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CEF Attorney Erin Rodenhouse Obtained a Court of Appeals’ Opinion Affirming the Trial Court.

In Craig v Wegienka, the plaintiff raised a variety of causation and due-process arguments in an effort to overturn the trial court’s grant of summary disposition in an automobile-negligence claim. CEF attorney Erin Rodenhouse obtained a Court of Appeals’ opinion affirming the trial court. Wearing all black, Craig ran into a five-lane highway with no…

Attorneys Theresa Asoklis and James Hunter Prevail in Settle-and-Sue Legal-Malpractice Case Arising out of a Divorce Settlement

A divorcing husband retained an attorney to represent him in a divorce.  The client’s goals were to resolve the divorce issues (property and child support) amicably and with little cost. The couple’s marital estate included several business interests, one of which had substantial value.  The spouses agreed that the business interests would be split and…

Attorneys Kevin Moloughney, Christopher Petrick, and Erin Rodenhouse obtained summary disposition on behalf of a premises owner in a negligence case in Oakland County Circuit Court

Plaintiff was a patron at a local movie theater who slipped and fell in a concession line near the entrance of the theater.  During discovery evidence established that it had been raining hard the day of Plaintiff’s fall.  Additionally, surveillance video was produced which showed at least three wet floor signs in the entrance and…

Attorneys Matthew LaBeau, Jeff Hicks, and Trent Collier successfully prosecuted a RICO action alleging fraud against a towing company and several co-conspirators

This matter originated out of a scheme by a towing company in Clio, Michigan that involved hundreds of fraudulent requests for towing services. After a pre-suit investigation by the insurance carrier, it was determined that several long distance tows never occurred based on the duration of service, the vehicle never making it to the alleged…

Attorneys Matthew S. LaBeau and Zabbia N. Alholou Obtain Dismissal of Fire loss Property Damage Claim with Significant Damages

Matthew S. LaBeau and Zabbia N. Alholou were able to obtain summary disposition of a property loss case where the plaintiffs were seeking nearly $1,000,000 in damages resulting from a fire. Plaintiffs were in the business of selling used truck parts.  In 2017, a semi-truck parked overnight next to the plaintiffs’ building and caught fire. …

Attorneys Kari Melkonian and Laura Alton obtained a verdict of no cause of action based on a unanimous jury verdict

In a negligence case against a high-end hotel, the plaintiff asserted claims of bodily and emotional injuries arising out of contact with soiled towels in her room. At trial, the plaintiff argued alternative theories as to how the hotel failed to clean the room prior to check-in and/or didn’t follow proper housekeeping and laundry protocols….

Collins Einhorn Appellate Team Obtains Published Affirmance of No-Cause Verdict

In Estate of Carlsen v Southwestern Michigan Emergency Services, PC, the plaintiff raised a variety of constitutional and evidentiary arguments in an effort to overturn a jury’s no-cause verdict in a wrongful-death action alleging medical malpractice. Attorneys Trent Collier and Michael Cook obtained a published Court of Appeals opinion affirming the verdict.                                                                                                                                     The decedent…

Attorneys Matthew S. LaBeau, Christopher T. Lang, and Lynn B. Sholander Obtain Summary Disposition in Automobile Negligence Case with Catastrophic Injuries

Attorneys Matthew S. LaBeau, Christopher T. Lang, and Lynn B. Sholander obtained summary disposition in an automobile negligence claim where the Plaintiff sustained life-altering catastrophic injuries. Their clients, a local farm, and their employee were accused of negligently operating their tractor-trailer, and negligently maintaining the vehicle. The employee was driving 80,000 pounds of grain to…

Attorneys Lauren A. Frederick and Erin J. Rodenhouse obtained summary disposition on a plaintiff’s claim for vocational rehabilitation expenses in a PIP case

Attorneys Lauren A. Frederick and Erin J. Rodenhouse obtained summary disposition on a plaintiff’s claim for vocational rehabilitation expenses in a PIP case. Plaintiff claimed that his no-fault insurer was liable for his college tuition and book expenses because they constituted allowable expenses under the no-fault act. The no-fault insurer filed a motion for summary…

Attorneys Matthew S. LaBeau and Lindsey Peck Obtain Summary Disposition in High Exposure Negligence Case

Attorneys Matthew S. LaBeau and Lindsey A. Peck obtained summary disposition in a negligence claim where plaintiff sustained life altering catastrophic injuries.  Their clients, an automobile manufacturer and distributor, were accused of not properly securing a parking lot where new vehicles were stored before shipment.  A former employee cut a hole in the fence surrounding…

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