Michigan Court of Appeals’ Holding on Business Court Jurisdiction

On November 30, 2023, the Michigan Court of Appeals issued an unpublished opinion in Bordine v. Bordine, a shareholder oppression and breach of fiduciary duty case. Of particular relevance to this blog is the portion of the opinion that discusses business court jurisdiction near the end of the decision.

As is true in some shareholder cases, the company was not a party.  The court concluded its discussion of jurisdiction by stating:  “Because this case does not involve business enterprises as outlined in MCL 600.8031(1)(c), it cannot be remanded to the business court.”

The Bordine opinion can be found here.

Posted by Doug Toering