Kim Kozlowski The Detroit News Published 2:06 PM EDT Mar 20, 2019 An attorney for John Engler says the former interim president of Michigan State University is willing to meet with state investigators looking into the Larry Nassar sex abuse scandal, disputing a letter from Attorney General Dana Nessel that accused Engler of avoiding an interview. "Engler has (at) all times been willing, and agreed, to meet with you and your agent, Michigan Department of Attorney General Supervisory Special Agent David Dwyre, to answer questions about the matter," Seth B. Waxman wrote in a letter Tuesday to assistant attorney general Christina Grossi. "At no time has he communicated any unwillingness to do so." Waxman added that the AG's office canceled an Engler interview scheduled for March 28 "for no legitimate reason." But Kelly Rossman-McKinney, spokeswoman for the Attorney General's Office, said the interview with Engler, set to take place in Washington, D.C., was canceled "when we … [Read more...] about Lawyer says Engler isn’t dodging Nassar investigators
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Beth LeBlanc The Detroit News Published 10:25 PM EDT Mar 19, 2019 More than two months have passed since former Gov. Rick Snyder left office, but the cloud of the Flint water litigation continues to hang over him in semi-retirement. Behind the scenes, Snyder's attorneys continue to defend the Ann Arbor Republican from civil litigation and allegations by special prosecutors, but declined to discuss the matter publicly. On Feb. 7, Snyder's attorney chided former Special Assistant Attorney General Noah Hall for implying in a radio interview that the former governor be held "accountable" for his testimony on the city's lead-contamination crisis before Congress and demanded a retraction. And Snyder's successor, Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, is considering ending state aid for the private attorneys of Flint defendants and litigation targets, including her predecessor, when the money runs out at year's end. There remains the … [Read more...] about Letter from Snyder’s attorney preceded Flint lawyer’s firing
Associated Press Published 11:28 AM EDT Mar 15, 2019 The Michigan appeals court has overturned key rulings and reinstated lawsuits against a popular personal-injury lawyer who is accused of sexually assaulting two women who worked at his Detroit-area firm. Judges in Oakland and Wayne counties had said the claims against Mike Morse needed to be handled privately through an arbitration process. But the appeals court says an arbitration clause for employees at Morse's firm doesn't fit these cases. Morse is accused is grabbing the breasts of a paralegal and a receptionist in separate incidents. He denies the allegations. The court says sending the complaints to arbitration "would effectively perpetuate a culture that silences victims of sexual assault and allows abusers to quietly settle these claims behind an arbitrator's closed door." Judges Kathleen Jensen and Jane Beckering were in the 2-1 majority. Judge Colleen O'Brien disagreed. Read more: Judge: Mike Morse sex assault accuser … [Read more...] about Court reinstates assault lawsuits against lawyer Mike Morse
Kathleen Gray Detroit Free Press Published 12:41 PM EST Feb 13, 2019 LANSING — He’s tried for years to get the state Legislature to understand his city’s unique and costly position as the place with the highest auto insurance rates in the country. But Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan has been unsuccessful in trying to get significant changes to the state's no-fault insurance system. He told members of the Senate Banking and Insurance Committee on Wednesday that he hopes this year will provide the tipping point for change. “It seems like we’ve been at this for a while,” he said. “This is a burning issue across the state, but no place is it more important than in Detroit. To me it’s one of the fundamental civil rights issue facing this state.” While the last attempt to reform no-fault auto insurance was defeated in the state House of Representatives last year, the 2019 legislative session may be more successful. The leaders in the … [Read more...] about Duggan testifies on Detroit, Michigan auto insurance rates
Robert Snell The Detroit News Published 11:31 PM EST Nov 15, 2018 Detroit — High-profile lawyer Mike Morse received a duffel bag full of cash in January from his former brother-in-law, who is expected to be indicted alongside others next month in connection with a bribery conspiracy that benefited Morse, according to federal court records. Morse, a well-known personal-injury lawyer due to his firm’s television commercials and roadside billboards, was notified about the money in a text message that included a photo of the duffel bag and a four-letter curse aimed at Morse's rival, Southfield attorney Geoffrey Fieger, according to the records. In the text message, former brother-in-law Mark Radom wrote: "F--- Feiger." The duffel bag photo and the text message are the latest developments to emerge from a civil lawsuit notable for its revelations about an ongoing grand jury investigation involving the FBI, Internal Revenue Service and a federal … [Read more...] about Lawyer Mike Morse got bag of cash amid bribery probe, lawsuit claims.