The Michigan Court of Appeals in Grand Rapids concluded that the estate of Calista Springer cannot sue the state over the 16-year-old’s death four years ago.
The opinion was rendered in response to Springer’s grandmother – Three Rivers resident Suzanne Langdon – who sued the State Department of Human Services and St. Joseph County’s Child Protective Services in 2010.
Each of the three lawsuits filed by Langdon sought compensation in excess of $75,000 and requested a jury trial.
According to the lawsuits, Langdon held state workers accountable for her granddaughter’s death in February 2008.
Langdon has acted as a representative of the Centreville teenager’s estate.