Michigan Supreme Court Holds Mediation Fee is a Taxable Cost
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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
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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
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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
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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…

Detroit Bar Association Business/Commercial Litigation Section Invitation
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Detroit Bar Association Business/Commercial Litigation Section Invitation

Friends and colleagues, I was recently appointed chairman of the Detroit Bar Association’s Business/Commercial Litigation Section. The purpose of this section is to address issues important to commercial litigators and promote positive changes to improve the quality of our practices and the services we provide. Membership in the DBA and this section are excellent ways…

Michigan Supreme Court Clarifies Statute of Limitations Periods for  Oppression Claims and When Oppression Claims Accrue
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Michigan Supreme Court Clarifies Statute of Limitations Periods for Oppression Claims and When Oppression Claims Accrue

In Frank v. Linkner (Case No. 151888, May 15, 2017), the Michigan Supreme Court recently clarified when LLC member “oppression” claims accrue and the limitations periods applicable to those claims. The Court held (i) that the limitation periods in MCL 450.4515(1)(e), the LLC “oppression” statute, are statutes of limitation and not statutes of repose, (ii)…

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Leif Anderson Appointed Chairperson of Commercial Litigation Section and Co-Chairperson of the Fish and Game Section for the Detroit Bar Association

Leif Anderson has been appointed Chairperson of the Detroit Bar Association’s Business/Commercial  Litigation Section for 2017-2018.  The Detroit Bar Association’s Business/Commercial  Litigation Section addresses issues pertinent to business and commercial litigation attorneys. Leif Anderson has also been appointed Co-Chairperson (along with Co-Chair Don Fresard) of the Detroit Bar Association’s Fish and Game Section for 2017-2018. …