When a lawyer bills a client for expenses in a contingency case, he cannot mark up the amount charged for any third-party services, such as court reporter fees. The fee charged must “reasonably reflect” the actual cost of those services, according to a recently...read more
There can be many nuances to slip and fall cases that illustrate the importance of retaining experienced counsel to help you with your case. One recent Michigan case provides a compelling example. In Paberzs v. Eight Star Ltd. P'ship, the Michigan Court of Appeals...read more
A recent opinion by the Michigan Court of Appeals explained how the law on governmental immunity could affect cases brought against government entities. In Estate of Thomas Truett v. Wayne Cnty. Dep't of Pub. Servs., the Court considered whether a plaintiff could...read more
A recent decision from the Michigan Court of Appeals could affect anyone who was injured by a fall on snow or ice on someone else's property. In Williams v. Edward W. Sparrow Hosp. Ass’n, the Court considered whether the existence of weather conditions that could...read more
In a very sad case, the Michigan Court of Appeals in Oostdyk v. Caledonia Community Schools upheld a trial court's dismissal of a claim against the school and a bus driver for allegedly causing brain damage. The school claimed governmental immunity after a bus driver...read more
In a recent Michigan Court of Appeals decision, Zezula v. City of Lincoln Park, the court ruled that there was sufficient evidence to create a factual dispute as to whether a street was maintained in reasonable repair and that the City had notice of the defect. Motion...read more
The Michigan Court of Appeals recently ruled in Carlisle v. Wright that a trial court should be overturned after granting a motion for summary disposition and dismissing a claim by a 75 year old accident victim. The court held that the woman's rapid cognitive...read more
We have previously written about a Michigan law that makes it illegal for Michigan personal injury firms to send mailings to individuals or their immediately family soliciting or trying to get their business. This was partnered with House Bill 4770 and Public Act 218...read more
Contacted by a Michigan personal injury law firm less than 30 days after your accident? A new law makes this a crime in Michigan and our firm can help you get in contact with the proper authorities if you are a victim. Violators can be fined up to $30,000 for a first...read more
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