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State of Michigan v. James Crumbley and Jennifer Crumbley
Pontiac, Michigan criminal defense lawyer represented the Defendant charged with involuntary manslaughter. James Crumbley, age 47, and Jennifer Crumbly, the father and mother of Ethan Crumbley, who shot and killed four classmates with a handgun he gave to the boy, was charged with involuntary manslaughter. ...
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( 03-14-2024 - MI)

People of the State of Michigan v. Jennifer Lynn Crumbley
Pontiac, Michigan criminal defense lawyers represented the Defendant charged with involuntary manslaughter. Defendants James and Jennifer Crumbley are the parents of EC, who shot and killed four fellow students and injured many others at Oxford High School on November 30, 2021. EC pled guilty to four charges of first-degree murder. In these proceedings, the state has charged d...
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( 02-06-2024 - MI)

State of Michigan v. Ethan Crumbley
Pontiac, Michigan criminal defense lawyer represented the Defendant charged with multiple counts of first degree murder. Ethan Cumbley, age 17, shot and killed four students at his school in 2021. The shootings occurred in Oxford Township north of Detroit....
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( 12-08-2023 - MI)

State of Michigan v. James and Jennifer Crumbley
Troy, Michigan criminal defense lawyers represented the Defendants charged with involuntary manslaughter for given their son a firearm that he used to shoot and kill students at Oxford school in 2021. According to court records, the psychiatrist had written in her notes that Ethan Crumbley told her he didn't ask his parents for a therapist. This is different from what the therapist wrote ...
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( 11-16-2023 - MI)

Ridge Peterson v. Tahquamenon Area Snowmobile Association, Inc.
MoreLaw Helps People Find Lawyers Southfield, MI - Ridge Peterson sued the Tahquamenon Area Snowmobile Association, Inc. on a personal injury negligence theory....
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( 12-20-2018 - MI)

State of Michigan v. Ruth Pozdol
Pontiac, MI - The State of Michigan charged Ruth Pozdol, age 39, with felony murder for the death of 76-yearold Clifford Van Haywald who was run over and killed during a carjacking in a Burger King parking lot in January of 2015. Pozfol testified that she did not intend to hurt Haywald, she just wanted to take his truck. Haywald died from massive injuries after he was hit by ...
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( 09-24-2015 - MI)

State of Michigan v. Jeffrey Maurer
Pontiac, MI - The State of Michigan charged Jeffrey Maurer, age 58, with first-degree murder for killing his parents William Mauer, age 87, and Gayle Mauer, age 85. The State alleged that Defendant beat his parents to death with hammers and a tea kettle on January 17, 2015. Defendant, an unemployed alcoholic, admitted that he killed his parents, attempted to clean up the mess and put th...
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( 08-01-2015 - MI)

Jeremy R. Hoven v. Walgreen Co.
Plaintiff–appellant Jeremy Hoven is a former at-will employee of Walgreen Co. (“Walgreen”). He is also the holder of a Michigan license to carry a concealed weapon. On May 8, 2011, gun-wielding robbers entered Walgreen while Hoven was working the overnight shift. After one of the masked individuals pointed a gun at Hoven, Hoven drew his concealed weapon and fired it multiple times. Eight day...
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( 06-02-2014 - MI)

People of the State of Michigan v. Robert Tuttle
Defendant appeals the trial court’s order that (1) held that he was not entitled to immunity under § 4 of the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act (MMMA)1 and (2) denied defendant’s request for dismissal under § 8 of the MMMA and his request to present the § 8 defense at trial. For the reasons set forth in this opinion, we affirm in part and reverse in part.I. NATURE OF THE CASEDe...
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( 01-31-2014 - MI)

The People of the State of Michigan v. Sandra Layne
The State of Michigan charged Sandra Layne, age 75, with first-degree murder for the shooting death of her 17-year-old grandson Jonathan Hoffman who was shot multiple times over a period of minutes in 2012. Evidence during the trial revealed that the defendant shot at her grandson 10 time and hit him 6 times and that he called 911 pleading for help during the altercation between he and hi...
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( 03-20-2013 - MI)

Joy Mersman v. Edward John Lingenfelter
Plaintiff, Joy Mersman, appeals an order that denied her request for sole legal and physical custody of minor child, BL, granted defendant, Edward Lingenfelter’s motion for review of parenting time, and denied plaintiff’s request for attorney fees. For the reasons set forth below, we reverse and remand for further proceedings.I. FACTS AND PROCEEDINGSPlaintiff and defendant marr...
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( 05-24-2012 - MI)

Rickey Carneil Thomas v. Pontiac City School District
In this case brought under the Whistleblowers’ Protection Act (WPA), MCL 15.361, et seq., plaintiff appeals as of right the trial court’s order granting defendant’s motion for summary disposition pursuant to MCR 2.116(C)(10). For the reasons set forth in this opinion, we affirm.I. FACTS & PROCEDURAL HISTORYPlaintiff worked for defendant as a non-union substitute custodian fro...
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( 05-24-2012 - MI)

Joseph Szyszlo v. Leigh Akowitz
Plaintiff appeals from the trial court’s order granting defendants’ motions for summary disposition dismissing plaintiff’s medical malpractice suit. The trial court found that at the time plaintiff filed suit, the sole party having an interest in the medical malpractice claim was the trustee of plaintiff’s bankruptcy estate. Given this finding, the trial court held that plaintiff lacked th...
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( 03-22-2012 - MI)

