Metro Detroit Residents Cope With Flooded Homes, StreetsFrom Royal Oak to Downriver, homeowners have reported in droves that their basements have withstood a few inches to a few feet worth of floodwater.
Man Dies After Fire Traps Him In BasementAuthorities say a 27-year-old man died after being trapped in the basement of a burning house in southeastern Michigan.
Court Reverses $100K Verdict For Oil In HomeThe Michigan Supreme Court has thrown out a $100,000 verdict for a woman whose home had to be demolished after the basement was mistakenly filled with heating oil.
Supreme Court To Review $100K Verdict In Oil SpillThe Michigan Supreme Court has taken a step toward possibly stopping a $100,000 verdict for a woman whose home had to be demolished after the basement was mistakenly filled with heating oil.
Court Backs Verdict In Home Lost Due To Oil MessIn November 2007, a deliveryman mistakenly pumped about 400 gallons of heating oil into a pipe that was no longer attached to a tank in a Detroit basement. Oil leaked into the soil, and the house had to be demolished.

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