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
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
|In addition Robert Chasnis
was voted by the public as the Saginaw News' Best Of The Best 2004
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'
Vanguard Insurance Co
v Clark, 438 Mich 463 - the concept of "dual causation"
overturned by the Michigan Supreme Court thereby significantly reducing
the number of
claims which otherwise would have been brought under homeowners' insurance
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