Advance Notice: Briefs

Michigan Supreme Court using Zoom to hear cases during COVID-19 crisis

By: - April 7, 2020 11:47 am

Michigan Supreme Court | Susan J. Demas

The Michigan Supreme Court will hear multiple cases via Zoom videoconference in April in an effort to continue its work amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Oral arguments in two cases are scheduled to be heard on April 15, and two more are set for April 22. Court justices plan to use Zoom to hear each case. Attorneys also have agreed to argue their cases using the software. So far, legislative leaders have resisted moves allowing bodies to meet electronically.

Here are the cases on the court’s April docket:

April 15 

  • 9:30 a.m. — Kathleen Gaydos, PR of Estate of Voutsaras v. Bender. Case Nos. 159107 and 159124.
  • 10:30 a.m. — Skanska USA Building Inc. v. MAP Mechanical Insurance Co. Case No. 159510-1.

April 22

  • 9:30 a.m. — Anthony Hart v. State of Michigan. Case No. 159539.
  • 10:30 a.m. — Caleb Griffin v. Swartz Ambulance Service. Case No. 159205.

Additional argument schedules can be found on the Michigan Supreme Court’s website. Each of the arguments are set to be livestreamed on the court’s YouTube channel.

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C.J. Moore
C.J. Moore

C.J. Moore covers the environment and the Capitol. She previously worked at NASA’s Glenn Research Center in Cleveland as a public affairs staff science writer. She also previously covered crop sustainability and coal pollution issues for Great Lakes Echo. In addition, she served as editor in chief at The State News and covered its academics and research beat. She is a journalism graduate student at Michigan State University.