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Scholarship dinner hosted by Michigan Muslim Bar Association

The Michigan Muslim Bar Association will host its Annual Scholarship Dinner on Thursday, Sept. 26, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Byblos Banquet Hall located at 7258 Chase Rd. in Dearborn.
Sponsorships are still available.  Gold sponsorship is $1,000 which includes 10 tickets and a banner at the event.  Table sponsorship is $750 for 10 tickets.
Individual tickets are $75.  Members pay $50 and students pay $35.
To order tickets or for additional information, contact Dewnya Bazzi at 313-570-4390 or mimuslimbar@gmail.com.

Mother can’t sue the state, child workers in 9-year-old son’s death

DOUGLASS TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A federal appeals court says a judge was wrong to allow a civil suit to proceed against state Child Protective Services workers and the state by the mother of a western Michigan boy killed by his father in a murder-suicide.
The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati ruled Tuesday that state workers’ conduct wasn’t the “direct cause” of injuries that killed 9-year-old Nicholas Braman.
The appeals court reversed the decision of a federal district judge who’d refused to dismiss the agency and workers as defendants.
Nicholas died in 2007 when Oliver Braman filled a room in his home in Montcalm County’s Douglass Township with carbon monoxide. Oliver Braman and his wife also died.
Days earlier, Oliver Braman skipped his sentencing for abusing two other sons.

Dickinson Wright to take part in 2013 Ohio Conference on Freight

Dickinson Wright attorneys Douglas Benson, Mark High and Dan Ujczo will address more than 200 government officials, business leaders, and transportation planners at the Ohio Conference on Freight that will be held on Sept. 12 – 13 in Sandusky, Ohio.
 Dan Ujczo will chair a panel entitled “Leveraging Innovation: Best Practices in Finance and Project Delivery”. The panel will discuss innovative financing for large transportation projects and feature Dickinson Wright Attorney Douglas Benson, a recognized expert on global public-private partnership projects, and Julie Brogan, an official with the Ohio Department of Transportation.
 Later in the day, Dickinson Wright will host a reception featuring Consul General of Canada Roy Norton, who will address conference attendees on cross-border infrastructure projects, including an update on the New International Trade Crossing. Mark High, a member of Dickinson Wright and president of the Canada-U.S. Business Association in Detroit-Windsor will introduce Consul General Norton and discuss Dickinson Wright’s leading cross-border practice.
 Founded in 2007 by the Toledo Metropolitan Council of Governments (TMACOG), the high-profile conference annually attracts over 200 professionals from the private and public sectors and from numerous states and provinces in the U.S. and Canada.


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