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Gov. Whitmer signs executive order extending civil, probate case-initiation deadlines

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Posted at 10:33 PM, Apr 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-22 23:23:51-04

LANSING (WXYZ) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed an executive order Wednesday that extends the deadline of case-initiations in civil and probate matters, a release states.

Executive Order 2020-58 broadly extends all deadlines, according to the governor's office. It extends case initiation during the state of emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic, 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," a press release states. "Additionally, nothing in the order alters the power of a court to entertain a motion, extend any deadline, or implement additional policies as needed."

Read the full order here.

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