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MIKE GUSS AND JOE BAES WIN SUMMARY DISPOSITION IN WRONGFUL DEATH PREMISES CASE

Copeland v 5377 and 5391 Corunna Road, Genesee Circuit Court No. 20-114058-NO. This case was brought on behalf of an 84-year-old decedent resulting from a trip and fall on a staircase at a medical office building.  The elderly plaintiff, assisted by his son-in-law went to his primary care physician with […]

David B. Roth Obtains Summary Disposition of Claim for Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Coverage Where Plaintiff Was Involved in Serious Motorcycle Accident

Thomas Watson v. Home-Owners Insurance Company, et. al., Lapeer County Circuit Court Case No. 21-054361-NI. (July 22, 2021) In this case, the plaintiff was operating his motorcycle on Lake Nepessing Road in Lapeer when he was involved in a motor vehicle accident, which he claims was caused by the other […]

Michael J. Guss and David B. Roth Obtain Summary Disposition of Wrongful Death Claims in Favor of 911 Service Provider

Amy Croteau, as PR/EO Richard Croteau v Peninsular Fiber Network, LLC et. al., Genesee County Circuit Court, Case No. 20-114514-NO. In this case, the plaintiff argued that defendant was liable for allegedly improperly routing a 911 call from the plaintiff’s home in Clayton Township, Michigan (Genesee County) to a 911 […]

Greg LaVoy & Meriam Choulagh Publish Article in Laches on Employer Liability Under the “Coming and Going” Rule for Traveling Employees

Greg LaVoy and Meriam Choulagh published an article in the August 2021 edition of Latches entitled, “The ‘Coming and Going’ Rule: Employer Liability for Negligent Acts of Traveling Employees.”  It discusses the so-called “coming and going” rule of employer non-liability and its exceptions. https://www.harveykruse.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/GPL-MVC-August-2021-OCBA-Laches-Article.pdf

JAMES SUKKAR AND MERIAM CHOULAGH WIN SUMMARY DISPOSITION IN PREMISES LIABILITY CASE

In Trevino v Pulaski Civic Club (Wayne County Circuit Court, 2021), the Plaintiff claimed that he sustained injuries after falling off of two allegedly unstable blocks (measuring approximately 6 inches high) in the hall area of the Pulaski Civic Club.  Plaintiff alleged two claims against our client, Defendant Civic Pulaski […]

WILLIAM RIVARD AND JEFFREY SCHULTZ OBTAIN SUMMARY DISPOSITION ON ISSUE OF THRESHOLD INJURY IN AUTOMOBILE NEGLIGENCE CASE

Lashawnda Davis v. George Perez, et al., Wayne County Circuit Court. Plaintiff filed an automobile negligence lawsuit against our clients, seeking damages for injuries she allegedly sustained in a motor vehicle accident. We filed a Motion for Summary Disposition, arguing that Plaintiff had failed to establish a threshold injury as […]

Katherine E. Ross Obtains Summary Disposition in Negligence Case Brought Against General Contractor for Actions of Subcontractor

Joy Hendren v Great Lakes Granite and Marble Company, et al., Oakland County Circuit Court Case No. 2020-182320-NO. The plaintiff filed an ordinary negligence claim against Great Lakes Granite and Marble Company after suffering injury when the granite countertop fell off her kitchen island. However, the countertop was installed by […]

Katherine E. Ross Obtains Summary Disposition in Case for PIP and UIM Benefits

Mariam Bazzi v. State Automobile Mutual Insurance Company, et al., Wayne County Circuit Court Case No. 20-007272-NI. Plaintiff sought Michigan No-Fault and Underinsured Motorist Benefits following a motor vehicle accident. However, the policy at issue was a commercial automobile policy issued to the plaintiff’s husband’s company. The plaintiff was not […]

Michigan Money Judgment Interest Rate Moves to 1.739% on July 1, 2021

The Michigan Department of Treasury announced a money judgment interest rate for the second half of 2021, effective July 1, 2021, of 1.739%.  MCL 600.6013 & 600.6455.  The next money judgment interest rate will be announced Jan. 1, 2022.

Katherine E. Ross Obtains Summary Disposition in Priority Case for No-Fault Benefits

Kevin Mitchell v. John Doe, et al., Wayne County Circuit Court Case No. 20-000288-NI. Plaintiff filed a claim for Michigan No-Fault Benefits against four insurance companies, including Amerisure Insurance Company. A fifth insurer was added by the assigned claims insurer during the course of litigation. Amerisure insured the non-emergency transportation […]