A Statement on the Highland Park Shooting from Margolis & Cross

July 6, 2022

We support Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker’s statement following the tragic shooting in Highland Park, IL: “Our founders carried muskets, not assault weapons,” Gov. Pritzker said. “And I don’t think a single one of them would have said you have a constitutional right to an assault weapon with a high-capacity magazine — or that that is […]

Margolis & Cross Attorneys Successfully Defend Pain Doctors Against Wrongful Healthcare Fraud Charges

July 1, 2022

After a six and a half week trial, on June 29, 2022, a federal jury acquitted our client, Dr. Christopher Russo, of all eight charges against him in United States v. Rajendra Bothra et al. In 2018, federal prosecutors brought a 54 count indictment alleging the defendant-doctors billed for medically unnecessary procedures in exchange for […]

Small Modicum of Justice for the Mentally Ill

July 28, 2021

STIPULATED ORDER APPROVING FINAL SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT BETWEEN MPAS AND MDHHS AND DISMISSING MPAS’ CLAIMS AGAINST MDHHS AND ELIZABETH HERTEL WITH PREJUDICE On July 20, 2021, Plaintiff Michigan Protection and Advocacy Service, Inc. (MPAS) and Defendant Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) entered into a Final Settlement Agreement. (Final Agreement, attached as Exhibit 1.) […]

Irwin Proposes Improving Safety in Public Buildings

April 13, 2021

We fully support Sen. Irwin’s efforts to give local officials the power to act for public safety, especially when our state officials consistently fail to act to protect the public from the scourge of gun violence. LANSING, Mich. (April 7, 2021) — Today, Sen. Jeff Irwin (D-Ann Arbor) introduced a bill to restore local control over gun […]

White House unveils half-dozen executive actions on gun control

April 8, 2021

President Biden unveiled a half-dozen executive actions designed to combat gun violence on Thursday. The orders look to introduce new regulations on “ghost gun” kits that can be assembled at home. They also call on Congress and states to pass red flag laws that can prevent a firearm purchase by someone deemed a threat to […]

New York Becomes First State to End Lawsuit Protections for Police Officers

March 29, 2021

Hopefully, other states will follow NY’s lead in leveling the playing field between police officers and citizen contact. A series of police reform bills were passed by the New York City Council Thursday, including a measure that eliminates qualified immunity for officers, CBS New York reports. New York becomes the first state to remove long-standing protections […]

Washtenaw County prosecutor won’t help ICE deport noncitizens

February 26, 2021

Our new prosecutor issues a sensible and equitable mandate for Washtenaw County, MI. Good work Eli Savit!! WASHTENAW COUNTY, MI – Effective immediately, a person’s immigration status does not matter to the criminal justice system in Washtenaw County.

Gallager to Office of the Washtenaw County Public Defender

February 26, 2021

MGC is proud to announce that James M. Gallagher has accepted a position as a senior trial attorney in the Office of the Washtenaw County Public Defender, where he will continue to serve our community.  We in Ann Arbor are extremely fortunate to have people like Jimmy G working to ensure that low-income defendants are […]

Report calls on Michigan prison system to sharply reduce its use of solitary confinement

February 16, 2021

Note from our offices: Solitary confinement should be illegal under almost all circumstances. It is inhumane and barbaric! LANSING – A report to be released Tuesday calls on the Michigan Department of Corrections to significantly reduce its use of solitary confinement, saying that isolating prisoners makes mental health problems worse and contributes to prisoner deaths.