Our Firm enjoys the highest rating "AV" given by the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory. Ours is a growing Firm seeking to expand its base of clientele.

Members of this Law Firm have handled landmark litigation within the jurisprudence of the State of Michigan involving personal injury, dram shop, No-Fault and insurance coverage issues.

In addition Robert Chasnis was voted by the public as the Saginaw News' Best Of The Best 2004 Lawyer.

Among the reported cases which we have been involved in which have impacted the defense of personal injury/insurance coverage issues are the following:

Young v Michigan Mutual Ins Co, 139 Mich App 600 - was the first case in Michigan which stated that a violation of the Unfair Trade Practices Act did not form the basis for a lawsuit against an insurance company.

Kekel v Allstate Ins Co, 144 Mich App 379 - was the first case which declared that a violation of the Consumer Protection Act did not provide the basis for a lawsuit against an insurance company.

Skiera v National Indemnity Co, 165 Mich App 184 - delineated the parties which must be before the Court in order for the Court to have the power to render a declaratory judgment in insurance coverage issues.

Engwis v Michigan Mutual Ins Co, 181 Mich App 16 - provided an explanation of the phrase "being used as a motor vehicle."

Gruett v Total Petroleum, 182 Mich App 301 - involved a construction injury at a Total Petroleum plant. This case clarified the relationship between contribution, common law indemnity and contractual indemnity in the construction environment.

Allstate Ins Co v Keillor, 450 Mich 412 - provided that homeowners' insurance policies would not provide coverage for personal injuries sustained arising out of social host liability wherein a minor guest becomes intoxicated and causes an automobile accident. The Court of Appeals decision at 203 Mich App 36 also provided that the service of alcohol to a minor was a "criminal act" which did not enjoy coverage under the homeowners' insurance policy.

Vanguard Insurance Co v Clark, 438 Mich 463 - the concept of "dual causation" was
overturned by the Michigan Supreme Court thereby significantly reducing the number of
claims which otherwise would have been brought under homeowners' insurance policies.

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