Carson J. Tucker Defends Appeal of Victory for Governmental Entity in Michigan Supreme Court

I have filed a complex answer to an appeal in the Michigan Supreme Court addressing several key governmental immunity issues being litigated and addressed in Michigan. The Court of Appeals ruled in our favor and dismissed the suit against my client, but made several questionable statements in dicta in its opinion that we still may […]

Law Offices of Carson J. Tucker to Bring Constitutional Challenge to Alabama Department of Human Resources in Veterans’ Benefits Takings Case in United States Supreme Court

Summary We have engaged to file a petition in the United States Supreme Court to challenge the 1987 decision in Rose v. Rose, 481 U.S. 619 (1987), in which the Supreme Court held that all veterans’ disability pay could be diverted and otherwise taken by state courts and state agencies to satisfy the veteran’s child support […]

Law Offices of Carson J. Tucker Files Pro Bono Appeal for Disabled Veteran Seeking to Protect Disability Benefits from State Court Legal Process

In another pro bono veteran’s disability case, I recently filed a brief in the Michigan Court of Appeals seeking a decision on the applicability of federal law to a specific set of disabled veterans. Carpenter v. Carpenter Brief on Appeal Although federal law in some cases allows state courts to use veterans’ disability pay to pay child […]

Lawyer’s Weekly Chronicles Appellate Court Victory by Law Offices of Carson J. Tucker

The lawyer’s weekly recently published an article on the Menard v Imig case in which I successfully represented the Macomb County governmental defendants in the Court of Appeals, briefing and arguing this case addressing governmental immunity and the highway defect exception under the Governmental Tort Liability Act. Macomb County Road Department Not Liable  

Victory in Court of Appeals for Law Offices of Carson J. Tucker

In a case I briefed and argued on July 10,  the Michigan Court of Appeals in a 2-1 opinion has reversed the trial court’s decision denying Macomb County’s motion for summary disposition, and has remanded to the trial court for a full dismissal of the lawsuit as against the Macomb County Defendants. Judges O’Brien and […]

Michigan Supreme Court Poised to Decide Whether Strict or Substantial Compliance is Sufficient Under Highway Exception to Governmental Immunity

Oral arguments on applications to the Michigan Supreme Court have been scheduled to determine whether the notice provisions of the Governmental Tort Liability Act’s (GTLA) “highway exception” to immunity are to be “strictly” or only “substantially” complied with. The order springs from two Court of Appeals cases, Wigfall v Detroit, and West v Detroit. Both cases […]

United States Supreme Court Holds Federal Statute of Limitations Tolling Provision “Stops” Remaining Time to File State Law Claims Under Applicable State Statute of Limitations

In a 5 to 4 decision, Artis v. District of Columbia, 199 L. Ed.2d 473 (2018), the United States Supreme Court has held that 28 USC § 1367, the “supplemental jurisdiction” statute containing a statute of limitations tolling provision, stops the remaining time within which to file state law claims if the federal suit is dismissed. The holding […]