Articles by Ed White, David Eggert and Tammy Webber

Report: Michigan Ex-Gov. Snyder Charged in Flint Water Probe

Former Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, his health director and other ex-officials have been told they’re being charged after a new investigation of the Flint water scandal, which devastated the majority Black city with lead-contaminated water and was blamed for a …

Judge Won’t Block Ban on Michigan Indoor Dining

Bars and restaurants on Dec. 2 lost a challenge to Michigan’s ban on indoor dining and immediately warned about business failures and deep job losses if the restriction linked to the coronavirus is extended past next week. U.S. District Judge …

Restaurants Sue to Stop New Michigan Governor’s Ban on Dining

Just hours before another shutdown, a restaurant trade group sued on Nov. 17 to try to stop a ban on indoor dining, attacking the latest restrictions from Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s administration in response to a wave of coronavirus cases. The …

Court Ruling Upends Michigan Governor’s Coronavirus Powers

A 1945 law repeatedly used by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to respond to the coronavirus pandemic was declared unconstitutional on Oct. 2 by the Michigan Supreme Court, a striking decision that puts months of restrictions in jeopardy while COVID-19 continues to …

Michigan Governor’s Coronavirus Powers Upended After Court Ruling

A 1945 law repeatedly used by Gov. Gretcher Whitmer to respond to the coronavirus pandemic was declared unconstitutional Friday by the Michigan Supreme Court, a striking decision that puts months of restrictions in jeopardy while COVID-19 continues to flare up …

Court: Lawsuit Against Michigan Officials over Lead in Water Can Proceed

Flint residents whose health and homes were harmed by lead-contaminated water scored a legal milestone on July 29 when the Michigan Supreme Court said they could proceed with a lawsuit against public officials for the disastrous decisions that caused the …

Michigan Sues Owner of Failed Dams, Seeks Compensation for Destruction

The state of Michigan filed a lawsuit on June 9 against the owner of two dams, seeking fines for the destruction of natural resources as well as “gross mismanagement” that preceded a devastating flood in Midland County. Blame for the …

Jury Awards $3M-Plus in Michigan Misdiagnosed Epilepsy Case

A Michigan jury has awarded more than $3 million to a woman who was misdiagnosed with epilepsy, one of hundreds of people to accuse a Detroit-area doctor of misreading tests to enrich himself and his employer. Dr. Yasser Awaad was …

Michigan Court Backs Insurer Denying $300K Payout in Head-On Crash

An insurance company refused to pay $300,000 in a head-on crash that killed a Michigan man and his mother after a doctor came up with a key conclusion: Robert Krugman likely drifted out of his lane because of a heart …

Detroit Suburb Settles Fatal Police Shooting for $1.25M

A Detroit suburb agreed to a $1.25 million settlement in a lawsuit filed by the family of a woman who was fatally shot by police near a shopping mall, according to a document released on Feb. 15. A Dearborn officer …