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Michael F. Schmidt And Nate Peplinski Obtain Summary Disposition In Claim For Alleged Damages To Motor Vehicles

Marks One Car Rental, Inc. v David Todd and GEICO Indemnity Company, Macomb County Circuit Court. Claim by the plaintiff for alleged damage to two vehicles allegedly stolen from a GEICO insured. Following discovery we filed a motion for summary disposition on behalf of GEICO on the basis that the plaintiff […]

Michael F. Schmidt And Nate Peplinski Obtained Summary Disposition As To Plaintiff’s Construction Accident Claim And Also As To Claims For Contractual Indemnity And Breach Of Contract To Procure Insurance

Ricardo Morales v Fluor Constructors International, Inc., Wayne County Circuit Court, claim by the plaintiff of total disability resulting from an alleged construction accident while working for a subcontractor at a construction project at the Marathon Oil Refinery in Detroit. After discovery we filed a motion for summary disposition on […]

Michael J. Guss And Anne V. Mcardle Win Summary Judgment In The U.S. District Court For The Eastern District Of Michigan, Pursuant To A 27 Page Written Opinion And Order Of The Hon. Laurie J. Michelson

McLeod v City of Flint, David Bender, Marcus Mahan, et al – U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan, Case No. 13—CV—1287. The plaintiff, Curtis McLeod, was one of two suspects arrested in Flint after Officer David Bender observed two individuals wearing t-shirts covering their faces, appearing to be involved with criminal […]

HKPC Obtains Affirmance Of Summary Disposition From The Michigan Court Of Appeals In An Agency Termination Suit

Beckett-Buffum Agency, Inc. v. Allied Property & Casualty Insurance Company, Court of Appeals No. 321273. Suit brought by insurance agency following termination of its Agency Agreement by Allied, for lack of production, since the agency failed to submit the statutory minimum twenty-five applications for insurance in a twelve month period. […]

HKPC Obtained Dismissal Of Claim By State Farm Against Amerisure Insurance Company Seeking Reimbursement For No-Fault Benefits Paid

State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company v. Michigan Municipal Risk Management Authority, et al., Kent County Circuit Court Case No. 2014—06579-NF. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company filed suit against Amerisure seeking to recover no-fault benefits paid by State Farm to its insured. The accident resulting in injuries to State […]

HKPC Obtains Dismissal Of Uninsured Motorist Claim

Carolyn Schilling –v- Meemic Insurance Company, et al, Saginaw County Circuit Court Civil Action Number 13—020698—NI, claim by plaintiff for uninsured motorist benefits arising out of a October 8, 2010 auto accident. Litigation was initiated by plaintiff against the tortfeasor, Glyn Carpenter, almost three (3) years after the accident, on […]

Dale Burmeister, Anne Mcardle And Greg Lavoy Win Two Discrimination And Retaliation Cases In Michigan Court Of Appeals

The Michigan Court of Appeals has affirmed the dismissal of a case of alleged gender discrimination, harassment, and retaliation arising out of meetings held with a police officer regarding a uniform infraction and held that an “adverse employment action ‘must be more than a mere inconvenience’ and ‘there must be […]

Michael F. Schmidt And Nate Peplinski Obtain Dismissal Of Claim For Property Damage Insurance Benefits

In Suleiman v Depositors Insurance Company, the plaintiff sought recovery of alleged damages incurred to a house insured by a homeowners policy issued by Depositors. After discovery we filed a motion for summary disposition on the basis that the plaintiff did not own the property at the time she applied for […]

Sixth Circuit Court Of Appeals Affirmed Summary Disposition Obtained By Michael F. Schmidt In Claim For Property Insurance

Nationwide Mutual Fire Insurance Company v Kasey McDermott, U. S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, docket number 14-1623 (2015). The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed summary judgment granted by the trial court that Nationwide did not have to provide property loss coverage to its insured for property damages alleged […]

Michael F. Schmidt And Nate Peplinski Obtain Dismissal Of Claim By State Farm Against Integon National Insurance Seeking Reimbursement For No Fault Benefits Paid

State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company filed suit against Integon National Insurance Company seeking to recover no fault benefits in excess of $500,000 paid by State Farm to an alleged Integon insured. Following discovery we filed a motion for summary disposition that Integon had issued a 7 day policy which had […]