Officers called to home of man suspected of an overdose. Man refuses medical care and allegedly attempts to kick one of the officers, resulting in an officer firing his weapon striking the man in the stomach and leaving the individual with permanent nerve damage in the leg. Defense offered $5,000.00 prior to trial. Jury Verdict $495,000.00.
Man injured by intoxicated patron who attacked him without provocation in a local tavern. The bar was held liable for serving the assailant alcohol while he showed visible signs of intoxication and was making homophobic slurs. The patron prevailed under claims made pursuant to the Michigan Dram Shop Act. Settlement $198,000.00.