Fatal shooting of black woman in Detroit suburb fuels racial tensions

DETROIT, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- A woman shot and killed on a porch in a Detroit suburb had a blood alcohol level more than twice the legal limit for driving, a toxicology report said.

Mich. Gov. Snyder offers deposition in bankruptcy filing

LANSING, Mich., Oct. 9 (UPI) -- Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder took the unprecedented step of testifying in a deposition before union lawyers about his decision to put Detroit into bankruptcy.

Text messages evidence against Kilpatrick

DETROIT, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- Text messages have been a powerful tool for federal prosecutors in the corruption trial of former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, observers say.

Mercado pleads guilty in Kilpatrick trial

DETROIT, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- Former Detroit water department director Victor Mercado pleaded guilty to a conspiracy charge in a federal court trial involving former Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick.

Files destroyed, altered in Wayne Co. case

DETROIT, April 20 (UPI) -- U.S. agents looking into allegations of a pay-to-play scheme in Michigan's Wayne County found that evidence in the case has been altered or destroyed.

Transcript unlikely to junk psychic case

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Legal experts say they don't expect a Florida judge to throw out the fraud case against a group of self-styled psychics based on grand jury testimony.
Legal adviser blasts jury selection

Legal adviser blasts jury selection

DETROIT, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- The legal adviser for the alleged "underwear bomber" criticized the racial makeup of the Detroit jury for his client's trial, which is to start next week.

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Jury selection begins for underwear bomber

Jury selection begins for underwear bomber

DETROIT, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- Jury selection began Tuesday for the trial of accused "underwear bomber" Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, who allegedly tried to blow up a plane over Michigan.
Underwear bomber asks to be freed

Underwear bomber asks to be freed

DETROIT, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- The "underwear bomber" charged with trying to blow up an airliner over Michigan on Christmas Day 2009 asked a judge to free him from prison.

Toyota facing years of court battles

TORRANCE, Calif., March 22 (UPI) -- Toyota Motor Corp. faces a pileup of lawsuits, including a shareholder suit in California over fallen stock values, court papers show.
Abdulmutallab trial likely in Detroit

Abdulmutallab trial likely in Detroit

DETROIT, Dec. 29 (UPI) -- Should terrorism suspect Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab be put on trial, it would likely happen in Detroit, legal experts say.
Detroit mayor may face more charges

Detroit mayor may face more charges

DETROIT, July 8 (UPI) -- Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick may face new perjury charges related to alleged extramarital affairs, prosecutors said.

Detroit mayor bases defense on charter

DETROIT, June 2 (UPI) -- Legal experts say debate over what constitutes "official misconduct" is at the center of Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick's efforts to fight his removal.

Mayor accused of giving contract advantage

DETROIT, March 9 (UPI) -- A close friend of Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick reportedly won millions of dollars in city contracts while secretly working with the mayor's top aide.
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