CMDA Mourns Loss of Legendary Client

Gale Sayers, one of the most iconic players in NFL history, died today, September 23, 2020, at age 77 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s. Gale’s concussion lawsuit against the NFL was successfully handled by Jim Acho, who represented Gale for the better part of a decade. Upon resolution of the case, Gale and Ardie Sayers presented Jim with a signed jersey. Jim has remained close to Ardie and the […]

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Donut Gate Scandal Closes – Court of Appeals Dismisses Judge’s Lawsuit Against Lapeer County and its Officials

Konschuh v. Turkelson, et al. (Lapeer County Circuit Court No. 17-050850-CL(H); Oakland County Circuit Court No. 17-SC0045-SC; Michigan Court of Appeals No. 349041) is a unique and highly-contentious case that involved a circuit court judge who filed suit against Lapeer County and several of its officials. Judge Byron Konschuh – who remains a sitting judge at the Lapeer County Circuit Court – was charged with embezzlement related charges for depositing […]

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Acho Quoted in NY Times Regarding NFL Players Return to Training Camp During Pandemic

Jim Acho, a partner in our Livonia office is a sought-after interview subject on sports law topics. As a practitioner of sports law at CMDA and professor of sports law at Madonna University, Jim routinely speaks on radio shows and to newspapers on topics relating to the health and welfare of retired NFL and MLB players. As such, he has been interviewed by the New York Times several times. Most […]

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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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Jim Acho Quoted in New York Times Re: NFL Injuries

Jim Acho, a partner in our Livonia office is a sought-after interview subject on sports law topics. As a practicioner of sports law at CMDA and as a professor of Sports law at Madonna University, Jim routinely speaks on radio shows and to newspapers on topics relating to the health and welfare of retired NFL and MLB players. As such, he has been interviewed by the New York Times on […]

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Jim Acho wins Pro Football Hall of Famer Pat Summerall’s Concussion Claim

CMDA Partner Jim Acho represented legendary football player and broadcaster Pat Summerall for a number of years prior to Mr. Summerall’s passing. Mr. Summerall had intended on filing a concussion claim before passing and his widow Cheri had Jim Acho file the concussion claim in accordance with Pat’s wishes. We are pleased to report a year after the claim was filed, Jim prevailed on behalf of the Summeralls, and the […]

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Acho Attends Dedication of Al Moran Field

On Saturday, May 4, 2019, CMDA partner Jim Acho had the honor and privilege of attending the Detroit Catholic Central High School dedication of its new baseball stadium and Al Moran Field. The field is named for a longtime CMDA client and dear friend of Acho’s, Al Moran, a 1957 graduate of Catholic Central. Moran is best remembered as the first shortstop in the history of the New York Mets. […]

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Acho Speaks to MDAHU

On March 28, 2019 Jim Acho spoke to over 100 members of the Metro Detroit Association of Health Underwriters (MDAHU) regarding the effects of the legalization of marijuana in Michigan and how it affects employers and employment law at large.  His presentation provided valuable information that gave members a better understanding of the new law and also strategies on how employers can best guide their workplace in this new era […]

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Legal or Not, Michigan Employers Can Still Fire You for Smoking Pot

On Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, Michigan voters elected by a margin of 56% to 42% to have Michigan become the 10th state in the country to legalize recreational marijuana use. By mid-December, a Michigan resident will be able to grow their own marijuana plants and smoke marijuana in the comfort of their own home. But what does this mean for employers who want to guard against having employees under the influence […]

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Jim Acho Interviewed on CBS News Radio/USA Today Regarding NFL Concussion Case

 Jim Acho, a partner in our Livonia office, was interviewed by KNX Radio, CBS News’ Los Angeles affiliate, on Tuesday, October 23. His quotes from the radio interview were used on CBS News Radio on affiliates across the country. He was also quoted in USA Today. Jim and CMDA attorney Jennifer Richards have been handling the NFL concussion suit for many years. Click here to read the USA today article.

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