Anthony J. Sukkar

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PRACTICE AREAS:
  • Collections
  • Construction Accidents
  • Contract Litigation
  • First and Third Party Auto
  • Federal and State Regulations
  • Civil Litigation
  • Personal Injury
  • Premises Liability
  • Product Liability
EDUCATION:
Wayne State University Law School (J.D., 2007)
Wayne State University Law School Moot Court (2005-2007)
Michigan State University (B.A., With Honors,, 2000)
BAR ADMISSION:
State Bar of Michigan, 2007
U.S. District Ct. for the Eastern District of Michigan, 2007
U.S. District Ct. for the Western District of Michigan, 2013
EMPLOYMENT:
Shareholder and Partner at HARVEY KRUSE, P.C. (2013 to present)
Associate Attorney at Harvey Kruse, P.C. (2007)
EXPERIENCE:
DBusiness Magazine Top Lawyer, 2017
Voted by peers to the list of “Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2013-2016”
PUBLICATIONS:
2012-2013 Annual Survey of Michigan Law: Insurance Law; Wayne State University Law Review, 58 Wayne L. Rev. 911 (2013)
LECTURES:
Trial Preparation from Start to Finish; Institute for Paralegal Education, Southfield, Michigan, November 16, 2012
REPRESENTATIVE CLIENTS:
ACE/ESIS
Amerisure Insurance Company
Ashland Inc.
Bituminous Insurance Company
Colony Specialty
Kia Motors America, Inc.
National General Insurance Company
Victoria Insurance Company
Scottsdale Insurance Company
REPRESENTATIVE TRIAL AND APPELLATE DECISIONS:
Cook v. Efficient Demolition Inc., Genesee County Circuit Court; second chair attorney; successfully obtained jury verdict of no cause of action in negligence action arising out of construction accident.
Tatro v. The Forbes Co., Oakland County Circuit Court; second chair attorney; successfully obtained jury verdict for damages and attorney fees on behalf of plaintiffs based on the defendant’s negligence in maintaining its shopping mall and its violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act and Michigan Persons with Disabilities Civil Rights Act.
Zwolinski v. Pizzimenti, Michigan Court of Appeals and Wayne County Circuit Court; premises liability, negligence, and nuisance claim; the Court of Appeals affirmed summary disposition on the basis that the alleged incident was unforeseeable and did not present a danger to the public.
Hyperbaric Options, LLC, et al. v. Oxy-Health, LLC, et al., U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan; action involving defamation over the internet and across state lines; motion for dismissal was granted on the basis of lack of personal jurisdiction.
Estate of Ferrin v. HDV Greektown, LLC, Wayne County Circuit Court; wrongful death action; motion for summary disposition granted on the basis of assumption of risk and lack of duty. Wardlaw v. Bunn-O-Matic, Monroe County Circuit Court; product liability action involving injuries sustained while using a hot water dispenser; motion for summary disposition granted on the basis that product was not defectively designed or manufactured and that no warranties were breached.
Burton v. El Ad Pavilion, LLC, Oakland County Circuit Court; premises liability action; motion for summary disposition granted pursuant to the open and obvious doctrine.
Hensley v. Hampton Court Apartments, Wayne County Circuit Court; premises liability action; motion for summary disposition granted pursuant to the open and obvious doctrine.
Bituminous Insurance Company v. Bowman, Macomb County Circuit Court; trial court determined that plaintiff was a judgment creditor under Michigan’s Crime Victim’s Rights Act and could therefore enforce restitution order as it would an order of judgment or lien against defendant’s property.
Dupuis v. Graham, et al., U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan; motion for summary judgment granted on the basis that defendant did not engage in malicious prosecution or defamation and that defendant was not a state actor under 42 USC § 1983.
Wagner v. Barnes & Noble, et al., Oakland County Circuit Court; motion for summary disposition granted on the basis that Barnes & Noble was not negligent in the maintenance of its parking facilities.
Labs v. Hyundai Motor America, Kalamazoo County Circuit Court; Lemon Law, breach of warranty and consumer protection action; motion for summary disposition granted on the basis that the alleged defect did not amount to an objective substantial impairment.
Barnes v Shrosbree, Michigan Court of Appeals and Oakland County Circuit Court; automobile negligence action; denial of motion for summary disposition based on the Statute of Limitations reversed by the Michigan Court of Appeals on the ground that late filing of a notice of non-party at fault without leave of Court failed to toll the Statute of Limitations.
Marks One Car Rental vs. Prince Wulu III and GEICO, 46th District Court of Michigan; breach of contract action; motion for summary disposition granted on basis that plaintiff car rental company lacked standing to enforce insurance policy between GEICO and its insured.
Marks One Car Rental vs. Jennifer Bauer and GEICO, 37th District Court of Michigan; breach of contract action; motion for summary disposition granted on basis that plaintiff car rental company lacked standing to enforce insurance policy between GEICO and its insured and that plaintiff spoliated evidence.
Marks One Car Rental vs. Gregory Ferguson and GEICO, 41-B District Court of Michigan; breach of contract action; motion for summary disposition granted on basis that plaintiff car rental company lacked standing to enforce insurance policy between GEICO and its insured.
Marks One Car Rental vs. Shirley Brown and GEICO, 39th District Court of Michigan; breach of contract action; motion for summary disposition granted on basis that plaintiff car rental company lacked standing to enforce insurance policy between GEICO and its insured.
Marks One Car Rental vs. Maurishka Fluellen and GEICO, 37th District Court of Michigan; breach of contract action; motion for summary disposition granted on basis that plaintiff car rental company lacked standing to enforce insurance policy between GEICO and its insured.
Marks One Car Rental vs. Kathy King and GEICO, 37th District Court of Michigan; breach of contract action; motion for summary disposition granted on basis that plaintiff car rental company lacked standing to enforce insurance policy between GEICO and its insured.
Marks One Car Rental vs. Alicia Lunn and GEICO, 37th District Court of Michigan; breach of contract action; motion for summary disposition granted on basis that plaintiff car rental company lacked standing to enforce insurance policy between GEICO and its insured.
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