Advising Municipalities on Medical Marijuana Issues

We have prepared a series of articles to help municipalities throughout Michigan make sure they are ready for the new Medical Marijuana laws.
Monday (August 21st) was be the second of three meetings of the Michigan Medical Marijuana Licensing board.
By December, the State Medical Marijuana Licensing Board will promulgate rules for the new Medical Marijuana laws.
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Michigan's Procrustean Deed Restriction Jurisprudence: It is Time to Correct Michigan's Accidental Deed Restriction Caselaw

In 1934, the Michigan Supreme Court cautioned, “Building restriction cases are governed by particular facts, and it is neither possible nor desirable to establish a measuring stick and thereafter cut cases to fit, for that would be too Procrustean.”1 Procrustes is the figure in Greek mythology who chopped or stretched his victims to make them fit into an iron bed. Nearly 80 years after this warning, through a traceable mutation of the law, Michigan courts apply just such a Procrustean measuring stick in deed restriction cases—with the predicted arbitrary, unjust, and incorrect results.

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New Receivership Rules, Macomb County Bar Journal, June 2104

The Michigan Supreme Court recently adopted amendments to the Michigan Court Rules pertaining to receivership proceedings. The amendments to MCR 2.621 and MCR 2.622 became effective on May 1, 2014 and include important new provisions regarding the selection of a receiver; receivership orders; a receiver’s power to dispose of personal and real property; a receiver’s disbursement of funds and compensation; bond requirements; and other matters. The amendments provide clarity and specific procedures that should be noted by all practitioners who deal with these issues. This article will highlight some of the most significant changes in the court rules and the likely impact of these changes on receivership proceedings.

Click here to view the PDF of this article on page 16 of the MC Bar Journal.