opinion in People v. Hyde, No. 282782, in which it reversed the trial court and remanded for entry of an order vacating the defendant's conviction for operating while intoxicated (ƒ''OWIƒ'), where the officers failed to inform the diabetic defendant of his statutory right to refuse bl

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