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Judge Reverses Manslaughter Conviction Due To Faulty GM Ignition

The judge ruled the 25-year-old driver beared “no responsibility for the accident” despite police finding that she was speeding.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/27/2015

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Michigan High Court Overturns Flint Gang Murder Conviction

The Michigan Supreme Court has overturned the first-degree murder conviction of a man linked to a Flint gang because the prosecution didn’t tell the jury about FBI payments to a key witness.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/01/2015

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Judge Defends Himself In Baby Death Case, Says Overturning Murder Conviction Will Have ‘Chilling Effect’

A Jackson County judge says a decision by the Michigan Supreme Court to throw out a murder conviction will have a “chilling effect” on judges statewide.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/25/2015

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Convicted Murderer To Get New Trial In Baby’s Death; Judge Asked Too Many Questions

The Supreme Court said the judge likely influenced the jury, especially when he acted like a prosecutor while questioning a defense expert.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/24/2015

Court Decision May Clear Way For Lawsuit Against Attorney For Malpractice

The Michigan Supreme Court doesn’t intend to intervene in a lower court’s decision that allows Jackob Trakhtenberg to sue Deborah McKelvy for malpractice.

03/30/2014

Man Cleared Of Rape On Faulty Bite-Mark Evidence Settles For $1.5M

A man who served 13 years in prison for rape based on faulty bite-mark evidence has settled a lawsuit against a Detroit-area suburb for $1.5 million.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/28/2013

Man In Prison 10 Years Wins Appeal, Could Go Free

A federal appeals court has overturned the murder conviction of a Detroit man who claimed his attorney did a poor job at trial.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/31/2013