The Michigan Medical Marijuana Act [MMMA] provides certain immunity from prosecution for the "medical use" of marijuana by a proper card-carrying patient. The MMMA does not, however, allow a card-carrying patient to drive…more
This case arose as a public nuisance case, alleging violations of both the Public Health Code and the Michigan Medical Marijuana Act; it forced the issue of whether a business that charges a service fee to facilitate marijuana…more
This published opinion is the latest in the budding jurisprudence of medical marijuana. In this decision, the Michigan Court of Appeals affirmed the dismissal of the pot distribution charges brought against Tony Green. He…more
Recently, the Michigan Supreme Court decided the People v Kolanek case in which the High Court clarified the availability of the immunity provision and the affirmative defenses set forth in the Michigan Medical Marijuana Act. …more
LA County Dept of Children & Family...
In California, a medical marijuana smoking father ran into trouble with the Los Angeles County Dept of Children & Family Services. The DCFS interpreted his marijuana use as a sign of neglect, believing the man's 18-month old…more
Doe and Roe vs Attorney Dean Boland
This is the 6th Circuit's opinion affirming a district court's award of $300,000 against a child pornography defense expert in the case of Doe and Roe vs Attorney Dean Boland.
The civil claim against Boland arose in relation…more
A Wal-Mart employee who had a medical marijuana card issued by the State of Michigan failed a company drug test and was fired. Earlier, the employee had been recognized by Wal-Mart as an exemplary worker; he received the…more
In Oakland County, Michigan, since the passage of the Medical Marijuana Act back in 2008 pursuant to a citizen initiative, the prosecutor has successfully been able to convince district and circuit court judges to adopt a highly…more
The Michigan Supreme Court reversed the Michigan Court of Appeals and ordered the case remanded for a new trial of the child support payor, Selesa Likine. The Likine Court recognized the applicability of the impossibility…more
This 4/3 opinion of the Michigan Supreme Court resolves the conflict between a statute that allows evidence of "prior bad acts" of the accused in sexual assault cases, and the more restrictive evidentiary rule that, until now,…more
The Michigan Supreme Court has rejected the interlocutory appeal from a man charged under Michigan's "unauthorized computer access" statute for allegedly hacking into his former wife's computer.
Leon Walker suspected his wife…more
This case establishes that a defendant arrested and charged with possession of marijuana may assert the statutory affirmative defense set forth in Michigan's Medical Marijuana Act [in section 8 of the Act], and in so doing, is…more
Thompson Reuters invited me to present a webinar on the topic of social media and privacy law in the family court context. This document is an outline of that webinar presentation, initially rendered on Thursday, February 23,…more
This is a summary disposition motion we filed in a DO divorce matter in the Oakland County Circuit Court's Family Court Division. Shortly after filing the motion, opposing counsel, who had been uncooperative prior to the filing…more
People vs Timothy Thompkins, Jr.
This is a rare event in an appellate attorney's career: the reversal of a jury trial conviction on appeal.
In this case, my client, the defendant, was jury-convicted of CSC 2nd (sexual assault, 2nd degree). Although we…more
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