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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 Pizza Ypsilanti, Inc., unpublished per curiam decision of the Michigan Court of Appeals Docket No. 349780 (2020), our client’s driver was involved in an automobile accident with the plaintiff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 Our client, however, had rescinded the plaintiff’s insurance policy after a post-accident investigation uncovered that she had misrepresented her residence and […]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 […]

Synopsis of Michigan No-Fault Law Updated 6-15-20

Bill Rivard has updated his 37 page overview of Michigan’s No-Fault law to reflect the latest changes that have or are about to become effective.  Click on the Read More button below and then the hyperlink to read or download it.   Synopsis of Michigan No-Fault Law Brochure 6-15-20

MICHAEL J. GUSS AND DAVID B. ROTH OBTAIN SUMMARY DISPOSITION OF SUIT ALLEGING CLAIMS FOR PREMISES LIABILITY, FAILURE TO KEEP COMMON AREA FIT FOR INTENDED USE, FAILURE TO KEEP PREMISES IN REASONABLE REPAIR, AND BREACH OF CONTRACT

Laura Joseph vs. Edward Rose Assoc., LLC, Genesee County Circuit Court, Case No.19-113526-NO, Hon. F. Kay Behm. Plaintiff, a tenant of Defendant apartment complex, brought claims against Defendant under theories of premises liability, failure to keep a common are fit for its intended use under MCL 554.139, failure to keep […]

WILLIAM RIVARD AND JEFFREY SCHULTZ OBTAIN SUMMARY DISPOSITION IN AUTOMOBILE NEGLIGENCE CASE

Anthony Johnson v. John Baker, et al., Wayne County Circuit Court. Plaintiff filed an automobile negligence lawsuit against our clients, seeking economic and non-economic damages allegedly sustained as the result of a pedestrian vs. motor vehicle accident. We filed a Motion for Summary Disposition, arguing that Plaintiff had failed to […]

MICHAEL F. SCHMIDT AND NATE PEPLINSKI OBTAIN AFFIRMATION OF SUMMARY DISPOSITION FROM THE MICHIGAN COURT OF APPEALS DENYING PLAINTIFF’S CLAIM FOR ADDITIONAL PROPERTY LOSS UNDER A HOMEOWNERS POLICY AFTER A FIRE

Latonya Hurt v Depositors Insurance Company, unpublished per curiam decision of the Michigan Court of Appeals Docket No. 346995 (2020).  Plaintiff filed suit to obtain additional property loss from a house fire pursuant to a homeowner policy issued by Depositors Insurance Company.  We obtained summary disposition on the basis that […]

JASON MATHERS AND MERIAM CHOULAGH OBTAIN SUMMARY DISPOSITION IN PROVIDER SUIT BASED ON FRAUDULENT ASSIGNMENT OF RIGHTS FORM

Plaintiff/provider filed suit for recovery of expenses incurred for medical services provided to underlying insured based upon assignment of rights forms allegedly signed by the insured.  Through discovery, it was revealed that Livonia Care represented that the insured signed the assignments when, in fact, the signatures on the assignments were […]

MICHAEL F. SCHMIDT AND NATHAN PEPLINSKI OBTAIN SUMMARY JUDGMENT FOR A CLAIM AGAINST HARLEYSVILLE INSURANCE COMPANY FOR PROPERTY DAMAGE

O.L. Matthews, MD, PC v Harleysville Insurance Company, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan Southern Division, Case No. 18-11659, Hon. Gershwin A. Drain.  The plaintiff O.L. Matthews, MD, PC filed suit against Harleysville Insurance Company seeking to recover in excess of $1 million for alleged damage […]