Civil Rights Law

Midland Dam Flood Victims Can Seek Compensation After Sommers Schwartz Gets a Victory in the Michigan Court of Appeals

September 12, 2023

Detroit, Michigan – In 2020, Michigan’s hydropower dams, teetering on the brink due to neglect, culminated in disaster. The dam owners’ failure to maintain operating standards led to the State of Michigan’s intervention. Ignoring clear signs of the dam’s vulnerability, the state chose to keep water levels perilously high. This decision backfired spectacularly when a…

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Sommers Schwartz Secures Victory For 2010 Midland Dam Flooding Victims in Michigan Court of Appeals Which Will Allow Families and Businesses to Seek Compensation

September 11, 2023

Detroit, Michigan – A groundbreaking decision was recently handed down by the Michigan Court of Appeals regarding the tragic Midland dam flooding of 2010. Following years of negligence, the flood marked one of the darkest chapters in Michigan’s history. Sommers Schwartz, under the leadership of partner Jason J. Thompson, stood at the forefront of the…

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Steinberg Law Firm Achieves $525,000.00 Settlement for Mount Pleasant Woman Injured at Restaurant

August 21, 2023

Mount Pleasant, South Carolina – Slip and Fall cases are notoriously difficult to prove but not for Steinberg Law Firm attorneys Annie Andrews and Michael Jordan. They recently closed a $525,000.00 case for a 50-year-old South Carolina woman who slipped on a wet surface. On September 7, 2020, Steinberg Law Firm’s client was a customer in…

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Partner Michael T. McGrath of Gearing Rackner & McGrath Attains Spot on 2023 Oregon Super Lawyers List

August 9, 2023

Portland, Oregon – Gearing Rackner & McGrath, a preeminent Oregon-based divorce and family law firm, is thrilled to announce that senior Partner Michael T. McGrath has been selected for the esteemed 2023 Oregon Super Lawyers List. This prestigious recognition illuminates McGrath’s notable professional accomplishments and the high degree of respect he commands among his peers.…

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The Criminal Defense Attorneys At Right Law Group in Colorado Springs Open New Location Near Castle Rock

August 3, 2023

Colorado Springs, Colorado – In a strategic move that solidifies its commitment to expanding access to justice throughout Colorado, Right Law Group, one of the state’s top-rated criminal defense law firms, has announced its acquisition of Chaput Law. As part of the acquisition, Attorney Matt Chaput, a top-rated criminal defense attorney near the Castle Rock…

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Sommers Schwartz Investigates Allegations of Hazing, Racial Discrimination, and Sexual Abuse in Northwestern’s Athletics Programs

July 31, 2023

Detroit, Michigan – Sommers Schwartz, a Detroit-based law firm renowned for its commitment to justice and giving a voice to abuse survivors, is investigating allegations involving hazing in Northwestern’s athletic programs. What were initially reports of rampant hazing, sexual misconduct, and racial discrimination within the school’s football team, have broadened into other sports programs at…

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July 17, 2023

A new, in-depth report from the Center for Judicial Excellence identifies significant gaps in the family court system that are enabling preventable child homicides across the country. San Rafael, California – The Center for Judicial Excellence (CJE), a national nonprofit committed to fostering accountability in family courts and protecting children from domestic violence and child abuse,…

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Sommers Schwartz, P.C. of Detroit, MI Monitors Potential Release of Former Priest Gary Jacobs from Prison

July 7, 2023

Detroit, Michigan – Sommers Schwartz, P.C., a leading law firm based in Detroit, MI, is closely monitoring the potential release of former Catholic Priest Gary Jacobs from prison. Jacobs was convicted of multiple counts of 1st and 2nd-degree criminal sexual conduct and is currently serving an 8-15 year sentence. He is eligible for release from…

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Sommers Schwartz, P.C. Advocates for Victims of Sexual Abuse in Case of Former Priest of Diocese of Marquette Facing Trial for Sex Offenses Involving a Minor

June 28, 2023

Detroit, Michigan – Sommers Schwartz, P.C. is representing the victims of sexual abuse of Father Aaron Nowicki, a former priest of the Diocese of Marquette. Father Nowicki has been charged with a sex offense involving a minor, Computer/Internet Use for Harassment/Threats, and Aggravated Distributing or promoting Sexual Abuse Activity with a Child. In January 2019,…

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Brady and Sommers Schwartz, P.C. Files Lawsuit Against Michigan Sporting Goods Store, Dunham’s Sports, Over Straw Purchase That Ended in Murder

June 20, 2023

Washington, D.C. – Brady and co-counsel Matthew Turner at Sommers Schwartz, P.C., on behalf of the family of Daniel Banaszak, Sr., filed a lawsuit in the Circuit Court for Allegan County in Michigan against Dunham’s Sports for negligently and unlawfully selling a firearm to a “straw purchaser” that was used to kill Daniel Banaszak, Sr.…

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