Lex Fori PLLC and Carson J. Tucker Secure Unanimous Victory in Supreme Court – Michigan Supreme Court Issues Unanimous Opinion Overruling Prior Michigan Case Law and Reversing Court of Appeals Decision

After a second appeal to the Supreme Court of Michigan in a case argued by Carson J. Tucker, the Court overruled state case law and holds that federal law preempts state courts from ordering a division of military disability pay in state court divorce proceedings. More analysis on the opinion in Foster v Foster will [...]

Supreme Court of Michigan Grants to Consider Retroactivity of the Statutory “Open and Obvious” Doctrine in Actions Against Governmental Entities

On April 17, 2020, the Michigan Supreme Court granted an application for leave to appeal in the case of Buhl v City of Oak Park, Michigan Supreme Court Case No. 160355, to address the relatively new statutory "open and obvious" provision, MCL 691.1402a(5), which is in the municipal "sidewalk" exception to governmental immunity in Michigan's [...]

Michigan Supreme Court Suspends All Filing Deadlines for Case Initiation and Responsive Pleadings to Day After Period of Emergency Lockdown Ordered by Governor Whitmer

By  Administrative Order 2020-03  the Michigan Supreme Court has ordered that all filing deadlines for all case initiation and for filing of responsive pleadings in proceedings already initiated are suspended during the period of emergency enunciated in Governor Whitmer's Executive Order 2020-21 (COVID-19) (March 24 at 12:01 a.m. through April 13, 2020 at 11:59 p.m.). [...]