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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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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

Liz Rumery
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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30
May

Adam Post Secures Summary Disposition in Two Cases Based on Misrepresentations in Insurance Policy Application

Adam Post
Congratulations to Adam Post on two wins for our valued client, Everest National Insurance Company! In the first case involving first-party reimbursement for medical services, a woman who applied for automobile insurance from Everest in January 2016 was involved in a motor vehicle accident in Apr[...]
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25
May

James Wright and Adam Post Force the Dismissal of a No-Fault Case Due to Medical Providers’ Fraud

Jim Wright
By exposing unlawfully rendered medical treatment, ZAC shareholder Jim Wright and associate Adam Post recently forced multiple medical providers in a first-party no-fault lawsuit to voluntarily dismiss their claims against our client, Auto-Owners Insurance Company. [caption id="attachment_5470" a[...]
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18
May

Michael Schwartz Gets First-Party No-Fault Case Dismissed Due to Material Misrepresentation in Insurance Application

Michael Schwartz
Drivers who fail to disclose material information when applying for auto insurance may save money on premiums in the short-term, but may lose out on coverage completely when their misrepresentations are discovered. ZAC’s Michael Schwartz recently obtained summary disposition in a lawsuit involving[...]
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12
May

James Wright Leverages Summary Disposition Motion to Compel Plaintiff to Dismiss in No-Fault Lawsuit

Jim Wright
ZAC shareholder Jim Wright continues his streak of victories in first-party no-fault actions, this time on behalf of Everest National Insurance Company. In this matter, a woman applied for an automobile insurance policy from Everest on November 1, 2015 – the same day she was involved in a motor[...]
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5
May

Mischa Boardman and Devin Sullivan Are Among Featured Speakers at IRWA Events

Mischa Boardman
Because of their extensive experience handling eminent domain matters, ZAC shareholder Mischa Boardman and associate Devin Sullivan have become recognized authorities within the International Right of Way Association (IRWA), an industry group comprised of real estate professionals who acquire, manag[...]
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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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