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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 […]

Partner Michael Smith recently attended the Primerus Global Conference in Boston. Primerus is a network of independent law firms with nearly 200 member firms in over 40 countries. The conference was attended by attorneys from all over the world, including members from Europe, Asia, South America, and North America. Through Primerus, Cardelli Lanfear has access […]

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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