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Attorneys Lauren A. Frederick and Ashley S. Dickey were granted Motion for Summary Disposition on behalf of their client, an automotive insurance company, in a no-fault case filed by medical providers. Judge Allen of the Third Judicial Circuit Court dismissed the case based upon res judicata, since the medical providers filed the same case previously, which was dismissed with prejudice for discovery violations. Judge Allen also awarded the auto insurer sanctions.

In 2013, the Michigan legislature enacted a statute of repose for legal-malpractice claims. Those claims…

Attorneys Ashley S. Dickey and Kevin P. Moloughney obtained summary disposition in Michigan’s 6th Circuit Court in a slip and fall case involving a snow removal company and third-party beneficiary case on the grounds of no genuine issue of material fact regarding the Plaintiff’s claims and Co-Defendant condominium complex’s claims. Additionally, the Court found that Plaintiff failed to allege a separate and distinct duty that the snow removal company owed her outside of its contractual duties with the condominium complex such that the snow removal company cannot be held liable in tort for non-performance of a contractual duty.

The Court of Appeals adopted an expansion of the attorney-client privilege in Estate of Nash…

Estate of Maki v Coen (2017) holds that an attorney who represents a conservator represents…

Attorney Shannon M. Kos, the lead attorney for Collins Einhorn Farrell’s Fire and Explosion Litigation group, has been certified by OSHA in Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER). OSHA developed the HAZWOPER standard to protect workers at hazardous sites, including those involving release or potential release of hazardous materials. This is the second certification for Kos, who is also a certified Fire and Explosion Investigator by the National Association of Fire Investigators. She is one of only a handful of attorneys in the United States to hold these certifications. To read further details, click on the headline.

Attorneys Kenneth C. Merritt and Christopher R. Schaedig obtained summary disposition in Michigan’s Sixteenth Circuit Court in a home-inspector negligence and third-party beneficiary case on the grounds of no genuine issue of material fact regarding any of Third-Party Plaintiffs’ claims. Third-Party Plaintiffs failed to sufficiently prove that the home inspector was negligent, that they were third-party beneficiaries to the home-inspection agreement, or that they were entitled to indemnity from the home inspector.

Collins Einhorn Farrell PC is pleased to announce that attorney Christopher T. Lang has joined the firm’s General and Automotive Practice Group. Mr. Lang’s practice focuses on first- and third-party automotive defense and other general liability matters. His past experience includes commercial litigation, security compliance, and commercial transaction matters. He also gained valuable experience in courtroom practice and procedure while working as the Judicial Staff Attorney for the Honorable Lisa Langton in Oakland County Circuit Court. For full details, click on headline.

We are pleased to announce that attorney Elizabeth A. Hohauser has joined the firm’s General and Automotive Practice Group. Ms. Hohauser will be focusing her practice primarily on first- and third-party automotive liability litigation. Prior to joining the firm, she gained extensive experience representing clients in a wide range of matters, including personal injury, medical malpractice, product liability, and commercial litigation. Click on the headline for full details.

Attorney Karen R. Geibel was recently appointed by U.S. Representative Dave Trott (Michigan’s 11th District) to serve on the Military Academy Nomination Panel for applicants to the United States Military Academy (West Point).