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David Mittleman

Catholic Priest and Former Detroit Teacher Arrested on Charges Stemming From Sexual Abuse

Richard James Kurtz, a 67-year-old Jesuit priest, was arrested in Chicago yesterday after allegations of sexual abuse involving an underage male surfaced earlier this year. At the time, Kurtz was…

Nolan Erickson

Michigan Governor Signs Bill Granting Legal Immunity to Bowling Centers

Thanks to a new law signed by Michigan Governor Rick Snyder yesterday, bowling alleys will now have an even easier time avoiding the civil justice system under certain circumstances. Under the new…

David Mittleman

Lansing Man Awarded $100 Million in Sex Abuse Case Against Priest

Sending a strong message to sexual predators everywhere, a Florida jury awarded $100 million in damages to a man abused by a Catholic priest as a teen. The survivor, now 40 and living in Lansing,…

David Mittleman

Trampoline Parks Pose Serious Dangers to Jumpers

Trampoline parks are popping up around the country. From older teenagers to toddlers, there seems to be a place to bounce for just about anyone. However, while trampolines are fun, they can also be…

Nolan Erickson

Record Temps Scorch Mid-Michigan – Stay Cool and Safe

Not all that long ago it seems like Michigan residents were sick of cold weather and ready for some sun. This week’s record-setting heat wave has a lot of people rethinking their earlier…

David Mittleman

Take Me Out To The Ballgame (But Not To The Hospital)

I have been fearful of this type of tragedy since I was a young person and I’m surprised it doesn’t happen more often. Last night, a man attending a Texas Rangers baseball game with his young…

David Mittleman

Lawsuit Alleges Boy Scout Leader Abused 2 Boys More Than 200 Times

In a lawsuit filed last Friday in Ingham County, Michigan, two unnamed plaintiffs allege that the Boy Scouts of America and the Chief Okemos Council are liable for sexual abuse they suffered at the…

Nolan Erickson

Michigan Supreme Court Agrees Woman Can Sue Restaurant For Her Injuries

A 58-year-old woman will have a chance to tell her so-called bizarre story to a jury, thanks to a 4-3 ruling by the Michigan Supreme Court. Sheri Schooley was injured on New Year’s Eve 2007 at…

Nolan Erickson

Proposed Ordinance Would Keep Sidewalks Safe in Winter

I know it seems early to be talking about ice and snow, but that’s exactly what the Lansing City Council will be doing on September 20 as it considers an ordinance to make sidewalks safer. Under the…

David Mittleman

Mississippi Jury Awards Parents $4.7 Million for Near Drownings of Children at La Quinta Inn

Jackson, Mississippi—a jury recently awarded $4.7 million to the parents of two children who nearly drowned in a swimming pool at the La Quinta Inn in Jackson in 2007. Specifically, the…