4:49 pm
Fri December 12, 2014

Case Of Man Shot By Kalamazoo Police Leads To Federal Lawsuit

Last year, Jacob Grassley was fatally shot by a Kalamazoo policeman while entering a Best Western hotel. Police reports say Grassley had been in a domestic dispute with his girlfriend earlier that day. Officers brought Grassley’s girlfriend to the hotel for her safety.
KALAMAZOO, MI - A lawsuit filed this week in federal court alleges that a Kalamazoo Public Safety officer's fatal shooting of Jacob Grassley last year inside an East Cork Street hotel violated Grassley's civil rights and amounted to excessive force. The seven-page action was filed Thursday in U.S.
3:23 pm
Wed September 18, 2013

Ex CEO sues Community Action for violating whistleblower laws

Officials at Community Action say Macfarlane was fired after she continued to pursue an investigation into incidents involving unsupervised children at two Head Start day care centers.
Ousted Community Action CEO Nancy Macfarlane has sued her former employer in an attempt to get her job back and reclaim lost wages, her attorneys announced Wednesday. The lawsuit claims the agency and its board of directors chairman, Terry Langston, violated whistleblower protection laws and the Open Public Meetings Act in her abrupt dismissal on June 20.
3:37 pm
Mon August 19, 2013

Judge dismisses anti-fracking lawsuit

An environmental group filed suit challenging oil and gas leases in areas of Barry County that were auctioned off by the state, but the judge ruled that the action was premature.
HASTINGS, MI - A Barry County Circuit Court judge has ruled against a nonprofit group that was seeking to have oil and gas leases set aside in Southwest Michigan state game reserves.
3:48 pm
Wed July 24, 2013

Judge freezes lawsuits in Detroit bankruptcy case

Rhoades says the ruling speeds along the case and saves taxpayer money.
Detroit- A bankruptcy judge has overruled objections to the city's bankruptcy filing, freezing several lawsuits filed against Detroit and will allow the bankruptcy case to proceed in federal court. U.S. District Judge Steven Rhodes also decided Wednesday that an automatic stay triggered by Detroit's Chapter 9 filing extends to Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr, Gov.
7:38 pm
Mon July 22, 2013

Former Portage Superintendent files suit

Ric Perry is trying to overturn a arbitrator’s ruling that said the Portage school board had a right to force him out of his position.
KALAMAZOO, MI -- Richard Perry, former superintendent of Portage Public Schools, has filed a lawsuit to overturn an arbitrator's ruling that the Portage school board was justified in forcing him out. The suit was filed July 9 in Kalamazoo County Circuit Court, 20 days after the arbitrator's decision was released.