§ 691.1751 Short title
§ 691.1752 Definitions
§ 691.1753 Wrongful conviction and imprisonment; action for compensation against state
§ 691.1754 Complaint; documentation; verification by plaintiff; service; notice to victim of assaultive crime or serious misdemeanor; discovery
§ 691.1755 Judgment in plaintiff’s favor; findings; award of compensation; payments; evidence in civil action; acceptance; compromise or settlement of claim; writing; offset; award as subject to income taxes; pa
§ 691.1756 Wrongful imprisonment compensation fund; report
§ 691.1757 Action for compensation; commencement

Terms Used In Michigan Laws > Chapter 691 > Act 343 of 2016

  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • Beneficiary: A person who is entitled to receive the benefits or proceeds of a will, trust, insurance policy, retirement plan, annuity, or other contract. Source: OCC
  • Charges: means the criminal complaint filed against the plaintiff by a county prosecutor or the attorney general on behalf of the people of this state that resulted in the conviction and imprisonment of the plaintiff that are the subject of the claim for compensation under this act. See Michigan Laws 691.1752
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
  • Freedom of Information Act: A federal law that mandates that all the records created and kept by federal agencies in the executive branch of government must be open for public inspection and copying. The only exceptions are those records that fall into one of nine exempted categories listed in the statute. Source: OCC
  • New evidence: means any evidence that was not presented in the proceedings leading to plaintiff's conviction, including new testimony, expert interpretation, the results of DNA testing, or other test results relating to evidence that was presented in the proceedings leading to plaintiff's conviction. See Michigan Laws 691.1752
  • Plaintiff: means the individual making a claim for compensation under this act. See Michigan Laws 691.1752
  • State correctional facility: means a correctional facility maintained and operated by the department of corrections. See Michigan Laws 691.1752
  • This state: means the state of Michigan and its political subdivisions, and the agencies, departments, commissions, and courts of this state and its political subdivisions. See Michigan Laws 691.1752
  • Verdict: The decision of a petit jury or a judge.