Crain's Detroit reports that the agreement will last 6 months.
The Courtyard Detroit Farmington Hills hotel will remain a Marriott hotel for the next six months, Crain's Detroit reported Tuesday. As Farmington-Farmington Hills Patch reported Feb. 1, court documents show the national chain had an agreement with a receiver appointed after the hotel fell into foreclosure, but that agreement expired on Dec. 31, 2012. 31525 W 12 Miles RD MI LLC, referred to as lender and mortgagee, filed suit against Marriott, Inc. Dec. 4, 2012 in Oakland County Circuit Court, alleging that Marriott refuses to recognize its right to continue operating as a Marriott franchise. Crain's reported that both sides have refused comment, because of the lawsuit.
Sandra Layne, 74, of West Bloomfield, was in court Thursday.
PONTIAC — The grandmother charged with shooting her grandson to death last May in the West Bloomfield condominium they shared on Brookview Lane is expected to go to trial early next year, after a judge's ruling Thursday. Oakland County Circuit Court Judge Denise Langford Morris set a tentative trial date of March 4 for Sandra Maxine Layne, 74, who remains in jail on an open charge of murder and possession of a firearm in the commission of a felony. If convicted, she faces life in prison. Meanwhile, defense attorney Jerome Sabbota said that forensic lab reports including ballistics analysis, blood spatter, and DNA testing will be completed from the condo in Maple Place Villas, where medical examiners have testified that Jonathan Hoffman, 17…