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collapse Term : 16-17 Term Opinions ‎(5)
153655 opinion.pdf4/14/2017Barton-Spencer v Farm Bureau Life Ins Co
  
152484.pdf4/14/2017Perkovic v Zurich American Ins Co
  
152058.pdf4/7/2017Graham v Foster
  
151282.pdf4/4/2017People v Barrera
  
153025 Opinion.pdf12/13/2016Lowrey v LMPS & LMPJ, Inc
  
collapse Term : 15-16 Term Opinions ‎(29)
150364.pdf7/27/2016Yono v Dept of Transportation
  
150029.pdf7/26/2016Ronnisch Constr Group v Lofts on the Nine
  
150616.pdf7/26/2016Hecht v National Heritage Academies
  
151277.pdf7/15/2016Arbuckle v General Motors LLC
  
150591.pdf7/14/2016Innovation Ventures v Liquid Mfg
  
151104.pdf7/6/2016Deacon v Pandora (Certified Question)
  
152097.pdf7/5/2016Bernardoni v  City of Saginaw
  
152514.pdf7/1/2016Kozak v City of Lincoln Park
  
152534.pdf6/29/2016People v Feeley
  
150677.pdf6/29/2016People v Hall
  
151342.pdf6/23/2016People v March
  
149872-3; 150042.pdf6/22/2016People v Harris; Little; Hughes
  
151843.pdf6/15/2016People v Allen
  
150656.pdf6/13/2016Altobelli v Hartmann
  
150834.pdf6/6/2016Pirgu v United Services Automobile Assn
  
150719.pdf6/6/2016Rock v Crocker
  
149043.pdf6/6/2016Hodge v State Farm Mutual Auto Ins Co
  
151048.pdf5/24/2016People v Gloster
  
149622.pdf5/17/2016Associated Builders v City of Lansing
  
149989.pdf5/3/2016Wyandotte Electric Supply Co v Electrical Technology Systems
  
150146.pdf4/25/2016People v Seewald
  
149599.pdf4/13/2016Bank of America, NA v First American Title Ins Co
  
150371.pdf3/29/2016People v Dunbar
  
151434.pdf3/28/2016People v Triplett
  
151687.pdf3/24/2016Beck v Park West Galleries
  
150332 Opinion.pdf3/21/2016Jesperson v Auto Club Ins Assoc
  
150824 Opinion.pdf2/8/2016Elher v Misra
  
151374.pdf2/1/2016Pace v Edel-Harrelson
  
149246-7 Opinion.pdf1/4/2016Lego v Liss
  
collapse Term : 14-15 Term Opinions ‎(33)
147727-Opinion.pdf9/28/2015Epps v 4 Quarters Restoration LLC
  
148305-Opinion.pdf7/30/2015People v Smith
  
149073-Opinion.pdf7/29/2015People v Lockridge
  
147700-Opinion.pdf7/29/2015International Union v Green
  
147758-Opinion.pdf7/29/2015MI Coalition of State Employees v State of MI
  
149798-Opinion.pdf7/28/2015People v Jackson
  
148444 and 148971 Opinion.pdf7/27/2015People v Hartwick; People v Tuttle
  
149259 Opinion.pdf7/23/2015People v Cain
  
149380 Opinion.pdf7/23/2015People v Stevens
  
148753 - Opinion.pdf7/22/2015Detroit Edison Co. v Department of Treasury
  
148079;148087;149344 Opinion.pdf7/22/2015Tyra v Organ Procurement; Furr v McLeod
  
149502 Opinion.pdf7/20/2015People v Miller
  
150293-5 Opinion.pdf7/9/2015Gardner, et al v Dept of Treasury
  
149479-Opinion.pdf6/29/2015People v Ackley
  
149901-Opinion.pdf6/18/2015Beals v Michigan
  
148907 and 148909-Opinion.pdf6/17/2015Aroma Wines v Columbian Distribution Services
  
149290-Opinion.pdf6/11/2015People v Mazur
  
149722 and 149940-Opinion.pdf6/5/2015Fairley v Dept of Correc; Stone v MI State Police
  
