Greetings

Thank you for visiting my blog.  I am Carson J. Tucker, Chair of the Appeals and Legal Research Group, at Lacey & Jones, LLP.

Lacey & Jones was founded in 1912.  We are located in Birmingham, Michigan and service local and global corporations, insurance companies, and individual clients providing unique and high-quality legal services in a variety of subject matters.

I can be reached at (248) 283-0763 (office) or (734) 218-3605 (mobile).

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I have begun “experimenting” with on-line networking for my law practice.  Please check out my linked in biography, Carson J. Tucker, MSEL, JD on LinkedIn

I intend this blog to generally cover issues of appellate law, with some more targeted and detailed analysis of cases that are important to my clients.

There is a “File Room” drop down on the right, which contains specific subject-matter blogs that I hope to be updating.  For example, “May It Please the Court” part of the familiar introductory phrase in oral arguments before appellate tribunals will contain more general blogs about appellate law . . . the idea being that the “Court” in this case is the court of the viewing public’s opinion; “Starry Dices” a spin on the sacrosanct common-law principle of stare decisis should contain posts about the “lighter” moments of practicing law, but don’t hesitate to engage in more philosophical discussions here, either.  You can read more about me in the Background section.

Here are some of the cases I have handled: Carson J. Tucker’s Recent Appellate Cases

Thanks, please tune in and share your comments.

There is no legal advice intended or imparted by this blog.

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Equitable Amendment of Complaint Allowed to Toll Statute of Limitations in Medical Malpractice Action Even Where Original Complaint Filed Prematurely Before Expiration of Mandatory Notice Period

The Court of Appeals has issued its conflict panel opinion in the case of Furr v. McLeod, M.D., et al.   This is a case I previously wrote about in which the Court of Appeals convened a special conflict panel to determine … Continue reading

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Supreme Court Remands for Court of Appeals to Reconsider “Parallel Parking” Highway Defect Case

Originally posted on Amicus Curious:
Attached is an order issued today, April 1, 2014, in the case of Yono v. Dep’t of Transportation.146603, by the Supreme Court. This is the case in which the Plaintiff alleged a highway defect under the…

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Supreme Court Leaves Plaintiff’s Medical Malpractice Claim Intact to Recover Damages for Loss of Kidney in “Dual Organ” Case

Originally posted on Amicus Curious:
The Supreme Court has let stand a Court of Appeals decision, which held that a doctor’s alleged misdiagnosis and ultimate removal of a cancerous kidney gave rise to a cause of action for damages because of the…

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Supreme Court Leaves Plaintiff’s Medical Malpractice Claim Intact to Recover Damages for Loss of Kidney in “Dual Organ” Case

The Supreme Court has let stand a Court of Appeals decision, which held that a doctor’s alleged misdiagnosis and ultimate removal of a cancerous kidney gave rise to a cause of action for damages because of the potential for greater future harm … Continue reading

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Supreme Court Remands for Court of Appeals to Reconsider “Parallel Parking” Highway Defect Case

Attached is an order issued today, April 1, 2014, in the case of Yono v. Dep’t of Transportation.146603, by the Supreme Court. This is the case in which the Plaintiff alleged a highway defect under the exception to governmental immunity found … Continue reading

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Supreme Court to Consider Both “Noneconomic” and “Economic Benefits” Damages Cases Against Governmental Entities

As I had predicted in earlier posts (see below), and suggested in my amicus curiae brief to the Supreme Court in Hannay v. MDOT, Supreme Court Docket No. 146763, yesterday, the Michigan Supreme Court issued an order granting reconsideration of … Continue reading

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Supreme Court to Consider “Scope” of Government’s Liability Under Motor Vehicle Exception and No-Fault Insurance Act

Yesterday, I filed an amicus curiae brief on behalf of the Michigan Townships Association, Oakland County, Macomb County, and Wayne County to challenge the Court of Appeals’ decision in Hannay v. Michigan Department of Transportation. There the Court of Appeals ruled that “bodily … Continue reading

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