MSC expands Wayne e-filing project, amends MCRs

The Michigan Supreme Court has ordered a significant expansion of its e-filing project in Wayne County Circuit Court.

The project, which has been underway since Jan. 1, 2011, was originally limited to cases coded “CK” (contract disputes not otherwise coded).

Yesterday, the MSC expanded, effective immediately, the types of cases that may be included in the project:

CB (business claims)
CC (condemnation)
CD (employment discrimination)
CE (environment)
CF (forfeiture claims)
CH (housing and real estate)
CL (labor relations)
CP (antitrust, franchising, and trade regulations)
CR (corporate receivership)
CZ (general civil)
PZ (miscellaneous proceedings, except tax foreclosure cases, which are currently assigned to the chief judge’s docket)

In two months, no-fault and related automobile cases will be part of the project:

ND (property damage, auto negligence)
NE (no-fault auto insurance)
NI (personal injury auto negligence)

In other MSC orders released yesterday, the court amended MCR 7.210 and 7.212 to extend the time period in which parties may request that a court settle a record for which a transcript is not available and clarify the procedure for doing so. The amendments take effect May 1.

The court also adopted a concurrent jurisdiction plan for Saginaw County’s circuit, district and probate courts, effective Aug. 1.

The court has also extended the comment period for proposed amendments of many court rules relating to the use of electronic technology in the way courts process court records. Comments on the proposed amendments will be accepted through Sept. 1.

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