The law firm of Cardelli Lanfear, P.C. prevailed fully on appeal in a recent case of Smail v Mercedes-Benz, USA.  In Smail, the plaintiff alleged injuries after tripping over a clear plastic barrier at the Mercedes-Benz exhibit at the Detroit Auto Show.  The plaintiff alleged that Mercedes-Benz was liable in premises liability, but sought and […]

In a recent Michigan Court of Appeals case of Giammarco v Diverse Facility Solutions, the law firm of Cardelli Lanfear, P.C., with the assistance of Lewis Johs Avallone Aviles, LLP, obtained an affirmance of the summary judgment entered in Diverse Facility Solutions’ favor.  The Giammarco case involved a slip and fall at the Detroit Metropolitan […]

Commerical entities are always interested in knowing whether contractual provisions will actually be enforced by courts.  A Cardelli Lanfear client recently faced this very issue with respect to a forum selection clause in a commercial contract.  The ultimate issue was whether any crossclaims against our client would have to be litigated in the State of […]

The Michigan Court of Appeals affirmed a trial court’s decision to grant summary disposition to a Cardelli Lanfear client.  See Giammarco Opinion.  In this case, the plaintiff was allegedly injured following a slip and fall at the Detroit Metropolitan Airport.  The plaintiff sued our client in tort, claiming a duty with respect to maintenance of […]

The intellectual property attorneys at Cardelli Lanfear recently had an article published regarding the emerging issue of identity theft in the context of genetic information.  This also raises privacy and discrimination concerns.  Click here to review the article, which was published in Paradigm.

The firm was recently successful in defending a towing operation with respect to damage caused during the tow.  The property owner’s insurer sought to recoup insurance benefits paid under the Carmack Act; however, a federal district judge ruled that the Carmack Act’s “towing exception” applied to the facts of the matter.  For more information, see […]

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Cardelli Lanfear, P.C. is proud to announce 25 years of serving our clients and supporting the community. Cardelli Lanfear supports the Boys and Girls Club of Southeast Michigan, Cristo Rey, South Oakland Shelter, and St. Mary’s Catholic Church of Royal Oak. A sincere thank you to our clients, judges and attorney colleagues for the experiences […]

Cardelli Lanfear is featured in the Spring 2016 issue of The Primerus Paradigm. The article titled “STOP! In the Name of the Law!” covers how you can use injunctions to protect your business. Read the full article to find out why injunctions are useful tools, the standards of obtaining a preliminary injunction and practical tips for […]

Congratulations again to Attorneys Caffrey, Lanfear, and Kittinger for receiving a 2014 Distinguished Brief Award from the Thomas M. Cooley Law School’s Law Review! This was the briefing in Sholberg v Truman. Congratulations to Attorney Caffrey, as well as Attorneys Lanfear and Kittinger, for prevailing in the Michigan Supreme Court on a wrongful death claim […]

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