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Attorney appointed to board of Nonprofit Enterprise at Work
Bodman PLC attorney Jason R. Gourley has been appointed to the board of trustees of Nonprofit Enterprise at Work, Inc. (NEW).
 NEW, which is based in Ann Arbor and Detroit, assists nonprofit organizations by strengthening management and offering solutions to issues facing the nonprofit community.  Created in 1993, the organization provides resources, technology, and services to help nonprofits do more with less.
Gourley is a member of Bodman’s Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution Practice Group and is based in the firm’s Detroit office.  He represents clients in all facets of complex business and commercial litigation.  His clients include non-profit healthcare organizations, privately held companies, large banking institutions, and commercial lenders. He has extensive experience in Michigan and federal courts. He also has significant alternative dispute resolution experience and completed certified mediator training at Humboldt University in Berlin, Germany.

Report: Mich. judge had misconduct in 2 cases

DETROIT (AP) — A fact-finder’s report says a Michigan judge committed judicial misconduct in two cases reviewed by the state Judicial Tenure Commission.
The Detroit Free Press and The Detroit News report the cases involving Wayne County Circuit Judge Bruce Morrow stem from his failure to jail a convicted rapist ahead of sentencing and his decision to get a convicted felon from a courthouse lockup for a hearing when no security was present.
Morrow’s lawyer Donald Campbell says the judge followed the law and was targeted for complaints because he is black.
Retired Oakland County Circuit Judge Edward Sosnick, a special master appointed by the Michigan Supreme Court, said in a report Friday that Morrow fell afoul of the law and judicial convention. He wrote, however, that Morrow acted with good intentions.

Deal reached in suit over woman’s death

ADRIAN, Mich. (AP) — There’s a tentative deal in a federal lawsuit over the alcohol-withdrawal death of a woman who was in custody at the Lenawee County jail in Adrian.
Thirty-seven-year-old Brenda Sue Smith was arrested for parole violation in 2007. She went through severe alcohol withdrawal for three days but didn’t get treatment until she lost conscious and died at a hospital.
The Daily Telegram reports that the county’s insurer reached a deal in April, and Dr. Jeffrey Stickney remained the only defendant without a settlement. A lawyer for Smith’s child now has until Sept. 13 to approve the deals with Stickney and the county.