Michigan Court Rules Update

Michigan Court Rules

Adopted and Rejected Amendments

By: M. Sean Fosmire, Garan Lucow Miller, P.C.

Marquette, Michigan

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Adopted amendments

2013-18 – Technology amendments

Rule affected: Numerous

Issued: September 21, 2016

Effective: January 1, 2017

Numerous court rules have been amended to provide for electronic filing and technology in several contexts, none directly applicable to civil cases under Chapter 2 of the Michigan Court Rules except MCR 2.004, governing hearings involving incarcerated persons. In general, references to "videoconferencing" now read "videoconferencing technology."

Proposed amendments

2014-29 – Entry of consent judgments

Rule affected: 2.602

Issued: September 21, 2016

Comments to: January 1, 2017

A new subsection (B)(5) to be added, to provide that a stipulated judgment or amendment of a previous judgment, signed and approved by all parties bound by it, may be submitted without notice to the opposing party if it so provides. It must be accompanied by an affidavit to establish the basis for the entry of the judgment. If it is an amendment of a previous judgment in a case now closed, submission as provided serves to reopen the case.

Categories: Volume 7-3

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