On May 25, 2011, the Michigan Supreme Court granted the application for leave to appeal in People v Buie, No. 142698, and ordered the parties to brief issues involving witness trial testimony via two-way interactive video technology and its relationship to the Confrontation Clause and MCR 6.006(C).
On May 25, 2011, the Michigan Supreme Court granted the application for leave to appeal in Patterson v Nichols, Nos. 142438-9 and 142441, ordering that the cases be argued and submitted to the Court together. The Court ordered the parties to brief issues regarding defendant’s conduct and the decedent’s death including issues involving duty, proximate cause, recklessness, intentional infliction of emotional distress, good faith, and whether defendant was performing ministerial rather than discretionary acts.
The Court denied five applications for leave to appeal and one motion to partially confirm judgment.