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.). [...]

Michigan Supreme Court Issues Emergency Procedures and Guidance and Instructions to State Courts Regarding COVID-19 Response – March 15, 2020

The Michigan Supreme Court issued guidance and directives yesterday (Sunday) March 15, 2020 providing wide latitude to state courts regarding scheduling, court activity, access and limitations on holding public hearings. The Court's order also included some directives requiring electronic pleadings and video conferencing in certain circumstances. The Court makes sure to subject its guidance to [...]

Supreme Court Issues Peremptory Order Reversing Court of Appeals Opinion Admitting Expert Opinion Without Supporting Literature in Medical Malpractice Case

This peremptory order issued by the Michigan Supreme Court on September 25, 2013, reverses the Court of Appeals opinion in Tondreau ex rel Estate of Peetz v. Sachinders S. Hans, M.D., P.C.coa.opn. In this medical malpractice case plaintiff alleged malpractice against the defendants and claimed a procedure "a carotid endarterectomy" was the cause of "chronic [...]