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Governor Whitmer Signs Executive Order Extending Case-Initiation Deadlines in Civil and Probate Matters


April 22, 2020 



Governor Whitmer Signs Executive Order Extending Case-Initiation Deadlines in Civil and Probate Matters 


LANSING, Mich. -- Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-58, to extend the deadline of case-initiation in civil and probate matters, in accordance with Administrative Order 2020-3 of the Michigan Supreme Court. 


The order broadly extends all deadlines pertaining to case initiation in civil and probate matters during the state of emergency and is effective immediately. Nothing in the order precludes a court from ordering an expedited response to a complaint or motion in order to hear and resolve an emergency matter that requires immediate attention. Additionally, nothing in the order alters the power of a court to entertain a motion, extend any deadline, or implement additional policies as needed. 


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