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16
May

Devin Sullivan and Nick Guttman Present on Boundaries and Easements at HalfMoon Education Seminar

Zausmer, August & Caldwell’s Devin Sullivan and Nick Guttman presented at a day-long Boundaries and Easements continuing education seminar geared toward attorneys, professional engineers, and professional surveyors in East Lansing, Michigan, on May 9, 2019. Devin presented on utility easem[...]
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23
Apr

Mischa Boardman and Devin Sullivan Offer Tips on “Maintaining Effective Relationships with Outside Legal Counsel”

ZAC shareholders Mischa Boardman and Devin Sullivan recently presented on maintaining effective relationships with outside counsel at the 2019 Highway Conference and Road Show in Lansing, Michigan. Managing outside legal counsel is a skill that needs to be developed. It is a necessary step to get[...]
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5
Apr

Michigan Court of Appeals Holds that No-Fault Priority Defenses are Not Waived if Absent from Initial Responsive Pleadings

In a recent unpublished decision, the Michigan Court of Appeals affirmed summary disposition for the defendant no-fault insurer. The Court examined three issues on appeal: (1) whether a no-fault priority defense is an affirmative defense that must be asserted in a responsive pleading; (2) whether th[...]
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31
Mar

Michigan Court of Appeals Holds that Trial Courts Lack Subject Matter Jurisdiction When Owners of Property Are Not Provided a Good Faith Written Offer Prior to Instituting a Condemnation Action

The Michigan Court of Appeals recently issued a published opinion in Board of County Road Commissioners for the County of Washtenaw v Shankle, which will significantly impact utilities in Michigan, increasing both the cost of acquiring property rights and the risk of owners successfully challenging [...]
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12
Mar

Zausmer, August & Caldwell Rises Up the List of the Largest Michigan Law Firms in 2019

Zausmer, August & Caldwell is proud to announce that it is now the 12th largest law firm in Southeastern Michigan, as published in Crain’s Detroit Business. “We are very pleased to continue our steady rise on the Crain’s largest law firm list. This is a testament to the hard work of al[...]
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