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    • No Jail if Alleged Defendant Can’t Afford to Pay Fines

      No Jail if Alleged Defendant Can’t Afford to Pay Fines

      On May 18, the Michigan Supreme Court held a public hearing on the proposed amendments of ten different Michigan Court Rules. After hearing from many speakers, the Supreme Court ultimately adopted the proposed changes this week.  These changes require that […]

    • Credibility

      Credibility

      Last Friday closed the last chapter of volume 31 of my professional career practicing law in the area I love: trial lawyer on the side of injured people.  The recent case I tried with attorney Nolan Erickson assisting me, took […]

    • Clergy Sex Abuse Survivors and Family May Still Get Their Day in Court

      Clergy Sex Abuse Survivors and Family May Still Get Their Day in Court

      Illinois Sexual Abuse Case Results in Minimal Punishment Due to Statute of Limitations Illinois lawmakers may soon vote to eliminate the state’s statute of limitations on child sex abuse crimes. The move comes in response to the 15-month sentence given last […]

    • Medical Errors on the Rise at an Alarming Rate Causing Death and Serious Injury in the U.S.

      Medical Errors on the Rise at an Alarming Rate Causing Death and Serious Injury in the U.S.

      Medical Errors Now Third  Leading Cause Of Death Only Behind Cancer and Heart Disease This morning, on National Public Radio’s “Morning Edition,” John Hopkins researcher Dr. Martin Markary shared some alarming results from a recent study– that medical errors are the third […]

    • Flint Water Crisis Has Me Boiling Over

      Flint Water Crisis Has Me Boiling Over

      Flint Water Treatment Plant Foreman Dead Matthew McFarland, age 43, was found dead by a friend at this home April 16, 2016, when the friend went to visit him.  An autopsy was conducted but did not determine the immediate cause […]

    • VW Announces Emissions Compensation Plan as Mitsubishi Comes Under Fire

      VW Announces Emissions Compensation Plan as Mitsubishi Comes Under Fire

      Yesterday Volkswagen reached an agreement to help stem the damage from its emissions cheating scandal that broke over six months ago.  Under the plan, the German auto maker will either buy back or fix about 600,000 non-compliant vehicles in the […]

    • Michigan Residents in Out-of-State Crashes

      Michigan Residents in Out-of-State Crashes

      What happens when a Michigan resident is involved in an automobile crash in another state, while visiting, travelling through, or on vacation? Out-of-State accidents come with special challenges for the residents, especially once they head home to Michigan and try […]

    • Bounce House Death of Girl Leads to Arrests

      Bounce House Death of Girl Leads to Arrests

      Tragic news came out of Great Britain this weekend as a 7-year-old girl was killed when a gust of wind blew away the bounce house she was playing in.  According to reports, a strong wind pulled the safety stakes out […]

    • Drug Makers and Insurance Companies Working Together Resulting in Higher Costs?

      Drug Makers and Insurance Companies Working Together Resulting in Higher Costs?

      Drug benefit companies are negotiating sweetheart deals with pharmaceutical companies at the expense of consumers, according to a report by USA Today.  Under the complex arrangements, drug companies offer incentives for pharmacy benefit managers (drug benefit plans) to push expensive […]

    • The Yellow Dog Project

      The Yellow Dog Project

      Do you know what it means if you see a dog with a yellow ribbon on its collar, leash, or around its neck? If you don’t, you should make note of this global movement, the “Yellow Dog Project.”  According to […]