Blog Posts in 2015

President's Corner

By: D. Lee Khachaturian, The Hartford Back to the Future Since its inception in 1979, MDTC has had 35 presidents, beginning with Bob Rutt (Plunkett Cooney). Bob was the first of four Plunkett Cooney ...
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Appellate Practice Report

By: Phillip J. DeRosier, Dickinson Wright PLLC, and Trent B. Collier, Collins Einhorn Farrell P.C. pderosier@dickinsonwright.com, trent.collier@ceflawyers.com It Never Hurts to Ask (or, An ...
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MDTC Professional Liability Section

By: Michael J. Sullivan and David C. Anderson, Collins Einhorn Farrell P.C. michael.sullivan@ceflawyers.com, david.anderson@ceflawyers.com Legal Malpractice Update When a court’s sua sponte ...
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Judicial Spotlight: Sheila Ann Gibson, 3rd Circuit Court

Sheila Ann Gibson What has been your most memorable case (in practice and/or as a judge)? Early in my legal career as a defense trial attorney, I had a case with a plaintiff who looked like Mrs. Santa ...
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Judicial Spotlight: David J. Allen, 3rd Circuit Court

David J. Allen What has been your most memorable case (in practice and/or as a judge)? Luther Jenkins came home one day from his job at Burger King and had some type of dispute with his girlfriend and ...
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Medical Malpractice Report

MDTC Professional Liability Section By: Geoffrey M. Brown, gmbrown@gmail.com Collins Einhorn Farrell PC Medical Malpractice Report View Full PDF Notices of Intent and the 182-Day Waiting Period Tyra v ...
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MDTC Legislative Report

MDTC Legislative Section By: Graham K. Crabtree, Fraser Trebilcock Davis & Dunlap, P.C. gcrabtree@fraserlawfirm.com View PDF Version MDTC Legislative Report The summers of odd-numbered years when ...
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President's Corner

President’s Corner By: D. Lee Khachaturian, The Hartford D. Lee Khachaturian, Managing Attorney Law Offices of Diana Lee Khachaturian Employees of a Subsidiary of the Hartford Financial Services ...
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New Members

Raymond J. O'Dea O'Dea Nordeen & Burink PC 122 W Sprint Street Marquette, MI 49855 P: 906-225-1770 F: 906-225-1764 E: rodea@marquettelawpc.com Brian M. Moore Dykema Gossett PLLC 39577 ...
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New Members

Stephanie L. Arndt Ottenwess Taweel & Schenk PLC 535 Griswold Street Ste 850 Detroit, MI 48226 P: 313-462-0159 F: 313-965-7680 E: sarndt@ottenwesslaw.com Jerry L. Ashford City of Detroit Law Dept ...
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Technology Corner: Hackcess to Justice, Venmo, and iTriage Health App

By: Kyle Platt, Shared Resources kyle@sharedresources.us PDF Version Hackcess to Justice The Hackcess to Justice is a hackathon put on by the ABA Journal. For those of you who do not know what a ...
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The "Innocent Third Party" Rule Remains Alive, as Applied to Michigan PIP Claims . . . But for How Long?

A VERSION OF THIS WAS PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED IN THE OCTOBER 2014 ISSUE (VOL 7, NO 4) OF THE JOURNAL OF INSURANCE AND INDEMNITY LAW By: Ronald M. Sangster, Jr., Law Offices of Ronald M. Sangster, PLLC ...
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MDTC Legislative Report

By: Graham K. Crabtree, Fraser Trebilcock Davis & Dunlap, PC gcrabtree@fraserlawfirm.com PDF Version In the first months of this new session, our legislators have proceeded at a moderate pace with ...
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MDTC Appellate Practice Report

By: Phillip J. DeRosier, Dickinson Wright pderosier@dickinsonwright.com Trent B. Collier, Collins Einhorn Farrell, P.C. trent.collier@ceflawyers.com PDF Version Date of “Entry” of an Order ...
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President's Corner

By: Mark A. Gilchrist, Smith Haughey Rice & Roegge mgilchrist@shrr.com PDF Version On February 18, 2015, the Michigan Supreme Court issued an Order, ADM File No. 2014-09, seeking comment on ...
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Judicial Spotlight: Edward Ewell, Jr., 3rd Judicial Circuit of Michigan

Judge Edward Ewell, Jr. What has been your most memorable case (in practice and/or as a judge)? As an Assistant U.S. Attorney I prosecuted a hate crime where a black family was attempting to build a ...
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Separating Anecdotes from Science in Low Temperature Ignition of Wood

By: Delmar "Trey" Morrison, Ph.D., P.E., CFEI, Principal Engineer, Exponent, Inc. 4580 Weaver Parkway, Suite 100, Warrenville, Illinois 60555 tmorrison@exponent.com / 630-658-7508 PDF ...
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