Can case law from different state be used in an appeal in the state of Michigan?

I am in the middle of an appeal and want to know if case law concerning my case, from another state can be used. Anyone know the answer?
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Oh yeah this is a TPR case.
In addition, does anyone know of a great go getter attorney for appeals in MI?

You can site case law from any state to verify your position, (lawresearch.com) has a lawyer referral service if there are not any given on here.~

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3 thoughts on “Can case law from different state be used in an appeal in the state of Michigan?

    INSOMNIAC

    (January 19, 2010 - 7:13 pm)

    You can site case law from any state to verify your position, (lawresearch.com) has a lawyer referral service if there are not any given on here.~
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    Truthseeker

    (January 19, 2010 - 7:23 pm)

    Case law from other appellate cases can be used, but they are not controlling authority, in law it is called persuasive authority. Your court may or may not pay attention to it. Research should begin with statute and case law in your state.

    Go to the Michigan State Bar; they should have a referral service.
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    laughter_every_day

    (January 19, 2010 - 7:37 pm)

    Courts often consider decisions of other states in determining what the law ought to be or how it should be applied. In support of a legal argument you can cite anything you want. Whether the court considers it persuasive is another question.
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