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Won summary disposition in Michigan’s Third Circuit Court in a premises liability and public/private nuisance case on the grounds of an open and obvious hazard and failure to state a claim. Plaintiff failed to sufficiently refute Defendant’s evidence that the liquid she slipped on was open and obvious, and she failed to properly plead the elements of either a public or private nuisance. (Initially denied by trial court; peremptorily reversed on all counts by the Michigan Court of Appeals. Docket No. 335710.) Click on headline for full case details.

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A Wayne County jury returned a no-cause-of-action verdict in favor of a no-fault insurer on January 19, 2017. Plaintiff was an occupant of an automobile insured by defendant that was involved in an accident on May 14, 2014. Defendant, represented by Collins Einhorn Farrell PC attorney Kyle N. Smith, argued that the expenses and benefits claimed by plaintiff were not related to the automobile accident. After almost two hours of deliberation, the jury returned its verdict. Click on headline for full details.

Collins Einhorn Farrell PC is pleased to announce that attorney Patrick J. Walbridge has joined the firm’s General and Automotive Liability practice group. Walbridge focuses his practice on first- and third-party automobile defense, premises liability actions and product liability matters. Walbridge brings with him extensive experience in defending a wide range of matters, including his current areas of focus as well as breach of contract and negligence. Click on the headline for further details.

Attorney Lauren A. Frederick successfully argued motion for summary disposition of Plaintiff’s uninsured motorist claim. Plaintiff’s case was dismissed with prejudice. The case was heard in Wayne County Circuit Court with Judge Susan Hubbard presiding.

Kevin P. Moloughney has been named a 2017 Leader in the Law by Michigan Lawyers Weekly. Moloughney is known not only for his knowledge of the law, but also his commitment to pursuing his clients’ positions with vigor, and professionalism. He is one of 30 distinguished lawyers who were chosen to receive this prestigious award. A shareholder at Collins Einhorn, Moloughney has successfully defended personal injury and property damage claims for over two decades, including those involving first- and third-party automobile claims, product liability, premises liability, construction site liability, professional liability, fire loss, construction defect and consumer law claims. He also maintains an active practice litigating insurance coverage disputes.

Attorneys Deborah A. Lujan and Kari L. Melkonian won summary disposition in favor of a tenant and property owner in a premises liability action arising out of a slip and fall in a commercial parking lot. The Court dismissed plaintiff’s complaint against the tenant finding that the cause of the fall was completely speculative and that the tenant lacked notice of any potential hazard. The claim against the property owner was dismissed because it did not have possession and control of the premises.

Attorney Brian D. Einhorn represented an attorney who obtained a multi-million dollar settlement in a product-liability action. Another law firm claimed that it contributed to the settlement and demanded a $550,000 share of the attorney’s $1.8 million fee. Mr. Einhorn defended the attorney against the law firm’s claim. The law firm was ultimately awarded less than a quarter of its demand.

Collins Einhorn Farrell PC is pleased to announce that attorney Ashley S. Dickey has joined the firm’s General and Automotive Liability Practice Group, where she focuses on first- and third-party automobile defense, premises liability actions and construction liability matters. Ms. Dickey has experience in defending personal injury and general liability matters, and has represented insurers, corporations, and individuals in the areas of subrogation, insurance coverage, probate, motor vehicle, premises liability, construction, property, and employment.

Attorneys Lauren A. Frederick and Andrea M. Mannino successfully obtained summary disposition in Dawan “Winner” Mate v Home-Owners Insurance Company. Judge Curtis of Wayne County Circuit Court granted the defendant’s motion for summary disposition based on plaintiff’s failure to timely respond to request for admissions and dismissed the case with prejudice.