August 7 - 13, 2006
Volume 4 Issue 32

In the Capitol
Complete Committee Meeting List

Legislation Recently Signed into Public Acts

Committee meetings of interest for the week of 8/9
HB 6318 Administrative procedure; rules; license applicant to be named and admitted as a party in any contested case or judicial review involving the application for license or license itself; require under certain circumstances.

Of General Interest
SB 1367 Elections; campaign practices; identification of person paying for campaign websites; require.

At the Bar
Young Lawyers Section Seeks Volunteers for Back-to-School Barbecue

In the Hall of Justice
Administrative Orders

Administrative Order No. 2006-6 - File No. 2003-47
Prohibition on "Bundling" Cases
This Administrative Order prohibits the practice of “bundling,” or joining, asbestos-related personal injury actions. The order does not, however, preclude consolidation for discovery purposes.
Issued: August 9, 2006
Effective:August 9, 2006
Comment period expires: December 1, 2006
Public Hearing:To be scheduled
See Related:
Michigan Supreme Court's Asbestos Order Gets Mixed Reaction
(AP/, 8/10/06)
Justices Order Single Hearings in Asbestos Cases
(Detroit News, 8/10/06)

State News
Hearing Set on Rights Initiative
(Detroit News, 8/12/06)

Tax is Voted Out for 2008
(Detroit News, 8/10/06)
See Also:
State lawmakers repeal SBT
(Lansing State Journal, 8/10/06)
When Tax Dies, What Will Plug the Money Gap?
(Detroit Free Press, 8/10/06)

Links of Interest
Public Policy Resource Center | Michigan Supreme Court | Michigan Legislature | MCL Search Engines