Michigan Court of Appeals rules water filled pothole is “open and obvious” in retail parking lot premises liability case.
A recent Michigan Court of Appeals ruling bans video recording but allows in-person observers for independent medical examinations.
Michigan appellate court rules contractors may be loaned temporary property possession rights, allowing them to assert an open and obvious defense in a premises liability claim, a defense typically reserved for actual property owners.
Michigan appellate court signals “play on” after plaintiff sues, alleging opponent had specific intent to harm his goalkeeper son during soccer game.
With U.S. tort litigation continuing to climb to historic levels, arbitration may offer insurance providers lower costs, better venue option for resolving claims.
Investigating a plaintiff’s prior suits may reveal contrary positions barring a claim through judicial estoppel.
Deceased student's intoxication results in appellate court affirming trial court's decision to bar wrongful death action filed by decedent's estate.
Discovery will change dramatically under a new Michigan Supreme Court rule requiring judges to be “participant observers” in a more collaborative civil litigation process.
A party cannot overcome insufficient deposition testimony through a contradictory affidavit.
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- Open and Obvious Doctrine Remains Alive, but for How Long?
- Court Ruling Bans Cameras, Allows Observers for Independent Medical Exams
- Appellate Court ‘Loans’ Temporary Possessory Rights to Contractor, Allowing it to Assert Premises Liability Defenses
- Appellate Court Holds Sporting Event Rules Violations Not Necessarily Reckless Misconduct
- Warehouse Clubs Should Consider Arbitration for Member Disputes
- Truck Driver’s Bodily Injury Claim Barred by his Bankruptcy Case
- Intoxication Bars College Student’s Estate from Wrongful Death Action
- New Supreme Court Discovery Rule Places Emphasis on Proportionality Over Relevance
- Court Reinforces Principle That Landowners Generally Have no Duty to Prevent Criminal Acts
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