Attorney Matthew S. LaBeau represented a snow-removal company in a Macomb County slip-and-fall case. He argued that the court should dismiss the plaintiff’s claims because the snow-removal company didn’t owe the plaintiff a legal duty in the first place. This argument drew on a body of Michigan law holding that a plaintiff seeking damages for negligence must establish that the defendant owed a duty independent of its contractual obligations. Here, the Macomb County Circuit Court agreed with LaBeau’s argument that the snow-removal company didn’t owe the plaintiff a separate duty. It therefore entered a judgment in favor of the snow-removal company, dismissing the plaintiff’s claims for significant damages.
Attorney Matthew LaBeau Authors Article Entitled “On What Authority? DIFS Exercises Its Regulatory Power to Impact No-Fault Reform”
AMENDMENTS TO THE AMENDMENT: FURTHER CHANGES TO THE MICHIGAN NO-FAULT ACT prepared by Matthew S. LaBeau