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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


 

​​157476-8, Marie Hunt, PR of the Estate of Hunt v Roger Drielick (MOAA)


Nature of Case (Cross-Application only): Post-judgment interest, garnishee-defendant insurer's liability to pay.

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

Approximate due date of amicus curiae briefs: February 142020​


 
158069, 158304,  Estate of Pearce v Eaton Cnty Rd Comm'n, Brugger v Midland Cnty Bd of Rd Comm'rs (Lv Gtd)

Nature of Case: Governmental immunity, highway exception, notice provision, retroactivity of Court of Appeals decision.

Invited Amici:
  • Negligence Law Section of SBM
  • Michigan Ass'n of Counties
  • Michigan Municipal League 
  • Interested persons or groups may move for permission to file amicus briefs

Approximate due date of amicus curiae briefs: August 14, 2020


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158652, People of MI v Kristopher Allen Hughes (MOAA)

Nature of Case: Search and seizure, cell phone data.

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: March 5, 2020



158749, 158755-6 Bryan Punturo v Brace Kern (MOAA​)

Nature of Case: Libel, fair reporting privilege.

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

Approximate due date of amicus curiae briefs: February 92020​


 
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​



158764, In re Christopher Ross, Jr. (MOAA)

Nature of Case: Juvenile delinquency, time for appealing, ineffective assistance of counsel test

Invited Amici:
  • Appellate Practice Section of SBM
  • Prosecuting Attorneys Association of Michigan
  • Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan 
  • Juvenile Law Center
  • University of Michigan Juvenile Justice Clinic
  • Interested persons or groups may move for permission to file amicus briefs

Approximate due date of amicus curiae briefs: May 132020​
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158852, Detroit Alliance Against the Rain Tax v City of Detroit (MOAA)

Nature of Case: City storm water charge, constitutionality​

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

Approximate due date of amicus curiae briefs: April 102020​


  
159194, People of MI v Ernesto E. Uribe (MOAA)

Nature of Case: Hearsay, medical treatment exception.

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 102020​


159346, People of MI v Jacques Jean Kabongo (Lv Gtd)

Nature of Case: Juror selection, peremptory challenge

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 82020​


159371, 159373 People of MI v Gerald Magnant, People of MI v John Fraqncis Davis (MOAA)

Nature of Case: Tobacco Products Tax Act, "transporter" definition, knowledge requirement. 

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 82020​


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: June 12020​


159450, Law Offices of Jeffrey Sherbow, PC v Fieger & Fieger, PC (Lv Gtd)

Nature of Case: Attorney-client relationship.

Invited Amici:
  • Litigation Section of the SBM
  • Negligence Law Section of the SBM 
  • Solo and Small Firm Section of the SBM
  • Interested persons or groups may move for permission to file amicus briefs

Approximate due date of amicus curiae briefs: May 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​



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



159524-5, Lakeshore Group v Dep't of Environmental Quality (MOAA)

Nature of Case: Property, immediately adjacent property owners, standing to intervene notwithstanding subsequent sale of property between the parcels.

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

Approximate due date of amicus curiae briefs: February 142020​


 
159612, People of MI v Dexter Burrell Taylor (MOAA)

Nature of Case: Other acts evidence. 

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: TBD after appointment of appellate counsel



159660-1, Maegan Turner v Farmers Ins Exch (Lv Gtd)

Nature of Case: No-fault, self-insured entity, security provisions

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

Approximate due date of amicus curiae briefs: March 182020​



159676, People of MI v Curtis Lee Hampton (MOAA)

Nature of Case: Felony murder, elevating when first-degree child abuse based only on 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: March 9, 2020


  
159690, In re Petition of Attorney General for Subpoenas (MOAA)

Nature of Case: Subpoena, patient medical records, medication prescriptions.

