Daily Briefs, April 1

New staff writer joins Legal News
  Jo Mathis, an award-winning writer and columnist, has joined the staff of The Detroit Legal News.
  In her new role, Mathis will be responsible for covering the greater Detroit legal community, including the various bar associations in Wayne County along with the city, county, and federal courts, according to Suzanne Favale, publisher of The Legal News.
  An Ann Arbor resident, Mathis was a columnist and reporter for The Ann Arbor News from 1994 to 2009, earning coveted writing awards from the Associated Press and the Michigan Press Association. Before joining The Ann Arbor News, Mathis was a columnist, reporter, and features editor for The Ypsilanti Press.
  Married and the mother of four daughters, Mathis was awarded a bachelor of science degree in journalism from Southern Illinois University.

Honigman attorney addresses compliance issues at trade show

  Stuart H. Teger, a partner in Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn’s Litigation Department, recently was a speaker at the Association of Equipment Manufacturers’ CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2011 trade show.  His presentation focused on the federal False Claims Act.
CONEXPO, held every three years, is touted as the premier exposition of construction equipment and related products.  Well over 100,000 people attended the exposition held in Las Vegas.
  Teger, who is located in Honigman’s Detroit office, has a wide range of trial and appellate experience in federal and state courts throughout the nation. Teger has extensive experience in construction litigation on behalf of owners, general contractors and trade contractors, involving bonds, liens, Miller Act and “Little Miller Act” claims, delay and acceleration claims and claims relating to defective work.
  He earned a J.D. from University of Michigan law School, a Ph.D. and M.A.P.Sc. in Political Science from University of Rochester and a   B.A. in Political Science from Temple University.

24th District Court to be held in high school
  On Thursday, April 7, 2011, Judge Richard A. Page of the 24th District Court for Allen Park and Melvindale will hold his court session at the Melvindale High School.
  The Court to School Program was initiated by 24th District Court Chief Judge John Courtright in 2007, and Judge Page is carrying on the tradition.  The court is taking a proactive approach to several of the more serious problems facing children. The students will be able to see firsthand that there are serious consequences for those who break the law.