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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: October 92019


 

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: July 262019



156189 People of MI v Travis Travon Sammons (MOAA​)

Nature of Case: Identification, show-up procedure, reliability

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: May 302019



156622, W.A. Foote Memorial Hosp v MI Assigned Claims Plan (MOAA)

Nature of Case: Application of ​Covenant, viability of Pohutski.

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

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

Special Note: This case is to be argued at the same session of the Court as No. 157951, Shah, MD v State Farm Ins Co.



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: September 11, 2019

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157522, Honigman Miller Schwartz & Cohn, LLP v City of Detroit (Lv Gtd​)

Nature of Case: Tax, municiple ordinance, serviced rendered within city

Invited Amici:
  • City of Grand Rapids
  • Taxation Section fo the State Bar of Michigan
  • Interested persons or groups may move for permission to file amicus briefs

Approximate due date of amicus curiae briefs: March 122019


157688, People of MI v Tiffany Lynn Reichard (MOAA)

Nature of Case: Duress defense to felony 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: February 72019



​157705, Deborah Lynn Foster v Ray James Foster (Lv Grd​)

Nature of Case: Divorce, property settlement, combat-related special compensation; contempt

Invited Amici:
  • Operation Firing for Effect
  • Forgotten Warriers Project, Inc
  • Veterans of Foreign Wars Insurance Institute of Michigan
  • ​Interested persons or groups may move for permission to file amicus briefs

Approximate due date of amicus curiae briefs: April 242019



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: July 32019



​157951, Jawad A. Shah, MD v State Farm Mut Auto Ins Co (MOAA)

Nature of Case: No-fault insurance, non-assignment clause

Invited Amici:
  • Insurance Alliance of Michigan 
  • Auto Club Insurance Association
  • Interested persons or groups may move for permission to file amicus briefs

Approximate due date of amicus curiae briefs: January 52019


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: July 262019



158102, People of MI v Laricca Seminta Mathews (MOAA)


Nature of Case: Advice of rights, assistance of attorney at interrogation.

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 72019



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


 
158311, Christie DeRuiter v Township of Byron (MOAA)

Nature of Case:  Municipal ordinance, state preemption, location of medical marijuana caregivers

Invited Amici:
  • Michigan Townships Association
  • Michigan Municipal League
  • Government Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan
  • Interested persons or groups may move for permission to file amicus briefs

Approximate due date of amicus curiae briefs: April 122019



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

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: October 142019​



158854, In re I.M. Long, Minor (MOAA)

Nature of Case: Termination proceeding, exercising jurisdiction over minor child because father imprisoned. 

Invited Amici:
  • Children’s Law and Family Law Sections of the State Bar of Michigan
  • UDM Juvenile Appellate Practice Clinic
  • University of Michigan Law School Child Advocacy Law Clinic
  • Interested persons or groups may move for permission to file amicus briefs

Approximate due date of amicus curiae briefs: June 72019​



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: September 72019​
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