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Legal & Financial

Updates and Info

UPDATE:  What we thought would be a final hearing, wasn’t. The next hearing is on April 16th at 10AM. 101 E Huron, 2nd Floor, Room 9 (Judge Kuhnke). Johnny still is living in the school house in Mancelona. 

April 10th (Postponed hearing from April 3rd) – Questions about the arbitrator’s settlement  were discussed: certain line items had been omitted and alternate living expenses didn’t address Johnny’s specific situation.

March 6th and 20th – Show Cause hearings regarding alternate living expenses. Judge’s decision put over to await Arbitrator’s award.

March 13th – In-depth meeting with the arbitrator regarding rebuilding expenses and alternate living expenses.

On February 2nd Judge Kuhnke issued the following orders:

  • AAA has to show cause explaining why they didn’t obey order to pay for additional living expenses. The hearing is scheduled for March 6th.
  • AAA cannot impose a deadline for submission of claims.
  • The building code coverage will apply if the structure is demolished and rebuilt.
  • AAA must produce all requested non-privileged materials and data that underlies their appraiser’s assessments.
  • The arbitrator must conclude his appraisal by April 2nd, unless he finds a legal or coverage issue.


Totals are from inception through date shown below. Donations don’t reflect fees taken by financial services (big thanks to the donors who paid that fee).


  • Cash donations total $43,468
  • In-kind donations total $2,234
  • Expenses total $2,166