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​Cases Inviting Briefs Amicus Curiae

The cases listed below are those in which the Court has invited the filing of briefs amicus curiae, either by naming persons or groups specifically or by referencing "interested persons or groups" generally, but which have not yet been scheduled for oral argument. The Court's order granting leave to appeal or directing argument on the application can be viewed by clicking on the link in parentheses following the case title.  When available, the statement of the issues to be addressed are quoted verbatim from the Court's order, and indicate whether consideration is limited to the identified issues or whether they are among other issues to be addressed.  If the Court's order does not identify the issues to be addressed, the issues are quoted verbatim from the leave application or the appellant's brief.  The pleadings filed in the cases can be accessed from the Cases Awaiting Argument page. 


The due dates of the amicus briefs are approximate only and may change depending on when the appellee briefs are filed.  Amici curiae are required to file their briefs within the deadline specified in MCR 7.306(D)(1) or as otherwise directed by the Court. Motions to extend time should be filed in advance of the filing deadlines whenever possible and will be granted only upon a showing of good cause. MCR 7.316(B).  A motion to submit a late amicus brief that is filed within two weeks of the scheduled oral arguments in the case will not be decided until after the argument date.  Unless there is a strong showing of good cause, the motion will likely be denied and the amicus brief rejected.​​

  



148981, People of MI v Paul J. Betts, Jr. (Lv Gtd)

Nature of Case: Sex Offender Registration Act, punitive, ex post facto.

Invited Amici:
  • Attorney General
  • Prosecuting Attorneys Association of Michigan
  • Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan 
  • American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan
  • Interested persons or groups may move for permission to file amicus briefs

Approximate due date of amicus curiae briefs: February 6, 2020


 

154773, People of MI v Ihab Masalmani (Lv Gtd​)


Nature of Case: Sentencing, life without parole, juvenile, factors. 

Invited Amici:
  • Prosecuting Attorneys Association of Michigan
  • Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan 
  • Interested persons or groups may move for permission to file amicus briefs

Approximate due date of amicus curiae briefs: January 5, 2020


 
156849, Rafaeli, LLC v Oakland County (Lv Gtd)

Nature of Case:Property taxation, delinquency, foreclosure.

Invited Amici:
  • Interested groups may move for permission to file amicus briefs

Approximate due date of amicus curiae briefs: August 10, 2018

 
157210, People of MI v Dennis Keith Towne (MOAA)

Nature of Case: Search & seizure, scope of knock & talk.

Invited Amici:
  • Prosecuting Attorneys Association of Michigan
  • Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan 
  • Interested persons or groups may move for permission to file amicus briefs

Approximate due date of amicus curiae briefs: June 142019



157335-7, 157340-2, Melissa Mays v Governor of MI (Lv Gtd​)

Nature of Case: 

Invited Amici:
  • Interested persons or groups may move for permission to file amicus briefs

Approximate due date of amicus curiae briefs: January 10, 2020

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157812, People of MI v Arthur Larone Jemison (Lv Gtd)

Nature of Case: Confrontation Clause, trial testimony of expert witness via two-way interactive video.

Invited Amici:
  • Prosecuting Attorneys Association of Michigan
  • Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan 
  • Richard D. Friedman​
  • Interested persons or groups may move for permission to file amicus briefs

Approximate due date of amicus curiae briefs: January 3, 2020



158013, People of MI v Xun Wang (MOAA)

Nature of Case: Medicaid fraud, statutory exception, element of offense. 

Invited Amici:
  • Prosecuting Attorneys Association of Michigan
  • Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan
  • Michigan Health & Hospital Ass'n
  • Michigan Osteopathic Ass'n
  • Michigan State Medical Society
  • Interested persons or groups may move for permission to file amicus briefs

Approximate due date of amicus curiae briefs: June 122019



158065, People of MI v Kelly Christopher Warren (MOAA)

Nature of Case: Plea taking, advising of discretion to impose consecutive sentences.

Invited Amici:
  • Prosecuting Attorneys Association of Michigan
  • Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan 
  • Interested persons or groups may move for permission to file amicus briefs

Approximate due date of amicus curiae briefs: June 122019



158068, People of MI v Tykeith L. Turner (Lv Gtd)


Nature of Case: Sentencing, requirements for motion for relief from judgment. 

Invited Amici:
  • Prosecuting Attorneys Association of Michigan
  • Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan 
  • Interested persons or groups may move for permission to file amicus briefs

Approximate due date of amicus curiae briefs: October 312019



158141, Kaitlin Hahn v Geico Indemnity Co (MOAA)

Nature of Case: No-fault insurance.

Invited Amici:
  • Insurance Alliance of Michigan
  • Coalition Protecting Auto No-Fault
  • Interested persons or groups may move for permission to file amicus briefs

Approximate due date of amicus curiae briefs: November 22, 2019



158240, Susan Bisio v City of the Village of Clarkston (Lv Gtd)

Nature of Case: Freedom of Information Act.

Invited Amici:
  • Michigan Press Association
  • Detroit Free Press
  • Michigan Municipal League
  • Michigan Townships Association

Approximate due date of amicus curiae briefs: January 16, 2020



159259, People of MI v Anthony Ray McFarlane, Jr. (MOAA)

Nature of Case: Medical expert testimony invading province of jury.

Invited Amici:
  • Prosecuting Attorneys Association of Michigan
  • Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan 
  • Innocence Network
  • Interested persons or groups may move for permission to file amicus briefs

Approximate due date of amicus curiae briefs: January 6, 2020



158300, Keith Smith v City of Detroit (MOAA)

Nature of Case: Tort, premises liability vs ordinary negligence claim.

