WASHINGTON – Can a common practice in criminal defense trigger constitutional protections when it’s suddenly changed?
The justices of the U.S. Supreme Court didn’t seem to think so, at least in the context of Metrish v. Lancaster, which was argued Wednesday.
Michigan attorney Lawrence Nolan used large, colored charts to explain to a jury the effects that a traumatic brain injury had on his client, who was hit by a police cruiser.
A federal court jury has awarded $4.5million to an openly gay former University of Michigan student body president who accused a former state attorney of stalking and defaming him, his lawyer said.
Ionia County, Mich. has agreed to pay $3 million to settle a lawsuit over the fatal shooting of a man who was killed in his home.
Portage Public Schools has agreed to pay $432,000 to settle workers’ compensation claims involving four teachers who said they were disabled by fumes and vapors during the renovation of Portage Northern High School.
A Kalamazoo, Mich. jury has awarded $1.23 million to the family of a 66-year-old Lawton woman who died of a brain injury caused by the lack of oxygen during surgery in 2008.
A Michigan jury has awarded Dr. Micheil Hanczaryk and his practice, Bristol Chiropractic Centre, nearly $7 million on claims of breach of contract, negligence, failure to honor good faith duties and false light invasion of privacy against his carrier, Podiatry Insurance Co. of America (PICA).
According to plaintiff’s attorney Geoffrey N. Fieger, Dr. Andrew Jay Halperin should have known that Kimberly VanSlembrouck’s baby was going to be too big to risk a vaginal birth, and he should have called for a Caesarean section.
In October of last year, a Michigan jury agreed and awarded $144 million to Fieger’s client, who sustained serious injury during her birth.
A Detroit-area woman is suing an auto dealership, claiming her new SUV smells bad because it once contained a corpse.
A Michigan had been awarded millions by a jury that decided he had endured harassment at his workplace because of his Iraq war injury, but an appeals court has ruled in favor of the judge who threw out the verdict.