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Jim Acho mentioned on CBS’ The Jim Rome Show

Jim Acho and the work he does representing retired players was mentioned today on The Jim Rome Show by hosts Randy and Jason Sklar. The show is simulcast on syndicated national radio and on TV via the CBS Sports Network. Scroll to the 20 minute mark to listen. The Jim Rome Show- July 13, 2023

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Michigan Supreme Court Grants Leave to Appeal on Student-on-Student Sexual Harassment Issue Under Elliot-Larsen Civil Rights Act

In December 2022, in a case of first impression, the Michigan Court of Appeals held that the Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act (ELCRA) supported a claim for student-on-student sexual harassment. The Michigan Supreme Court has now granted an application for leave to appeal. In Doe v Alpena Public School District, 2022 WL 17868146, a female fourth grade student’s mother brought action against the school district and board of education claiming that […]

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Grant Wins Federal Police Case After Lengthy Litigation

Greg Grant of the Traverse City Office defended an Upper Peninsula sheriff’s deputy in a case that lasted 5½ years with multiple Sixth Circuit appeals. The plaintiff was visiting her husband, an inmate in a Michigan prison, when she claimed she was falsely accused of passing contraband during a kiss. As a consequence, the plaintiff’s vehicle was searched and marijuana was discovered. Later, more marijuana was found in her hotel […]

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Jim Acho Interviewed by SABR for their July National Annual Conference

The Society for American Baseball Research (SABR) Research Committee Chair Rod Nelson interviewed CMDA Partner Jim Acho for his take on the recent class action lawsuit filed by former MLB scouts for age discrimination against Major League Baseball. Jim has been legal counsel on the two largest class action lawsuits in sports history: the MLB pension lawsuit in 2022 and the NFL Concussion lawsuit in 2015. As a result, he […]

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Grant Wins Dismissal for Utility in Electrical Shock Case

Greg Grant of the Traverse City office recently obtained dismissal on behalf of a large utility company in a case that was litigated for over four years. The plaintiff in the case alleged negligence after she was electrocuted while inside of her vehicle when it came into contact with a low-hanging power line during a severe thunderstorm in Northern Michigan. The evidence demonstrated that a tree branch had fallen on […]

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Patent Attorney Attends International Polymer Colloids Group Conference

James Taylor, an attorney in our Livonia office, recently attended The International Polymer Colloids Group (IPCG) Conference in Ontario, Canada. The conference is held every two years and aims to bring together the world’s leading researchers from both academia and industry to exchange the latest developments in the area of polymer colloids science, as well as discuss new directions and future challenges. Polymer colloid science is of particular interest to […]

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Grant and Rewa Earn Dismissal in U.P. Police Case

Greg Grant and Kristen Rewa recently obtained a dismissal in a U.P. circuit court on summary disposition. In the case, the plaintiff sued a county sheriff’s office detective after he was arrested on charges of felony intimidation of a witness and assault and battery based on the detective’s investigation. The plaintiff was bound over to circuit court after a preliminary examination in district court. However, the circuit court quashed the […]

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College Bound? Critical Legal Documents College Students Need

Most parents know — in theory, at least — that when a child turns 18 the child is considered an adult with all the attendant legal rights of adulthood. This abrupt transfer of power and the full significance may not be apparent until something happens that drives that reality home. The following statement is difficult for many parents to digest: Just because you are the parent, providing emotional and financial […]

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Attorney Carol Smith Wins MSD on Serious Impairment Threshold             

In a recent case handled by Attorney Carol Smith, the claimant was being transported home from dialysis in a non-emergency medical transportation (NEMT) vehicle when she fell out of her chair and seemingly suffered a highly comminuted, displaced fracture of her left femur. She underwent surgical repair with hardware placement the following day and, as a result of the surgery, was hospitalized for three weeks and then in-patient at a […]

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Michigan Court of Appeals Clarifies Parked Vehicle Exclusion of No-Fault Act

In an unpublished opinion, the Michigan Court of Appeals found that an exception applied to the parked car exclusion of the No-Fault Act to provide Personal Injury Protection (PIP) coverage in a case in which a stretcher overturned while attempting to load a patient into an ambulance. In Djeljaj v American Alternative Insurance Corporation, 2023 WL 3556897, while being transferred from one medical facility to another, the Plaintiff was purportedly […]

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