149150-Opinion.pdf6/4/2015MI Assn of Homebuilders v City of Troy
  
148931-3 Opinion.pdf6/3/2015Fraser Trebilcock... v Boyce Trust 2350
  
149270-Opinion.pdf4/21/2015Krusac v Covenant Medical Center Inc
  
148748 Opinion.pdf4/8/2015AFT Michigan v State of Michigan
  
149984-Opinion.pdf2/6/2015Hodge v US Security Associates
  
147735-Opinion.pdf12/23/2014People v Jones
  
148617-Opinion.pdf12/22/2014Speicher v Columbia Twp Board of Trustees
  
147794-Opinion.pdf12/22/2014Adair v State of Michigan
  
146763; 147335-Opinion.pdf12/19/2014Hannay v Dept of Transportation; Hunter v Sisco
  
147296-Opinion.pdf12/18/2014Wayne Co Employees Retirement System v Wayne Charter County
  
149242-Opinion.pdf12/16/2014Amberg v City of Dearborn
  
149127-Opinion.pdf12/2/2014People v Woolfolk
  
149036-Opinion.pdf11/25/2014Auto-Owners Ins Co v All Star Lawn Specialists Plus, Inc
  
147647.Opinion.pdf11/18/2014Dupree v Auto-Owners Ins Co
  
149355-Opinion.pdf11/18/2014Younkin v Zimmer
  
collapse Term : 13-14 Term Opinions ‎(38)
146289-Opinion.pdf7/15/2014Madugula v Taub
  
146440-Opinion.pdf7/14/2014IBM v Dept of Treasury
  
145646-Opinion.pdf7/11/2014People v Douglas
  
147261-Opinion.pdf7/11/2014People v Bynum
  
146478; 146819; 147428.pdf7/8/2014People v Carp; Davis; Eliason
  
146962-Opinion.pdf6/26/2014Ford Motor Co v Dep't of Treasury
  
146433-5-Opinion.pdf6/26/2014Hunt v Drielick
  
147391-Opinion.pdf6/26/2014People v McKinley
  
146033-Opinion.pdf6/25/2014In re Bail Bond Forfeiture
  
147522-Opinion.pdf6/25/2014In re AJR Minor
  
146802-Opinion.pdf6/23/2014In re Hon Bruce U Morrow
  
146211-Opinion.pdf6/23/2014People v Tanner
  
145557-Opinion.pdf6/23/2014Andrie Inc v Department of Treasury
  
147187-Opinion.pdf6/18/2014People v Smith
  
147437-Opinion.pdf6/18/2014People v Cunningham
  
146480-Opinion.pdf6/18/2014People v Wilson
  
147150-Opinion.pdf6/13/2014Badeen v Par, Inc
  
146791-3-Opinion.pdf6/11/2014State of Michigan Ex Rel Marcia Gurganus v CVS Caremark Corp
  
146722; 146724.pdf6/10/2014LaFontaine Saline Inc v Chrysler Group LLC
  
146725-Opinion.pdf6/10/2014Sholberg v Truman
  
146867-Opinion.pdf6/3/2014Makowski v Governor
  
146680-Opinion.pdf6/2/2014In re Sanders Minors
  
146626-Opinion.pdf5/29/2014PEOPLE v GARRISON
  
146256-Opinion.pdf5/20/2014Rambin v Allstate
  
146452-Opinion.pdf5/20/2014Acorn Investments v MI Basic Property Ins Assoc
  
145631-Opinion.pdf5/5/2014Henry v Laborers Local 1191
  
146157-Opinion.pdf4/25/2014Wurtz v Beecher Metropolitan District
  
146520-Opinion.pdf4/24/2014Bonner v City of Brighton
  
147515-Opinion.pdf4/22/2014In re COH, ERH, JRG, KBH, Minors
  
145052-Opinion.pdf4/15/2014Miller-Davis v Ahrens
  
146523-4 Opinion.pdf4/4/2014People v Chenault
  
146212-Opinion.pdf4/3/2014People v Harris
  
146333; 146335-Opinion.pdf4/1/2014Fradco v Treasury; SMK v Treasury
  
145144-Opinion.pdf4/1/2014Addison Twp v Barnhart
  
146826-Opinion.pdf3/26/2014In re Hon. Wade H. McCree
  
145677-Opinion.pdf3/26/2014People v Earl
  
145816 Opinion.pdf2/6/2014Ter Beek v City of Wyoming
  
146234 Opinion.pdf2/6/2014NACG Leasing v Dept of Treasury
  
collapse Term : 12-13 Term Opinions ‎(35)
145371 Opinion.pdf7/30/2013People v Smith-Anthony
  
