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13
Apr

Cinnamon Rice and Amy Applin Secure Appellate Win Based on Business Use of Insured Vehicle

Cinnamon Rice
Which determines the priority of insurers in an action to recover first-party no-fault benefits – the purpose for which the vehicle was being used at the time of the accident or the status of the legal title to the vehicle? The answer to this question was the basis of a recent appellate victory by[...]
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12
Apr

Kyle Zwiren Co-Chairs 2017 “Send a Kid to Tamarack” Fundraising Event

Kyle Zwiren Tamarack Camps
Since 1902, Tamarack Camps has been committed to helping children grow, build confidence, create lifelong friendships, and strengthen their Jewish identity through a wide range of premier programming for summer campers and staff. Each year, Tamarack Camps allocates approximately $1 million in sch[...]
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11
Apr

Four ZAC Attorneys Honored As Michigan’s Top Lawyers for 2017

Michigan Top Lawyers
Each year, Michigan Top Lawyers recognizes attorneys in our state who set the standard in their particular areas of practice. Honorees are selected based on client and peer rankings that attest to their highest level of professional excellence. For 2017, four attorneys from Zausmer, August & [...]
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4
Apr

Theresa Bodwin Secures Motion for Summary Disposition in First-Party No-Fault Action

Theresa Bodwin
On February 17, 2017, a Macomb County Circuit Court judge granted a motion for summary disposition brought by associate Theresa Bodwin, dismissing a lawsuit in favor of a valued insurance company client. The plaintiff sought first-party no-fault benefits under a policy issued by Everest National [...]
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3
Apr

Casual for a Cause: National Multiple Sclerosis Society – Michigan Chapter

Multiple Sclerosis Society Michigan Chapter
Multiple Sclerosis is a chronic, unpredictable disease of the central nervous system that affects 2.3 million people worldwide. It can cause extreme fatigue, blurred vision, and mobility problems such as poor coordination, loss of balance, and impaired sensation. No one knows what causes MS, but [...]
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31
Mar

Amy Applin, Jim Wright, and Adam Post Obtain Rare Peremptory Reversal to Dismiss First-Party No-Fault Claim

Amy Applin
When a policyholder misrepresents where an insured vehicle is garaged, the insurance carrier is entitled to void the policy ab initio and properly deny coverage for any first-party no-fault benefits. This was the ruling that ZAC shareholders Amy Applin and Jim Wright and associate Adam Post recently[...]
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29
Mar

Marc McDonald Secures Another No-Cause Jury Verdict in Livingston County Auto Negligence Trial

Marc McDonald
On January 25, 2017, ZAC shareholder Marc McDonald, with assistance from associate Kaitlyn Cramer, obtained a rare no-cause verdict from a Livingston County Circuit Court jury in a case alleging third-party automobile negligence. According to the lawsuit, the plaintiff was riding his bicycle in A[...]
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14
Mar

Michael Schwartz Uncovers Multiple Instances of Fraud to Obtain Summary Disposition in Two-Year No-Fault Case

Michael Schwartz
On February 27, 2017, ZAC attorney Michael Schwartz persuaded a Wayne County Circuit Court judge to dismiss a lawsuit seeking no-fault PIP benefits based on overwhelming evidence of the plaintiff’s fraud. According to the suit, the plaintiff sustained an injury to his lumbar spine and right leg[...]
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9
Mar

Meet the Rising Stars Among Our Super Women Lawyers!

Super Lawyers Rising Stars
The March edition of Hour Detroit Magazine featured a special section listing Super Lawyers’ Top Women Lawyers in our area, including “Rising Stars” from Zausmer, August & Caldwell. The five ZAC lawyers on this Rising Stars list are shareholder Andrea M. Johnson, associate Janetta A. Ks[...]
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7
Mar

Marc McDonald and Cristy DeVos Successfully Defend Non-Profit Over Alleged Bus Driver Negligence

Marc McDonald
On February 17, 2017, ZAC shareholder Marc McDonald and associate Cristy DeVos obtained a no cause verdict from an Oakland County jury after less than two hours of deliberation. The plaintiff claimed she was injured while attempting to board a bus operated by our client, a local non-profit. The t[...]
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