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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Michigan Legal News:

GM compensation fund approves 19 death claims, beyond 13 confirmed by automaker
The Detroit News - Sep 15, 2014
...office had notified them of any approvals. Bob Hilliard, a Texas lawyer representing 90 families of people who were killed and another 1,300...
 
Walled Lake Schools to pay parents in dismissed rape case
Lansing State Journal (AP) - Sep 16, 2014
...felt it was a responsible thing to do," the couple's lawyer, Deborah Gordon, said of the settlement. The district admits no wrongdoing under...
 
Parents lose lawsuit over Grosse Pointe school map
The Detroit News - Sep 16, 2014
...in favor of the district. Duggan says he s slightly troubled that a lawyer for the parents compared their situation to the 1954 U.S. Supreme...
 
3 indicted in mismanaged Wayne County jail project
Midland Daily News - Sep 15, 2014
...(AP) A grand jury has indicted a former chief financial officer, county attorney and contractor in a mismanaged Wayne County jail DETROIT (AP) A...
 
Syncora, Detroit have 'laid down the swords' in bankruptcy battle
The Detroit News - Sep 15, 2014
...details of the proposed agreement with Syncora Guarantee Inc., Jones Day attorney David Heiman told U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes that the...
 
'Do we need to get drink?' Why the MDOC redacted, released Aramark email from Snyder chief of staff
MLive.com - Sep 15, 2014
...falls within the test for the privacy exemption, as articulated by the Michigan Supreme Court, Hermann said. Jane Briggs Bunting, head of the...
 
Judge dismisses murder case against Baby Kate's father, Sean Philips, of Mason County
MLive.com - Sep 15, 2014
...conviction and the sentence, and that appeal is still pending before the Michigan Court of Appeals. The judge goes on to say in the written opinion...
 
Listen as former Northern Michigan prosecutor allegedly talks murder plan with would-be hit man
MLive.com - Sep 16, 2014
...COUNTY, MI -- A man hired by Clarence Gomery a Northern Michigan attorney and former prosecutor to commit a murder, told GRAND TRAVERSE COUNTY, MI...
 
Saginaw County judge to rule on Oakley police, leadership questions
MLive.com - Sep 15, 2014
...a hearing set for Tuesday, Sept. 30, according to an attorney on the case. Saginaw County Circuit Court Judge Fred Borchard will hear arguments...
 
High stakes for tribal casinos in court fight over labor rights
Reuters News - Sep 15, 2014
...oversees. The other is tribal sovereignty, which has been affirmed by Supreme Court decisions going back to the 1820s. If the Saginaw Chippewa can...
 
State clarifies tax overhaul to avert payouts
Grand Rapids Business Journal - Sep 15, 2014
billion in refunds in 134 cases after a July ruling from the Michigan Supreme Court in a case involving IBM. The administration and lawmakers...
 
Residents of downtown Bay City's Boathouse Condominiums suing developers, alleging numerous structural issues
MLive.com - Sep 15, 2014
...substantiates the claims that you see in the complaint," said Southfield attorney Adam L. Kochenderfer, representing Marina Place. "However, we...

National Legal News:

U.S. appeals court puts gay marriages on hold in Indiana
Reuters US News - Sep 15, 2014
...appeals its ruling overturning a ban on gay nuptials to the U.S. Supreme Court. Indiana and Wisconsin both have asked the nation's highest court to...
 
Statehood hearing for DC unlikely to spur change
The Washington Post - Sep 15, 2014
...federal district including the White House, the Capitol, the Supreme Court and the National Mall. Opponents have raised constitutional concerns...
 
The Government Keeps Helping People Buy Failing Cold Stone Creamerys
Bloomberg Businessweek - Sep 16, 2014
 
Lawsuit by Jill Kelley, socialite involved in Petraeus case, allowed to go forward
The Washington Post - Sep 15, 2014

Opinions:

Corporate Close-Up: Michigan Legislature Responds to IBM Ruling
Legal & Business Blogs | Bloomberg BNA - Sep 15, 2014
Michigan Legislature Responds to IBM Ruling This past July the Michigan Supreme Court handed down one of the more controversial recent rulings in...
 
Editorial: Wayne Co. 'fail jail' construction may be criminal
Detroit Free Press - Sep 15, 2014
...levying against former Chief Financial Officer Carla Sledge, county attorney Steven Collins and former county employee Anthony Parlovecchio don t...
 
Reality saps drama out of Detroit bankruptcy
The Detroit News - Sep 15, 2014
...office by the end of the year. The Republican-controlled Legislature passed a Detroit rescue package by a wide margin, contributing the final...
 
Tim Skubick: Citizens way ahead of lawmakers on expanding Michigan's civil rights law
MLive.com - Sep 16, 2014
...is none of the citizens who were surveyed have to vote in the legislature to make the change. Lawmakers, running for re-election and fearful...
 
Phil Power: No one's talking to independent voters
The Holland Sentinel - Sep 16, 2014
...to bring sunshine to the process failed last year when the Legislature passed a bill allowing dark money to remain secret and preventing officials...
 
Candidates should debate, lest they are robbing Michigan voters (guest column)
Detroit Free Press - Sep 15, 2014
...we decide who will fill two of the most powerful offices in Michigan: the governor s office and the U.S. Senate. Republican Gov. Rick Snyder...

News of interest to Michigan attorneys from SBM

State Bar of Michigan Annual Meeting Set for Sept. 17-19 at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel and DeVos Place in Grand Rapids
State Bar of Michigan - Sep 05, 2014
State Bar of Michigan Annual Meeting Set for Sept. 17-19 at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel and DeVos Place in Grand Rapids Members of the legal...
 
In Memoriam: Carl Smith Jr., 39th President of the State Bar of Michigan
State Bar of Michigan - Sep 09, 2014
In Memoriam: Carl Smith Jr., 39th President of the State Bar of Michigan The State Bar of Michigan mourns the loss of its 39th president, Carl...

 

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