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Katherine E. Ross Obtains Summary Disposition in Case for PIP and UIM Benefits

Mariam Bazzi v. State Automobile Mutual Insurance Company, et al., Wayne County Circuit Court Case No. 20-007272-NI. Plaintiff sought Michigan No-Fault and Underinsured Motorist Benefits following a motor vehicle accident. However, the policy at issue was a commercial automobile policy issued to the plaintiff’s husband’s company. The plaintiff was not […]

Michigan Money Judgment Interest Rate Moves to 1.739% on July 1, 2021

The Michigan Department of Treasury announced a money judgment interest rate for the second half of 2021, effective July 1, 2021, of 1.739%.  MCL 600.6013 & 600.6455.  The next money judgment interest rate will be announced Jan. 1, 2022.

Katherine E. Ross Obtains Summary Disposition in Priority Case for No-Fault Benefits

Kevin Mitchell v. John Doe, et al., Wayne County Circuit Court Case No. 20-000288-NI. Plaintiff filed a claim for Michigan No-Fault Benefits against four insurance companies, including Amerisure Insurance Company. A fifth insurer was added by the assigned claims insurer during the course of litigation. Amerisure insured the non-emergency transportation […]

MICHAEL F. SCHMIDT AND NATHAN PEPLINSKI OBTAIN MICHIGAN COURT OF APPEALS AFFIRMATION OF SUMMARY DISPOSITION ON DOMICILE CASE

Home-Owners Insurance Company v Liberty Mutual Insurance Company and Central Mutual Insurance Company, Michigan Court of Appeals, unpublished per curiam decision of the Michigan Court of Appeals Docket No. 345627 (2019), 2019 WL 6799719.  We obtained a summary disposition in favor of defendant Liberty Mutual as to plaintiff insurer’s attempt […]

MICHAEL F. SCHMIDT OBTAINS REVERSAL ON APPEAL OF $1 MILLION DECLARATORY JUDGMENT ON INSURANCE COVERAGE CASE

Home-Owners Insurance Company v AMCO Insurance Company, unpublished per curiam decision of the Michigan Court of Appeals Docket No. 347089 (2020), 2020 WL 3475974.  The trial court had granted summary disposition to Home-Owners, ruling that the policy of insurance issued by AMCO to Kool Chevrolet was required to provide primary […]

MICHAEL F. SCHMIDT OBTAINS AFFIRMATION FROM THE SIXTH CIRCUIT COURT OF APPEALS OF A SUMMARY JUDGMENT OF NO COVERAGE IN A PROPERTY INSURANCE CLAIM FOR IN EXCESS OF $1 MILLION

OL Matthews MD PC v Harleysville Ins Co, 826 Fed Appx 508 (CA 6th, 2020) 2020 WL 5413005. The plaintiff, O.L. Matthews, MD, PC, filed an appeal to the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals from the summary judgment we obtained in the US District Court for Harleysville Insurance Company.  Matthews […]

MICHAEL F. SCHMIDT OBTAINS FULL REIMBURSEMENT IN SUBROGATION ACTION FOR WATER INTRUSION DAMAGES IN EXCESS OF $744,000

Roncelli, Inc. and Amerisure Partners Insurance Company v Bumler Mechanical, Inc. and Secura Insurance, Oakland County Circuit Court (2020).  We filed suit on behalf of Roncelli, Inc., individually and as assignee of William Beaumont Hospital and Amerisure Partners Insurance Company, individually and as subrogee of Roncelli, Inc. and as assignee […]

Michael J. Guss and David B. Roth Obtain Summary Disposition of Premises Liability Claims in favor of Contractor

Canan Ruddick v Roese Pipeline Company, Inc., et al., St. Clair Circuit Court Case No. 19-001458-NO (November 16, 2020). In this premises liability case we represented a contractor that performed an excavation and laying of underground gas pipelines at an apartment complex. The plaintiff sued defendant after plaintiff slipped on […]

GREGORY P. LaVOY AND MERIAM CHOULAGH WIN SUMMARY DISPOSITION IN EMPLOYER LIABILITY / PREMISES LIABILITY CASE

In Ditmore v Major Cement Company (Wayne County Circuit Court, 2021), the Court recently granted summary disposition to our client in a complex employer liability/premises liability lawsuit where the plaintiff alleged severe and permanent injuries.  The case involved an automobile accident between plaintiff and an employee of our client while […]

GREGORY LaVOY WINS REVERSAL IN MICHIGAN COURT OF APPEALS WITH ORDER TO REMAND FOR SUMMARY DISPOSITION OF THE CASE

In Macon v Mr. Pizza Ypsilanti, Inc., unpublished per curiam decision of the Michigan Court of Appeals Docket No. 349780 (2020), our client’s driver was involved in an automobile accident with the plaintiff who was crossing the street as a pedestrian at night on a busy five-lane road.  Plaintiff alleged […]