e-Journal Summary

e-Journal Number : 36538
Opinion Date : 07/17/2007
e-Journal Date : 07/25/2007
Court : Michigan Court of Appeals
Case Name : Robinson v. Robinson
Practice Area(s) : Personal Protection Orders
Judge(s) : Memorandum – White, Saad, and Murray
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Whether the trial court properly terminated the ex parte PPO which had been issued against the defendant; Whether the issue was moot; City of Warren v. Detroit; MCL 600.2950(4)


Since the plaintiff acknowledged after the previous PPO was terminated, the trial court issued a PPO based on her new petition, the court held her appeal was moot. The remedy plaintiff sought was a PPO against defendant. Because she acknowledged the trial court had already provided that remedy, a decision by the court would not effectuate relief. While issues involving the interpretation of MCL 600.2950(4) are likely to recur, they did not seem likely to evade review by the court. Such issues are apt to recur in circumstances in which they are not moot, such as when a subsequent PPO has not been granted at the time the appeal is considered. The court held the appeal was moot.

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