144055 Opinion.pdf7/30/2013Bailey v Schaaf
  
143374 Opinion.pdf7/30/2013Fisher Sand & Gravel v Sweebe Inc
  
146295; 146296 Opinion.pdf7/30/2013People v Stanley Duncan; People v Vita Duncan
  
144579 Opinion.pdf7/29/2013Harris v Auto Club
  
145206; 143808 Opinion.pdf7/29/2013Grange Insurance v Lawrence; ACIA v State Farm
  
144327; 144979 Opinion.pdf7/29/2013People v Hardy; People v Glenn
  
145055 Opinion.pdf7/26/2013In re Bradley Estate
  
146646 Opinion.pdf7/26/2013Hardaway v County of Wayne
  
145237 Opinion.pdf7/12/2013People v Musser
  
144983-Opinion.pdf6/25/2013People v Elliot
  
144696-Opinion.pdf6/25/2013People v Clary
  
144430-32; 145367-70 Opinion.pdf6/24/2013Malpass v Treasury
  
144142-3 Opinion.pdf6/20/2013Petipren v Jaskowski
  
144354 Opinion.pdf6/19/2013Smitter v Thornapple Township
  
144985 Opinion.pdf6/19/2013In re Hon. Deborah Ross Adams
  
145604 Opinion.pdf6/18/2013People v Burns
  
144303 Opinion.pdf6/12/2013Macomb County v AFSCME Council 25
  
144630 Opinion.pdf5/31/2013Hillsdale County Senior Services v Hillsdale County
  
142842 Opinion.pdf5/23/2013Admire v Auto Owners Insurance Co
  
145259 Opinion.pdf5/21/2013People v Koon
  
143475 Opinion.pdf5/1/2013Whitman v City of Burton
  
144666 Opinion.pdf4/11/2013McPherson v McPherson
  
144166 Opinion.pdf4/9/2013Township of Elba v Gratiot Co Drain Commissioner
  
143831 Opinion.pdf3/21/2013Price v High Point Oil
  
144387 Opinion.pdf2/13/2013People v White
  
143841 Opinion.pdf2/8/2013Debano-Griffin v Lake County
  
143824 Opinion.pdf2/8/2013State of MI v McQueen
  
144631-Opinion.pdf12/21/2012People v Minch
  
143386-Opinion.pdf12/21/2012People v Trakhtenberg
  
144385-Opinion.pdf12/21/2012In re Certified Question (Mattison)
  
144690-Opinion.pdf12/21/2012Kim v JPMorgan Chase Bank
  
143736 Opinion.pdf12/19/2012P v Zajackzkowski
  
144120 Opinion.pdf12/19/2012P v Bylsma
  
143244 Opinion.pdf12/12/2012People v Mack
  
collapse Term : 11-12 Term Opinions ‎(46)
145748-Opinion.pdf9/5/2012Protect our Jobs v Bd of State Canvassers
  
142765-Opinion.pdf8/20/2012McCahan v Brennan
  
140401-Opinion.pdf8/20/2012Atkins v SMART
  
143733-Opinion.pdf8/16/2012People v Brown
  
143329-Opinion.pdf8/16/2012Hill v Sears
  
145387-Opinion.pdf8/3/2012Stand Up For Democracy v State
  
140147-Opinion.pdf7/31/2012People v Grissom
  
142267-Opinion.pdf7/31/2012Hoffner v Lanctoe
  
142874, 143330-Opinion.pdf7/31/2012Spectrum v Farm Bureau
  
143942-Opinion.pdf7/31/2012In re Hon. Sylvia A. James
  
141154-OP.pdf7/31/2012People v Likine
  
143088-Opinion.pdf7/30/2012Johnson v Recca
  
143123-Opinion.pdf7/30/2012Price v Kosmalski
  
141932-Opinion.pdf7/30/2012People v Kowalski
  
143503-Opinion.pdf7/30/2012Douglas v Allstate
  
142339-Opinion.pdf7/27/2012Cedroni Associates v Tomblinson, Harburn Associates
  
143343, 143344-Opinion.pdf7/27/2012People v Rapp (Jared)
  
