CMDA Hiring PIP Attorney for Livonia Office

CMDA is looking to hire a First-Party/PIP insurance defense attorney for the Firm’s Livonia office location. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 3 years of first-party property claims and/or PIP defense litigation experience. Responsibilities include: Managing a significant caseload from inception to post-trial. Attending hearings, depositions, mediations, and trials. Preparing pleadings, discovery/discovery responses, motions, and other litigation documents. Preparing timely reports to insurance carriers and clients regarding case […]

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Dealing with Vexatious Litigants in Community Association Matters

Vexatious litigants bother, embarrass and/or cause legal expenses to the defendant and can be a costly problem in today’s legal system. Vexatious litigation is becoming more common in the realm of community associations and quite often these litigants represent themselves when they file lawsuits against their own association or contest decisions made by the Board of Directors. The result is that sometimes frivolous and expensive litigation occurs that must then […]

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CMDA Hiring Litigation Attorney for KC Office

CMDA is looking to hire a civil litigation associate attorney with 3-5 years’ experience to assist in the growth and expansion of our Kansas City, Missouri office location. Qualified candidates must be licensed in both Missouri and Kansas and have prior civil litigation experience.  No specific practice area/specialty/background is required, but some portable business that can be brought to the Firm is a plus.  You will assist with an active […]

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Jim Acho Interview: Harvard Journal of Sports & Entertainment Law

Jim Acho, a partner in our Livonia office, was recently interviewed by Harvard Journal of Sports and Entertainment Law. Jim discusses his career in the industry, the NFL Players’ Association, and the future of collective bargaining and concussion lawsuits in the NFL. Jim Acho Interview: Harvard Journal of Sports and Entertainment Law

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The SECURE Act and its Impact on Your Estate Plan

President Trump signed into law the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act (SECURE Act) effective January 1, 2020. The Act brings major changes to IRAs and 401(k)s, including the ability to delay distributions, reduced flexibility for inherited IRAs, and penalty-free withdrawals for new parents. This article focuses on the impact the SECURE Act may have on your estate plan. As part of the estate planning process, clients focus […]

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Are Sellers Required to Disclose the Existence of Delinquent HOA Dues?

In Michigan the law is clear as to the duties of condominium associations to provide written statements to purchasers of units located in the condominium regarding unpaid assessments, interest, late charges, fines, costs and attorney fees. However, when it comes to homeowners that own lots in subdivisions governed by a Homeowners’ Association (HOA), the law is not as clear-cut. Therefore, prospective purchasers should be aware of any outstanding items that […]

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The Importance of Using an Attorney Relevant to your Legal Matter

Attorneys are often hard-pressed to find someone willing to jump to their reputational defense. In fact, they can either be a blessing or a curse. Often we need attorneys to defend us in court, collect an unpaid debt, or draft an estate plan. An attorney not knowledgeable with a specific legal matter can cause confusion and leave clients feeling over-charged and disappointed. Developers and real estate buyers alike often retain […]

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Joel Ashton Speaks at NAIFA Auto No-Fault Reform Conference

Joel Ashton, a partner in our Livonia office, was recently a featured speaker at the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors’ (NAIFA) Auto No-Fault Reform Conference held in Lansing.  His presentation focused on the amendments to the Michigan No-Fault Act and its impact on Michigan residents, non-residents, insurance agents and financial advisors as well as related health insurance, Medicaid and Medicare issues. Mr. Ashton is extremely knowledgeable on the […]

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Summary Disposition Granted in Homeowners Case

Attorneys Joel Ashton and Stanley Okoli recently had a homeowners case dismissed on summary disposition pursuant to MCR 2.116(C)(8) and (10). This case involved a residential property subrogation claim in which a leak from a water supply line for a toilet resulted in approximately $290,000 in damages. Pre-suit investigation supported that the subject water supply line, as well as other toilets in the home, showed evidence of having been improperly […]

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Greg Grant and Braeden Willoughby Named Partners of the Firm

We are pleased to announce that Greg Grant and Braeden Willoughby have been elected partners at CMDA. “In addition to being tremendous lawyers, they are both greatly admired for their unique achievements,” said Chris Schultz, managing partner. “Greg possesses outstanding legal skills and maintains exceptional relationships with his clients. Braeden has displayed excellent leadership qualities since joining CMDA. We recognize the work he has done for our clients and look […]

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