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Acho Gets Lawsuit Dismissed

A former reserve officer in a metropolitan Detroit community and his wife filed a ten-count Complaint in Federal Court, alleging numerous civil and constitutional violations stemming from an arrest of the officer in 2007 on a possible Carrying a Concealed Weapon (CCW) violation. The reserve officer was released and never charged. He claimed in the suit that his arrest prevented him from working in law enforcement. CMDA attorneys Ron and […]

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CMDA Attorney Attends Congressional Hearing on Behalf of Retired NFL Players

CMDA’s Jim Acho was asked to appear on behalf of the NFL Alumni Association at a Congressional hearing on the prevention and treatment of concussions in the NFL on January 4, 2010. Acho attended the hearing as the attorney representing former players, some of whom testified before Congress as witnesses, including longtime CMDA client and NFL Hall of Fame player Lem Barney, whose testimony was called “riveting” by the Associated […]

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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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Acho Presents Client for Induction into Pride of the Lions

Livonia attorney Jim Acho recently presented his client, Lem Barney, for his induction into the Lions’ newly-created “Pride of the Lions” at Ford Field in Detroit. The Pride of the Lions is a permanent stadium display honoring the best players in team history. The charter class is a collection of the most outstanding Lions of all-time. All 12 players are members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, and they […]

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Acho’s Super Bowl Clients go Head-to-Head

CMDA has a long track record of representing those in the sports world. Managing partner Joe Seward currently represents The Detroit Tigers, and numerous CMDA attorneys over the years have represented various athletes. Among the current athletes for whom CMDA serves as legal counsel (CMDA is not in the agency business but serves as legal counsel) are three men who will be participating in Super Bowl XLIII in Tampa this […]

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Acho Quoted on Several Sports Outlets

Jim Acho, an attorney in our Livonia office, was recently featured on ESPN Radio, Sporting News Radio and two local Detroit sports radio shows and was also quoted in both the New York Times and the Los Angeles Times regarding the passing of NFL Union President Gene Upshaw. He also discussed the three lawsuits our Firm has handled on behalf of the retired baseball players seeking pension and medical benefits.

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Kazim Wins Case in Michigan Court of Appeals

Haider A. Kazim, an attorney in our Traverse City office, recently won a case in the Michigan Court of Appeals. In this case, the Court of Appeals in a precedent setting decision ruled that a municipality lacks standing to sue on behalf of its residents. The case involved an appeal of a decision of a local county zoning board of appeals to the County Circuit Court by the township. At […]

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Vinson Wins Discrimination Case

Ethan Vinson, a Partner in the Firm’s Livonia office, recently won a discrimination case. In this case, an African-American female was employed by a local municipality as an Equipment Manager for nine years. She was the only African-American and female in this position. She alleged race discrimination, sex discrimination and retaliation in violation of the Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act and Title VII of the Federal Civil Rights Act. On March […]

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