This Tuesday at 9 am the Michigan Supreme Court will hear the case of Henry vs Dow.
(Henry v Dow Case 136298 in the Sct)
The Michigan Supreme Court has chosen to review this case broadly. The case was certified a class by Saginaw County Circuit Court. See chronology below ----The ability to certify an environmental class as a remedy in the State of Michigan may be decided by this case.
The link below will take you to briefs filed with the court including the Amicus Briefs filed on both sides.
Chronology of events of Henry V Dow ( by Kathy Henry)
March 25 2003 class action lawsuit filed in Saginaw Circuit Court
August 20 2003 Saginaw judge allows medical monitoring to proceed
October 3 2003 Dow files emergency appeal to court of appeals to stay case while reconsidering medical monitoring
October 29 2003 Court of appeals refuses to hear Dow medical monitoring appeal
December 11 2003 Dow files appeal to Michigan Supreme Court to appeal medical monitoring
June 4 2004 Michigan Supreme court agrees to hear Dow appeal on medical monitoring, stays property damages/damages claim until medical monitoring is resolved
October 6 2004 Oral arguments heard in Supreme Court over medical monitoring
July 13 2005 Supreme Court rules in favor of Dow, denying medical monitoring
September 15 2005 Class certification hearing in Saginaw Circuit court
October 21 2005 Judge Borrello certifies class action lawsuit for property damages/damages
December 7 2005 Michigan court of appeals agrees to hear Dow's appeal of class certification, stays all proceedings until an answer is rendered
March 21 2007 Michigan court of appeals announces it will hear Dows appeal on May 7 2007
January 25 2008 Court of appeals grants plaintiffs motion for class action status
April 30 2008 Dow appeals to Michigan Supreme court to reconsider class action certification in court of appeals and circuit court
November 5 2008 One day after the elections the Michigan Supreme Court agrees to hear Dow appeal to deny class action status for Tittabawassee River residents
Michelle Hurd Riddick
Lone Tree Council
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