Litigation Defenders is a blog designed to keep readers up to date on new, significant court cases, legislation and regulatory changes impacting commercial property owners, retailers, restaurants and their insurance providers. This blog is intended to share best practices for mitigating commercial risk, to examine related trends in the law and to review new and proposed legislation and to explore various other areas of interest to readers.
In addition, the blogs contributors focus on specific liability issues involving liquor sales; alleged slip, trip and falls related to premises conditions, security guard activities; falling merchandise; consumer protection act disputes, product liability, food and beverage service liability, as well as the tender of defense and indemnity claims.
Please note that this blog is not intended to provide legal advice, and the discussions contained herein should not be applied to any fact-specific situation. Always consult an attorney directly to address any specific legal questions or needs you may have.
Meet the Editor
Litigation Defenders is published by Plunkett Cooney’s Tort & Litigation Practice Group under the direction of partner Brian T. McGorisk.
Brian T. McGorisk – Brian’s busy litigation practice includes a host of practice areas, ranging from financial services liability to premises liability to various aspects of transportation law. A partner in the firm’s Flint, Michigan office, he works closely with his client to keep them informed about the ever changing legal landscape, and he has the distinction of having successfully resolved countless complex and multi-million dollar cases in state and federal court.
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- Premises Liability
- Commercial Real Estate
- Litigation Discovery
- Retail Liability
- Open & Obvious Doctrine
- Open & Obvious
- Snow & Ice Claims
- Risk Management
- Liquor Liability
- Residential Liability
- Business Risk Management
- Real Estate
- FDA Regulations
- Food Law
- Foodservice & Hospitality
- Regulatory Law
- Constructive Notice
- Governmental Immunity
- Motor Vehicle Liability
- New Supreme Court Discovery Rule Places Emphasis on Proportionality Over Relevance
- Court Reinforces Principle That Landowners Generally Have no Duty to Prevent Criminal Acts
- Don't Drink and File... a Lawsuit
- Michigan Court of Appeals Affirms Black Ice Remains Open and Obvious
- Phantom Employees Create a 'Question of Fact' for Notice Defense
- Social Media can Derail Defense of Your Premises Liability Case
- The Down and Dirty on Manufacturing Clean Foods, Using Clean Labeling
- Heads up! Baseball, Hotdogs and… Personal Risk at the Ball Park?
- Court Reluctantly Confirms Open and Obvious Doctrine in Ordinary Negligence Claims Involving Snow and Ice
- Low Light and Black Ice Does Not Avoid Open and Obvious