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23
Aug

Cinnamon Rice Selected to Michigan Lawyers Weekly’s 2017 “Women in the Law”

Zausmer, August & Caldwell shareholder Cinnamon Rice is a seasoned litigator, respected member of the bar, and community activist. Because of her wide-ranging dedication and professionalism, Michigan Lawyers Weekly named Cinnamon to its 2017 class of “Women in the Law,” an award that honors [...]
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11
Aug

Michigan Court of Appeals Decision Addresses Priority of Coverage Based on Insurer’s Proof of Insured’s Domicile

John Gilliam
In a recent unpublished opinion, the Michigan Court of Appeals held that because the claimant did not establish a new domicile after moving from his grandparents’ home, the trial court properly granted summary disposition when it held that the grandparents’ insurer was in higher priority and res[...]
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31
Jul

Dan McCarthy Obtain Impressive No-Cause Defense Verdict in SMART Bus Accident Lawsuit

On July 18, 2017, ZAC attorneys, including Dan McCarthy, secured a substantial win for our client, Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation (SMART). The plaintiff, represented by attorney Mike Morse, alleged that he was injured in April 2015 when a passenger vehicle struck a parke[...]
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28
Jul

Andrea Johnson and Amy Applin Tally Two Big Wins in Sewer Project Dispute

ZAC Andrea Johnson
ZAC shareholders Andrea Johnson and Amy Applin, assisted by associate Jessica Kingston, scored two victories – one from the trial court and another from the Michigan Court of Appeals – in a complicated multimillion dollar lawsuit that several municipalities have been litigating since 2012. [c[...]
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12
Jul

Elizabeta Rumery Obtains Summary Disposition for ZAC Client Everest Insurance in No-Fault Case

A Wayne County judge recently granted summary disposition in a no-fault action brought by a medical provider seeking reimbursement for services, persuaded by ZAC associate Liz Rumery that the underlying auto insurance policy was properly rescinded due to the policyholder’s misrepresentations in he[...]
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11
Jul

Michael Schwartz Obtains Dismissal of Three Actions Based on Misrepresentations

Michael Schwartz
ZAC attorney Michael Schwartz recently summary dismissal of two separate cases due to fraudulent and material misrepresentations offered in support of the plaintiffs’ claims. In the first case, a health care provider sued for reimbursement of treatment rendered to a Home-Owners Insurance Compan[...]
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10
Jul

Mischa Boardman and Devin Sullivan Go North to Alaska to Present at IRWA Education Conference

International Right of Way Association Michgian
The International Right of Way Association (IRWA) held is 63rd International Education Conference in June 2017 in Anchorage, Alaska. ZAC attorneys Mischa Boardman, Andrea Johnson, and Devin Sullivan attended the four-day event, mixing with clients, colleagues, and fellow industry experts. Mischa [...]
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8
Jun

Elizabeta Rumery Obtains Summary Disposition in Combined First-Party No-Fault and Uninsured Motorist Action

A Wayne County Circuit Court judge recently granted a motion for summary disposition brought by Liz Rumery on the grounds that the plaintiff made fraudulent statements in connection with his claim to our client, Auto-Owners Insurance Company. According to the lawsuit, the plaintiff was involved i[...]
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6
Jun

Danielle DePriest Obtains Summary Disposition for Insured’s Material Misrepresentation in Policy Application

Danielle DePriest
On February 23, 2017, ZAC attorney Danielle DePriest succeeded in convincing a Wayne County Circuit Court judge that misrepresentations made in an application for automobile insurance entitled the carrier to rescind the policy as if it never existed, resulting in the dismissal of the plaintiff’s f[...]
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31
May

A Series of Motions by Elizabeta Rumery Cause Plaintiff to Dismiss No-Fault Suit

A series of motions filed by ZAC associate Elizabeta Rumery, which led to the plaintiff voluntarily dismissing her first-party no-fault lawsuit, illustrates how an aggressive motion practice can save clients substantial time and money. In the case of Ryniak v. Chandler, the plaintiff filed suit c[...]
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