Ashton Discusses Michigan No-Fault Act on TV Warren

Joel Ashton, a partner in our Livonia office, was recently a guest on the City of Warren’s television program Warren Today. He spoke on the current fundamentals of Michigan’s no-fault insurance, including Personal Injury Protection (PIP) coverage, bodily injury coverage and also the optional collusion coverage. He also discussed the new Michigan No-Fault Act, which contains several significant changes to the current no-fault auto insurance law.  He advises every Michigan […]

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Michigan Supreme Court Holds that Owner or Registrant Need Not Personally Maintain Insurance Under No-Fault Act

On July 11, 2019, the Michigan Supreme Court issued an important decision regarding the requirement of the No-Fault Act for the “owner or registrant” of a motor vehicle to “maintain” no-fault insurance on a motor vehicle. In Dye v. Esurance, Docket No. 155784, the Michigan Supreme Court clarifies that the No-Fault Act does not require the “owner or registrant” of a motor vehicle to personally purchase the no-fault insurance for […]

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Paletta Feature Speaker at MDTC Annual Meeting

Jacklyn Paletta, a partner in our Livonia office, was a feature speaker at the Michigan Defense Trial Counsel (MDTC) 2019 Annual Meeting and Conference at Shanty Creek Resort in Bellaire, Michigan. Ms. Paletta’s presentation, “Preparing your Provider Suit for Trial,” provided the appropriate steps to take when preparing and defending a provider’s suit, as well as practical tips to a success trial. MDTC is a non-profit association of the leading […]

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CMDA Opens New York Office

Cummings, McClorey, Davis & Acho, P.L.C. (CMDA) is pleased to announce the opening of a Firm location in New York City. Located in the heart of Midtown Manhattan, the New York office is the Firm’s seventh office location and first on the East Coast, adding to offices in Michigan, Missouri, and California. The New York office will be home to CMDA’s growing Intellectual Property (IP) practice. “Having an office in […]

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A Breakdown of the New Michigan No-Fault Legislation

On May 30, 2019 Governor Whitmer signed Senate Bill 1 to reform Michigan’s No-Fault Act. After more than 45 years of being a “no-fault state” in which people injured in automobile accidents had medical expenses and other benefits provided under the Michigan No-Fault Act without the need to file a lawsuit against a negligent driver or owner, the Act is undergoing significant changes that will affect Michigan residents and non-residents […]

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Clark Named one of America’s Top 100 Civil Defense Litigators

We are pleased to announce that Jeffrey R. Clark, a partner in our Livonia office, has been named one of America’s Top 100 Civil Defense Litigators® in Michigan for 2019. Selection to America’s Top 100 Civil Defense Litigators® is by invitation only and is reserved to identify the most exceptional Civil Defense Litigators throughout the nation. Candidates are selected based on a broad array of criteria, including professional experience, litigation […]

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Stearns Sworn in as Director of Programming for WLAM

Katie Stearns, an attorney in our Livonia office, was recently sworn in as the Director of Programming for the Women Lawyers Association of Michigan- Wayne Region (WLAM). She will be responsible for organizing networking events, legal educational seminars, and fundraising opportunities for organizations that serve women and families. The stated purpose of the WLAM- Wayne Region is to secure the rights of women in society and advance the interests of […]

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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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Attorney Judges Admiralty Moot Court Competition

Greg Grant, an attorney in our Traverse City office, recently participated in the 26th Annual Judge John R. Brown Admiralty Moot Court Competition as a judge of the written briefs. Oral rounds of the competition were held in Charleston, South Carolina. The competition was named in memory of Judge John R. Brown. Judge Brown served from 1955 to 1993 on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, where […]

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