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Elder Law and Estate Planning Team Attend Medicare Summit

The CMDA Elder Law and Estate Planning team had a great time at the recent Metro Detroit Association of Health Underwriters (MDAHU) Medicare Summit and Expo.  Nearly 200 agents from throughout Michigan attended the seminar, which covered all aspects of the Medicare program. Gene Richards, a partner who focuses his practice on elder law and estate planning, was joined at the seminar by Rita Turner, a paralegal, and Dorene Mitchell, […]

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Jim Acho in Dallas News; Files Pat Summerall Concussion Claim

Photo: Meghan R. Acho/CMDA Law Please click here to read an article in the Dallas Newsregarding Jim Acho recently filing a concussion claim on behalf of Pat Summerall.

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Conquering the Challenges of Medicare, Medicaid and Veterans Benefits Workshop to be held Sept. 19

CMDA invites you to attend a free educational workshop on Conquering the Challenges of Medicare, Medicaid and Veterans Benefits on Wednesday, September 19th at 10:30 a.m. at the Sterling Heights Senior Center. Attorney Gene Richards will share insights and practical strategies on how to qualify for government-funded, long-term care benefits and ways to avoid common mistakes that disqualify people from maximum Medicare, Medicaid and Veterans benefits. For more information on […]

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Seven CMDA Attorneys Recognized by Super Lawyers for 2018

CMDA is proud to announce that several attorneys from our Firm have been selected for inclusion in the 2018 Michigan Super Lawyers & Rising Stars list. The following attorneys have been selected to the 2018 Michigan Super Lawyers list:  Jim Acho, Top Rated Civil Litigation Jeff Clark, Top Rated State, Local & Municipal Haider Kazim, Top Rated State, Local & Municipal Allan Vander Laan, Top Rated State, Local & Municipal […]

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College Bound? Two Documents Every College Student Should Sign

Most parents know — in theory, at least — that their children are no longer children when they turn 18. They are considered legal adults with legal responsibilities. This is an abrupt transfer of power and the full significance may not be apparent until something happens that drives that reality home. The start of the school year is right around the corner, which means many recent high school graduates will […]

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HBO Piece Integral in CMDA Winning Ex-Lion’s Concussion Claim

Ken Callicutt was a great college running back, Clemson’s MVP in 1976 and 1977, and MVP of The Senior Bowl in 1977. Unfortunately though, after being drafted by Detroit, Callicutt found himself behind a stable of highly-drafted, superbly-skilled running backs like Lawrence Gaines, Dexter Bussey, Horace King and Billy Sims. Callicutt and Rick Kane–talented backs in the own right–were forced to find other ways to contribute, and contribute Callicutt did […]

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Michigan Nonprofit Corporations Must File Annual Report by October 1, 2018

The Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) Corporation, Securities & Commercial Licensing Bureau (CSCL) recently announced that 2018 annual reports for nonprofit corporations have been mailed to resident agents on record with the CSCL Corporations Division. Nonprofit corporations are required to file their annual report by October 1, 2018. Nonprofit corporations are those formed in which members may not receive any profits of the corporation. A nonprofit corporation […]

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Jim Acho Updates NFL Retirees on Concussion Litigation

Jim Acho, a partner in our Livonia office and the attorney who heads-up the NFL concussion litigation at CMDA, appeared at the Annual NFL Alumni dinner on July 16, 2018 at Tam O’ Shanter Country Club. He provided NFL retirees with an update on the concussion litigation. CMDA is pleased to have successfully recovered millions of dollars for former NFL players thus far and hope to continue to do so in […]

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Federal and State Courts Dismiss Lawsuits Against Community College

Recently, two separate courts agreed with CMDA that the lawsuits two former community college instructors filed against the college should be dismissed. The underlying facts showed that two full-time instructors were involved in a series of conflict resolution sessions where both parties were advised to be civil and follow the rules of the college. The evidence also showed that when one of the full-time instructors was going up for tenure, […]

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Stanley Okoli Joins Firm

Stanley I. Okoli joined our Firm as an attorney in our Livonia office where he focuses his practice on research and writing, as well as plaintiff’s personal injury and litigation. He writes briefs for submission to all levels of state and federal courts, argues cases in both the state and federal courts of appeals, and performs research for all areas of law handled by our Firm. Mr. Okoli has taken […]

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