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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  After completing discovery we moved for summary judgment on the basis that the policy of insurance was rescinded from its inception due to the plaintiff/insured’s misrepresentations in the application for […]

Michael F. Schmidt Victorious In Tree Stand Case In Federal Court For Bass Pro Shop

Hilaski v Bass Pro Shop, U. S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan, claim by the plaintiff for injuries including a fractured ankle resulting in surgery and internal fixation from falling from a tree stand which he claimed was improperly designed, manufactured and sold. We filed a motion for […]

Michael F. Schmidt Wins Motion For Summary Judgment In Construction Accident Case Removed To Federal Court

Thomas Craig v Walsh Construction Company of Illinois, U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, plaintiff brought suit against Walsh Construction Company of Illinois as general contractor for injuries from a construction accident. Craig fell approximately 25 feet from shoring which was being dismantled by his employer’s […]

Michael F. Schmidt Persaudes Court To Reform Insurance Policy And Deny Enhanced Coverage As A Matter Of Law

Manier v MIC General Insurance Corporation, Washtenaw County Circuit Court.  Plaintiff filed suit seeking a declaratory judgment that MIC had improperly rescinded and reformed an auto liability insurance policy based on a misrepresentation in the application. The minor plaintiffs were all severely injured in an auto accident and sought recovery […]

Michael F. Schmidt Wins $10 Million Insurance Coverage Arbitration

Machining Enterprises, Inc. v Wausau Business Insurance Company, Oakland County Circuit Court number 04—056494—CK, claim by Machining Enterprises, Inc. for insurance coverage for underlying claims made against Machining Enterprises, Inc. (“MEI”) based on a General Motors recall, in which MEI sought in excess of $10,000,000 for indemnification and defense costs.  […]

Michael F. Schmidt Wins Underinsured Heart Attack Death Case And Saves Client $250,000

Jimmy Kasmikha, as Personal Representative of the Estate of Selma Kasmikha, Deceased v Integon National Insurance Company, Oakland County Circuit Court, plaintiff filed a claim for underinsured motorist benefits seeking the underinsured motorist limits of $250,000 as a result of an auto accident with an alleged underinsured motorist which allegedly […]

Michael F. Schmidt Wins Summary Disposition In Breach Of Contract And Bad Faith Action

Latta v Nationwide Property & Casualty Insurance Company and Kimberly Byrne, claim for bad faith and breach of contract seeking to enforce an alleged settlement agreement of an underlying claim by Chad Latta against a Nationwide insured, Glenwood Apartments, for an alleged premises injury claim. The plaintiff’s claim in the […]

Mike Guss Wins Defense Verdict In Paramedic Malpractice Death Case

Mike won a defense verdict in a two week paramedic malpractice wrongful death case, wherein the decedent’s survivors alleged that the decedent, after having sustained a fall and a C2 odontoid fracture, was mishandled by the paramedic and EMS crew, resulting in a shift and/or displacement of an odontoid fracture.  […]