138952-Opinion.pdf7/23/2012Velez v Tuma
  
144036-Opinion.pdf7/12/2012People v Nunley
  
142627-Opinion.pdf7/9/2012People v Vaughn (Joseph LaShawn)
  
141741-Opinion.pdf6/28/2012People v Bryant (Ramon)
  
142774-Opinion.pdf6/15/2012Titan Ins Company v Hyten
  
143085-7-Opinion.pdf6/14/2012Michigan Properties v Meridian Township
  
143281-143085-Opinion.pdf6/14/2012Toll Northville v Northville Township
  
142751-Opinion.pdf6/8/2012People v Pullen
  
142031-Opinion.pdf6/8/2012People v Watkins (Lincoln)
  
142695, 142712-Opinion.pdf6/8/2012People v Kolanek
  
142850-Opinion.pdf6/8/2012People v King (Larry Steven)
  
142127-Opinion.pdf6/5/2012Johnson v Pastoriza
  
142956-Opinion.pdf5/30/2012DeFrain v State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company
  
142442-142443-Opinion.pdf5/30/2012People v Laidler (Marteez)
  
143046-Opinion.pdf5/25/2012People v Cole (David)
  
142698-Opinion.pdf5/24/2012People v Buie (James)
  
142537-Opinion.pdf5/17/2012People v Rao (Malini)
  
141810-Opinion.pdf5/17/2012Dept. of Environmental Quality v Worth Township
  
142615-Opinion.pdf5/15/2012Joseph v ACIA
  
141161-Opinion.pdf5/15/2012People v Williams (Glenn)
  
142913-Opinion.pdf5/14/2012People v Reese
  
142759-Opinion.pdf5/4/2012In Re C.I. Morris, Minor
  
143673-Opinion.pdf5/4/2012In Re J.L. Gordon, Minor
  
141837-Opinion.pdf4/20/2012People v Moreno
  
141381-Opinion.pdf3/26/2012People v Evans (Lamar)
  
142076-Opinion.pdf1/27/2012In Re Honorable James M. Justin
  
142545, 142547-Opinion.pdf12/21/2011Frazier v Allstate
  
143157-Opinion.pdf11/18/2011In Re Request for Advisory Opinion Regarding Constitutionality of 2011 PA 38
  
142762-Opinion.pdf10/26/2011People v Armstrong
  
collapse Term : 10-11 Term Opinions ‎(32)
140922.pdf8/1/2011Driver v Cardiovascular Clinic
  
139505.pdf7/29/2011Hamed v Wayne County
  
139978.pdf7/29/2011Ligons v Crittenton Hospital
  
140937.pdf7/29/2011Duffy v DNR
  
140945.pdf7/29/2011Krohn v Home-Owners Ins.
  
141752.pdf7/29/2011People v Richardson
  
139856.pdf7/28/2011People v Fackelman
  
140510.pdf7/26/2011People v Bonilla-Machado
  
141312.pdf7/26/2011People v Huston
  
141695.pdf7/26/2011People v Kowalski
  
139666.pdf7/11/2011Miller-Davis Company v Ahrens Construction, Inc.
  
