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Michigan to pay $20M to people wrongly accused of fraud

October 21, 2022

The Michigan Supreme Court broke new ground with its 4-3 summer opinion, saying state government can be held liable when constitutional rights are violated.

Read more at St. Louis Dispatch

Union fee-for-service lawsuit

October 14, 2022

Union fee-for-service lawsuit could test limits of Michigan’s right-to-work law

An administrative law judge found that requiring non-members to pay for representation went against their right not to join a union that’s guaranteed by the state’s right-to-work law

Read more at mLive

MI Supreme Court civil rights act decision

August 1, 2022

Justices affirmed 1976 Civil Rights Act does protect against discrimination against sexual orientation

Read more at: Fox17

State Supreme Court says victims of jobless benefits system failure can seek damages

July 27, 2022

A split decision by the Michigan Supreme Court keeps alive the class-action quest for damages that could encompass as many as 40,000 people caught up in a system malfunction.

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High court rules for state in case of Michigan man shackled at trial

April 23, 2022

State courts had agreed that shackling Ervine Davenport at his trial violated his rights but said the error was harmless because it did not affect the verdict in his case.

Read more at ClickOnDetroit

Woman wins drunken driving case at Michigan Supreme Court

April 22, 2021

The stop violated constitutional protections against search and seizure, the court said in a 5-0 opinion.

Read more at Detroit News


Michigan’s top court sides with dad in parental rights case

April 6, 2021

The Michigan Supreme Court unanimously overturned the decisions of a Kalamazoo-area judge who terminated the parental rights of a poor couple after their two children had missed 25% of school.

Read more at Grand Rapids Business Journal


Michigan Supreme Court issues new guidance to courts, landlords on CDC COVID eviction ban

October 22, 2020

To be protected under the order, tenants must opt-in by signing a declaration form saying they meet the eligibility requirements.

Read more at the Detroit Free Press


Coronavirus order chaos in Michigan: Here’s where things stand

October 6, 2020

One thing the Supreme Court ruling did not strike down was the authority for local health departments to issue their own orders, and several did. On Monday afternoon, after a full weekend of uncertainty, Michigan’s health department, drawing power from a different law, issued its own order, keeping in place three major pillars of the governor’s orders.

Read more at Click On Detroit


State’s virtual courtrooms surpass 500,000 hours

July 23, 2020

According to the Michigan Supreme Court, there have been more than 500,000 hours of online hearings held since March when Michigan legal proceedings were forced to be conducted on Zoom to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Read more at Grand Rapids Business Journal


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