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24
August
2015

UNIFORM ENFORCEMENT OF FOREIGN JUDGMENTS IN MICHIGAN

MCL 691.1173 Foreign judgment; filing; effect.

How does Michigan recognize a judgment from my state?

 

Categories: Litigation

23
April
2013

Collecting on Money Judgments

Executing and Levying on a Judgment Debtor's Personal and Real Property

When a plaintiff files a lawsuit, he may think he will be awarded a sum of money if he is successful; however, this not exactly the case. The successful plaintiff is not awarded money, rather, he receives a money judgment. It is his job (or his attorney’s job) to set out and collect on this judgment. How does he go about collecting on the judgment? 

Written by: David J. Williams Categories: General, Litigation

09
November
2012

Last Antecedent Rule Used in Hardaway v County of Wayne

The ‘last antecedent’ rule of statutory construction provides that a modifying or restrictive word or clause contained in a statute is confined solely to the immediately preceding clause or last antecedent, unless something in the statute requires a different interpretation.  In Hardaway v. County of Wayne, a published opinion, the Michigan Court of Appeals reversed the Wayne Circuit Court's decision regarding statutory construction of a stateute that gives benefits to "an appointee other than a member of a board or commission who is confirmed by the County Commission."

Categories: Case Summaries, Litigation

05
October
2012

Pat Gallagher to present Civil Motions at Ingham County Bench-Bar Conference

Pat GallagherPat Gallagher will speak at the Ingham County Bar Association's Bench-Bar Conference on Saturday, October 6, 2012 at the Veterans Memorial Courthouse in Lansing, Michigan.  The topic will be civil motions.

Written by: Pat Gallagher Categories: Litigation, Law Practice Management

27
August
2012

2011-2012 Case Evaluation Case Law Update

Lee Hornberger, an arbitrator and mediator in Traverse City, Michigan, posted a summary of the Michigan Court of Appeals cases regarding case evaluation since January 2011.

Categories: Litigation

17
August
2012

Mass Peer-to-Peer Copyright Enforcement suits being severed by Michigan District Court Judges

Peer to peer file sharing copyright enforcement lawsuits are continuing to meet increasing levels of resistance in federal court.  However, these cases continue to be filed.  If you’ve been accused of illegally pirating software, music, games or movies, the most important tip of all may be to get help from a copyright lawyer who can analyze your particular circumstances, legal options, and legal defenses.

Categories: Litigation

13
January
2012

Successor Interests: Record your Assignments

In Kim v JP Morgan Chase Bank, the Michigan Supreme Court reversed the lower court's decision and found a sheriff's sale to be void for lack of record chain of title linking the mortgage interest to JP Morgan Chase.

Written by: Pat Gallagher Categories: Real Estate Law, Litigation, Insurance, Banking/Credit Unions

10
August
2010

Introduction to MERS

What is MERS?

MERS is a name frequently heard in court in connection with mortgage issues. Much litigation revolves around mortgages and often it is unclear to litigants how MERS operates. Often the issue is whether MERS should be a party to the litigation or if it has standing to be a party. Of course, each is case is different.

Written by: Pat Gallagher Categories: Real Estate Law, Litigation, Banking/Credit Unions