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Successful Indemnity Claim By Michael F. Schmidt

Rodriguez v Dixon, Inc., Wayne County Circuit Court, construction accident case in which we represented Dixon, Inc. and filed a crossclaim against the co-defendant Leidal & Hart Mason Contractors, Inc. for contractual indemnity insurance. The trial court held that L & H owed both contractual indemnity and insurance to Dixon, […]

Michael F. Schmidt Obtains Summary Disposition For Titan Insurance On Claim Based On Alleged Certificate Of Insurance

Crawley David McFadden v Titan Insurance Company, Wayne County Circuit Court and Michigan Court of Appeals docket number 316012 (2013), claim by McFadden against Titan Insurance Company pursuant to an alleged certificate of insurance claimed to be issued to McFadden. We responded with a motion for summary disposition on the […]

Summary Judgment Obtained In Declaratory Action By Michael F. Schmidt

Liberty Mutual Insurance Company v Kelly McClintic, U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, Northern Division. We filed a declaratory complaint to obtain a ruling that Liberty Mutual did not owe coverage or a defense to its insured for an alleged dog bite causing serious injury to a minor […]

Michael F. Schmidt Obtains Summary Disposition On Premises Claim

Mikulenas v Cedar Mill Lounge, Inc., et al, Genesee County Circuit Court, claim by plaintiff Ashley Mikulenas that she was injured when a Michigan Bureau of State Lottery television fell or was knocked from its position and struck her. Following discovery including depositions of the plaintiff and representatives of the […]

Sixth Circuit Court Of Appeals Affirms Summary Judgment Obtained By Michael F. Schmidt On A Claim For Property Damage Insurance Coverage

Louis V. Telerico and Terri Roeder v Nationwide Mutual Fire Insurance Company, Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, Docket Number 12—2209, appeal by plaintiffs/appellants, Louis Telerico and Terri Roeder, from summary judgment we obtained on the basis that the policy excluded damages caused by or resulting from any structural defect, and in addition, […]

The 2013 “U.S. News & Best Lawyers” “Best Law Firms” Rankings Has Named Harvey Kruse, P.C. As A “Best Law Firm”

Summary Judgment Obtained By Michael F. Schmidt In U. S. District Court For The Eastern District Of Michigan In A Claim For Property Insurance Coverage For Alleged Water Damage Due To Alleged Snow Load On Roof Louis V. Telerico and Terri Roeder v Nationwide Mutual Fire Insurance Company, U. S. District Court […]

Michael F. Schmidt Obtains Summary Disposition Defending A Claim For Property Insurance Benefits

Louis V. Telerico as Assignee of Louis Perry v Nationwide Mutual Fire Insurance Company, Wayne County Civil Action Number 11—015705—CK, was a claim on behalf of Louis Perry for alleged property damage arising from an alleged power surge incident of 8/15/03 causing damage to Louis Perry’s property and contents. Perry’s complaint against […]

New Supreme Court Decision, Titan Insurance V Hyten Regarding Duty To Investigate And “Easily Ascertainable” Rule For Misrepresentation Cases

The Michigan Supreme Court has recently issued an opinion in Titan Insurance v Hyten ____ Mich ____ (2012), in which it overruled cases holding that an insurer could be estopped from asserting rescission of an insurance policy based on a misrepresentation if knowledge of the misrepresentation could have been “easily ascertainable” by […]

Michael F. Schmidt Obtains Affirmation Of Summary Disposition In Wrongful Death Construction Accident Case

Amy Felty, Personal Representative of the Estate of Leo Felty, Jr., Deceased v Skanska USA Building, Inc., per curiam decision of the Michigan Court of Appeals docket number 297991 (2011), the Court of Appeals affirmed summary disposition granted to the defendant general contractor, Skanska USA Building, Inc. in a lawsuit filed […]

Michael F. Schmidt Obtains Summary Judgment In Insurance Coverage Case In U.S. District Court

Reed, et al v Netherlands Insurance Company, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, Southern Division. Claim for insurance coverage by plaintiffs alleging that the defendant insurer owed coverage to the underlying defendant cemetery. We defended Netherlands Insurance Company and argued that the policy did not apply or […]