Acho’s Run for NFLPA Executive Director Position Ends

Jim Acho’s run to become the next executive director of the NFL Players Association (NFLPA) ended Sunday evening as DeMaurice Smith was reelected to a third term. Two months ago when several retired NFL players nominated him to run for the executive director position, Mr. Acho explained, “I am honored that the retired players think enough of me to ask me to run. I will do the very best I […]

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Acho Secures Nominations for NFLPA Executive Position

Congratulations to Jim Acho who secured the necessary nominations to appear on the ballot for NFL Players Association (NFLPA) executive director position. He will make a one-hour presentation at the union’s annual meeting on March 14, and the 32 player reps will elect an executive director the next day. His platform includes long-term health-care benefits for all players after they retire until they are eligible for Medicare, the elimination of […]

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Update: Attorney Jim Acho Nominated to Run for Executive Director of NFL Players Association

For those of you following Jim Acho’s run for the NFL Players Association Executive Director position, here are a few recent articles to update you. Detroit Free Press: Michigan Attorney: Feedback Positive for NFLPA Role NBC Sports: DeMaurice Smith has Four Challengers for NFLPA Position Boston Globe: NFL Offseason is Off to a Bad Start Bleacher Report: DeMaurice Smith to Run Against Multiple Candidates for NFLPA CBS Sports: DeMaurice Smith […]

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Attorney Jim Acho Nominated to Run for Executive Director of NFL Players Association

On Saturday January 3, 2015, Jim Acho, a senior attorney in our Livonia office, received a letter signed by numerous retired NFL players, including Hall of Famers, informing him that he was their nominee to challenge DeMaurice Smith for the NFL Players Association Executive Director position. A conference call followed and, with time of the essence, Acho accepted within 24 hours and declared his candidacy to the Executive Committee of […]

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Attorney Gets Case Against Circuit Court Judge, County Prosecutor Dismissed

In December, 2014, Jim Acho, a senior attorney in our Livonia office, defended a sitting Circuit Court Judge and her predecessor, a now-retired Circuit Court Judge, as well as the County Prosecutor, in a case brought by a Plaintiff who was found guilty and sentenced on a charge of providing false information to police officers.  The Plaintiff alleged his guilty verdict stemmed from his polygraph results in his pre-sentence report being […]

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Jim Acho Featured in Detroit Legal News

Jim Acho, a senior attorney in our Livonia office, was highlighted in the July 18, 2014 edition of the Detroit Legal News.  The article outlines his experience handling sports law matters, including filing a class action lawsuit on behalf of 1,100 former Major League Baseball players. We hope you enjoy reading the complete article here: http://www.legalnews.com/oakland/1392123/

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Attorney Guest on Blessed 2 Play Show

Jim Acho, a senior attorney in our Livonia office, was a guest on Ron Meyer, Jr’s show Blessed to Play on Friday, May 2, 2014. Mr. Acho spoke on sports law cases and intersecting faith and sports. The show aired on 230 affiliate radio stations throughout North America on Sirius XM 130, on IHeart Radio, and ROKU applications. To listen to an archive of the show, please visit http://blessed2play.com/show-archives.  

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EEOC Releases Guidelines for Religious Dress and Grooming in the Workplace

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is responsible for enforcing federal laws that prohibit employment discrimination. On March 6, 2014, the EEOC released a “Religious Garb and Grooming in the Workplace: Rights and Responsibilities” guideline that all employers, managers, and supervisors should review.  The EEOC reports that it received 3,721 charges alleging religious discrimination in 2013, more than double the 1,709 charges received in 1997. The EEOC cites the following examples […]

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Attorney Recognized by the NFL Alumni Detroit Chapter

Jim Acho, a senior attorney in our Livonia office, and his family were the guests of the Detroit Chapter of the NFL Alumni at the September 29, 2013 Detroit Lions football game. At the game, Mr. Acho was recognized by the former players for the legal work he has done on their behalf throughout the past decade. Former NFL players recently reached a multi-million dollar settlement with the NFL in the highly-publicized […]

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Employers Need To Be Mindful of Anti-Retaliation Policy

Recently, CMDA attorneys Ronald Acho and son James Acho successfully disposed of a case that garnered some local publicity. A police officer sued a local municipality for retaliatory discharge, when the municipal police department discharged the officer from his employment, based on performance. The officer had filed some inter-departmental complaints and felt that his termination was in retaliation by the police department for filing the complaints. Thankfully, we were able […]

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