The Michigan Supreme Court granted the application for leave to appeal in People v. Elliott. The parties shall address whether, and, in light of Howes v. Fields, 565 U.S. — (2012), under what custodial circumstances, a parole officer not acting in concert with police is required to provide Miranda warnings, before questioning an in-custody parolee who, during police questioning, has previously invoked his right to counsel, about an offense giving rise to an alleged parole violation, if the parole officer’s testimony regarding the parolee’s responses to such questioning is to be admissible at the trial for that offense. The Court invited the Prosecuting Attorneys Association of Michigan, the Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan, and the Criminal Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan to file briefs amicus curiae.
In lieu of granting leave to appeal in In re Forfeiture of 1999 Ford Contour, the Michigan Supreme Court vacated the part of the Court of Appeals judgment that directs the Wayne Circuit Court to enter an order granting summary disposition in favor of the plaintiff. The Michigan Supreme Court concluded that there remains an open question of material fact regarding a defense that the claimant has raised to the forfeiture, and denied leave to appeal in all other respects. The Michigan Supreme Court remanded the case to the trial court.
In lieu of granting leave to appeal in Lech v. Huntmore Estates Condo Ass’n et al, No. 144356-7, the Michigan Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the Court of Appeals as it applies to the Jacobson defendants and reinstated the Livingston Circuit Court’s order granting the Jacobson defendants’ motion for summary disposition. The Michigan Supreme Court determined that the Court of Appeals erred in finding that the plaintiff could assert the rights of LANS Development Corporation because a covenant against encumbrances is personal and does not run with the land. Upon stipulation by counsel for the parties, the Court dismissed the related application for leave in No. 144350-1.
In lieu of granting leave to appeal in Peck v. Peck, the Michigan Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the Court of Appeals for the reasons stated in the dissenting opinion, and reinstated the judgment of the Clare Circuit Court.
The Michigan Supreme Court denied 5 applications for leave to appeal.