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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 […]

Michael F. Schmidt Obtains Summary Dispositions Against Both The Plaintiff And The Third Party Plaintiff In A Wayne County Circuit Court Snow Removal Case

Friedman v Professional Ground Services, LLC, et al, Wayne County Circuit Court, claim by the plaintiff for injuries allegedly incurred when he allegedly slipped and fell on black ice in a parking garage in downtown Detroit across from the Wayne County Circuit Court building. Suit was filed against the management company […]

Michael F. Schmidt Obtains Summary Disposition Defending A Fire Loss Case

Auto Club Group Insurance Company as Subrogee of Raghunath Kurri and Swathi Pabbathi v ABL Electronic Service, Inc., et al, Oakland County Circuit Court, the court granted summary disposition as to all claims made by the plaintiff in a property damage subrogation claim arising out of a house fire where the claimed […]

Michael F. Schmidt Obtains Summary Judgment In U. S. District Court In Regard To Plaintiffs’ Multi-Count Handicap Discrimination Claim

Robert Benkovich and Kathy Benkovich v Washington Park Village Condominium Association, et al, U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, the court granted summary judgment as to all claims made by the plaintiffs in a multi-count complaint alleging violation of the Fair Housing Amendment, malicious acts in […]

Michael F. Schmidt Wins Summary Judgment Defeating A Claim By Trustee In Bankruptcy For Insurance Coverage For The Debtor In The U. S. Bankruptcy Court

In Re Romeo Montessori School Association, Inc., debtor, Stuart A. Gold, Trustee, plaintiff v Consolidated Insurance Company, defendant, U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Michigan Southern Division. The plaintiff in this adversary proceeding is the Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Trustee who filed the proceeding seeking a declaratory judgment that Consolidated […]