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Anthony Caffrey and Thomas Cardelli report a major victory in Faran v Lapan, 2023 U.S. App. LEXIS 10458 * | 2023 FED App. 0201N (6th Cir.) | 2023 WL 3151093. The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals recently affirmed the well-written opinion of Judge George Caram Steeh granting a motion to dismiss the case based on […]

On trial for his 163rd jury trial, Thomas Cardelli successfully defended cable giant Frontier Communications in Muskegon County Circuit Court.  Plaintiffs had rejected a $600,000 mediation, forcing a trial regarding the high-speed vehicle collision.  The jury returned a unanimous verdict finding no negligence by Frontier and its employee. Thomas Cardelli is the founder of Cardelli […]

Introduction – A Clean Slate for Past Convictions Effective April 11, 2021, the Michigan legislature in conjunction with the Governor enacted legislation to afford Michiganders the opportunity to expunge criminal convictions from their record if they have demonstrated good behavior in the time since said convictions were entered, including not being convicted of subsequent crimes. […]

No reasonable person would contest that 2020 was a year full of changes from the “normal” way of living. It was no different for attorneys litigating matters. There were numerous changes to litigation that were, at first, new to us. However, as the year reached its conclusion, it became apparent that not every change in […]

As Michigan emerges from lockdown, we are beginning to have increased court rulings on pending motions and appeals.  We are pleased to report two favorable decisions on cases involving temporary employment.  In both cases, Cardelli Lanfear represented labor brokers who placed employees for work at a customer’s location. In Banda-Taveras v Elwood Staffing Agency, the […]

Where a Plaintiff files a bankruptcy action and later files a personal injury lawsuit based on a pre-bankruptcy incident, the failure to disclose the personal injury claim on the bankruptcy petition will preclude the personal injury lawsuit based upon the defense of Judicial Estoppel.  In Hernandez v. Atlas Roofing Company, the trial court granted ruled […]

Cardelli Lanfear has won a significant litigation victory as counsel for an expert witness who was fighting an overbroad subpoena seeking to obtain records from his expert witness services in other cases as well as broad financial information. A motion to strike the subpoena was completely granted in Wayne County Circuit Court.  Cardelli Lanfear is […]

The firm is pleased to report that the Michigan Court of Appeals has reversed a trial court order granting summary disposition against a crossclaim for indemnification filed by one of its clients.  In Jackson v. Spartan Barricading, the plaintiff sued a firm client, alleging negligence in the supplying of a road construction sign to her […]

Tom Cardelli was part of a group of 15 Primerus members that attended the recent Association of Corporate Counsel (“ACC”) annual meeting. See photo below. Pictured are Primerus employees Chad Sluss, Senior Vice President of Services, and Chris Dawe, Vice President of Services and Associate General Counsel.

The firm is pleased to report that it obtained summary disposition for one of its clients in a third-party automobile negligence matter filed in Wayne County Circuit Court.  In this particular case, the plaintiff sued our client, despite the fact that the plaintiff failed to yield at a stop sign.  The trial court agreed that […]

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