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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…

Michael J. Cook Obtains Affirmance of Order Denying Relief Under MCL 600.2310 in Medical-Malpractice Action

In Kostadinovski v Harrington, the plaintiffs wanted to replace their original medical-malpractice claims, which they abandoned, with an entirely new theory. On remand from a prior appeal, the trial court ruled that the plaintiffs could not amend their notice of intent to sue to include the new claim. The Court of Appeals affirmed. Collins Einhorn…

Collins Einhorn Attorneys Prevail in Accounting-Malpractice Suit

There’s no shortage of decisions addressing the requirement of expert testimony in legal and medical-malpractice cases. But decisions addressing the requirement of expert testimony in accounting-malpractice cases are few and far between, as we noted in a couple previous posts (which can be accessed here and here). CEF attorneys hope to change that and recently made some…

Michael J. Cook Successfully Obtained Reversal of the Post-Meeting-Notice Provision in Court of Appeals

In Sampson v Shorepointe Nursing Center, the trial court ordered defense counsel to notify the plaintiff’s counsel every time they met with one of the plaintiff’s healthcare providers. Collins Einhorn appellate attorney Michael J. Cook successfully obtained reversal of the post-meeting-notice provision. Defense attorneys commonly request HIPAA-compliant qualified protective orders so that they can contact…

Collins Einhorn Attorneys Successfully Defend Premises-Liability Case for Detroit Restaurant.

Collins Einhorn attorneys recently prevailed on behalf of client, a Detroit restaurant, who was the defendant in a premises liability case. Plaintiff was attending a private party at the restaurant when a speaker fell and struck plaintiff. In the trial court, attorneys Melissa E. Graves and Jeffrey R. Hicks argued that plaintiff’s premises-liability claim failed since there was no…

Attorney Charles W. Wojno Obtains No-Cause Verdict in Wayne County Circut Court

Collins Einhorn attorney Chuck Wojno obtained a No-Cause Verdict in the Wayne County Circut Court, the Honorable John A. Murphy presiding. Using his 26-years of litigation experience, he successfully defended a semi-truck driver in a jury trial that lasted three weeks. The plaintiff claimed the semi-truck driver was negligent in causing the accident on Interstate…

Lauren A. Frederick and Benjamin A. Demsky Obtain Defense Verdict in First-Party No-Fault Case

Lauren A. Frederick and Benjamin A. Demsky obtain a favorable jury-trial verdict in a first-party no-fault case in the Washtenaw County Circuit Court, the Honorable Carol Kuhnke presiding. The plaintiff was seeking over $375,000 in no-fault benefits, interest, and attorneys’ fees. The plaintiff was injured while operating an uninsured motorcycle he had purchased on the…

Kari L. Melkonian and Fawzeih H. Daher Obtain Summary Disposition in Wayne County Circuit Court

Attorneys Kari L. Melkonian and Fawzeih H. Daher obtain summary disposition in Wayne County Circuit Court on behalf of an insurance company in a claim arising out of an alleged violation of special titling requirements set forth in the Motor Vehicle Code. The plaintiff purchased a used vehicle as-is from a dealership. The dealership obtained…

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