December 2009

Lansing Attorney Who Represents High-Profile Clients Speaks About Jury Trials and the Media at Cooley on January 14

Thomas M. Cooley Law School News
December 22, 2009

Lansing attorney and Cooley alumnus Andrew P. Abood, who has represented high-profile clients in cases drawing national media coverage, will discuss Jury Trials and the Media at the Thomas M. Cooley Law School’s Lansing campus on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2009 at 5 p.m. in the Cooley Center, 300 S. Capitol Ave., room 911. Cooley students, faculty and staff as well as members of the legal community and the public are invited to attend this free event.

The event is part of the Integrity in Our Communities speaker series offered by Cooley’s Center for Ethics, Service and Professionalism, and features attorneys and judges sharing their experiences as legal professionals.

November 2009

Liquor license suspension lifted at The Party Store in Superior Township

Lee Higgins
November 13, 2009

Washtenaw County sheriff’s deputies are hopeful The Party Store in Superior Township will partner with them to continue to cut down on crime in the MacArthur Boulevard neighborhood.

The state Liquor Control Commission lifted the suspension of the liquor license at The Party Store on Thursday. An agreement was reached with the state attorney general’s office. The suspension will be lifted, provided the store stops selling liquor at 10 p.m. each night and hires a private security guard to work from 5 p.m. to close.



May 2009

Drew Peterson pleads not guilty to 3rd wife’s murder

May 18, 2009

Drew Peterson pleaded not guilty Monday to a charge of first-degree murder in the death of his third wife, Kathleen Savio.

The former police officer entered the plea in a Will County, Illinois, courtroom, said Charles Pelkie, a spokesman for the state’s attorney in the county. Peterson remains in jail with bond set at $20 million,

he said.

Drew Peterson Arrested Over Third Wife’s Murder

Michael S. James, Scott Michels, and Andrea Beaumont
ABC News
May 8, 2009

Drew Peterson, the ex-cop under investigation for his fourth wife Stacy Peterson’s 2007 disappearance, has been jailed on two first-degree murder counts in the 2004 death of his third wife, Kathleen Savio, authorities said.

“I’ve been through hell,” Savio’s sister, Susan Doman, told ABC News amid Peterson’s arrest. “Hopefully, he’s gonna get what’s coming to him.”

Peterson, 55, was being held at the Will County Adult Detention Facility in Joliet, Ill., with bond set at $20 million, and could face 60 years in jail, Will County State’s Attorney James W. Glasgow said.

“This is a grave and serious matter, and I think that’s reflected in the bond,” Glasgow told reporters.

“We are very confident in our case,” he added.