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Underwear bomber lawyer suspended for 6 months
DETROIT (AP) — A Detroit attorney who represented the underwear bomber says his law license has been suspended for six months.
Anthony Chambers made the disclosure in a court filing Monday. He informed a federal judge in the case of a mid-Michigan man who is charged with killing a 4-year-old boy on an Indian reservation.
No other details were disclosed, but Chambers’ suspension is not related to his work for Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab. He is the African who is serving a life sentence for trying to blow up a Detroit-bound airliner with a bomb in his underwear.
A message seeking comment was left for Chambers Tuesday.
He’s been representing Anthony Bennett, who is charged with killing his girlfriend’s son near Mount Pleasant. The next court hearing is May 9.

 Miller Canfield attorney to head up franchise networking event
The Women’s Franchise Network (WFN) of Southeast Michigan, an affiliate of the International Franchise Association, presents “B-Dubs in the D: The Recipe for Getting the Other Wings Franchise Downtown,” a networking event for franchisors and franchisees, at the new three-story Buffalo Wild Wings (BWW) in Downtown Detroit on April 30 from 6-8 p.m.
Joining Miller Canfield lawyer and franchise practice group leader Irene Bruce Hathaway will be Michael Ansley, CEO and chairman of Diversified Restaurant Holdings (DRH), one of BWW’s largest franchisees, to discuss why it chose Downtown Detroit as its 15th Michigan location. DRH operates 18 other BWW locations in Florida, Illinois and Indiana and is the owner, operator and franchisor of Bagger Dave’s Legendary Burger Tavern, with 12 locations in Michigan, Indiana and Missouri.
Also hear from Mark Denson, business attraction manager for the Detroit Economic Growth Corp., who will discuss the organization’s role in helping franchisees invest downtown and other strategic investment targets.
The new BWW is located at 1218 Randolph St. in Detroit, two blocks east of the Greektown People Mover station. Reservations required to Joanne Theisen at 313.963.6240, ext. 6306 or theisen@millercanfield.com.

Law Day at the Levin Courthouse
Law Day at the Levin Courthouse will be held Wednesday, May 1, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the United States District Court Theodore Levin U.S. Courthouse, 231 W. Lafayette Boulevard in downtown Detroit. There will be courthouse tours, the popular “Ask the Lawyer” pro bono program and a Town Hall Discussion  “Why Diversity Matters and the Importance of Jury Service.” Free hot dogs, chips and cookies will be served. You must present photo ID and cell phones are not permitted in the courthouse. Sponsored jointly by the United States District Court, the Federal Bar Association and the Wolverine Bar Association.

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