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The Warner Norcross & Judd Appellate Practice Group is one of the State’s premier appellate litigation practices. Our attorneys recently obtained an 8-1 victory in the United States Supreme Court, and have appeared in the U.S. Supreme Court more than 15 times. Warner Norcross has also litigated in nearly every federal Circuit, recently argued in the Michigan Supreme Court, and participated in numerous Michigan Court of Appeals cases. The Appellate Practice Group has repeatedly achieved successful results for both parties and amicus curiae, and has been awarded the Distinguished Brief Award three times in the past four years for filing the most persuasive and scholarly brief in the Michigan Supreme Court. For more information, please visit our website.
  • 1/26/2015
  • COA concludes that donors’ names are subject to FOIA disclosure In Bitterman v Village of Oakely, No. 320985, the Court of Appeals held that citizens can request the names of those who donate private funds to public use under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) without triggering FOIA’s privacy exemption.  In addition, information regarding police reservists is only exempt from FOIA requests under its law enforcement exemption if their powers and duties actually relate to law enforcement.  Thus, the Court of Appeals reversed the circuit court’s grant of summary disposition in favor of the Village to the extent that the court declined to order disclosure of the names of police fund donors, and remanded for further proceedings as to whether the Village’s police reservists qualify as law enforcement officers or agents within FOIA’s law enforcement exception.
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