Invited Amici:
  • Michigan Association for Justice
  • Michigan Defense Trial Counsel, Inc.
  • Negligence Section of SBM

Approximate due date of amicus curiae briefs: August 30, 2019



158302, Meemic Ins Co v Louise M. Fortson (Lv Gtd)

Nature of Case: No-fault insurance benefits, attendant-care services, fraud, innocent third-party rule.

Invited Amici:
  • Interested persons or groups may move for permission to file amicus briefs

Approximate due date of amicus curiae briefs: September 11, 2019


 
158305-6, 158307-8, In re Reliability Plans of Electrical Utilities for 2017-2021 (MOAA in 158305-6; MOAA ​in 158307-8)

Nature of Cases:MPSC, authority to impose local clearing requirements on individual alternative electric suppliers.

Invited Amici:
  • Michigan Chamber of Commerce
  • Midcontinent Independent System Operator
  • DTE Energy Coompany
  • Interested persons or groups may move for permission to file amicus briefs

Approximate due date of amicus curiae briefs: September 72019


 
158333, 158335, Tomra of North America v Dep't of Treasury (Lv Gtd)

Nature of Case: Sales tax liability, industrial processing exemption, beverage container recycling machines.

Invited Amici:
  • Interested persons or groups may move for permission to file amicus briefs

Approximate due date of amicus curiae briefs: August 72019




158408, In re Robert E. Whitton Revocable Trust (MOAA​)

Nature of Case: Declaratory judgment, authority of probate court to enter.

Invited Amici:
  • Probate and Estate Planning Section of the State Bar of Michigan

Approximate due date of amicus curiae briefs: August 212019​



​​158486, People of MI v John David Vanderpool (MOAA​)

Nature of Case: Sentencing, trial court jurisdiction to extend probation term.

Invited Amici:
  • Prosecuting Attorneys Association of Michigan
  • Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan 
  • Interested persons or groups may move for permission to file amicus briefs

Approximate due date of amicus curiae briefs: August 232019​



158751, Council of Orgs & Others for Education v State of MI (Lv Gtd)

Nature of Case: Use of public funds to reimburse private schools for state-mandated programs.

Invited Amici: 
  • Public Funds Public Schools
  • Interested persons or groups may move for permission to file amicus briefs

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proximate due date of amicus curiae briefs: November 112019​



158903, Frank Anthony Scola v JP Morgan Chase Bank (MOAA)

Nature of Case: Torts, claim sounding in premises liability or ordinary negligence.

Invited Amici:
  • Michigan Association for Justice
  • Michigan Defense Trial Counsel, Inc.
  • Negligence Section of SBM
  • Interested persons or groups may move for permission to file amicus briefs

Approximate due date of amicus curiae briefs: November 12019​
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159063, People of MI v Keith Eric Wood (Lv Gtd)

Nature of Case: Jury tampering, distributing pamphlets advising that jurors can vote according to their conscience.

Invited Amici:
  • American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan
  • Fully Informed Jury Association
  • Cato Institute 
  • Interested persons or groups may move for permission to file amicus briefs

Approximate due date of amicus curiae briefs: January 272020​



159205, Caleb Griffin v Swartz Ambulance Service (MOAA)

Nature of Case: "Medical treatment" or ordinary negligence.

Invited Amici:
  • Michigan Association for Justice
  • Michigan Defense Trial Counsel, Inc.
  • Negligence Section of SBM
  • Interested persons or groups may move for permission to file amicus briefs

Approximate due date of amicus curiae briefs: December 132019​
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159384, People of MI v Daniel Ray Bean (Lv Gtd)

Nature of Case: CSC I, predicate felony being second-degree child abuse.

Invited Amici:
  • Prosecuting Attorneys Association of Michigan
  • Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan 
  • Interested persons or groups may move for permission to file amicus briefs

Approximate due date of amicus curiae briefs: January 272020​



159492-3, Samantha Lichon v Michael Morse; Jordan Smits v Michael Morse (Lv Gtd)

Nature of Case: Arbitration requirement.

Invited Amici:
  • Interested persons or groups may move for permission to file amicus briefs

Approximate due date of amicus curiae briefs: March 42020​



159510-1, Skanska USA Building, Inc v MAP Mechanical Ins Co (Lv Gtd)

Nature of Case: Commericial general liability insurance, definition of "occurrence."

Invited Amici:
  • Associated General Contractors of America
  • Associated General Contractors of Michigan
  • Michigan Infrastructure & Transportation Association
  • Construction Association of Michigan
  • Turner Construction Company
  • Gilbane Building Company
  • Interested persons or groups may move for permission to file amicus briefs

Approximate due date of amicus curiae briefs: February 72020​



159516, People of MI v Treshaun Lee Terrance (MOAA)

Nature of Case: Double Jeopardy, issue preclusion based on prior acquittal. 

Invited Amici:
  • Prosecuting Attorneys Association of Michigan
  • Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan 
  • Interested persons or groups may move for permission to file amicus briefs

Approximate due date of amicus curiae briefs: December 4, 2019



159539, Anthony Hart v State of Michigan (Lv Gtd)

Nature of Case: Constitutional tort claim. 

Invited Amici:
  • ACLU of Michigan
  • Interested persons or groups may move for permission to file amicus briefs

Approximate due date of amicus curiae briefs: January16, 2020



159619, People of MI v Brad Stephen Haynie (Lv Gtd​)

Nature of Case: Necessarily lesser included offence, assault and battery to assault with intent to commit murder. 

Invited Amici:
  • Prosecuting Attorneys Association of Michigan
  • Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan 
  • Interested persons or groups may move for permission to file amicus briefs

Approximate due date of amicus curiae briefs: January 272020​



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