More Changes In Receivership Law — The New Uniform Commercial Real Estate Receivership Act
201811.07
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More Changes In Receivership Law — The New Uniform Commercial Real Estate Receivership Act

This year the Michigan Legislature joined the Michigan Supreme Court in revising the state’s approach to receiverships.  For many years, receiverships have been equitable creatures, controlled by the trial courts, with only minimal guidance from the governing statutes and court rules.  The Michigan Supreme Court started changing this landscape with its expansion of MCR 2.621…

201811.07
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Neuman Anderson Grieco McKenney Sponsors Wayne County Business Court Bench-Bar Conference

Neuman Anderson Grieco McKenney was proud to again sponsor the Detroit Bar Association’s Wayne County Business Court Bench Bar Conference.  Once again Leif Anderson worked with Judge Brian Sullivan to coordinate this year’s conference.  Over 130 lawyers attended the October 26 presentation at the City-County Building, where the Wayne County Business Court’s three judges (the…

201811.07
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Neuman Anderson Grieco McKenney Obtains Dismissal of $50 Million Lawsuit Against The Israelite House of David

The Israelite House of David (“IHOD”) is a religious association located in Benton Harbor, Michigan.  An excommunicated member (Charles Ferrel) sued IHOD seeking reinstatement of his membership and control over the association and its assets, which he claimed to be worth more than $50 million dollars.  Ferrel claimed he was the only “true believer” in…

Michigan Supreme Court Holds Mediation Fee is a Taxable Cost
201807.24
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Michigan Supreme Court Holds Mediation Fee is a Taxable Cost

Michigan courts increasingly use alternative dispute resolution procedures (“ADR” for short) in an effort to resolve civil cases. In fact, MCR 2.410(A)(1) provides that “[a]ll civil cases are subject to alternative dispute resolution”, which the rule defines as: “any process designed to resolve a legal dispute in the place of court adjudication, and includes settlement…

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Business/Commercial Litigation Section Presents “Understanding Financials – Where are the Skeletons Buried?” to Wayne County Circuit Court Judges and Staff

On March 22, 2018 the Detroit Bar Association’s Business/Commercial Litigation Section conducted a presentation for the Wayne County Circuit Court Judges and Staff of “Understanding Financials – Where are the Skeletons Buried?”  The presenters were Kenneth F. Neuman, Esq., CPA and Leif K. Anderson, Esq.* of Neuman Anderson Grieco & McKenney, P.C. and Bruce Knapp,…

“WELL, I DECLARE!” – OF AFFIDAVITS AND DECLARATIONS
201801.22
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“WELL, I DECLARE!” – OF AFFIDAVITS AND DECLARATIONS

Attorneys often find themselves in need of an affidavit or sworn testimony on a particular issue. For litigators, this commonly occurs with dispositive motions, motions seeking an injunction or other matters for which our clients bear a burden of proof.  Obtaining an affidavit presents its own challenges, as under Michigan law the person signing the…

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…