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Michael F. Schmidt Obtains Summary Disposition In Alleged Contaminated Food Case

Charles Manoloff v Roncelli, Inc., et al, Wayne County Circuit Court, plaintiff filed suit alleging injuries incurred when he allegedly bit into a cheeseburger contaminated by a screw at the Garage Dearborn Restaurant. The complaint alleged that multiple defendants including Roncelli, Inc. involved in the construction of the restaurant were responsible […]

HKPC Obtains Affirmance Of Summary Judgment From The Sixth Circuit Court Of Appeals In Civil Rights Case

Robert Garceau, et. al. v City of Flint, et al., Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. In 2011 the City of Flint Police Department had an excess of sergeant openings. Thus, its then-Chief of Police, defendant Alvern Lock, provisionally promoted 12 officers until the Department could create and administer a formal promotional exam. Following the […]

Bill Clos Obtains Dismissal In Provider Suit

Orchard Laboratories v Titan Insurance Company, 19th District Court. Plaintiff/provider filed suit to recover for alleged services provided to the underlying insured, Dawn Ruiz, who claimed she was injured in an auto accident in 2004. When Plaintiff failed to respond to our standard set of discovery and submit its corporate representative […]

Michael F. Schmidt Obtains Dismissal In Suit For No Fault Benefits

Michael Lee Atkins and Ashley Nicole Albritten v Integon National Insurance Company, Wayne County Circuit Court, the plaintiffs filed suit against Integon seeking recovery of no fault benefits from an alleged motor vehicle accident of 2/13/17. The plaintiffs failed to answer interrogatories and we filed a motion to compel and […]

Michael F. Schmidt And Nathan Peplinski Obtain Summary Disposition In No Fault Priority Dispute Based On Domicile

Home-Owners Insurance Company v Liberty Mutual Insurance Company, Central Mutual Insurance Company and State Farm Mutual, Eaton County Circuit Court, claim by Home-Owners Insurance Company to obtain reimbursement of $623,000 in no fault benefits paid for injuries and death of Brent Hannahs who was injured and subsequently died from injuries […]

Michael F. Schmidt And Nate Peplinski Obtain Summary Disposition In Declaratory Action

AMCO Insurance Company v Sparkle Hill, et al, Oakland County Circuit Court, we filed a declaratory action on behalf of AMCO Insurance Company against Sparkle Hill, Inc. and Invecor, LLC d/b/a AMB Business Supply to obtain a determination that AMCO had no duty to provide coverage or a defense to […]

Michael F. Schmidt And Nathan Peplinski Obtain Summary Judgment In Declaratory Action

AMCO Insurance Company and Depositors Insurance Company v Westborn Chrysler Jeep, Inc., Frank Bentley, Jeff Roekle and Vanessa Bacon, U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of Southern Division, declaratory suit filed by AMCO Insurance Company and Depositors Insurance Company to determine that it had no duty to provide coverage […]

Mike Guss Obtains Summary Disposition In Federal Civil Rights Claim

Stacy Erwin Oakes v Karen Weaver and City of Flint, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. Plaintiff was the Chief Legal Officer of the City of Flint until she was discharged in January 2017. She filed a complaint alleging that she was fired because of the legal […]

Michael F. Schmidt Obtains Summary Disposition In Provider Suit Based On Misrepresentation In The Application

Mendelson Orthopedics, Inc. v National General Insurance Company, 37th District Court, claim by the plaintiff/provider, Mendelson Orthopedics, to recover for alleged services provided to Litha Mallett who claimed she was injured in an auto accident while a passenger in a vehicle insured by Integon. We filed a motion for summary […]

Mike Guss Secures Mutual Dismissal, With Prejudice, After Five Day Jury Trial

The Hurley Clinic v Susan Moulton & Susan Moulton v The Hurley Clinic, Genesee County Circuit Court. Defendant/Counter-Plaintiff is a nurse practitioner who worked for The Hurley Clinic. When her employment contract was set to expire on December 31, 2011, Hurley drafted a proposed Separation Agreement that agreed to waive the […]