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MICHAEL F. SCHMIDT AND NATHAN PEPLINSKI OBTAIN MICHIGAN COURT OF APPEALS AFFIRMATION OF SUMMARY DISPOSITION ON DOMICILE CASE

Home-Owners Insurance Company v Liberty Mutual Insurance Company and Central Mutual Insurance Company, Michigan Court of Appeals, unpublished per curiam decision of the Michigan Court of Appeals Docket No. 345627 (2019), 2019 WL 6799719.  We obtained a summary disposition in favor of defendant Liberty Mutual as to plaintiff insurer’s attempt […]

MICHAEL F. SCHMIDT OBTAINS REVERSAL ON APPEAL OF $1 MILLION DECLARATORY JUDGMENT ON INSURANCE COVERAGE CASE

Home-Owners Insurance Company v AMCO Insurance Company, unpublished per curiam decision of the Michigan Court of Appeals Docket No. 347089 (2020), 2020 WL 3475974.  The trial court had granted summary disposition to Home-Owners, ruling that the policy of insurance issued by AMCO to Kool Chevrolet was required to provide primary […]

MICHAEL F. SCHMIDT OBTAINS AFFIRMATION FROM THE SIXTH CIRCUIT COURT OF APPEALS OF A SUMMARY JUDGMENT OF NO COVERAGE IN A PROPERTY INSURANCE CLAIM FOR IN EXCESS OF $1 MILLION

OL Matthews MD PC v Harleysville Ins Co, 826 Fed Appx 508 (CA 6th, 2020) 2020 WL 5413005. The plaintiff, O.L. Matthews, MD, PC, filed an appeal to the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals from the summary judgment we obtained in the US District Court for Harleysville Insurance Company.  Matthews […]

MICHAEL F. SCHMIDT OBTAINS FULL REIMBURSEMENT IN SUBROGATION ACTION FOR WATER INTRUSION DAMAGES IN EXCESS OF $744,000

Roncelli, Inc. and Amerisure Partners Insurance Company v Bumler Mechanical, Inc. and Secura Insurance, Oakland County Circuit Court (2020).  We filed suit on behalf of Roncelli, Inc., individually and as assignee of William Beaumont Hospital and Amerisure Partners Insurance Company, individually and as subrogee of Roncelli, Inc. and as assignee […]

Michael J. Guss and David B. Roth Obtain Summary Disposition of Premises Liability Claims in favor of Contractor

Canan Ruddick v Roese Pipeline Company, Inc., et al., St. Clair Circuit Court Case No. 19-001458-NO (November 16, 2020). In this premises liability case we represented a contractor that performed an excavation and laying of underground gas pipelines at an apartment complex. The plaintiff sued defendant after plaintiff slipped on […]

GREGORY P. LaVOY AND MERIAM CHOULAGH WIN SUMMARY DISPOSITION IN EMPLOYER LIABILITY / PREMISES LIABILITY CASE

In Ditmore v Major Cement Company (Wayne County Circuit Court, 2021), the Court recently granted summary disposition to our client in a complex employer liability/premises liability lawsuit where the plaintiff alleged severe and permanent injuries.  The case involved an automobile accident between plaintiff and an employee of our client while […]

GREGORY LaVOY WINS REVERSAL IN MICHIGAN COURT OF APPEALS WITH ORDER TO REMAND FOR SUMMARY DISPOSITION OF THE CASE

In Macon v Mr. Pizza Ypsilanti, Inc., unpublished per curiam decision of the Michigan Court of Appeals Docket No. 349780 (2020), our client’s driver was involved in an automobile accident with the plaintiff who was crossing the street as a pedestrian at night on a busy five-lane road.  Plaintiff alleged […]

KIMBERLY KARDASZ OBTAINS SUMMARY DISPOSITION IN MICHIGAN NO-FAULT CASE BASED ON MISREPRESENTATIONS IN THE APPLICATION

Buchanan v Hachem, et al, Wayne County Circuit Court (2020). Plaintiff filed a claim for Michigan No Fault benefits, including for a lumbar surgery, following a motor vehicle accident. Our client, however, had rescinded the plaintiff’s insurance policy after a post-accident investigation uncovered that she had misrepresented her residence and […]

Dale Burmeister Wins Summary Disposition in Breach of Contract Case Seeking over $1 Million

Our client was sued for over $1 million in unpaid fees and interest by a company that was hired to manage a $26 million project to bury 400 miles of fiber optical cable.  It was a “time and expense” contract, but there was a provision limiting increases in fees and […]

Overtime Overview — What Employers and Employees Need to Know About Overtime Regulations in 2020

On January 1, 2020, the FLSA salary threshold increased for the first time in 16 years, raising from $23,660 to $35,568 per year.  It is expected that an additional 1.3 million workers will now be entitled to overtime because of it.  Dale Burmeister discusses those changes and the first major […]