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The Michigan family of a Marine recruit has filed a $100 million lawsuit alleging his fatal plunge in a stairwell was the result of negligence by officers and others.

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The state of Michigan, under fire for a computer system that wrongly churned out cases of fraud, is dropping criminal charges against 186 people accused of illegally collecting unemployment benefits, officials said Thursday.

The family of a World War II veteran with dementia who was attacked and died after wandering into another man’s room at the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans in 2012 has settled a lawsuit against the state of Michigan.

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The federal government and a Michigan credit union have settled a lawsuit over the repossession of cars belonging to members of U.S. armed forces.

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A federal lawsuit over the distribution a journal titled Prison Legal News at a Michigan jail has been settled.

WHMI-FM reports (http://bit.ly/2sQfvgr ) that under the agreement the Livingston County Jail must accept up to 30 subscriptions per month of the publication addressed to specific inmates. The jail also must deliver up to 30 books per month addressed to specific inmates.

Prison Legal News sued the sheriff's department in 2011, saying a policy of limiting mail banned the delivery of its journal and was unconstitutional.

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The Latest on the lead-tainted water crisis in Flint, Michigan (all times local):

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The state has authorized spending $4 million more to defend its environmental agency and current and former regulators against criminal charges and lawsuits related to Flint’s water crisis.

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Relatives of an inmate who died after hanging himself in a Michigan jail cell have settled a lawsuit that alleged a deputy was watching Monday Night Football on TV instead of monitoring the man.

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A federal lawsuit seeks to block some public funding of Little Caesars Arena in Detroit and a new Detroit Pistons headquarters without a vote from city residents.

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The Supreme Court is set to rule on the affirmative action case - Fisher v. The University of Texas- this spring. However, before they hand down their ruling, the court will hear another affirmative action case out of Michigan- Schuette v. The Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action.  George Washington, the lead attorney for the Coalition, discusses the case.

Young Immigrants File Suit Against SOS

Dec 19, 2012
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Michigan Secretary of State Ruth Johnson faces a lawsuit over her refusal to grant drivers licenses to some young immigrants. 

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Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette has brought a racketeering charge against the former president of a mortgage document processing company. 

Former state Attorney General Mike Cox is challenging Blue Cross Blue Shield’s Medigap policies in court.

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The American Civil Liberties Union says conditions at the Isabella County jail are so inhumane they violate the U.S. Constitution’s protections against cruel and unusual punishment.

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