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Flint Residents Can Sue Feds Over Water Debacle

Residents of Flint, Michigan, beat back an attempt by the federal government to kill their case in Wolverine State federal court, alleging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency acted negligently during the lead-poisoning crisis that started in 2014 after the city switched drinking water systems…

Read this piece in its entirety at Law360.

Nassar Plaintiffs’ Lawyers DQ’ed From Sex Abuse Trial

Michigan State University won a bid on Friday to disqualify the Nichols Law Firm PLLC from representing women who claim they were sexually abused by former MSU sports doctor Larry Nassar when a federal judge ruled that Nichols’ representation of another school employee who once defended Nassar’s conduct created a conflict of interest…

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Ford Gets Copyright Claims Nixed In Software IP Row

Ford Motor Co. won a bid to kill Versata Software Inc.’s claims that the automaker’s copying of the software company’s files constituted copyright infringement when a Michigan federal judge on Tuesday tossed that aspect of a larger fight over the rights to the code…

Read this piece in its entirety at Law360.

Scene of Midwest’s Worst Oil Spill – Sleepless Nights and Black Goo

As we neared Marshall, Mich., where the largest oil spill ever in the Midwest occurred late last month, we noticed a cardboard box by the side of the road. Scrawled across it was “Oil Spill Donations Here.” It rested beside a large tent with a mountainous collection of bottled water and a few dozen buckets of Tide. Piles of old towels, rags and linens lay in the parking lot along with a collection of tanks and animal cages…

Read this piece in its entirety at Circle of Blue.