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Case Search​ 

The Case Search feature allows public access to electronic Court records of the Michigan Supreme Court and the Michigan Court of Appeals. Offered as a courtesy to users, this system provides case information and status for cases filed from the mid-1980s to the present. Case information is updated nightly, but the entry of documents on the docket may be delayed due to internal processing procedures or staffing issues.

 

Searches for case information can be initiated by supplying a party name, a docket number, or attorney information. 
Case Search Tips are available.

 

Case information will usually include links to unpublished Court of Appeals opinions issued since July 1996, Michigan Supreme Court opinions and published Court of Appeals opinions issued since January 2001, Court of Appeals orders issued after January 1, 2005, and Supreme Court orders issued after September 21, 2005.

 

Note: Instructions are available on How to Read a Docket Sheet; this provides an explanation of some of the abbreviations and terms used in a docket sheet.

 

Opinion & Order Search

The Opinion & Order Search page allows for easy retrieval of Michigan Supreme Court and Michigan Court of Appeals opinions and orders. Searches for opinions and orders can be initiated by supplying a party name, a docket number, a keyword, or by combining multiple criteria. Opinion & Order Search Tips are available.

 

PDF copies are available of unpublished Court of Appeals opinions issued since July 1996, Supreme Court opinions and published Court of Appeals opinions issued since January 2001, Court of Appeals orders issued after January 1, 2005, and Supreme Court orders issued after September 21, 2005. 

Published opinions released earlier than the above dates are available online from Thomson West, the official publisher of the Michigan Reports and the Michigan Appeals Reports. Several search methods are available at the Michigan Official Reports page to enable you to access historical Michigan Reports.

 

Note: Instructions are available on How to Read a Docket Sheet; this provides an explanation of some of the abbreviations and terms used in a docket sheet.

  

Opinion & Order Zip Files

The Opinion & Order Zip Files page offers zip files as a way to easily download opinions and/or orders released on a given date. Each zip file contains one or more opinion or order files in PDF format. Zip Files Tips are available.
 
The Opinion & Order Subscription page enables you to sign up to receive the Michigan Supreme Court and Court of Appeals opinion release lists, as well as administrative matters of the Supreme Court, via email. Instructions are available to sign up for these automated emails.