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Questions concerning the laws, criminal justice system, civil court procedures and related topics specific to the state of Michigan.

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Can a father not have responsibility for child-support?

A high school classmate of mine was approached 5 years ago by a lesbian couple to father a child with one of them. They did not involve lawyers at the time. He did the deed with one of them and 9 ...
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landlord refusing to fix incorrect electric wiring

I live in a house in Michigan that was turned into 6 apartments. My apartment is the main door on the main floor. it has recently come to my attention that the hallways and part of the house that is ...
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Process server attempted to serve me at old address

I moved roughly a year ago. My business and my drivers license were both updated to reflect my new address. However, the new occupant of my home told me that on Sunday - someone attempted to serve me ...
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Is it illegal to take a bicycle (or parts from one) that the local authorities have determined is abandoned property?

I work on a University campus. Adjacent to my building is a bicycle rack, to which several bikes have been locked since the start of the academic year (end of August). It's clear that these bikes have ...
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Will breaking a lease damage my credit score? [closed]

I have to break my lease to move out of state. The landlord is telling me I will damage my credit and will not be able to rent another apartment for approx 7 years. Is this true?
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Michigan Home Owners Association Formation

Our subdivision has a total of 50 lots with about 65 owners of those 50 lots (e.g. a lot jointly owned by husband and wife). My question is around formation of a Home Owners Association. A little ...
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Are the proof of service requirements the same for reinstated cases as they are for original cases?

For reference, I'm referencing Michigan district court specifically. I know for a new case that is filed, the Proof of Service requires that a Defendant has to sign a summon's notice in order for the ...
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Is a dump truck an implement of husbandry in Michigan?

I apologize if the question is too specific but I can't find any good information on the web. I'm am curious about what exactly is considered an "implement of husbandry". MCL 257.21 states: &...
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Is it legal to refuse to let a student test out of classes in Michigan?

I am an aspiring mathematics student at a public high school in Midland, Michigan. I have studied over the summer 8 AP courses, and filled out a variety of paperwork in advance to test out of these AP ...
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In the state of Michigan, can an employer be legally liable if an intoxicated employee hits and kills someone driving into work?

Under the doctrine of "respondeat superior", can an employer in Michigan be legally liable if an (intoxicated) non-salary employee hits and kills a person on their way to work? Would the ...
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Cat Grooming Incident

I recently took my cat to a groomer that advertises as being ‘cat only’ and even had a large sign on the front door that said ‘No Dogs’. When my girlfriend dropped my cat off she said there were two ...
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What property rights do husbands have over their wife's hair?

There is a question floating around on Skeptics SE that asks if married woman in Michigan are required to have her husband's permission to cut her hair. Here are some potentially relevant things ...
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Is a gun in the waistband with a tucked-in shirt concealed or open carry in Michigan?

I generally carry my gun concealed, inside the waistband with a shirt or jacket over it. If I were to tuck said shirt in, the grip will show. Is this now considered open carry, or does the whole gun ...
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Can I use the names of famous people in an educational game about their works?

I want to create a philosophy educational card game video game that features philosophers on many of the cards. For most philosophers, this is fine, but for philosophers born in the last 100 years ...
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I submitted bad data to my (now-former) employer which ended up in court [closed]

Location: Michigan, US Since January I've worked at a nonprofit organization that I've loved my entire life. My whole family is very supportive of this org. By taking this job, I was fulfilling not ...
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Dual U.S./canadian citizen living in Canada who has never resided in the U.S. can vote or not?

I am a Dual U.S./canadian citizen living in Canada who has never resided in the U.S. but my deceased mother lived and was born in Michigan and i was told i could register to vote but all Michigan ...
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US states and legal tender (money)

I was of the understanding that all governmental bodies inside the US were required to accept all forms of legal tender. In other words, if you owed a $1,000 fine to the federal, state, or local ...
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record a meeting?

I am a professor, and I'd like to record our department meetings (audio and video). We have someone taking minutes at the meeting, but recently there have been disagreements about what was really said,...
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May any former felons legally purchase modern firearms after expungement?

The state in question is Michigan, but I'm curious about the question in America generally. I'm aware about Michigan's requirements before petitioning for expungement. I'm not clear if either or ...
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Is the extended State of Emergency and State of Disaster in Michigan legal?

I live in Michigan and we've been under a state of emergency since March 10th, 2020, as declared in Executive Order 2020-4. That order cited two statues as authority for this action: PA 302 - ...
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How can you legally openly carry rifles to the Michigan governor's office?

I'm British, and was befuddled to see this picture on /r/Cringetopia of lockdown protestors carrying guns right up to the Michigan's Governor office door. How's this legal? There are just so many ...
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My job seems to be ignoring a state executive order to suspend activity. How can I best protect myself but also report them to the authorities?

Michigan has issued an order titled "Temporary requirement to suspend activities that are not necessary to sustain or protect life". In it they reference Homeland Security's own guidance about what ...
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Firearm ownership after an involuntary mental health commitment

Seven years ago, I was involuntarily committed by court order for a mental health issue. However, it was a one-time occurrence, I have not been hospitalized since, and I've made a full recovery. Can I ...
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The mailman put I signed for a package I never received

I was waiting on a package (Louis Vuitton Purse) I ordered 2 weeks prior. I receive the notification that the package was scheduled for delivery today between 12pm & 3pm. Than I received another ...
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Legal status of corporate nondiscrimination policies

I work for an organization that has a standard nondiscrimination policy. They state that they are an Equal Opportunity Employer and list about 20 protected classes on the basis of which they ban ...
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Is the following nondiscrimination policy itself discriminatory against Christians? [closed]

Country: US State: Michigan Situation: I work for a large employer in Michigan. We have over 10,000 employees total. My employer bans discrimination on the basis of an incredibly long list of ...
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Conflict between a religious belief that accounts for the existence of transgender people vs. one that doesn't

Country: US State: Michigan Example: Ann belongs to a denomination that accepts the existence of transgender people as what they claim they are. Ann starts a company that grows to over 25 employees,...
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Prevent lawsuit from slip on ice

I am a homeowner and water tends to pool on my sidewalk. In the winter months, I do the best I can to remove the ice, but there's so much of it that it's difficult to control. Am I liable if someone ...
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What does case law say about nonprofit Members' rights to campaign/free speech?

