Sixth Circuit Holds That Obesity is Not a Disability as Defined by the ADA

On September 14, 2006, the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit ruled that morbid obesity, unless caused by a physiological disorder or condition, was not a defined disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Title I of the ADA was intended to eliminate disability discrimination in employment. The Act prohibits employers from discriminating against a qualified individual with a disability regarding job application procedures, hiring, advancement, […]

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Ferrand Obtain Dismissals of Employment Lawsuits

Sterling Heights Attorneys  Obtain Dismissals of Employment Lawsuits Sterling Heights attorneys Timothy Ferrand and Jason Thomas recently obtained dismissal of two employment lawsuits filed in Federal Court. The first lawsuit was filed by a female police officer who was disciplined as a result of work rule violations.  Those violations included leaving a run without permission, engaging in an off-duty bar fight and getting into an off-duty automobile accident.  The officer […]

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Ferrand Selected as 2013 Top Rated Lawyer in Labor and Employment

Congratulations to Tim Ferrand, a partner in our Clinton Township office, who has been selected as a 2013 Top Rated Lawyer in Labor & Employment by American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell. Furthermore, Mr. Ferrand has achieved the AV Preeminent® peer review rating, which is the highest rating in legal ability and ethical standards. Mr. Ferrand is a senior trial attorney specializing in municipal liability defense. He has counseled and defended […]

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CMDA Attorneys Obtain Significant Victory in Federal Appellate Court

CMDA Attorneys Obtain Significant Victory in Federal Appellate Court Timothy S. Ferrand, a partner in our Sterling Heights office, and Karen M. Daley, head of CMDA’s appellate division, recently obtained a Judgment from the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit (Sixth Circuit) that affirmed the lower court’s dismissal (won by Mr. Ferrand in 2011) of Fourth Amendment police stop, arrest and detention claims brought against several police […]

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Ferrand Successfully Represents Michigan Municipality in Whistleblowers’ Action

Tim Ferrand, a partner in our Clinton Township office, was successful in representing our client, a Michigan municipality. This case arose after the plaintiff was terminated for physically assaulting a fellow employee, in violation of the Defendant municipality’s workplace violence policy. The plaintiff was a refuse collector in the sanitation department. The plaintiff held the position for 140 days until the time he was terminated for assaulting a fellow refuse collector. […]

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dBusiness Names Top Attorneys of 2010

We are fortunate to have a hard-working and dedicated group of attorneys, paralegals, secretaries and support staff working at CMDA. Each and every employee plays a role in making our Firm one of Michigan’s premier law firms. In the November/December 2009 issue of “dbusiness” magazine, a Detroit business journal, the Top Lawyers in Metro Detroit for 2010 were listed. We are proud to announce that several of our attorneys made […]

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