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

Approximate due date of amicus curiae briefs: March 92020​



159709, People of MI v Christopher Louis Sindone (MOAA)

Nature of Case: Double jeopardy, legislative intent in allowing convictions of both MCL 750.73 and MCL 750.79(1)(d)(vi) based on same conduct, same-elements test.

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 102020​


 
159856, 2 Crooked Creek, LLC v Cass County Treasurer (MOAA)

Nature of Case: Tax foreclosure, lack of notice, suit for monetary damages.

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

Approximate due date of amicus curiae briefs: February 72020​

 
159874, Susan Reaume v Spring Lake Twp (MOAA)

Nature of Case: Zoning, definition of "family," short-term rentals.

Invited Amici:
  • Michigan Townships Association
  • Michigan Municipal League
  • Real Property and Government Law Sections of the SBM 
  • Interested persons or groups may move for permission to file amicus briefs

Approximate due date of amicus curiae briefs: February 14, 2020



159981, People of MI v Victoria Catherine Pagano (Lv Gtd)

Nature of Case: Stop of vehicle, reasonable suspicion based on 911 call

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: April 142020​



160012, Hassan M. Ahmad v University of Michigan (Lv Gtd)

Nature of Case: Freedom of Information Act, "public record."

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

Approximate due date of amicus curiae briefs: June 262020​
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160034, People of MI v Robin Rick Manning (MOAA)

Nature of Case: Motion for relief from judgment, successive, change in law

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 262020​



160046, People of MI v Lonnie James Arnold (Lv Gtd)

Nature of Case: Sentencing, indecent exposure by sexually delinquent person, "enumerated" felony in the Penal Code, rule of lenity.

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 82020​



160150, People of MI v Anthony Michael Owen (MOAA)

Nature of Case: Vehicle stop, objectively reasonable mistake of law regarding applicable speed limit. 

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 82020​



160263-4, People of MI v Dane Richard Krukowski, People of MI v Codie Lynn Stevens (MOAA)

Nature of Case: Sufficiency of the evidence, second-degree child abuse, "willful abandonment" for failure to timely seek professional medical care. 

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 222020​



160339, People of MI v Darrell John Wilder (MOAA)

Nature of Case: Harmless error test of ​People v Luckity, 460 Mich 484 (1999), refinement/amendment

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 252020​



160358-9, Saugatuck Dunes Coastal Alliance v Saugatuck Twp (MOAA)

Nature of Case: “Party aggrieved” standard, need to show special damages. 

Invited Amici:
  • Environmental Law & Policy Center
  • National Trust for Historic Preservation 
  • Interested persons or groups may move for permission to file amicus briefs

Approximate due date of amicus curiae briefs: July 272020​


160436, People of MI v Muhammad Al-Tantawi (MOAA)

Nature of Case: Miranda rights, custodial interrogation, juvenile defendant. 

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 72020​


160594, People of MI v Erick Rosean Allen (MOAA)

Nature of Case: Applicability of People v Idziak, 484 Mich 549 (2009), to parolees who are arrested for new offense but are not subject to parole detainer.

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 202020​​​


160638, Department of Talent & Economic Development/UIA v Great Oaks Country Club (MOAA)

Nature of Case: Michigan Employment Security Act, new employer unemployment
insurance tax rate.

Invited Amici:
  • Labor Law and Business Law Sections of the SBM
  • Michigan Chamber of Commerce
  • Employers Ass'n of West Michigan
  • Small Business Ass'n of Michigan 
  • Interested persons or groups may move for permission to file amicus briefs

Approximate due date of amicus curiae briefs: July 272020​​​


160661, People of MI v Cleophas Andrew Brown (MOAA)

Nature of Case: Knowledge requirement of suspension or revocation of concealed pistol license.  

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 202020​​​


160707, People of MI v Gregory Carl Washington (MOAA)

Nature of Case: Subject-matter jurisdiction, trial court's ability to resentence while defendant's appeal pending in the Supreme Court, challenging subject-matter jurisdiction in successive 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 202020​​​

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