140603.pdf7/11/2011People v Dowdy
  
141009.pdf7/1/2011People v Slaughter
  
137451.pdf6/30/2011Michigan Education Assn v Secretary of State
  
140683.pdf6/30/2011Clarke v Richco Construction
  
141570.pdf6/30/2011People v Lee
  
140524.pdf6/14/2011People v Peltola
  
141168.pdf6/6/2011Loweke v Ann Arbor Ceiling
  
139394.pdf6/3/2011Beach v Township of Lima
  
140814.pdf5/23/2011Midland Cogeneration v Naftaly
  
139189.pdf5/17/2011Priority Health v Commissioner of the Office of Financial and Insurance Services
  
142550.pdf5/17/2011Attorney General v 54-A District Court Judges
  
139541.pdf5/9/2011Great Wolf Lodge of Traverse City, LLC v Public Service Commission
  
140153.pdf4/28/2011People v Breidenbach
  
140423.pdf3/10/2011Klooster v City of Charlevoix
  
139969.pdf1/14/2011People v Lown
  
137451-Opinion.pdf12/29/2010Michigan Education Assn v Secretary of State
  
139617.pdf12/29/20102000 Baum Family Trust, et al. v Babel, et al.
  
140371.pdf12/29/2010People v Smith
  
140684.pdf12/29/2010King v State of Michigan, et al.
  
140842.pdf12/20/2010In re Beck, Minors
  
140263.pdf10/29/2010In re Certified Question (Waeschle v Oakland Co Med Examiner)
  
collapse Term : 09-10 Term Opinions ‎(42)
138988-Opinion.pdf9/7/2010People v Jackson (Leonard)
  
137755-Opinion.pdf9/7/2010People v Tennyson
  
140021-Opinion.pdf8/26/2010People v Szalma
  
138908-Opinion.pdf8/23/2010Shay v Aldrich
  
138401-Opinion.pdf7/31/2010LSEA v Lansing Board of Education
  
136905-Opinion.pdf7/31/2010U of M Regents v Titan Ins
  
136738-Opinion.pdf7/31/2010McCormick v Carrier
  
138180, 138181-Opinion.pdf7/31/2010O'Neal v St John Hospital & Medical Center
  
137500-Opinion.pdf7/31/2010Bezeau v Palace Sports & Entertainment, Inc.
  
139146-Opinion.pdf7/31/2010People v Mardlin
  
138959, 138969-Opinion.pdf7/31/2010People v Houthoofd
  
138456-138458-Opinion.pdf7/30/2010Smith v Anonymous Joint Enterprise, et al.
  
138920-21-Opinion.pdf7/30/2010Brightwell & Champion v Fifth Third Bank of MI
  
138460-Opinion.pdf7/27/2010Tkachik v Mandeville
  
138258-Opinion.pdf7/27/2010People v Flick (Steven Edward)
  
138261-Opinion.pdf7/27/2010People v Lazarus (Douglas Brent)
  
138668-Opinion.pdf7/23/2010People v Hill
  
139396-Opinion.pdf7/23/2010People v Dupree (Roberto Marchello)
  
138187-Opinion.pdf7/22/2010Edry v Adelman
  
137251-Opinion.pdf7/22/2010People v Gursky (Jason Michael)
  
136680-Opinion.pdf7/15/2010Kyser v Kasson Twp.
  
137446, 137447-Opinion.pdf7/15/2010Hendee v Putnam Twp.
  
137424, 137453-Opinion.pdf7/14/2010Adair v State of Michigan
  
137993-Opinion.pdf7/13/2010Holman v Rasak
  
137400, 137407-Opinion.pdf7/8/2010Ins Institute of Mich, et al v Comm'r. Fin & Ins Svcs
  
139872-Opinion.pdf7/1/2010Foster v Wolkowitz
  
137111-Opinion.pdf6/28/2010Pellegrino v AMPCO Parking
  
137443-Opinion.pdf6/18/2010Shepherd Montessori v Ann Arbor Charter Twp.
  
137347-Opinion.pdf6/18/2010Woodman v Kera LLC
  
138031-Opinion.pdf6/8/2010People v Feezel
  
139795-Opinion.pdf5/26/2010In Re Mason, Minors (DHS v Mason)
  
137480-Opinion.pdf5/25/2010DeCosta v Gossage
  
136956-Opinion.pdf5/11/2010People v Wilcox (Larry Eugene)
  
138824-Opinion.pdf5/11/2010Pierron v Pierron
  
139068-Opinion.pdf5/10/2010Brewer v A.D. Transport Express
  
136648-Opinion.pdf4/30/2010People v Richmond
  
138669-Opinion.pdf4/7/2010Robinson v City of Lansing
  
137562-Opinion.pdf3/30/2010People v Wilder (Darrell)
  
137092-Opinion.pdf3/30/2010Dawe v Bar-Levav
  
138168, 138179, 138182-Opinion.pdf3/30/2010Briggs Tax Service v Detroit Public Schools, et al.
  
