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16
Sep

The Effects of COVID-19 on Appealing a Summary Judgment Ruling

Zausmer Shareholder Cameron Getto recently co-authored an article with Daniel Pollack for Law Practice Today, discussing the emerging effects of COVID-19 on summary judgments. Summary judgment allows parties involved in a lawsuit to obtain certain court rulings before trial regarding particular elem[...]
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9
Sep

Michigan Court of Appeals Warns Against Boilerplate Affirmative Defenses by Reinforcing the Need to Plead Fraud with Particularity

In a recent opinion released for publication, the Michigan Court of Appeals reversed a trial court’s decision granting an insurer’s motion for summary disposition because the insurer failed to plead fraud as an affirmative defense with adequate particularity. In Thomasina Glasker-Davis v Dama[...]
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26
Aug

Zausmer Attorneys Prevail in Appeal Involving Expired Insurance Policy

Zausmer attorneys Jim Wright, April Moore, Karen Beach, and Logan Kovach recently prevailed in the Court of Appeals in a case involving the expiration of an insurance policy. The case involved the distinction between the cancellation of an insurance policy due to non-payment of premiums and the e[...]
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21
Aug

Zausmer Attorneys Awarded Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in 2021

Zausmer is proud to announce that 15 of our attorneys have been awarded Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in 2021.  These awards recognize attorneys who are earlier in their careers for their outstanding professional excellence in private practice. Best Lawyers “Ones to Watch” recipients typically[...]
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6
Aug

Meemic v Fortson: Deny the Claim, Don’t Void the Policy

Much like political landscapes and the tides, the Michigan court system ebbs and flows. Over the last few months, the appellate courts have continued the shift against insurance carriers in cases involving fraudulent claims. This trend continued on July 29, 2020 with Meemic v Fortson, where the Mich[...]
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