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29
Jul

New Supreme Court Case Expands Religious Organizations’ Exemption From Discrimination Claims

In a new ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court affirmed and strengthened its prior decision regarding a religious employer’s exemption to various employment claims. In a 7-2 decision, the Court in Our Lady of Guadalupe School v. Morrissey-Berru held that two former religious school teachers were unabl[...]
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14
Jul

Fraud, Perjury, and Trial: Two New Michigan Published Opinions Make Fraudulent Insurance Claims More Likely to Proceed to Trial

Since 2014, Bahri v IDS Prop Casualty Ins Co has given insurance companies the ability to seek dismissal of fraudulent claims based on a claimant’s false deposition testimony. But two recent published Michigan Court of Appeals opinions now severely limit both Bahri and an alternate fraud defense t[...]
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13
Jul

Zausmer Ranks #17 in Michigan Lawyers Weekly List of Largest Law Firms

Zausmer is proud to announce its rank as one of Michigan’s Largest Law Firms in 2020, as recently published in Michigan Lawyers Weekly. Ranked the 17th Largest firm in Michigan, we acknowledge that this recognition is a reflection of the caliber of our employees, the results they deliver, and the [...]
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29
Jun

Daniel Jedell Wins Appeal, Obtains Sanctions Against Plaintiffs in Professional Liability Case

Zausmer attorney Daniel Jedell recently argued and won an appeal for valued firm clients in a professional liability lawsuit.  In a published decision, announcing new law, the Michigan Court of Appeals affirmed the dismissal of the plaintiffs’ complaint and reversed the trial court’s order deny[...]
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16
Jun

U.S. Supreme Court Rules That LGBTQ Discrimination Falls Under Title VII Protections

In a 6-3 decision, the Supreme Court ruled that Title VII includes protections for gay and transgender workers. Writing for the majority, Justice Gorsuch reasoned that discrimination based on an employee being gay or transgender necessarily involves that employee’s sex and therefore Title VII appl[...]
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