The Michigan Court of Appeals recently held that a public body in Michigan that is a plaintiff or defendant in litigation cannot deny a Freedom of Information Act request by the legal counsel to another party to the litigation based on a FOIA exemption for requests pertaining “to a civil action in which the requesting party and the public body are parties.”
Concerning the extent of insurance coverage available to businesses who have suffered damages as a result of the COVID-19 crisis, a federal district court recently ruled in favor of a group of restaurants that were ordered closed by government authorities.
On November 19, 2020, the Michigan Court of Appeals issued a decision in Randall v. Michigan High Sch. Athletic Association which clarifies the legal risks and obligations coaches and other covered adults face when they suspect a youth athlete has […]
According to attorney Shaina Reed, the fun in litigation is persuasion. “The law is a series of black and white dots — our job is to draw lines through the gray areas between them, to connect those dots in some […]
Fraser Trebilcock Litigation Department Chair, Thad Morgan, recently prevailed in a case involving a question of coverage under a life insurance policy. The main question in the case was whether the insurer properly denied the claim and rescinded the policy […]
The United States and Michigan constitutions guarantee our rights to free speech and to petition the government for the redress of grievances. During the past week, we have seen graphic and contrasting examples of these rights in action. The federal […]