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Mich Supreme Court Passes on DNA Paternity & Parenting Case

Every so often, the seven Justices of the Michigan Supreme Court have a golden opportunity to consider momentous legal issues arising from our county family courts.  As recently as last week, the Supreme Court had the chance to decide a crucial case involving the use of DNA to determine the rights of competing Fathers. Suprisingly, however, the high […]

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Children 14-times more likely to get swine flu

This blog post is from the Updates in Michigan Family Law Blog of Traverse City Attorney, Jeanne Hannah: Of camps and day care:Kids 14 times more likely to get swine flu “Mom, can I have a sip of your water?” This is a pretty easy question when you’re talking to your young child, right? WRONG! […]

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NPR Critiques Michigan's Court-Appointed Defense Lawyers

National Public Radio recently ran a segment on its “All Things Considered” program which was highly critical of the way lawyers are appointed by county circuit courts to defend the indigent accused here in Michigan.  Click here to link to the full story.  The piece attracted dozens of comments.  NPR focused on one of the “bad apples”; Attorney Bob […]

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The Michigan Medical Marihuana Act

Last November, Michiganders legalized the use of marihuana for medicinal purposes. The resulting legislation, known as the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act (MMA), has been widely criticized for being vague and confusing. This blog post summarizes the act and addresses some of the questions now arising in communities with licensed users and care providers. Shortly after […]

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