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Attorneys Justin Gonzales and Carl Lanfear recently obtained summary disposition for their client in a dramshop case! Plaintiff claimed he was injured as a result of an altercation that took place at Defendant’s restaurant. The court held that Plaintiff failed to provide sufficient evidence to create an issue of material fact that Defendant breached any duty […]

Plaintiff claimed that Defendant was liable for injuries he sustained in an alleged assault in front of a home owned by Defendant. Plaintiff, a former romantic partner of Defendant, whose home he stayed at, claimed there was a landlord/tenant relationship and as such a special relationship existed giving rise to a duty to expedite police […]

Another appellate victory for the Cardelli Lanfear appellate team! The Michigan Court of Appeals affirmed a trial court order granting summary disposition in a premises liability case at a well-known and highly frequented entertainment location. Although the Court of Appeals could not affirm based on the changes in the law regarding “open and obvious,” the […]

Attorney Michael Smith recently obtained summary disposition on a slip and fall claim where Plaintiff claimed she slipped and fell on an oily substance in our client’s restaurant. The Court ruled that there was no evidence that Defendant had actual notice of the alleged hazard.  The court further ruled that Plaintiff did not present sufficient […]

Attorneys Mike Smith and Rachelle Miller recently secured dismissal of a claim for damages for their client under the recent ruling in Cleveland v Hath which requires Trial Courts to grant a motion for summary disposition when the opposing party fails to respond. Cleveland determined that Trial Courts “must” dismiss the case when the opposing […]

Congratulations to Bob Kaatz who recently had summary disposition granted in Wayne County Circuit Court holding that a Plaintiff was not entitled to Uninsured Motorist Benefits where Plaintiff argued those benefits should have been waived or included in the terms of the contract. 

Cardelli Lanfear Attorney Myisha Howard recently spoke as a Career Explorations Panelist at the Detroit Public Schools SEE Program where students were invited to ask questions about her collegiate journey and career as an attorney. SEE stands for Student Empowerment Experience and its mission is to empower students to develop leadership skills through real-world opportunities. A […]

Congratulations to Justin Gonzales for his recent appointment as Vice Chair of the Veterans Law Committee of the Oakland County Bar Association!

Attorneys Jason Newman and Anthony Caffrey had appellate success recently when the Court of Appeals affirmed a lower court jury verdict in our client’s favor as being supported by the evidence and denying opponents’ request for directed verdict in their favor and/or a new trial. Great work!

CL Partners Carl Lanfear and Michael Smith along with Anthony Caffrey recently settled an indemnity case where they recovered $1.55 million for the client. The client settled the underlying personal injury claim but maintained that another company was liable for the settlement and defense costs due to an indemnity provision in the parties’ equipment rental […]

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