A Nonprofit organization (corporation) is formed on a Membership basis. That means Members elect a Board of Directors. The Members, naturally, need to be able to freely discuss the affairs of the ...
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Can my parents from MI gift me a car in MD? What is the cheapest way of dealing with it?

I live in Maryland(MD) and my parents just bought a car for me in Michigan(MI). However first I don't have a title claim on the car let alone an insurance. Is it possible for me to get a temporary ...
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University dorm serving meat with vegetarian food

I'm a college student and a vegetarian. I've noticed in the last year and a half that the dining hall department sometimes serves vegetarian food on the same platter as meat food, and I let the staff ...
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What is the legal status of refusing to hire or work with gay employees in the workplace?

Let us say you found out somehow that an employee is gay. Maybe he mentioned his husband, the way many men talk about their wives. ("Any plans this weekend?" "I'm going to see my husband's family." ...
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Maximum penalty for breaking residential lease in Michigan?

I live in Michigan and I am breaking my lease to move to Maryland. I current pay around $1200 a month. According to the document I signed, I have to remain in the apartment for 6 months, then give ...
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Is it legal for reverse lights to turn on when a car is in park?

This question is about the reverse lights, or backup lights, or the white lights on the back of a car: When I am in a parking lot, some cars have the reverse lights on even though the car is in park, ...
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Is there any common rider for ensuring appliance and water upkeep in an apartment building?

We are about to sign a 12-month upper-income lease with a large apartment building in Michigan. We have seen some past reviews that worry us about maintenance issues once we move in. One was even ...
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Does Jennifer Granholm's 'Perfect Game' proclamation carry any actual weight?

On June 3, 2010, in response to The Almost Perfect Game, then-governor Granholm issued a proclamation, that reads, in part: Now, Therefore, be it Resolved that I, Jennifer M. Granholm, governor of ...
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Notice of possible eviction, no reason given and notice doesn't follow state law [closed]

I'm 19 had a roommate (older brother) who split rent with me on our apartment. Couple months go by and they decided to get 2 cats (sent me a text while I'm at work because apparently my opinion doesn'...
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questions about COBRA

I worked for a small business for 2.5 years. I recently resigned and put in my two weeks. I was told to clean out my desk and leave immediately. The business is in Michigan, USA and employs 7 people. ...
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Is it permissible by law to charge tenants for additional roommates?

Preface: I plan to purchase a single family home and rent it out to university students. Originally, it was expected that there would be one student per room (as communal areas would be sized ...
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What can I do if someone posts nude pictures of me on the Internet?

I live in Michigan and my ex girlfriend lives in Indiana. She took a picture of me fully nude and we broke up. I guess someone got her phone and now they are posting nude pictures of me to people I ...
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Car insurance and liability in Michigan

Insurance typically follows the car and not the driver, which means other licensed drivers can use your car. However, and I'm aware this is policy dependent, insurers generally do not allow for ...
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Is there tax in Michigan for packaged food (steaks) sold door to door?

I had some guys come to my door last week to sell some frozen steaks in vacuum packages. They said they would have to charge tax on the retail value. Is this correct?
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Renting in Michigan former tenant and rental agreement

I bought a house in Saint Clair Shores. Closing took place 10/1/2018. I’m friends with the previous owner, who had a tenant. We agreed that she could continue to rent for a couple months. I drafted a ...
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Under what circumstances do you have to report the income of your LLC for the state of Michigan and how often?

Under what circumstances you have to report the income of your LLC and how often in the state of Michigan? I have a friend with a business license operating an LLC in Michigan and he told me that he ...
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Car Loan Company not providing pay statements

The relevant jurisdiction is Michigan. How often must a large loan company deliver statements of account? When a statement on an auto loan has not been received in some time (several months) and one ...
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Can I lend my car to a friend and leave my handgun under the seat in a cabled lockbox?

I’m in Michigan, I have a permit to carry a concealed weapon, and I keep it in a combination lockbox under the driver seat. The lockbox is cabled to the seat. Is it legal for a friend or family member ...
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What specific criteria must a custom built vehicle meet in order to drive on public roads?

Assuming in the state of Michigan, I have seen this Secretary of State web page on assembled vehicles, however, the two forms attached (BFS-72) and (TR-54) seem very basic and non-technical for the ...
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Landlord Asking Me to Pay for Weather Damage

I live in an old building in Kalamazoo, Mi and a few weeks ago we had a bad storm with high winds. I was not home at the time but the wind caught one of my windows (that swing out on a hinge) and ...
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Are schools required to disclose accurate results of random drug searches?

I go to a school which has a serious problem with underage vape usage. The police sometimes conducts random drug searches, and after every search, parents are informed via email. Each email has ...
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Is it legal to ride in the open bed of a pickup truck?

A few years ago a police officer told me it’s not legal for me to ride in the bed of a pickup truck (this is in Michigan and I was well over 18 years old). He “let it go” because it was a short ride ...
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