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Paletz Law Addresses Rule Changes Proposed by MI Supreme Court

November 1st, 2022 | By: Matthew I. Paletz, Esq. & Robin R. Mocabee, Esq.

In 2020, at the height of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Michigan Supreme Court used the extraordinary measure of taking superintending control over all the local district/trial courts in Michigan. They adopted a series of Administrative Orders including AO 2020-17 which drastically changed the nature of landlord tenant court proceedings. See our prior blog posts here:

Now over two years later, the MI Supreme Court has refused to give up its control and is attempting to bypass the MI legislature to make some of these changes permanent in the form of augmenting the rules of how to proceed in court. The Court has opened this issue up for commentary. Many voices have been raised in opposition.  We at Paletz Law join those who are against this highly dubious and unconstitutional maneuver.

The Bottom Line: We will not stand for the curtailment of our clients’ private property rights and for any unacceptable infringement on the right to contract. To see our full analysis, click the following link: paletz-law-comment-in-opposition.pdf (

To see all the public comments on this very controversial issue, click the following link: AOs: Proposed & Recently-Adopted Orders (

The information contained in this article is only meant to be a basic overview and should not be construed as legal advice. Readers should not act upon this information without the advice of an attorney. The contents are intended for general information purposes only and may not be quoted or referred to in any other publication or otherwise be disseminated without the prior written consent of Paletz Law.

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