Business/Commercial Litigation Section Meeting
201712.01
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Business/Commercial Litigation Section Meeting

On November 9, 2017, the Business/Commercial Litigation Section of the Detroit Bar Association held its quarterly meeting at the law offices of Neuman, Anderson, Grieco, McKenney, P.C., 401 S. Old Woodward, Ste. 460, Birmingham, MI 48009. The section discussed its mission statement, a co-chair for the section, committees and began planning its next events –…

Wayne County Business Court Bench Bar Conference Is A Huge Success
201711.28
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Wayne County Business Court Bench Bar Conference Is A Huge Success

On October 20, 2017, the Business/Commercial Litigation Section of the Detroit Bar Association hosted the first annual Wayne County Business Court Bench Bar Conference in the Wayne County Circuit Court jury room. Business Court Judges Brian R. Sullivan, Lita M. Popke and Edward Ewell, Jr. provided their valuable perspectives and insights into practice in the…

Michigan Supreme Court Clarifies Statute of Limitations Periods for  Oppression Claims and When Oppression Claims Accrue
201707.11
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Michigan Supreme Court Clarifies Statute of Limitations Periods for Oppression Claims and When Oppression Claims Accrue

In Frank v. Linkner (Case No. 151888, May 15, 2017), the Michigan Supreme Court recently clarified when LLC member “oppression” claims accrue and the limitations periods applicable to those claims. The Court held (i) that the limitation periods in MCL 450.4515(1)(e), the LLC “oppression” statute, are statutes of limitation and not statutes of repose, (ii)…

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Leif Anderson Appointed Chairperson of Commercial Litigation Section and Co-Chairperson of the Fish and Game Section for the Detroit Bar Association

Leif Anderson has been appointed Chairperson of the Detroit Bar Association’s Business/Commercial  Litigation Section for 2017-2018.  The Detroit Bar Association’s Business/Commercial  Litigation Section addresses issues pertinent to business and commercial litigation attorneys. Leif Anderson has also been appointed Co-Chairperson (along with Co-Chair Don Fresard) of the Detroit Bar Association’s Fish and Game Section for 2017-2018. …

“FIXED BY THE COURT”
201705.04
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“FIXED BY THE COURT”

In Barton-Spencer v. Farm Bureau Life Ins Co of Michigan, ____ Mich ____ (2014) (Case Nos. 153655 and 153656, April 14, 2017), the Michigan Supreme Court recently held that by signing a contract providing for attorney fees and costs “as may be fixed by the court”, the parties agreed to have the amount of reasonable…

The Rejection of “Sham Affidavits”
201611.16
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The Rejection of “Sham Affidavits”

Let’s say that you took the opposing party’s deposition and were able to obtain what you believe are very damaging admissions.  You then file a summary disposition motion under MCR 2.116(C)(10) based on those admissions.  When your opponent files a brief in opposition, she supports it with an affidavit from her client that contradicts the…