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.
Matthew LaBeau’s Article “Michigan’s New No-Fault Fee Schedule for Fools (*Like Me)” Published in Michigan Defense Quarterly
Attorneys Matthew S. LaBeau and Lindsey Peck Obtain Summary Disposition in High Exposure Negligence Case
Attorney Matthew LaBeau Credited as Contributor to (ICLE)’s Resource Book, “No-Fault Automobile Law and Practice in Michigan, Fourth Edition”