Sander Kalaj v. Syed Mahmood Ali Khan, M.D.
Plaintiffs appeal as of right the February 19, 2010 trial court order granting defendants’ motion to strike plaintiffs’ affidavit of meritorious claim and dismissing plaintiffs’ complaint without prejudice in this action alleging medical malpractice. For the reasons set forth in this opinion, we reverse and remand for further proceedings consistent with this opinion.I. FACTS AND PROC...
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( 02-14-2012 - MI)

Ian McPherson v. Christopher McPherson
Ian McPherson drove his uninsured motorcycle into a parked car and sustained severe injuries. He contends that a seizure precipitated his motorcycle crash, and that a prior car accident caused his seizure disorder. The insurer that covered McPherson’s no-fault benefits associated with the car accident denied liability for payment of no-fault benefits related to the motorcycle accident. The circu...
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( 01-10-2012 - MI)

Coupled Products, LLC v. Navistar International Corporation
Coupled Products, LLC sued Navistar International Corporation on a breach of contract theory claiming that Navistar vreached a 2010 supply agreement. Plaintiff and Defendant had done business together for decases with Navistar buying brake and air-conditioning lines from Coupled. In 2010, they signed a short-term supply agreement for parts made by Couupled Products. Before the expiration of the...
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( 12-09-2011 - MI)

Raad Kello v. Wireless Toyz Franchise, LLC
Plaintiff-appellant, Seventy Fifth Grand, Inc. (“plaintiff”), appeals by right from the trial court’s grant of summary disposition in favor of defendants. Plaintiff also appeals the court’s subsequent denial of plaintiff’s motion for reconsideration. We affirm the summary disposition on plaintiff’s franchise claims (Counts I-III), because the trial court correctly concluded that plaint...
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( 11-17-2011 - MI)

Sean Steven Seyler v. City of Troy
Defendants City of Troy and City of Troy Police Department denied plaintiff Sean Steven Seyler’s request for public records under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), MCL 15.231 et seq. The trial court granted summary disposition for defendants. We affirm in part, reverse in part, and remand for further proceedings consistent with this opinion.IOfficers of the City of Troy Poli...
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( 11-08-2011 - MI)

Kimberly VanSlembrouck v. Dr. Andrew Helperin
Kimberly VanSlembrouck, individually and as next friend of Markell VanSlembrouck, a minor, sued Dr. Andrew Helperin on a medical negligence (medical malpractice) theory claiming that her child suffered brain damage and a broken clavicle and is a quadriplegic, requiring around-the-clock care. Plaintiff claimed that Dr. Helperin should have preformed a C-section to deliver her child rather and atte...
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( 10-21-2011 - MI)

Susan Goldfaden v. Sean Cleveland
In this action for tortious interference with a business relationship, plaintiff Susan Goldfaden claims that defendant Sean Cleveland improperly interfered with her business relationship with her employer, Wyeth, by falsely accusing her of mistreatment and violations of her employer’s policies. Plaintiff was defendant’s supervisor on a sales team. The trial court denied defendant’s motion fo...
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( 06-14-2011 - MI)

Carl Evangelista v. Shannon Evangelista
In this breach of contract action, plaintiffs Carl and Linda Evangelista and third-party defendant Ronald Evangelista appeal as of right from the trial court’s order granting in part and denying in part Ronald’s motion for summary disposition. We reverse and remand for further proceedings consistent with this opinion.Defendant Shannon Evangelista and Ronald executed a promissory note t...
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( 06-09-2011 - MI)

Hour Media, L.L.C., v. Brian Schubot
In this action for breach of contract and unjust enrichment, plaintiff, Hour Media, LLC appeals as of right the trial court’s order granting summary disposition to defendant, Brian Schubot, pursuant to MCR 2.116(C)(10) and denying its motion for summary disposition under MCR 2.116(I)(2). Because the existence of questions of fact precluded summary disposition in defendant’s favor, we reverse a...
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( 06-09-2011 - MI)

Frederick Price v. City of Royal Oak
Plaintiffs Frederick and Stella Price1 appeal as of right the trial court’s order granting summary disposition in favor of defendant Pamar Enterprises, Inc. (Pamar) under MCR 2.116(C)(10). Specifically, plaintiffs argue that the trial court erred when it determined that they failed to identify a duty that was separate and distinct from Pamar’s duties under its contract to perform a sewer impro...
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( 06-09-2011 - MI)

Titan Insurance Company v. McKinley Hyten
In an insurance application submitted to plaintiff Titan Insurance Company on August 24, 2007, defendant McKinley Hyten represented that she possessed a valid driver’s license as of that date. In reality, Hyten’s license had been suspended and was not restored until nearly a month later, on September 20, 2007. In February 2008, Hyten was involved in an automobile accident in which defendants M...
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( 02-01-2011 - MI)

Patrick Griesbach v. Robert R. Ross, P.A.C.
This medical malpractice case returns to this Court on remand from the Michigan Supreme Court with directions that we reconsider defendant Robert R. Ross’ appeal in light of Bush v Shabahang, 484 Mich 156; 772 NW2d 272 (2009), and Potter v McLeary, 484 Mich 397; 774 NW2d 1 (2009). See Griesbach v Ross, 486 Mich 933; 782 NW2d 198 (2010).1 In the original appeal, defendant sought relief from an ad...
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( 01-13-2011 - MI)

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