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Jim Rasor – MCOA Oral Arguments August 5, 2021 – Panel 3

Royal Oak — An assembly at an Elk’s Club lodge Saturday to discuss proposed zoning changes unraveled into a shouting and shoving match between the city’s Zoning Board chairman and a resident…


Kristi Farley said she was a patient of Dr. Girish Mangalick, a neurologist she says she was referred to by Henry Ford Health System in Wyandotte. She wanted help with nerve compressions in her back and excruciating neck and shoulder pain.


A former correctional officer with the Michigan Department of Corrections (MDOC) is suing that agency. Bridget Cadena’s lawsuit focuses on harassment she says she endured by coworkers and inmates alike after she was outed as a lesbian.

A Michigan prison officer says she was forced to quit her job over employee harassment that targeted her because she is gay and put her at heightened risk of sexual violence.

Attorneys for 16-year-old Titus Cromer Jr. obtained an emergency temporary restraining order Friday to stop Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak from taking Cromer off of life-support machines until the matter has a full hearing later this month.

Titus Jermaine Cromer Jr., 16, of Lathrup Village died Friday — four days after he was transferred to a Livingston County rehabilitation center.

Attorneys representing two sides of a contested life support case continue to work with a federal judge in their efforts to resolve disagreement on what the next medical steps should be for a Lathrup Village teenager, Titus Cromer.

The family of a 16-year-old University of Detroit Jesuit High School Student in a coma is locked in a battle with Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak. The family’s attorney said the hospital was planning to pull Titus Cromer Jr off life support at noon on Monday, against the family’s wishes.

An Oakland circuit judge told attorneys Thursday that the county’s probate court should decide whether to let Beaumont Health disconnect the life support of a Lathrup Village teen who has been in a coma since Oct. 17.

Tonight, a family is in a dispute with Royal Oak Beaumont Hospital to keep 16-year-old Titus Jermain Cromer Jr. on life support. The teen’s family says he is in a coma. Royal Oak Beaumont Hospital has informed the family that Cromer has lost all brain function. James Rasor is an attorney representing the family.

What if you’re an employee still having to report to work during the COVID-19 outbreak, and you don’t feel your workplace is safe? If you work in Michigan, file a complaint with the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration as a first step, according to state officials.

He couldn’t breathe, so he went to the busy emergency room at Detroit’s Sinai-Grace Hospital in late March. But instead of getting lifesaving treatment, the man became a victim of an overwhelmed hospital without the resources or staff to properly care for him, said Catherine Gaughan, a clinical coordinator who oversaw the emergency department the night of March 25.

Catherine Gaughan said she will never forget the moment she held an elderly woman’s hand, comforting her as she gasped for her last breath in the hallways of the Sinai-Grace Hospital emergency room.

A group of nightshift emergency room nurses and attendings were told to leave DMC’s Sinai-Grace hospital late Sunday night after they staged a sit-in to demand more support to treat a surge of COVID-19 patients, they said.

A nurse has filed a whistleblower lawsuit against Detroit Medical Center, alleging she was wrongly terminated for speaking out about conditions at her hospital during the COVID-19 crisis.

Dennis Williams is haunted by the memory of his mother, Wanda Parker, through the window at the nursing home in Lapeer County. He said she was begging for help. It was the last time he saw his 68-year-old mother alive. She died of COVID-19 on April 7, two days after she was transported to a hospital from the Villages of Lapeer Nursing & Rehabilitation.

For a second straight day, three nurses and a clinical coordinator now fired from Sinai Grace say they didn’t have what they needed to do their jobs during the pandemic. One nurse recounting a particularly disturbing allegation by Jeffrey Eichenlaub.

You can’t completely prevent the spread of COVID-19, but a lawsuit says one nursing home banned workers from taking precautions with tragic consequences.

The family of Bobby Reyes, the 14-year-old who was declared brain dead after an asthma attack last fall and removed from life support against his family’s wishes, is filing a lawsuit claiming Bobby’s life could have been saved before he ended up in the hospital.

Sixty-eight-year-old Wanda Parker’s son, Denny Williams, said he will never forget their last visit through her window. He said he and his mom’s husband noticed workers at the Villages of Lapeer Nursing and Rehabilitation Center were not wearing personal protective equipment.

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A black Michigan man has filed a lawsuit against his local police department a year after his brutal beating by officers was captured on video.Frankie Taylor was arrested on a DUI charge in August, 2015, and was being processed by officers in the Eastepointe Police Department outside of Detroit when he was restrained in a chair by several officers, and struck repeatedly as he cried out in pain before eventually falling unconscious. 

Over at Hotel Royal Oak, attorney and part owner Jim Rasor says victims of price gouging need to report it to the attorney general.”When we learned that people were out of power and needed a place to stay, we did what any responsible business owner would do.”
Four Michigan school districts are being sued for allegedly discriminating against a transgender student, violating his civil rights and causing him pain and suffering.The complaint, filed on behalf of the 14-year-old boy and his mother in September in the U.S. District Court…

Civic Media Mentions

910 AM Superstation. In The Conference Room With Mark S. Lee. Jim Rasor discusses the importance of Jury duty.

Royal Oak is facing change on Nov. 5. Not only is the city facing the weight of a vote on an inclusive Human Rights Ordinance, they are losing a strong gay city commissioner and deciding on which of four candidates will best fill three open seats. Jim Rasor has served on the City Commission for almost four years…

Commissioner Jim Rasor has only two-and-a-half city commission meetings to attend before his term expires, and his admirers and detractors are noodling about what, if anything, his years of service have meant.

“Out of town licenses cost about $50,000 while Royal Oak’s cost $250,000 and up,” Rasor said. “Larger restaurants and bar operations are only ones who can afford the high cost leaving out smaller mom-and-pop places.”

“Look at this. There’s so much potential,” Royal Oak City Commissioner Jim Rasor said, as he strode Wednesday in Royal Oak beside railroad tracks where he envisions a hiking-biking trail.Tonight, the Royal Oak City Commission is to discuss Rasor’s hope to turn 8.5 miles of unused land.

Rasor estimates he attended approximately 50 commission meetings per year, some lasting as long as five hours. For his work, he was compensated $20 per meeting.“These are the people making the most vital decisions on a daily basis for the community and spending an enormous amount of time doing it – and you aren’t getting money for it,” he said.

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