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2006-08 - Amendment of Rule 7.211 of the Michigan Court Rules
The amendment of subrule (B) extends the time to answer certain motions from
7 to 14 days, and establishes a new category of motions that can be decided
in less than 7 days without delaying submission until the answer period has
expired. The amendment also clarifies that answers to motions for immediate
consideration and any motions affected by such a motion are to be filed within
7 days if the motion for immediate consideration was served by mail or within
such time as the Court directs in light of the circumstances of the case.
amendment of subrule (C) reduces from 56 days to 28 days the deadlines for
submission of a motion to withdraw as appointed counsel in an appeal from an
order terminating parental rights. The 56-day deadline is retained for all
October 17, 2006
Effective: January 1, 2007
- Proposed Amendment of Rule 6.106 of the Michigan Court Rules
This proposed amendment would clarify that bail agents would be liable only
for the appearance of a defendant, and not for compliance with conditions imposed
by the court as part of a conditional release pursuant to MCR 6.106. The proposed
amendment also would prohibit a court from entering a judgment that includes
the costs of the proceeding against a surety. MCL 765.28 limits judgment against
the surety to an amount not more than the surety bond.
October 17, 2006
Amendment to Order: October
The additional language clarifies that a court may continue the revocation
order and enter judgment against a defendant for failure to comply with
the conditions of release or failure to satisfy the court that compliance
with those conditions was impossible.
Comment period expires: February 1, 2007
Public Hearing: To be scheduled
Law and Advocacy Section submitted a public
stating its support for SB 229 and SB 230.
229 Insurance; health care corporations; coverage for certain
mental health and substance abuse treatment; provide that coverage
cannot be more restrictive than coverage for medical treatment. Amends 1980
PA 350 (MCL 550.1101 - 550.1704)
by adding sec. 416e.
230 Insurance; health; coverage for certain mental health and
substance abuse treatment; provide that coverage cannot be more restrictive
than coverage for medical treatment. Amends 1956
PA 218 (MCL 500.100 - 500.8302)
by adding sec. 3406s.
told new law removes access to courts
(Washington Times, 10/21/06)
Records Erased by Courts Live to Tell Tales
(New York Times, 10/17/06)
Memorial Site Dedicated Near Capitol
(Lansing State Journal, 10/19/06)