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Michigan: Man’s Final Words on Cell Phone Count as Last Will & Testament
Posted on 1 Aug 2018 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

The decedent, Duane Francis Horton II, committed suicide in December 2015, at the age of 21. Before he committed suicide, decedent left an undated, handwritten, journal entry. There is no dispute that the journal entry was in decedent's handwriting... Read More

Suit Involving Transgender Person in Women's Locker Room Can Continue
Posted on 1 Aug 2018 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

The Michigan Court of Appeals recently ruled that a lawsuit over a transgender woman in a woman’s locker room at a Midland, Michigan health club can proceed. The suit, brought by Plaintiff Yvette Cormier, asserts that her membership at the Midland... Read More

Michigan Court Grants Fitness Facility Summary Judgment In Suit Filed By Member Disturbed By Policy Allowing Transgender Individuals To Use Locker Room Of Choice
Posted on 1 Feb 2016 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

On Jan. 4, 2016, Judge Michael J. Beale of the 42nd Circuit Court for Midland County, Michigan, granted summary judgment to the franchisor and a franchisee of the Planet Fitness exercise facility chain in a suit filed by a former member regarding Planet... Read More

Michigan Federal Judge Is 6th To Strike Down Prohibition On Same-Sex Marriage In Wake Of United States v. Windsor
Posted on 26 Mar 2014 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

On March 21, Senior U.S. District Judge Bernard A. Friedman of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan struck down MCLS Const. Art. I, § 25 , an amendment to the Michigan Constitution prohibiting same-sex marriage, Deboer v.... Read More

Michigan State University Must Disclose To ESPN Names Of Student Athletes In Incident Reports
Posted on 27 Aug 2015 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

ESPN submitted a request under FOIA asking Michigan State University to provide incident reports involving a list of 300 student-athletes. The University produced the records, but redacted the names and identifying information of the suspects, victims... Read More

Split 6th Circuit: Michigan Drug Shield Law Does Not Apply To Fentanyl Patch
Posted on 21 Jan 2014 by Tom Moylan

CINCINNATI — (Mealey’s) A split Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Jan. 21 reversed dismissal of a fentanyl patch overdose lawsuit, saying the trial court needs to determine whether the patch is a combination product that is not preempted... Read More

Legal Foundation: Supreme Court Must Reverse Appeals Court Equal Protection Ruling
Posted on 8 Jul 2013 by William Perry Pendley

DENVER ­­- A western nonprofit, public-interest legal foundation on July 1 urged the Supreme Court of the United States to reverse a ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit invalidating a voter-approved ballot initiative barring... Read More

Michigan Drug Shield Dooms False Claims Act Lawsuit
Posted on 18 Mar 2011 by Tom Moylan

TROY, Mich. - (Mealey's) Michigan's attempt to obtain reimbursement under its Medicaid False Claim Act (MFCA) for money spent on Vioxx was thwarted March 17 by the state's own pharmaceutical liability shield when the state's Second District... Read More

Lemon Law Firm Kimmel & Silverman Expands To 4 New States
Posted on 14 Oct 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

AMBLER, Pa. - Kimmel & Silverman, the oldest and largest automobile lemon law firm in the Northeast, is getting even larger. The Lemon Law Firm has announced its expansion into Wyoming, Tennessee, Michigan and Washington, D.C. Craig Kimmel and... Read More

High Court To Look At Miranda Rights In Jail
Posted on 24 Jan 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) The Supreme Court will consider whether investigators must give a jail inmate his Miranda rights before questioning him on matters unrelated to what landed him behind bars. The justices on Monday said they will hear Michigan's... Read More

Government Sues 3 Biggest Credit Cards, Settles With 2
Posted on 5 Oct 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) The Justice Department on Monday sued the three largest U.S. credit card companies for anticompetitive practices and reached a proposed settlement with two of them, MasterCard and Visa. "We want to put more money in consumers'... Read More

EPA Pursues Michigan's Largest Coal-Fired Plant
Posted on 28 Mar 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

MONROE, Mich. - (AP) A Michigan utility spent $65 million last year replacing key parts at the state's largest coal-fired power plant. When regulators found out, they hauled the company into court for what it didn't do: Spend millions more at... Read More

Gay Student Sues Ex-Michigan Official Over Stalking
Posted on 7 Apr 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

ANN ARBOR, Mich. - (AP) The openly gay student assembly president at the University of Michigan has sued a former assistant state attorney general on charges of stalking and causing emotional distress. The Detroit Free Press and reported... Read More

Judge OKs $26.5 Million Water Contamination Settlement
Posted on 4 Apr 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

ST. LOUIS, Mich. - (AP) A federal judge has approved a $26.5 million settlement for a central Michigan community whose water supply was contaminated by a chemical company in the 1950s and 1960s. U.S. District Court Judge Thomas L. Ludington in Bay City... Read More