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Latest Law Blog from CMDA has Arrived

We are pleased to announce that the latest CMDA Law Blog has arrived. In this issue: News for Caregivers. Norman Richards shares five things to look for during visits with aging loved ones. Q & A. John Gwyn answers a question on whether or not the Board of a Condominium Association or HOA should retain legal counsel to review construction agreements before starting a common element project. Case Highlights. Joseph […]

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Five Things to Look for During Visits with Aging Loved Ones

Family gatherings offer the opportunity to surreptitiously keep an eye out for noticeable changes in behavior and living conditions of aging loved ones. It is important to be alert to changes because these may reveal health needs and care challenges that require intervention. Attorney Norman E. “Gene” Richards shares five things to look out for during visits with aging loved ones. 1. Partners covering for each other. Take note if […]

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Joseph Ramirez Successfully Defends Habitability Suit

Joseph M. Ramirez, an attorney in our Kansas City office, successfully defended a corporate client housing complex against a breach of warranty of habitability claim. Notwithstanding an overly aggressive and unreasonable demand by the tenant, Mr. Ramirez leverage his knowledge of landlord-tenant law against the facts in the case to obtain a highly favorable settlement on behalf of our client in an amount less than 10% of the total exposure. […]

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Gene Richards Obtains Substantial Mitigation of Penalty Assessed by U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Norman “Gene” Richards, a partner in our Livonia office, recently obtained substantial mitigation of a penalty assessed against a client by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). Plaintiff was issued a penalty of over $280,000 for an alleged wood packaging material violation. CBP states that all wood packaging material imported into the United States must have been treated at the place of origin and […]

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Richards’ Article on Advice for Caregivers Featured in Urban Aging News

The latest issue of Urban Aging News highlights an article on Advice for Caregivers: Five Steps to Leap Legal Hurdles written by Norman “Gene” Richards. In this article, Mr. Richards shares five steps caregivers should take to eliminate frustrating, and often costly, legal challenges. Urban Aging News is a quarterly publication that provides information, insight, and inspiration for Metro Detroit’s maturing adults. Check out the Urban Aging News Fall 2022 […]

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Ashley Garrett Obtains Successful Mediation Outcome for Client

Ashley Garrett, an attorney in our Kansas City office, obtained a successful mediation outcome on behalf of her client. Plaintiff was attending a day camp and alleged that an older child sexually assaulted him. Plaintiff was seeking damages for $6,000,000. CMDA represented both the City and Camp staff. After a marathon of depositions and discovery, Ms. Garrett successfully defended the Camp staff in its Motion for Summary Judgment—causing the staff […]

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Latest Law Blog from CMDA has Arrived

We are pleased to announce that the latest CMDA Law Blog has arrived. In this issue: News for Caregivers. Norman Richards shares five steps caregivers should take to eliminate frustrating, and often costly, legal challenges. Q & A. John Gwyn answers a question on whether or not the Board of a Condominium Association or HOA can post a list of delinquent members on the Association’s website to shame them into […]

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Attorney Stephen Johnston Joins CMDA

Please join us in welcoming Stephen Johnston to CMDA. Stephen C. Johnston is an attorney in both our Livonia and Clinton Township offices where he focuses his practice on estate planning, probate litigation and administration, and transactional matters. He enjoys working in probate and estate planning for the comfort it can provide to his clients. During what can be a troubling time, he focuses on building a strong attorney-client relationship […]

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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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Jim Acho Plays in MLB Legend Dave Parker Golf Classic

Jim Acho, a partner in our Livonia office played in the Dave Parker Cobra Classic over the weekend in Cincinnati, OH. The event raises funds for research for Parkinson’s, something the former Pittsburgh Pirates/Cincinnati Reds great Dave Parker is afflicted with. A number of Jim’s friends and MLB/NFL clients played in the event which raised $30,000 for research.

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