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  • Schuette charges Lapeer County woman for embezzling $460k from 136 elderly nursing home residents

    October 21, 2014

     LANSING, Mich. - Attorney General Bill Schuette today announced his Health Care Fraud Division has charged Tina Marie Binkley, 44, of Almont, Michigan, with two 20-year felonies for her alleged scheme to embezzle more than $460,000 from approximatel

  • 'Like a death in the family' Cooley Law School closes on December 31

    October 16, 2014

     By Jo Mathis Legal News   For the first time since it opened on Plymouth Road five years ago, there is now plentiful parking at the Ann Arbor campus of Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School. Amidst declining enrollment and revenu

  • Monday Profile: Elisa Gomez

    October 20, 2014

     By Jo Mathis Legal News   Elisa M. Gomez has been a staff attorney with the Jackson office of Legal Services of South Central Michigan since 2012. She is a graduate of Wayne State University Law School.   Residence:  Dearborn.   Currentl

  • Asked & Answered: Appeals court overturns ADA verdict in favor of employees

    October 16, 2014

     A federal appeals court recently reversed a jury’s award of $870,000, including $400,000 in punitive damages, to several former employees of Dura Automotive Systems, Inc. in Auburn Hills who claimed Dura violated the Americans with Disabilitie

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