e-Journal Summary

e-Journal Number : 45799
Opinion Date : 05/13/2010
e-Journal Date : 05/24/2010
Court : Michigan Court of Appeals
Case Name : Craig v. Beagle
Practice Area(s) : Personal Protection Orders
Judge(s) : Memorandum - Gleicher, Fitzgerald, and Wilder
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Appeal from the trial court's order denying the respondent's motion to terminate a PPO; Dismissal of appeal as moot; B P 7 v. Bureau of State Lottery; Attorney Gen. v. Public Serv. Comm'n; Hayford v. Hayford


Since the petitioner's ex parte PPO against the respondent expired on January 7, 2009, the court dismissed his appeal from the trial court's order denying his motion to terminate the PPO as moot. An issue becomes moot when an event occurs rendering it impossible for the reviewing court to provide a remedy. An appellate court as a general rule will not decide moot issues. Nothing in the record indicated (and respondent failed to sufficiently argue) the expired PPO would result in any serious collateral consequences. Thus, the court dismissed the appeal as moot.

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