Daily Briefs

Home movies sought for project marking 1967 riots in Detroit

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Institute of Arts seeks local home movies from 1967 for a project marking next year’s 50th anniversary of the city’s civil unrest.

The DIA hopes Detroit-area residents will loan family movies or found footage to the Detroit Film Theatre, which will screen them weekly beginning in January. Selected films will be part of the Detroit Free Press’ Freep Film Festival and a marathon screening at the theater.

Museum Director Salvador Salort-Pons says in a statement the films tell a “range of stories about our community’s experiences in 1967.” Rioting began when officers from Detroit’s nearly all-white police department arrested black patrons at an after-hours bar, triggering five days of violence.

The program is part of “Detroit 67: Looking Back to Move Forward,” organized by the Detroit Historical Society.


Deadline nears for cancer  doctor’s victims to apply for aid

DETROIT (AP) — A judge has set a Nov. 14 deadline for victims to seek compensation in the case of a Detroit-area cancer doctor who put hundreds of patients through needless treatments.

The federal government seized roughly $12 million from Farid Fata. Anyone who was a patient between 2005 and 2013 can file a claim for out-of-pocket expenses, such as co-payments and deductibles.

This is also an opportunity for families to seek a portion of funeral expenses for patients who died. A claim form and more information can be found at www.fataclaims.com .

In 2014, Fata pleaded guilty to fraud, money laundering and conspiracy. The government identified 553 victims, along with insurance companies.
Fata is serving a 45-year prison sentence.


Family Law Institute presented by SBM Family Law Section, Michigan Judicial Institute and ICLE

The Family Law Institute seminar starts Thursday, Nov. 10 at The Suburban Collection Showcase–Diamond Center, 46100 Grand River in Novi. This event brings together more than 600 practitioners, including judges, lawyers, referees, psychologists, CPAs, and more. Explore three all-new tracks: evidence, financial, and client advocacy. Learn to dissect the difficulties involved with parental alienation; identify tips to authenticate evidence in your next hearing; discover the types of businesses that need a valuation; spot signs of substance abuse right away; determine steps to enforce a foreign divorce judgment; promote your services in a self-help world; keep up with changes to the Michigan Child Support Formula; and successfully bring or defend a change of schools request. Learn more or register at www.icle.org.