25, Nov 2014 - Data on new court model indicate shorter time to resolve cases
Chad Halcom - Michigan's new business courts may be shaving months off the average time to close lawsuits between companies or their owners and managers, compared with how such cases fared in years past, when they were tried among the pack of other civil suits. Judges in Wayne, Oakland, Macomb and Washtenaw counties collectively have reviewed and resolved at least 1,443 business court lawsuits ...
11, Oct 2014 - Court ruling could bring Hantz Financial under class-action suit
Chad Halcom - Southfield-based Hantz Financial Services Inc. and some of its executives could come back under the shadow of a class-action lawsuit now that the Michigan Court of Appeals overturned a past ruling in the company's favor. A three-judge panel late last month unanimously reversed Oakland County Circuit Judge Leo Bowman, who in early 2013 denied the request to certify a class of ...
09, Oct 2014 - Detroit, MI Detroit, counties reach deal over water, sewer authority
By Lisa Lambert DETROIT (Reuters) - Detroit reached a deal with three Michigan counties over regional water and sewer services that could eliminate one roadblock to federal court approval of the city's plan to adjust its debt and exit bankruptcy, officials announced on Tuesday. The deal with Oakland, Wayne and Macomb counties creates a regional water and sewer authority, but allows Detroit to ...
08, Oct 2014 - Oakland, MI Judge: Michigan grandfather not liable in slaying
An Oakland County judge has ruled a Detroit-area woman is liable for financial damages in the 2012 shooting death of her teenage grandson, but her husband can't be sued.
05, Apr 2014 - Michigan Judge Brian MacKenzie Under Investigation By FBI For Number Of Red Flags
Michigan Judge Brian MacKenzie Under Investigation By FBI For Number Of Red Flags Michigan Judge Brian MacKenzie Under Investigation By FBI For Number Of Red Flags Legal Judge Brian MacKenzie Has Been Optimized Michigan Judge Brian MacKenzie keeps drawing attention to himself for all the wrong reasons. In February, Oakland County Circuit Judge Colleen O’Brien started supervising MacKenzie’s ...
04, Apr 2014 - Walled Lake, MI ACLU of Michigan wants judge to dismiss lawsuit filed against animal welfare activists
Pontiac — The American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan wants an Oakland Circuit judge to toss out a lawsuit filed earlier this year by a Southfield pet store against a group of animal welfare activists.