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Michael F. Schmidt Wins Worker’s Compensation Insurance Dispute

AM Polis, Inc. and Polis Audish v Jeffrey H. Kaplan Agency, Inc. and Amanda M. Stephen, Wayne County Circuit Court, claim by the plaintiff and the plaintiff’s corporation for workers’ compensation insurance.  Plaintiffs alleged that they applied for and requested a policy of workers’ compensation insurance from the defendant insurance […]

Criminal Act Exclusion Successfully Argued By Michael F. Schmidt In Insurance Coverage Litigation

Schomer v MIC General Insurance Corporation, Oakland County Circuit Court. This case was a declaratory action filed by the MIC insured and joined by the underlying plaintiff against MIC to determine whether the criminal act exclusion in the MIC policy excluded coverage and to determine whether the motor vehicle’s operator […]

HKPC Wins Insurance Cancellation Case Before Judge Colombo In Wayne County Circuit Court

In E & O Taxi v Insurance Services of Detroit, a taxicab company, which had financed the $150,000 annual premium on its commercial insurance policy, alleged that it had made all installment payments to its agent, which had failed to convey the payments to the premium finance company or to our […]

Michael F. Schmidt Prevails In First Party Insurance Coverage Dispute Among Carriers Over A Fire On Property Owned By Gm Grand

Northland Insurance Co. as Subrogee of GM Grand v Century Surety Company and Adel Abbas Hashim, Wayne County Circuit Court, claim for $148,000 in property damage from a fire to property owned by GM Grand and insured by Northland Insurance Co. Northland filed suit as subrogee of GM Grand against Century Surety […]

Michael F. Schmidt Wins Collapsing Wall Insurance Coverage Litigation

Northstar Petroleum, Inc. v L & M Masonry Enterprises and Allied Insurance, Oakland County Circuit Court. The plaintiffs, Northstar Petroleum, Inc., Atlantis Development Corporation and Atlantis Management Co., brought suit against L & M Masonry Enterprises, Inc. and Allied Insurance seeking to recover approximately $300,000 in damages for the collapse of a […]

Michigan Court Of Appeals Overturns Trial Court And Rules For Michael F. Schmidt In Contractual Indemnity Case

In Empire Fire & Marine Insurance Co. v Minuteman International, Empire Fire filed suit as subrogee of General RV Center, Inc. to recover in excess of $5.5 million in damages as a result of a fire at the General RV Center, Inc. facility in Wixom, Michigan.  Empire Fire alleged that a floor scrubber manufactured by Minuteman International, Inc. caused […]

Michael F. Schmidt Prevails In Multi-Vehicle Accident Litigation

David W. Allard, As Trustee of The Bankruptcy Estate of Laura J. Wilamowski v Joseph A. Sova,  State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company, Clarkston Steel, Inc., Conrad C. Wilamowski and Mirash Bojaj, Oakland Court Circuit Court, Judge Fred M. Mester, plaintiff brought suit against multiple defendants alleging injuries incurred in […]

Insurance Dispute In Catastrophic Injury Case Won By Michael F. Schmidt

Jaclyn Allen v Nationwide Mutual Fire Insurance Company and Auto-Owners Insurance Company, Washtenaw County Circuit Court, involved a claim for no fault benefits for catastrophic injuries to the plaintiff.  The issue was whether the plaintiff was a resident of her parents’ household and thus entitled to no fault benefits under the Nationwide […]

In A Published Decision The Michigan Court Of Apppeals Affirms Summary Dispostion For Dale Burmeister In A Case Raising Constitutional And Real Property Issues In A Dispute Between A Cable Operator And A Large Landowner

In Heydon v MediaOne, the Michigan Court of Appeals has affirmed in a published decision a variety of dispositive rulings involving a dispute between a large landowner and a cable television operator. The four major questions before the Court where 1) whether the Cable Communications Policy Act of 1984 violates the […]

Michael F. Schmidt Persuades A Federal Court To Grant Summary Judgment In Homeowner Misrepresentation Case

In Lacresia Nolan v Nationwide Mutual Fire Insurance Company, plaintiff filed suit seeking recovery for fire damage to her home insured by Nationwide for $161,000.  After completing discovery we moved for summary judgment on the basis that the policy of insurance was rescinded from its inception due to the plaintiff/insured’s misrepresentations in the application for […]