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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 […]

Michael F. Schmidt And Nate Peplinski Obtain Affirmance Of Summary Judgment From U.S. Sixth Circuit Court Of Appeals For Claim For Insurance Coverage For A Fire Loss

Hatcher v Nationwide Property & Casualty Insurance Company, U. S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, Court of Appeals No. 14—2068. Claim by plaintiff to recover dwelling and content loss in excess of $250,000 from a fire at plaintiff’s home pursuant to the homeowner policy issued by Nationwide. We obtained a […]

Michigan Court Of Appeals Affirms Summary Disposition Obtained By Michael F. Schmidt In Declaratory Action That Homeowner Policy Did Not Provide Coverage For Three Wrongful Death Suits Against The Insured’s Son

Depositors Insurance Company v Dahlia Luera Harris, Personal Representative of the Estate of Anthony Harris, et al, Michigan Court of Appeals docket number 318269 (2015), the Michigan Court of Appeals affirmed summary disposition granted by the Ingham County Circuit Court that Depositors Insurance Company did not have a duty to […]

Michael F. Schmidt And Nathan Peplinski Obtain Summary Judgment On Insurance Coverage Case For Claimed Homeowner Loss In U. S. District Court

Yvette Williams v Nationwide Mutual Fire Insurance Company, U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, Case Number 12—13904. Suit by plaintiff seeking recovery for alleged water damage to her home pursuant to a homeowner policy issued by Nationwide. Plaintiff sought damages in excess of $280,000. Following discovery including the […]