The state of Michigan has agreed to pay $110,000 to settle a lawsuit by four horse racing stewards who claim they lost jobs or had hours cut because they were perceived to support a Republican for governor in the 2006 election.
A West Michigan pastor who was told about suspected child abuse can't be prosecuted for failing to report it, the state appeals court said Friday, citing a law that gives clergy protection in cases dealing with confidential information.
Art museums treat estimated values of their art like state secrets. In fact, major museums such as the Detroit Institute of Arts don’t even know precisely what all of their multimillion-dollar treasures are worth.
The U.S. government may change the rules for the gas mileage estimates that car buyers see on window stickers after finding that fuel economy figures for Ford's C-Max gas-electric hybrid were inflated.
A mock "sale" sign was attached for a short time on Rodin's "The Thinker" at the Detroit Institute of Arts, while others were left on prominent statues downtown at a time when the city tries to place a value on its assets following the largest municipal bankruptcy filing in U.S. history.