Joseph Ramirez Successfully Mediates Dispute between Insurer and Insured

Joseph M. Ramirez, an attorney in our Kansas City office, successfully negotiated coverage for a client that was involved in a car accident in California. A third-party claim for damages in excess of $75,000 was made against Mr. Ramirez’s client. Coverage questions arose leading to a dispute between insurer and insured, which could have resulted in his client being personally at risk. Mr. Ramirez used his experience and expertise with […]

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Summary Disposition Granted Based on Graves Amendment

CMDA Attorneys Joel Ashton and Stanley Okoli recently had a third-party automobile negligence action dismissed on summary disposition in favor of the dealership that owned the automobile driven by the allegedly negligent driver. In this case, a car dealership customer was involved in an accident while driving a loaner vehicle owned and provided by the defendant dealership while it repaired the customer’s vehicle. The plaintiff, who also sued the customer […]

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Update: $0 Judgment Entered in Federal Lawsuit Tried by Carol Smith

Update: Judge Janet Neff has entered a final judgment in the federal lawsuit tried this spring by Attorney Carol Smith and her paralegal, Suzanne Fuhrman.  The court agreed with Carol that the entire amount awarded by the Jury was either not applicable or subject to offsets.  Carol’s clients will pay nothing. The lawsuit was filed by a family physician from Chicago, who was visiting the Silver Lake State Park in […]

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Attorney Jonathan Brown Successfully Obtains Motion to Dismiss in Case Filed by MRI Facility

Judge Meinecke (44th District Court – Royal Oak) granted Motion to Dismiss a case filed by an MRI facility based on repeated discovery violations in a case handled by CMDA attorney Jonathan Brown. In granting the Motion, the Court dismissed the facility’s entire action, with prejudice, just weeks prior to the scheduled start of trial. The main dispute in this matter was allegedly unpaid medical expenses related to MRI scans […]

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Attorney Jonathan Brown Successfully Obtains Motion for Reconsideration in PIP Benefits Case

Judge Allen (Wayne County) granted motion for reconsideration after initially denying a Motion for summary disposition in a case for personal injury protection (PIP) benefits filed by a medical facility in a case handled by CMDA attorney Jonathan Brown. In granting the motion for reconsideration, Judge Allen reversed its prior denial of the Motion and dismissed the matter with prejudice. In this case, the underlying claim of the patient was […]

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Attorney Carol Smith Obtains Motion for Partial Summary Disposition on Large-Exposure Case

Judge Geddis (Livingston County) granted a motion for partial summary disposition on a large-exposure case handled by attorney Carol Smith.  The case arises from an accident that occurred when the driver of a motor coach transporting a 40+ middle-schoolers and chaperones took a highway exit ramp too fast and rolled the bus. Numerous individuals reported injuries, including several broken bones and concussions, as well as a chaperone who suffered burst-type […]

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Jordan Fields Joins Livonia Office

Please join us in welcoming Jordan J. Fields to the Firm. He has joined CMDA as an attorney in the Firm’s Livonia office. Mr. Fields focuses his practice on insurance defense matters, including first-party auto no-fault, third-party auto negligence, insurance coverage disputes, and insurance fraud. He has additional experience in medical malpractice, family law, probate, and criminal defense. Prior to joining CMDA, he served as an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney of […]

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Attorney Carol Smith Obtains Impressive Trial Win in Federal Court

Carol Smith, an attorney in our Livonia office, and her paralegal, Suzanne Fuhrman, recently scored an impressive trial win in federal court. The plaintiff, a family physician from Chicago, was visiting the Silver Lake State Park in west Michigan when he rented a Jeep Wrangler from Carol’s corporate client to drive on the sand dunes. Following a one-hour guided tour by the client through the dunes, the plaintiff crested a […]

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Insurance Defense Attorney Joins Firm

Please join us in welcoming Agenique N. Smiley to the Firm. She has joined CMDA as an attorney in the Firm’s Livonia office where she focuses her practice on insurance defense matters, including directors and officers, errors and omissions, and legal malpractice. She concentrates on defending Michigan No-Fault, Personal Injury Protection (PIP), and Bodily Injury (BI) claims for multiple auto accident carriers. Ms. Smiley has a demonstrated proficiency in conducting […]

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Experienced Attorney Joins Firm’s Livonia Office

Please join us in welcoming Isa Kasoga to the Firm. He has joined CMDA as an attorney in the Firm’s Livonia office. Mr. Kasoga focuses his practice on insurance defense matters, including first-party auto no-fault, third-party auto negligence, insurance coverage disputes, and insurance fraud. Prior to joining CMDA, he handled insurance defense matters at a large Metro Detroit law firm. His experience also includes work at a personal injury law […]

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