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Michigan’s gay marriage ban reinstated; lawyer plans possible appeal to Supreme Court

Associated Press – A federal appeals court on Thursday upheld anti-gay marriage laws in four states including Michigan, breaking ranks with other courts that have considered the issue and setting up the prospect of Supreme Court review. The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel that heard arguments on gay marriage bans or restrictions in […]

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Senators Call On GM CEO To Fire Top Lawyer

Senators Call On GM CEO To Fire Top Lawyer DETROIT (AP) – Lawmakers demanded General Motors fire its chief lawyer and do more to help crash victims as a Senate subcommittee delved deeper into GM's mishandling of the recall of small cars with defective ignition switches. Thursday's grilling was … Full News here – Read more […]

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Lawyer accuses Detroit creditor of harassing foundations

A holdout creditor is trying to annoy, oppress and harass several foundations because they are contributing millions of dollars to bolster pensions and protect the Detroit Institute of Arts collection, a lawyer representing the foundations said Friday. Full News here – Metro/State News RSS from The Detroit News

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Lawyer: Parents blindsided by deal with teacher over boy stuck in chair

The parents of a Flint-area school student who was videotaped while stuck in a classroom chair ‘have no recourse’ but to sue now that the school district has decided not to follow through on its plan to fire the boy’s teacher, their lawyer said today. Full News here – Schools RSS from The Detroit News

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Lawyer: Parents blindsided by deal with teacher over boy stuck in chair

The parents of a Flint-area school student who was videotaped while stuck in a classroom chair ‘have no recourse’ but to sue now that the school district has decided not to follow through on its plan to fire the boy’s teacher, their lawyer said today. Full News here – Metro/State News RSS from The Detroit […]

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Fired Detroit teacher hires lawyer

The teacher who used a broom to hit her students to break up their fight in her class at Pershing High School in Detroit was fired for what she did, and now that teacher, 30-year-old Tiffani Eaton, is fighting back. Full News here – Detroit | WXYZ

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See how much Detroit is paying in bankruptcy lawyer and consultant fees

The city’s effort to save billions in long-term debt is costing taxpayers tens of millions in short-term legal fees. Full News here – Detroit Business News

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Judge picks Boston firm, N.Y. lawyer as experts to assess Detroit debt plans

U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes has chosen a Boston-based firm and a former New York lawyer to assess the viability of the city of Detroit’s restructuring plan and testify at the confirmation hearing. Full News here – freep

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Live tweets: Detroit pushed bank for ‘lowest number we would ever accept,’ lawyer says

A $ 165 million agreement is extremely beneficial to Detroit and the lowest amount Merrill Lynch was willing to accept to terminate a troubled pension debt deal blamed for pushing the city into bankruptcy, a lawyer said Monday. Full News here – Metro/State News RSS from The Detroit News

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Detroit pension funds lawyer to fight $165M bank deal

A lawyer for the city’s pension funds said he will fight plans to pay $ 165 million to two banks and terminate a troubled pension debt deal blamed on Detroit’s plunge into bankruptcy, calling the agreement ‘far too rich.’ Full News here – Metro/State News RSS from The Detroit News

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In Shepherding Detroit Bankruptcy, Lawyer Tackles a Job He Didn't Ask For

In Shepherding Detroit Bankruptcy, Lawyer Tackles a Job He Didn't Ask For DETROIT — Kevyn D. Orr, the man who must now revive Detroit, commutes each week from Maryland to a cavernous old office building here that seems to dare him to succeed: the former headquarters of a company, itself recently in bankruptcy, that once […]

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Lawyer For Detroit Underwear Bomber Makes Appeal

Lawyer For Detroit Underwear Bomber Makes Appeal DETROIT (WWJ/AP) – A federal appeals court has heard arguments in the case of a Nigerian man who tried to blow up a Detroit-bound jet on Christmas 2009. An attorney for Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab says his guilty plea should be thrown out and a mental … Full News here […]

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Lawyer says homeowner who shot Renisha McBride ‘devastated’

A lawyer for the man who shot 19-year-old Renisha McBride on his front porch last week said the homeowner is devastated over the shooting. Full News here – Detroit News

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Detroit area lawyer not deterred by obstacles in fight for New York marathon finish

At 4:30 a.m. Sunday, Richard Bernstein, a lawyer and former Wayne State University trustee, will lace up his sneakers to race in yet another marathon: No.' for him. Full News here – Metro/State News RSS from The Detroit News

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Pensions live on forever, says Detroit retirees’ lawyer

Bloomberg – Detroit’s retired municipal workers can never have their pensions legally reduced, even if a disaster makes the city “cease to exist,” a retirees’ lawyer told a U.S. Bankruptcy Court judge Monday. Full News here – Crain’s Detroit Business – Latest Detroit News

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