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6
Oct

Mischa Boardman and Devin Sullivan invited to present ITC’s Michigan Thumb Loop to Michigan Real Estate Practitioners

ZAC Boardman
The Michigan Chapter of the International Right of Way Association welcomed ZAC attorneys Mischa Boardman and Devin Sullivan as featured speakers at its Annual Educational Fall Seminar, held this year at Shanty Creek Resort. Mischa and Devin partnered with representatives of International Tran[...]
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8
Sep

Kaitlyn Cramer Featured in ICLE Program on No-Fault Health Provider Issues

Kaitlyn Cramer
In May 2017, the Michigan Supreme Court issued a landmark ruling in Covenant Medical Center v State Farm, finding that health care providers do not have a statutory cause of action to assert claims directly against insurers under the No-Fault Act. The decision leaves open the possibility that indivi[...]
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24
Aug

DBusiness Names Mischa Boardman Among Top Lawyers for 2018

Mischa Boardman
Each year, DBusiness Magazine publishes its list of “Top Lawyers,” a collection of the most accomplished, highly regarded attorneys in Southeastern Michigan. We are pleased to announce that Zausmer, August & Caldwell shareholder Mischa Boardman is among the honorees for 2018. The magazine[...]
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31
Jul

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

Jason Baas
On July 18, 2017, ZAC attorneys Jason Baas and 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 par[...]
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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

Liz Rumery
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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29
Jun

Frederick Livingston Presents at Michigan Defense Trial Counsel’s 2017 Conference

Frederick Livingston
The Michigan Defense Trial Counsel held its annual conference in June 2017 at Shanty Creek Resort, and Zausmer, August & Caldwell attorney Fred Livingston was a member of the faculty. Fred’s topic, “Pains, Claims & Automobiles: The Future of Auto Law and the Defense Bar,” offered va[...]
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8
Jun

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

Liz Rumery
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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