Items Tagged with 'Michigan Supreme Court'


Fast on their feet

Appellate Practice Academy trains attorneys for highest courts.

April 24, 2015
Most attorneys will never set foot in front of the Michigan Supreme Court or the U.S. Supreme Court; those who do are likely to find themselves less prepared than they expected. Read More

How recent Supreme Court rulings may affect your business

February 6, 2015
Litigation has a way of disrupting a company like few other events. Read More

Court upholds $800K tab for leaking underground tanks

Company reportedly is again using the contaminated site.

September 26, 2014
LANSING — Michigan is owed more than $800,000 for cleanup costs, civil fines and administrative penalties for failure to properly remediate three sites with leaking underground storage tanks in Berrien County, the state Court of Appeals has ruled. Read More

Counties struggle after losing court revenue

Decision bars local courts from collecting costs from criminals.

September 19, 2014
LANSING — A Michigan Supreme Court decision cutting a major source of funding for local courts could cost some counties more than $1 million, unless the Legislature reinstates their ability to assess court costs in criminal cases. Read More

State Supreme Court looks at teacher pension law

May 26, 2014
| By AP
LANSING — The Michigan Supreme Court has agreed to look at a law that overhauled the pension system for public school employees. Read More

Earlier involvement of court-appointed attorneys may save money

February 28, 2014
The Kent County Board of Commissioners has a $33,730 grant from the state to fund a pilot program to determine if earlier involvement by court-appointed attorneys helps speed cases through the system and enhances their services for defendants. Read More

Bar Association mandatory membership under scrutiny

President says association unanimously opposes the legislation.

February 28, 2014
The Michigan Supreme Court has appointed a 12-member task force to look into the State Bar of Michigan’s mandatory membership requirement. Read More

Michigan Supreme Court waits on right-to-work ruling

July 5, 2013
| By AP
LANSING — The Michigan Supreme Court has unanimously decided not to step in early to decide the legality of the state's right-to-work law. Read More

Snyder appoints Viviano to court

Warner attorney expects ‘collegial’ atmosphere will continue.

March 1, 2013
Gov. Rick Snyder announced his appointment of Macomb County Circuit Court Judge David Viviano to the Michigan Supreme Court last week. Read More

State Supreme Court opens oral arguments to students

October 23, 2012
An educational program for high school students has led to a real hearing by the Michigan Supreme Court at the Gerald R. Ford Museum this Thursday. A collection of firearms owned by a convicted felon, and his efforts to force police to turn the guns over to his mother, are at issue in the case. Oral arguments will be heard with 200 Kent County students in attendance, as part of the Supreme Court’s Court Community Connections program.  Read More