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Perkovic v. Zurich American Ins. Co. (Opinion on Application)  
Date: April 14, 2017
Docket Number: 152484

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2009, plaintiff Dragen Perkovic was operating a semitruck in Nebraska when he swerved to avoid hitting a car that had spun out in front of him. Plaintiff’s truck then crashed into a wall. Plaintiff’s resulting injurie...

Barton-Spencer v. Farm Bureau Life Ins. Co. of Michigan (Opinion on Application)  
Date: April 14, 2017
Docket Numbers: 153655, 153656

Justia Opinion Summary: The issue presented in this case was whether, by signing a contract providing that plaintiff agreed “to reimburse [defendants’] attorney fees and costs as may be fixed by the court,” the parties agreed that the amount of...

Graham v. Foster (Opinion on Application - Partial Affirm / Reverse)  
Date: April 7, 2017
Docket Number: 152058

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2009, defendant Sharea Foster, gave birth to a son, BF. Plaintiff Shae Graham alleged that he was the biological father of BF and therefore should be recognized as BF’s legal father. However, defendant has been marrie...

Michigan v. Barrera (Opinion on Application)  
Date: April 4, 2017
Docket Number: 151282

Justia Opinion Summary: John Barrera was charged with two counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct, and two counts of second-degree criminal sexual conduct (CSC-II) for sexually assaulting his wife’s granddaughter. Defendant pleaded no co...

Lowrey v. LMPS & LMPJ, Inc. (Opinion on Application)  
Date: December 13, 2016
Docket Number: 153025

Justia Opinion Summary: On a snowy night, plaintiff Krystal Lowrey went with friends to defendant Woody’s Diner for drinks to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. While exiting the diner, she fell on the stairs and injured herself. She brought this pre...

Yono v. Dept. of Transportation (Opinion - Leave Granted)  
Date: July 27, 2016
Docket Number: 150364

Justia Opinion Summary: Helen Yono brought an action in the Court of Claims against the Department of Transportation, seeking damages for injuries sustained when she stepped into a depression in a parallel-parking space and fell. The Department...

Ronnisch Construction Group, Inc. v. Lofts on the Nine, LLC (Opinion - Leave Granted)  
Date: July 26, 2016
Docket Number: 150029

Justia Opinion Summary: At issue in this case was whether plaintiff, Ronnisch Construction Group (RCG), could seek attorney fees under section 118(2), MCL 570.1118(2), of the Construction Lien Act (CLA) from defendant Lofts on the Nine, LLC (LO...

Hecht v. National Heritage Academies, Inc. (Opinion - Leave Granted)  
Date: July 26, 2016
Docket Number: 150616

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant, National Heritage Academies, Inc., was a company that owned and operated a number of public, independently operated schools, including Linden Charter Academy (LCA) located in Flint, Michigan. Plaintiff, Craig...

Arbuckle v. General Motors, LLC (Opinion on Application)  
Date: July 15, 2016
Docket Number: 151277

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff Clifton Arbuckle sustained a work-related back injury while working for General Motors Corporation (GM), and in May 1993 began receiving a disability pension. He retired that month and was subsequently awarded...

Innovation Ventures, LLC v. Liquid Manufacturing, LLC (Opinion - Leave Granted)  
Date: July 14, 2016
Docket Number: 150591

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2007, plaintiff Innovation Ventures, LLC engaged defendants Andrew Krause and K & L Development of Michigan (K & L Development) to design, manufacture, and install manufacturing and packaging equipment for the product...

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