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Timeline of Okrie et al. v State of Michigan

Date/Event

July 9, 2013

Verified Class-Action Complaint filed with Court of Claims in Lansing, Michigan, alleging breach of contract based on promissory estoppel and seeking injunctive relief; Judge Aquilina of Ingham Circuit Court assigned to the case

August 9, 2013

State filed Motion and Brief for Summary Disposition as to Verified Class-Action Complaint

August 14, 2013

Cross-Motion and Brief for Summary Disposition filed as to Verified Class-Action Complaint

Motion and Brief for Class-Certification filed

September 20, 2013

Brief in Opposition to State's Motion for Summary Disposition filed

September 26, 2013

Amended Verified Class-Action Complaint filed, adding claims for breach of employment contract, unjust enrichment, and violations of the Contract Clause, the Takings Clause and the Due Process Clause under the state and federal constitutions

October 2, 2013

State filed Brief in Opposition to Cross-Motion for Summary Disposition

October 4, 2013

State filed Brief in Opposition to Motion for Class Certification

October 9, 2013

Reply Brief to State's Brief in Opposition to Cross-Motion for Summary Disposition filed

Reply Brief to State's Brief in Opposition to Motion for Class Certification

Hearing on Cross-Motions for Summary Disposition and Motion for Class Certification

Judge Aquilina granted motion to Amend Complaint

Hearing Scheduled for December 13, 2013

October 24, 2013

Senate Bill 652 transferring Court of Claims to Court of Appeals introduced

October 30, 2013

Suspending the rules, the Senate passed bill with immediate effect (46 in favor, 11 opposed, 1 excused)

November 1, 2013

Motion and Brief for Summary Disposition as to claims added in Amended Verified Class-Action Complaint filed

November 5, 2013

Public Hearing in House of Representatives on Senate Bill 652

Judge Aquilina enters Opinion and Order granting State's Motion for Summary Disposition as to original Verified Class-Action Complaint and dismissing the case

November 6, 2013

House passed Senate Bill 652 with immediate effect (57 in favor, 52 against)

State filed Motion and Brief for Summary Disposition as to claims added in Amended Verified Class-Action Complaint

November 7, 2013

Senate Bill 652 enrolled

November 13, 2013

Governor Snyder signed Public Act 164 of 2013

November 14, 2013

Michigan Supreme Court appoints four judges of Court of Appeals to sit also as Court of Claims' judges.

Court of Appeals' Judge Talbot (appointed as Chief Judge of Court of Claims) issues order staying all pending cases in the Court of Claims for 30 days

November 25, 2013

Motion for Reconsideration filed challenging Judge Aquilina's Opinion and Order granting State's Motion for Summary Disposition as to original Verified Class-Action Complaint and dismissing the case

December 13, 2013

Petition and Brief filed with Michigan Court of Appeals challenging the constitutionality of the transfer of the Court of Claims to the Court of Appeals on separation of powers and due process grounds.

January 2014

Informed that Judge Servitto was Court of Appeals judge assigned to Class-Action case

January 21, 2014

Motion and Brief to Stay Proceedings in the Court of Claims filed

January 30, 2014

Motion and Brief for Oral Argument in the Petition case

January 31, 2014

State filed its Answer to Petition

February 10, 2014

Judge Servitto issued Opinion and Order denying Motion for Reconsideration of Judge Aquilina's Opinion and Order granting State's Motion for Summary Disposition as to original Verified Class-Action Complaint and dismissing the case

February 14, 2014

State filed its Answer in Opposition to Motion for Stay of Proceedings of Class-Action case

February 21, 2014

Second Amended Verified Class-Action Complaint and Amended Motion for Class Certification filed, adding claims for breach of the investment contract as to purchase of service credit and breach of Member Investment Plan ("MIP")

February 25, 2014

Judge Servitto issued Order denying Motion to Stay Proceedings in the Class Action lawsuit

March 11, 2014

Motion to Stay Proceedings in Class-Action lawsuit filed in the Court of Appeals

March 18, 2014

Brief in Opposition to State's Motion for Summary Disposition as to claims in Amended Verified Class-Action Complaint filed

March 24, 2014

State filed in the Court of Appeals its Answer in opposition to Motion to Stay Proceedings in Class-Action

April 17, 2014

Court of Appeals granted Motion for Oral Argument in the Petition case and scheduled it for July 8, 2014

April 21, 2014

Judge Servitto, without a hearing, issued Opinion and Order granting the State's Motion for Summary Disposition as to the claims added in First Amended Verified Class-Action Complaint, but denying Motion to file a Second Amended Complaint to add breach of investment contract claims and the Amended Motion for Class Certification, and dismissing the case

May 7, 2014

Motion for Reconsideration filed challenging Judge Servitto's Opinion and Order entered on April 21, 2014

July 8, 2014

Oral Argument in Court of Appeals on Petition case

August 9, 2014

Court of Appeals issued published opinion denying the Petition and finding that 2013 PA 164 transferring Court of Claims to Court of Appeals was not unconstitutional on separation of powers and due process grounds

September 19, 2014

Application for Leave to Appeals filed with Michigan Supreme Court as to the Court of Appeals' published decision in the Petition case

February 3, 2015

Michigan Supreme Court denied Application for Leave to Appeals in the Petition case e

March 7, 2015

Contacted Court of Appeals/Court of Claims Chief Clerk about the status of Class-Action lawsuit; informed that Judge Servitto denied Motion for Reconsideration on June 17, 2014, but never made it public by entering it on the register of actions for the case

March 12, 2015

Court of Claims officially entered Order denying Motion for Reconsideration dated June 17, 2014

March 26, 2015

Claim of Appeal filed in Class-Action case

May 11, 2015

Appeal Brief filed in Class-Action case

June 15, 2015

State filed its Response to Appeal Brief

July 1, 2015

Reply Brief filed in Class-Action case

November 2015

Oral Argument Pending

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