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National and local coverage highlights from some of Ven Johnson Law’s most recent cases

Oxford School Shooter’s Parents Were Convicted. Holding District Liable Could Be Tougher

The convictions of the Crumbleys have cast fresh light on efforts to hold a variety of other parties legally responsible for mass school shootings.

Commercial driver struck man snowblowing driveway

Terry Novak of Brownstown Township sustained a traumatic brain injury, spinal injuries and other serious injuries that required three spinal surgeries after he was struck by a commercial van his own...

Legal experts mixed on sentence against Crumbleys, possible precedent

Legal experts had mixed reactions to the parents of the Oxford High School shooter being sentenced to the maximum penalty under law, 10 to 15 years, for their role in...

Attorneys representing families of the victims of the Oxford High School shooting speak out

Attorneys Ven Johnson and Wolf Mueller share their thoughts following James and Jennifer Crumbley's sentencing on Tuesday.

Lyoya family feels ‘betrayed’ as murder case against ex-police officer drags into 3rd year

Two years after Patrick Lyoya’s fatal shooting by a now-fired Grand Rapids police officer, his family is frustrated by legal delays – a trial date has yet to even be...

2 years after Patrick Lyoya died, Grand Rapids waits for trial

Two years after a then-Grand Rapids police officer shot and killed Patrick Lyoya, there is no scheduled date for a murder trial.

Judge not convinced government immunity protects South Haven in fatal drowning lawsuit

Profitable beach enterprises in South Haven may open the door to liability in drowning lawsuit against the West Michigan city.

Legal impact of historic Michigan school shooting verdicts felt across nation

In a first-of-its-kind case, the parents of a school shooter were convicted of manslaughter.

James Crumbley, father of the Oxford High School shooter, was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter

A jury has found James Crumbley, the father of the Oxford High School shooter, guilty of all four counts of involuntary manslaughter.

Attorney Ven Johnson speaks on James Crumbley guilty verdict

Attorney Ven Johnson joins CBS News Detroit after James Crumbley was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter.

Is justice part of the infrastructure bill?

When infrastructure fails, who is to blame, and how can average citizens hold the guilty parties accountable?

Detroit Council approves $2.75 million settlement to man injured in police crash

The Detroit City Council on Tuesday approved a $2.75 million settlement to a man who was injured during a crash while handcuffed in the back of a Detroit Police vehicle...

Mich. Village Reaches $320K Settlement with Man Who Was Deported After Being Wrongly Accused of Drunk Driving

The arresting officer misinterpreted the breathalyzer test result administered to a Japanese citizen, per a court filing.

Oxford families seek justice with civil trial against school district

Investigation found everything that happened could have been prevented.

MSU shooting victims reach settlement

This case involved the death of three students on the campus of Michigan State University during a mass shooting that took place on Feb. 13, 2023.

Let it Rip: Jennifer Crumbley’s guilty verdict

Legal experts discuss Jennifer Crumbley's historic guilty verdict and what it means for parents when it comes to future similar tragedies.

‘It doesn’t bring Tate back’: Tate Myre’s father talks Jennifer Crumbley’s verdict in Oxford

Myre, other Oxford parents see a systemic failure at the school level.

Oxford shooting survivor haunted by narrow escape, seeking mental health treatment

Keegan Gregory receiving treatment at facility that also treated Parkland students.

Jennifer Crumbley found guilty: Parents, officials react to historic verdict

Before declaring Jennifer Crumbley guilty on all four charges of involuntary manslaughter, the jury had to evaluate the standard of reasonable parental care and the predictability of such a crime.

Governmental immunity on the ballot across America in 2024

Critics argue doctrine prevents citizens from holding officials accountable for wrongdoing


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