Michigan Court of Appeals News

DTE Energy not liable for employee's injury, Michigan court rules

By Tomas Kassahun | Nov 23, 2018

LANSING, Mich. (Legal Newsline) – The Michigan Court of Appeals has upheld the Oakland Circuit Court's ruling favoring an electric company in an injury case.

Michigan Court of Appeals says lower court erred regarding testimony in case over MRI back injury

By Charmaine Little | Nov 15, 2018

LANSING, Mich. (Legal Newsline) – On Oct. 30, Michigan’s Court of Appeals determined a lower court erred when it granted a summary disposition and reversed and remanded the ruling in a suit filed by man who was allegedly injured during an MRI.

Michigan appeals court upholds $8M verdict, damages cap in Goodyear case

By Carrie Salls | Nov 8, 2018

LANSING, Mich. (Legal Newsline) – The Michigan Court of Appeals upheld rulings denying Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.’s request to set aside a jury verdict in a case involving liability for a man who was allegedly paralyzed in a car accident because of a tire defect, as well as an order related to the amount of damages awarded to the victim’s estate.

Mich. court rules for spectators run over by snowmobile at race

By Gabriel Neves | Nov 1, 2018

LANSING, Mich. (Legal Newsline) – The case of two snowmobile race attendees who were injured has had a change, as the decision has been reversed by an appellate court.

Mich. farm denied new trial after being found liable for falling cardboard boxes

By Charmaine Little | Oct 4, 2018

LANSING, Mich. (Legal Newsline) – On Sept. 27, the Michigan Court of Appeals affirmed a lower court’s ruling in which a jury found a company liable for two negligence theories in an incident where a man was injured on the property.

Lawsuit against taxi company over drunk man's death fails; Driver looked for man after he ran off at stop light

By Chandra Lye | Oct 3, 2018

LANSING, Mich. (Legal Newsline) – The Michigan Court of Appeals has upheld a summary disposition decision in the case of a taxi passenger who died of hypothermia after voluntarily leaving the taxi.

Principal says she was a scapegoat and whistleblower, but Mich. court says her firing was justified

By Asia Mayfield | Sep 25, 2018

LANSING, Mich. (Legal Newsline) – The Michigan Court of Appeals has rejected a wrongful termination complaint filed by a former school principal.

Michigan court upholds omission of Conyers III's name from ballot because of lack of valid signatures

By Elizabeth Alt | Jun 27, 2018

LANSING, Mich. (Legal Newsline) – Michigan’s Court of Appeals issued a ruling on June 12 affirming the Wayne County Circuit Court's decision to deny John Conyers III’s petition for a court order that would put his name back in the running as a candidate for the 13th Congressional District.

Michigan court reverses ruling in medical malpractice case over spider bite treatment

By Charmaine Little | Jun 26, 2018

LANSING, Mich. (Legal Newsline) – The Michigan Court of Appeals reversed a lower court’s decision in a medical malpractice case, ruling that the plaintiff failed to provide sufficient evidence that negligence was the cause of his injuries.

Woman not allowed to back out of her nondisclosure agreement in settlement with health center, Michigan court rules

By Charmaine Little | Jun 19, 2018

LANSING, Mich. (Legal Newsline) – The Michigan Court of Appeals ruled that a trial court did not abuse its discretion when it approved a settlement between a woman and a health care facility in a negligence suit.

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