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Can There Be More Than One "Final Order" For Purposes Of Appeal?
As a general rule, the Michigan Court of Appeals' jurisdiction is limited to appeals of right from a "final judgment or final order." MCR 7.203(A)(1).
United States
2 May 2019
U.S. Proposes Change To Public Charge Grounds Of Inadmissibility: Concerns For Immigrants And Nonimmigrants
On October 10, 2018, the Department of Homeland Security ("DHS") posted a NPRM in the Federal Register related to the public charge grounds of inadmissibility under the IMA, as amended section 212(a)(4).
United States
24 Oct 2018
Jurisdictional Vs Nonjurisdictional Appeal Filing Deadlines
Most of us think of appeal filing deadlines as absolute. That certainly is the case under the Michigan Court Rules.
United States
6 Mar 2018
Litigating In Ontario
As cross-border commerce has become commonplace for so many of our clients and with it the prospect and likelihood of their finding themselves considering or responding to litigation...
United States
2 Nov 2017
Lıtıgatıng In Ontarıo
As cross-border commerce has become commonplace for so many of our clients and with it the prospect and likelihood of their finding themselves considering or responding to litigation in Canada...
United States
26 Oct 2017
How Federal Courts And Michigan Courts View Pending Motions For Attorney Fees On The Finality Of A Judgment
A fundamental rule of appellate jurisdiction is the need for a "final" decision – whether it be a judgment or order.
United States
2 Mar 2017
Michigan Supreme Court Clarifies That District Court Jurisdiction Is Determined By Looking At The "Amount In Controversy" At The Time Of The Complaint
Michigan district courts have exclusive subject-matter jurisdiction over civil actions when the "amount in controversy" does not exceed $25,000.
United States
29 Jun 2016
Tennessee Supreme Court Modifies Summary Judgment Standard
Recently the Tennessee Supreme Court modified the summary judgment standard in state courts in the state of Tennessee.
United States
14 Dec 2015
The Supreme Court Of Canada Seeks To Rein-In Court Costs. A New Approach For Summary Judgment Motions In Ontario
The Supreme Court of Canada has endorsed a new approach in Ontario stating "trials have become increasingly expensive and protracted.
23 Feb 2014
Michigan Supreme Court Confirms That Contracts Are To Be Enforced As Written And That Traditional Contract Principles Must Be Applied Even-Handedly
In two recent opinions, the Michigan Supreme Court has confirmed that it requires courts in Michigan to enforce contracts as written, and that courts must apply traditional contract principles in an even handed manner, regardless who the parties are.
United States
4 Jul 2012
The Full Appreciation Test Unveiled: Summary Judgment Motions Expanded In Ontario
As I stated in my previous article regarding summary judgment motions in Ontario, Clients often lament that the wheels of justice grind too slowly and they ask what, if anything, can be done to have their dispute resolved more expeditiously.
19 Dec 2011
Litigating In Canada
With its recent expansion into Canada, Dickinson Wright is pleased to be able to offer its clients the same types of litigation services in Canada that it has been offering in the United States for over 130 years.
17 Jun 2011
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