138123-Opinion.pdf3/30/2010People v Plunkett (Ronald James)
  
137552-Opinion.pdf3/10/2010Dept. of Agriculture v Appletree Marketing
  
collapse Term : 08-09 Term Opinions ‎(30)
137284-Opinion.pdf8/13/2009People v Lowe (Jamie Lynn)
  
137301-Opinion.pdf7/31/2009People v Idziak (Patrick)
  
137633-Opinion.pdf7/31/2009In Re Honorable Steven R. Servaas
  
136298-Opinion.pdf7/31/2009Henry v Dow Chemical
  
136542-43-Opinion.pdf7/31/2009Petersen v MAGNA Corp.
  
136336-Opinion.pdf7/31/2009Potter v McLeary
  
136310-Opinion.pdf7/31/2009Hunter v Hunter
  
136423-Opinion.pdf7/30/2009Jackson v Estate of Ronald Green
  
136617, 136653, 136983-Opinion.pdf7/29/2009Bush v Shabahang
  
132876-Opinion.pdf7/28/2009People v McGraw (Matthew)
  
134437-Opinion.pdf7/21/2009McNeil v Charlevoix County
  
133466, 133468-Opinion.pdf7/21/2009USF&G v MI Catastrophic Claims Ass'n
  
136436-Opinion.pdf7/17/2009Kahn v Bakshi
  
137653-Opinion.pdf7/14/2009Dept. of Human Services v Cheryl Lynn Lee
  
135888-Opinion.pdf7/10/2009People v Jackson (Harvey)
  
135271-Opinion.pdf7/9/2009People v Williams (Carletus)
  
134967-Opinion.pdf7/1/2009People v Borgne (Michael)
  
135435-Opinion.pdf7/1/2009People v Shafier (Harold)
  
133725-Opinion.pdf6/10/2009People v Bryant
  
137486-Opinion.pdf6/10/2009People v Holder (Gregory)
  
134461-Opinion.pdf4/2/2009In Re Raymond Estate
  
136849-Opinion.pdf4/2/2009In Re Ayden Rood, Minor
  
136382-Opinion.pdf4/1/2009Zahn v Kroger, et al.
  
135546-Opinion.pdf3/31/2009Romain v Frankenmuth Ins.
  
136751-Opinion.pdf3/18/2009People v Swafford (Kobeay)
  
135028-Opinion.pdf12/30/2008Moore v Secura Ins.
  
133433-Opinion.pdf12/30/2008Odom v Wayne County
  
134665-Opinion.pdf12/30/2008Tomacek v Bavas, et al.
  
135989-Opinion.pdf12/30/2008People v Miller (Michael)
  
136880-Opinion.pdf12/17/2008In Re Honorable William C. Hultgren
  
collapse Term : 07-08 Term Opinions ‎(24)
134682-Opinion.pdf7/31/2008People v Smith (Gary)
  
135375-Opinion.pdf7/30/2008Brackett v Focus Hope
  
133394, 133396, 133400-5-Opinion.pdf7/30/2008Daimlerchrysler v State Tax Commission
  
133986-Opinion.pdf7/24/2008Stone v Williamson
  
131942-Opinion.pdf7/23/2008People v Gardner
  
134751-Opinion.pdf7/23/2008White v Taylor Distributing
  
134493, 134500-Opinion.pdf7/23/2008SBC v MPSC
  
132916-Opinion.pdf7/23/2008Pontiac Fire Fighters v City of Pontiac
  
131463-Opinion.pdf7/23/2008Detroit Fire Fighters v City of Detroit
  
131103-Opinion.pdf7/16/2008Manuel v Gill
  
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